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Charlie Barkwood Halley 

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Caleb Joshua Halley
5/15/1834 - 6/6/1909

Mary Elizabeth Franklin
11/13/1844 - 10/17/1918
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Charlie Barkwood Halley
7/9/1880 - 9/1/1969
(Shown at age 59)
Charlie Barkwood Halley was born on July 9, 1880 in Blountstown, Florida and died on September 1, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida. He lived to be 89 years old.

Married Maude Haney (8/28/1896 to 11/29/1970) and they had two children. Both died at an early age. After he and Maude divorced, he married Winnie Bracewell Gatlin and they had one son, Buford Eli , and two daughters, Virgie and Shirley.

He also served in WWI. Burial at Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown, FL
Records
Census6/12/1880 Abe Springs FL (Calhoun County) -1 yrs before birth 
Starting on line 1: Caleb Holley (age 45, born in AL and both parents in NC), Mary (age 36, wife, she and parents were born in GA), Nancy (age 15, daughter), John (age 12, son), Mary (age 8, daughter), Pierce (age 6, son), Susan (age 4, daughter), Gadsden (age 2, son), Cehas (age 1 month, son). All of the children report that they were born in FL, father in AL, mother in GA. Mary (wife) and the younger children indicate they cannot 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) 4 yrs old 
Florida State Census, Dwelling Number 153/Family #169: Caleb Halley (age 52), Mary (age 35), Jno (age 16), Nancy (age 19), Porlier (age 15), Price (age 13), Susan (age 10), Gaddis (age 9), Charlie (age 7), and Emma (age 3). Caleb is a farmer and says he was born in Alabama and the birth place of both parents is unknown. Mary was born in Florida and both parents in GA. All of the children were born in FL. 
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.
Census6/27/1900 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 19 yrs old 
Listed as family #249: Caleb Halley (age 67, born Apr 1833), Mary (wife, age 56, born Nov. 1843), Charles (son, age 19, born Jul 1880), Tempy (daughter, age 14, born Nov. 1885), Joseph (son, age 12, born Oct. 1887). Mary has given birth to 13 children and 10 are still living. Mary and Caleb have been married 40 years. Mary and her parents were born in Georgia. The children were born in FL. Caleb was born in AL as were his parents. He is a farmer. Mary cannot read or write, but all of the children can. 
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.
Military1/1/1918 FL (Calhoun County) 37 yrs old 
World War I civilian draft registration record was completed for Charles Barkwood Halley who was born on 7/9/1881. [This document does not have a date. ] 
Census4/12/1930 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 49 yrs old 
Listed as family #50: Charlie B. Halley (age 49), Winnie (wife, age 33), Wilma (daughter, age 15), Buford (son, age 9), Vergil (daughter, age 7) and Etta Bracewell (mother-in-law, age 63). Charlie was 38 years old and Winnie was 23 the first time they married. All three of the children have been attending school and Charlie, Winnie and Wilma can read and write. All were born in Florida and state their parents were also born in Florida. Charlie is a farmer working a general farm. He says he is not a veteran. 
Census1/1/1935 Precinct 1 FL (Calhoun County) 54 yrs old 
page 57 -C.B. Halley (56), Winnie Halley (33),Buford Halley (14),Virgie Halley (12), Shirley Halley (1). All were born in FL.  
Census1/1/1945 Kinard FL (Calhoun County) 64 yrs old 
Page 1 - C. B. Holley (64),Winnie (47), Buford (24),Shirley(11). All were born in FL. C.B. is a farmer. 

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Charlie Halley's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Charlie, his family, and friends. For example, Charlie is 29 years old when The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
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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.
48 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.
77 1957 The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
82 1962 The Seminole Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
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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 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.
20 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
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 The triode vacuum tube is invented
26 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
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
46 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
47 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
48 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
56 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
58 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
66 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
67 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
71 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
72 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
77 1957 Sputnik is launched by the Soviets and becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. It marks the beginning of the great "space race" between the Soviet Union and the U.S.
80 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
82 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
85 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
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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.
58 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
59 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
61 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.
70 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
75 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
80 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
83 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
89 1969 NEWS HEADLINES: In July, the U.S. becomes the first nation to land astronauts on the moon. Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to step on the lunar surface.
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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.
47 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
49 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
50 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
52 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
53 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!
54 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.
54 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
55 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
59 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
63 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.
64 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
65 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
74 1954 The nationally televised McCarthy hearings lead to Senator Joseph McCarthy's downfall; Segregation by race in schools is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court; Congress adds the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American currency.
82 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
86 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
87 1967 Martin Luther King leads an anti Vietnam protest in New York; The American Indian Movement is founded; Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King are assassinated; Three Apollo astronauts are killed in a fire on the launch pad.
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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.
58 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
59 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.
65 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Marriages
Winnie Bracewell
Born on August 28, 1896 and died on November 29, 1971.
They were married 11/6/1910.

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The Children of Charlie Barkwood Halley

Buford Eli Halley
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on December 9, 1920 and died in Calhoun County, Florida on October 21, 1990. He was 69 years old.

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Virgie Elizabeth Halley
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on February 18, 1923 and died in Calhoun County, Florida on April 2, 1973. She was 50 years old.

She married Carlos Peavy.
Children:
Linda Yvonne
Carlton
Sharon
Marlon ...
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