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Godfrey Gray Grant 

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Charles Pomroy Grant
2/14/1871 - 3/9/1933

Bessie Mae Etheridge
7/11/1882 - 2/6/1952
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Godfrey Gray Grant
10/7/1901 - 7/11/1948
(Shown at age 37)
Godfrey Gray Grant was born on October 7, 1901 in Bascom, Florida and died on July 11, 1948 in Altha, Florida. He lived to be 46 years old.

Occupation: Store Clerk. Never married. Burial at Chipola Cemetery in Altha, FL.
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Census4/22/1910 Bascom FL (Jackson County) 8 yrs old 
Recorded as family #96: Charley P Grant (age 39), Bessie M (age 27), Lula M (11), Gadfry G (8), Ray W (7), Ruth A (daughter, age 3), and Mary E (age 2). Bessie has given birth to five children and all are still living. Charley and Bessie have been married for 11 years. All were born in FL as were their parents. Charley is a farmer working a general farm. Charley and Bessie and the oldest children can read and write. All of the older children have been attending school.  
Census1/30/1920 Bascom FL (Jackson County) 18 yrs old 
Recorded as family #92: Charlie P Grant (age 48), Bessie (age 38), Lula M (age 19), Gray (18), Roy V (16), Adline (14), Mary L (12), Ollie (9), Ada M (6), and Benjiman Grant (age 2 yrs and 11 months). Charles, Bessie and the older children can read and write. The younger children (ages 9-16) have been attending school. All say they were born in FL, except Bessie who was born in GA. Both of Charles parents and Bessie's mother were born in SC and Bessie's father was born in NC. Charles is a farmer working a general farm. Lula M. is a teacher working in the public school. Gray and Roy are helping on the family farm.  
Census1/1/1945 Precinct 3 FL (Calhoun County) 43 yrs old 
page 21 - Bessie M. Grant (63),Gray Grant (44),Roy Grant (42), Mary Lizzie (37). Bessie was born in GA, all other in FL. Gray does public work, Roy is a ?(can't read) & Mary is a teacher. Bessie has a 5th gr., Gray has a 11th gr., Roy has a 5th gr. and Mary has a 2nd gr. education.   Source:  FL St. census 1945

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5 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
16 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
27 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.
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1 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
2 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
3 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
5 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
5 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
5 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
11 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
12 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
13 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
22 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
22 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
23 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
25 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
26 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
27 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
35 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
37 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
45 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
46 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
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7 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
11 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
12 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
16 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.
18 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
37 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
38 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
40 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
8 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
9 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.
26 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
28 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
29 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
31 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
32 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!
33 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.
33 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
34 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
38 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
42 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.
43 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
44 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
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8 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
13 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.
16 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
18 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
19 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.
37 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
38 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.
44 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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