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James M. McKeown 

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Thomas McKeown
2/8/1858 - 2/3/1927

Jessie Davis Yon
4/10/1862 - 6/27/1934
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James M. McKeown
11/11/1889 - 6/13/1933
(Shown at age 13)
James M. McKeown was born on November 11, 1889 somewhere in Florida and died on June 13, 1933 somewhere in Florida. He lived to be 43 years old.

He was called "Jim". He married Nora Stone
Census6/27/1900 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 10 yrs old 
246 -Thomas Mc Keown (42 -Feb. 1858), Jessie Mc Keown (38 - Apr. 1862), William C. Mc Keown (19 - March 1881), John B. Mc Keown (17 - May 1883), Thomas J. Mc Keown (14 - Dec. 1885), Elmira Mc Keown (12 - Nov. 1887), James M. Mc Keown (10 - Nov. 1889), Joshua Mc Keown (7 - Dec. 1892), Lirib H. Mc Keown (5 - Oct. 1894), Ella L. Mc Keown (3 -Oct. 1896). All were born in FL. Thomas is a farmer. Thomas and Jessie have been married 20 years and have 8 children. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1900: The first automobile, nick-named Chicken Killer, arrives in Blountstown in 1905. The photo on the right shows The Chicken Killer. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.
Census4/27/1910 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 20 yrs old 
29, 79 -Thomas Mckeown (age 52), Jessie Mckeown (48), Tom Mckeown (24), Jim Mckeown (20), Josh Mckeown (18), Rual Mckeown (16), Elmira Mckeown (14), Alma Mckeown (12), Susie Mckeown (10). Thomas was born in FL, his parents were born in SC. Jessie was born in FL, her parents in AL. Thomas and Jessie have been married 30 years and have 10 children all living. All children born in FL. Thomas is a farmer, Tom is a farm laborer and Jim is a school teacher. 

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17 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
28 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
39 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.
6 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
8 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
11 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.
11 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
12 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
13 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
14 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
15 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
17 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
17 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
17 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
23 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
24 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
25 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
34 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
34 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
35 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
37 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
38 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
39 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
19 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
23 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
24 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
28 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.
30 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
20 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
21 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.
38 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
40 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
41 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
43 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
44 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!
20 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
25 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.
28 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
30 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
31 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.
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