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Mattie Eula Howard 

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William 'Buck' Jasper Howard
4/12/1856 - 1/15/1950

Alice Virgina Rigsby
1/5/1867 - 11/10/1913
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Mattie Eula Howard
6/11/1894 - 9/15/1971
(Shown at age 16)
Mattie Eula Howard was born on June 11, 1894 in Calhoun Co., Georgia and died on September 15, 1971 in Randolph Co., Georgia. She lived to be 77 years old.

She married Alexander Washington Smith Jr. Children:
  1. Curtis Smith,
  2. Phill Washington Smith (1912-1985)
  3. Lula Virgina Smith (1913-1925)
  4. Lila Gertrude Smith (1916)
  5. Ruby Lee Smith (1919)
  6. Annie Lee Smith (1920)
  7. Catherine Odell Smith (1923)
  8. Amie Maude Smith (1925)
  9. Jessie Ruth Smith (1927)
After the death of her sister, Minnie, she raised two of Minnie's children, Virginia and James Turner.
Records
Census1/4/1900 Cordray GA (Calhoun County) 5 yrs old 
Recorded as Family #21: W. J. Howard (age 44, born in March 1856), Allice Howard (age 33, born Jan. 1867), Ben Howard (14, Apr. 1886), Minnie Howard (10, Oct. 1889), Mattie Howard (5, Apr. 1895), and Charlie Howard (2, Nov. 1897). W. J. was born in AL as were his parents, Allice was born in GA, as were her parents. All of the children were born in GA. W.J. is a farmer, Ben is a farm laborer, and Minnie is attending school. Everyone can read and write except W.J., Mattie, abd Charles. Allice says they have been married for 20 years and she has given birth to six children, of which, only four are living.  
Census4/16/1910 Morgan GA (Calhoun County) 15 yrs old 
family# 30 -W. J. Howard (age54), Alace V. Howard (43), Minnie Howard (18), Mattie Howard (15), Clarlie Howard (12)& J. C. Howard (4). W.J. & Alace have been married ten years and have five children. W.J. was born in AL, he doesn't know where his parents were born. Alace was born in GA, her father in AL and mother in GA. all children born in GA. W.J. can not read or write, all other can. Charlie, Mattie & J. C. attend school.  
Census1/29/1920 Millford, Militia District 957 GA (Baker County) 25 yrs old 
dwelling#261, household#262 - Elick (Alex) W. Smith (age33), Mattie Smith (28), Phil W. Smith (7), Lula Smith (6 3mo.) Girtrud Smith (3 3mo.) Ruby L. Smith (10 mo.). They rent their house. All born in GA. Elick is a farmer. Elick & Mattie can read & write.  
Census4/4/1930 Dickey town GA (Calhoun County) 35 yrs old 
dwelling# 22 hoesehold#23 -Mattie Smith (age 35), Phil Smith (17), Gertrude Smith (13), Ruby Smith (11), Lee Smith (9), Odell Smith (9), Amil M. Smith (5), Jessie Ruth Smith (3), (niece) Virginia Turner (15) & (nephew) James Turner (14). They rent their home, Mattie is a widow, All were born GA. Mattie is a farmer, Phill is a farm laborer. Gertrude, Lee & Ruby attend school and Gertrude, Ruby, Virginia & James can read & write.  
Census4/9/1940 Morgan GA (Calhoun County) 45 yrs old 
#41 -Mattie Smith (age 44), Annie Maude Smith (15), Jessie Ruth Smith (13). All were born in GA. Mattie is a widow  
Death Certificate9/15/1971 GA (Randolph County) 77 yrs old 
Mattie H. Smith - Death Date: 15 Sep 1971 - County of Death: Randolph - Gender: Female - Race: White - Age: 77 years - County of Residence: Calhoun - Certificate: 029757  
Newspaper1/13/2016 Parrott GA (Terrell County) 45 yrs after death 
Virginia Turner Mims, 101, of Parrott, died at her residence on January 12, 2016. Graveside funeral service will be held Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 2:00 P.M.in the Parrott City Cemetery with Rev. David Martin officiating.
Virginia (known as "Biggie" to her family and closest friends) was born September 22, 1914 in Patmos in Baker County, Georgia, daughter of the late J.W. Turner and Minnie Lee Howard Turner. Both of her parents died when she was a young child, a loving aunt and uncle, Mattie and Alex Smith added her and her brother, James, to their already large family. Surviving cousins of this family are Ruby Drinkwater and Maude Paul of Edison, Lee Turner of Cuthbert, Odell Turner of Shellman and Dot Milner of Dickey. Deceased members of this family are the parents and Phil Smith and Gertrude Jackson.
Virginia's younger sisters, were adopted by other families and now deceased, were Julia Lee Connell and Theta Lee Gladin.
She was married to Robert Livingston Mims who died in 1966. She was a homemaker, strongly devoted to her family and friends. Surviving are her daughters, Norene Pritchard of Parrott and Gayle Morgan (Franklin) of Americus.
Her deceased children were Glynn Mims, Bobby Mims, Myrtle Smith and Joyce Bethea and sons-in-law, Ray Smith, Jimmy Pritchard and Johnny Bethea.
She leaves behind a multitude of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
"Biggie" will be missed by her family and many special friends as well as those who traveled Highway #520 through Parrott and delighted in waving at her as she sat on her porch daily accompanied by a very special member of her extended family, Bobby Pritchard. 

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AgeDateEvent
11 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
18 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
20 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
23 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
26 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
30 1924 Peach County is formed.
AgeDateEvent
1 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
3 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
6 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.
6 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
7 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
8 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
9 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
10 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
12 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
12 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
12 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
18 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
19 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
20 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
29 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
29 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
30 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
32 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
33 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
34 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
42 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
44 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
52 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
53 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
57 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
58 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
63 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.
66 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
68 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
71 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
77 1971 The first unmanned spacecraft hit Mars and was launched by the Soviet Union
AgeDateEvent
14 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
18 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
19 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
23 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.
25 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
44 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
45 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
47 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.
56 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
61 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
66 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
69 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
75 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.
76 1970 NEWS HEADLINES: U.S. forces invade Cambodia and the Vietnam War continues to escalate. Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix die of drug overdoses. Four Kent State University students are killed during a Vietnam War protest.
AgeDateEvent
15 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
16 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.
33 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
35 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
36 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
38 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
39 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!
40 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
40 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.
41 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
45 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
49 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.
50 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
51 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
60 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.
68 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
72 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
73 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.
77 1971 Charles Manson is found guilt of murder.
AgeDateEvent
15 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
20 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.
23 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
25 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
26 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.
44 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
45 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.
51 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Alexander Smith
Born on December 25, 1884 and died on November 1, 1926
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The Children of Mattie Eula Howard

Phil Washington Smith
Born in Baker, Georgia on July 9, 1912 and died in Decatur County, Georgia on June 2, 1985. He was 72 years old.

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Lula Virginia Smith
Born in Arlington, Georgia on November 30, 1913 and died in Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia on July 29, 1925. She was 11 years old.

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Lila Gertrude Smith
Born in Calhoun County, Georgia on September 14, 1916 and died in Muscogee County, Georgia on October 1, 2010. She was 94 years old.

She married Barney Lee Jackson (1907 -8/7/1972)...
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Ruby Lee Smith
Born in Morgan, Calhoun County, Georgia on February 4, 1919 and died in Morgan, Calhoun County, Georgia on January 21, 2017. She was 98 years old.

Children:
Shirley Drinkwater (1936)
Patricia Ann Drinkwater (1942)
Montez Drinkwater (1945)
Willie Dean Drinkwater (1951-1991) ...
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