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Margaret Josie Bridges
3/7/1903 - 5/8/1993
(Shown at age 41)
Margaret Josie Bridges was born on March 7, 1903 in Sylvester, Georgia and died on May 8, 1993 in Blountstown, Florida. She lived to be 90 years old.

Married 11/28/1920, 2nd marriage 12/24/1936 to Hubert A. "Mac" McCollum.

Josie will be remembered not only for love and as a family member, but for her cooking. She made 14 layer cakes, meringue pies, fruit tarts and you name it. She loved to play the pump organ and piano at Nettle Ridge Church. (Quoted from a tribute written by Blanche Halley.)

Burial at Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown, FL
Census5/12/1910 Militia District 1590 GA (Worth County) 7 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Margaret Bridges.  Recorded as family #365: Edward Bridges (age 38), Della (wife, age 36), Charles (son, 18), John (son, 13), Garland (son, 9), Josie (daughter, 7) and Emily (daughter, age 4). Edward and Della were first married when they were 18 years old. Della has given birth to 5 children and 5 are still living. All were born in GA as were their parents. Edward is a farmer and his two oldest sons are farm laborers.  
Census1/1/1945 FL (Calhoun County) 41 yrs old 
Recorded on page 30,line 46: H.A. McCullam(age 45), Josie (wife, age 42), James Halley (son, age 17), Agnes Halley (daughter, age 15), All were born in Florida except H.A.  

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3 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
14 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
25 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.
54 1957 The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
59 1962 The Seminole Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
76 1979 The sovereign status of the Seminole Indian Tribe allows it to establish the first gambling establishment in FL. It is a bingo hall located on their Hollywood, FL reservation.
2 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
9 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
11 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
14 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
17 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
21 1924 Peach County is formed.
1 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
3 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
3 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
3 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
9 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
10 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
11 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
20 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
20 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
21 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
23 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
24 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
25 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
33 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
35 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
43 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
44 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
48 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
49 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
54 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.
57 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
59 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
62 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
68 1971 The first unmanned spacecraft hit Mars and was launched by the Soviet Union
71 1974 Discovery of "Lucy" in Africa, an almost complete hominid skeleton over 3 million years old, only 3 and a half feet tall but having adult teeth, a small brain, walked upright
72 1975 Invention of the CAT scanner (computerized axial tomography)
76 1979 First "test tube baby" from artificial insemination
78 1981 AIDS is identified by scientist; The first reusable space shuttle, Columbia, is sent into space.
83 1986 Moments after liftoff the space shuttle Challenger explodes, killing size astronauts and a New Hampshire teacher.
86 1989 An asteroid comes relatively close to colliding with the earth
87 1990 Hubble Space Telescope launched; optical defect discovered and repaired later in 1993.
5 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
9 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
10 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
14 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.
16 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
35 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
36 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
38 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.
47 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
52 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
57 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
60 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
66 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.
67 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.
74 1977 NEWS HEADLINES: Star Wars is released and becomes the biggest ticket selling movie of all time.
81 1984 NEWS HEADLINES: The first Macintosh computer with a mouse is launched and begins the computer age as it is shortly followed by the first PC and Microsoft.
89 1992 NEWS HEADLINES: The "World Wide Web" (Internet) became available for home use through college and university sponsored "freenets".
6 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
7 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.
24 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
26 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
27 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
29 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
30 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!
31 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
31 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.
32 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
36 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
40 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.
41 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
42 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
51 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.
59 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
63 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
64 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.
68 1971 Charles Manson is found guilt of murder.
69 1972 Break-in at the Democratic headquarters sets of the Watergate Scandal.
70 1973 The Vietnam War peace pacts were signed in Paris and the last of the American forces finally leave Vietnam.
74 1977 Jimmy Carter, a Democrat from GA, is elected president.
78 1981 Ronald Reagan is elected president. He will serve two terms. (Republican)
84 1987 President Reagan and Soviet leader Gorbachev meet in Washington and sign an agreement calling for the dismantling of all Soviet and US missiles.
84 1987 January 24 - approximately 20,000 protesters march through Cummings, Georgia in all White Forsyth County.
86 1989 George Bush is elected president. (Republican)
90 1993 Bill Clinton is elected president. He will serve two terms. (Democrat)
6 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
11 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.
14 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
16 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
17 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.
35 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
36 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.
42 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
86 1989 The Berlin Wall falls uniting communist East Germany and capitalistic West Germany
87 1990 Iraq (Sadam Hussein) invades Kuwait causing the U.N. to impose sanctions. This leads to the Gulf War.
89 1992 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is formed.
90 1993 South Africa accepts racial equality.
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Charles Halley
Born on April 13, 1901 and died on November 27, 1933.
They were married 11/28/1920.

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The Children of Margaret Josie Bridges

26 years old
Marvin "M.G." Garland Halley
Born in Blountstown, Florida on February 1, 1922 and died in Blountstown, Florida on February 13, 1987. He was 65 years old.

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65 years old
Charles Edward Holley
Born in Blountstown, Florida on September 18, 1925 and died in Blountstown, Florida on February 23, 1996. He was 70 years old.

Changed name to Holley. occupation: Carpenter...
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24 years old
James Rubin Halley
Born in Blountstown, Florida on February 20, 1928 and died in Blountstown, Florida on May 29, 2009. He was 81 years old.

He worked as a carpenter and painter. He was a faithful member of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church of Blountstown....
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16 years old
Mary Agnes Halley
Born in Blountstown, Florida on February 3, 1930 and died in Marshalltown, Iowa on June 5, 2005. She was 75 years old.

Married 2/16/1946 in Cairo, GA. occupation: Head Bankteller at C&L Bank in Blountstown, FL. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Blountstown, FL. Burial at Nettle Ridge Cemetery....
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