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Thomas Benjamin McDaniel
1880 - 1925
Thomas Benjamin McDaniel was born about 1880 somewhere in Florida and died about 1925 in an unknown place. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 45 years old.

Marriage1/25/1905 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 25 yrs old 
marriage of Phoebie Davis to Ben McDaniel on Jan. 25th 1905, book 1, page  
Census5/9/1910 Hansford Mill FL (Calhoun County) 30 yrs old 
Recorded as family #129: T. B. McDaniel (age 25), Phoebe (wife, age 23), Pansy (daughter, age 4), Liza (daughter, age 2), Ais (daughter, age 2 months), Annie Rogers (niece, age 7), Moudy (niece, age 6), Howard (nephew, age 4). T. B. 's father was born in GA while he and his mother were born in FL. Phoebe and both parents were born in FL. All of the children were born in FL. The father of the nieces was born in AL. 
Census1/20/1920 FL (Calhoun County) 40 yrs old 
Recorded as family #190: Ben McDaniel (age 40), Phoebe (wife, age 35), Pansey (daughter, age 13), Louise (daughter, age 12), Mittie (daughter, age 10), Verince (daughter, age 8), Lois (daughter, age 5). All but the youngest two children can read and write. The older children have also attended school within the past year. All were born in FL. Ben is a laborer working on a bic farm. 
Other1/1/1925 FL (Jackson County) 45 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Thomas McDaniel.  Florida Death Index: Thomas McDaniel, a white male, died in Jackson County, FL during 1925. 

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2 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
3 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.
4 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.
26 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
37 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
9 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
15 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
17 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
20 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
20 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.
21 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
22 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
23 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
24 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
26 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
26 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
26 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
32 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
33 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
34 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
43 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
43 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
44 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
2 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
5 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
28 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
32 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
33 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
37 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.
39 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
29 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
30 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.
29 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
34 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.
37 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
39 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
40 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.

Phoebie Davis
Born on January 6, 1885 and died on March 31, 1933.
They were married 1/25/1905.

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The Children of Thomas Benjamin McDaniel

8 years old
Pansy Lee McDaniel
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida about 1906 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida about 1989. She was about 83 years old.

She married Grady Sherrod (3/17/1906-10/2/1986 Thomas Co. GA). In 1929 she married James Alford Lemieux and in 1931 Matthew Wood (10/6/1894-1/14/1976- burial at Wood Cem., Calhoun Co., FL)

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32 years old
Louise M. McDaniel
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on January 22, 1908 and died in Polk County, Florida on February 24, 1976. She was 68 years old.

She married Perry O. Bozeman. They had eight children:
Taylor Odis
Margaret Eloise
Vivian Martel
Carl L.
James O.
Bobby Daniel
Jack ...
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4 years old
Mitty McDaniel
Born in Blountstown, Florida on March 10, 1910 and died in Thomas Co., Georgia on October 1, 2001. She was 91 years old.

Married Grady W. Sherrod (3/17/1906 - 10/2/1986 Thomas Co. GA). They had two children...
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2 years old
Verince McDaniel
Born somewhere in Florida on July 29, 1912 and died in Calhoun Co,, Florida about 1936. She was about 23 years old.

She married Holt Lott.
She died in child birth (we are not sure of the date). ...
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25 years old
Lois McDaniel
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on November 15, 1914 and died in Aurburndale, Florida on September 3, 1988. She was 73 years old.

She married J.C. Hale. They had three children: Yvonne, Charles and Otis.
Lois divorced J.C. Hale and later married David Hinson....
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