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Clara Belle Pope Dunham 

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Robert Benjamin Dunham
1825 - 1880

Mary Austin Pope
4/12/1852 - 8/26/1890
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Clara Belle Pope Dunham
8/27/1872 - 6/22/1949
(Shown at age 53)
Clara Belle Pope Dunham was born on August 27, 1872 in Calhoun Co., Florida and died on June 22, 1949 in Blountstown, Florida. She lived to be 76 years old.

She had eight children with husband Robert:
  1. Thomas Bailey (1897-1903),
  2. Ida Lucille Bailey Traylor (5/31/1899 to 1962),
  3. William Gadi Bailey (8/31/1900 to 6/9/1985),
  4. Belle Pansy Bailey (8/27/1903 to 1/29/1987),
  5. Robert Lee Bailey (9/16/1906 to 10/30/1985),
  6. Silas,
  7. Lamar "Jerry" Bailey (??), and
  8. Nancy Lee Bailey Locklar (3/2/1911 to 4/1/1990).
Records
Census6/8/1880 3rd Precinct FL (Calhoun County) 7 yrs old 
family# 83,96 : Elizabeth Pope (age 40), Franklin (age 23), Catherine (20), Lenoch (18), Jefferson (17), Richard (14), Elizabeth (12), Charles (10); Jackson (8); Thomas (8); Mary Dunna (age 28, daughter) and Clara (age 5, grand daughter). All were born in FL. Elizabeth and her daughter, Mary Dunna, are widows. Elizabeth's parents were born in FL. Her children's father was born in VA. Clara Dunna's father was born in FL. Elizabeth and her sons are running the family farm. However, her oldest son, Franklin, is a hireling. No one can read or write. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1880: Blountstown was declared the seat of Calhoun County in 1880. Prior to that, Abe Springs had been the county seat. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/1/1885 FL (Calhoun County) 12 yrs old 
Florida Census shows family #246: Mary Dunham (age 40, married and listed as head of household), Clara (age 10), John (age 5), Nellie (2 year old male), and W.H. Cosson (age 27). The family is living next door to two Pope families. Mary is a farmer and W.H. is working as a logman. Mary and W.H. can read and write. All were born in Florida. Mary's father was born in VA and her mother in FL. It is unknown where the children's father was born.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1885: The principle towns in Calhoun County were Blountstown, Marysville, Chipola, Selman, Ocheesee, and Abe Springs. In 1884 railroads in Florida were bought out by one company and placed under central management. River Junction, located at the junction of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers, is the closest railroad and the primary hub of land transports. The photo on the right shows the iron bridge than spans the Chattahoochee River about a mile from the Depot at River Junction where wharves, storage, steamboats and hotels bussel with activity. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.
Marriage3/25/1896 Blounstown FL (Calhoun County) 23 yrs old 
marriage of David S. Bailey to Claree Pope on March 25, 1896 -Calhoun Co., FL  
Graveyard/Tombstone6/22/1949 Magnolia Cem. FL (Calhoun County) 76 yrs old 
Clara Belle POPE DURHAM - Aug.27, 1872 to June 22, 1949 - Clara and Dave's children: Mary, Ida, Bill, Belle, Rob, Jerry, Nancy.   Source:  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flcalhou/Cemeteries/MagnoliaCemWNC2.htm

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10 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
11 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
12 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
34 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
45 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
56 1928 The Tamiami Trail opens. It opens the southernmost 275 miles of U.S. Highway 41 from State Road 60 in Tampa to U.S. Route 1 (SR 5) in Miami, Florida to tourist. It also destroys many of the Seminole Indian waterways and hinders their economy.
AgeDateEvent
5 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
7 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
17 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
23 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
25 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
28 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
28 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
29 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
30 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
31 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
32 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
34 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
34 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
34 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
40 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
41 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
42 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
51 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
51 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
52 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
54 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
55 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
56 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
64 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
66 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
74 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
75 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
AgeDateEvent
10 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
13 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
36 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
40 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
41 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
45 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
47 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
66 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
67 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
69 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
AgeDateEvent
3 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
4 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
37 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
38 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
55 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
57 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
58 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
60 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
61 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
62 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
62 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
63 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
67 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
71 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
72 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
73 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
AgeDateEvent
37 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
42 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
45 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
47 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
48 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
66 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
67 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
73 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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David Bailey
Born on September 16, 1867 and died on August 2, 1912.
They were married 3/25/1896.

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The Children of Clara Belle Pope Dunham

24 years old
Robert Lee Bailey
Born somewhere in Florida on September 16, 1906 and died in Blountstown, Florida on October 30, 1965. He was 59 years old.

He married Lois Cain (11/26/1910 to 12/30/1960).
Children:
Howard Earl Bailey (7/21/1930-8/30/1982)
Claudia Faye Bailey
Donna Myrl Bailey ...
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