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John Marvin Halley 

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John Bennett Halley
10/21/1869 - 6/24/1940

Mary Elizabeth Peacock
5/17/1875 - 12/23/1957
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John Marvin Halley
8/14/1903 - 9/6/1962
(Shown at age 38)
John Marvin Halley was born on August 14, 1903 in Blountstown, Florida and died on September 6, 1962 in Blountstown, Florida. He lived to be 59 years old.

He owned and operated Halley's Service Station on Main St. in Blountstown, FL. It opened in 1946, and was a two story building. At his death his son took over the business untill it closed in 2005.
Census4/25/1910 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 6 yrs old 
Recorded as family #33: J. B. Halley (age 40), Mary (wife, age 34), Ellis (son, age 18), Annie (daughter, age 16), Wess (son, age 12), Belle (daughter, age 11), Phenlon (son, age 9), Marion (son, age 7), Lee Roy (son, age 1) and Mart McNely (a black servant, age 21, widowed, born in FL). J. B. was born in FL and both parents in the United States. Mary and her mother were born in FL and her father in the United States. All of the children were born in FL. Mary has given birth to 8 children and all are still living. J. B. and Ellis are farmers working the family farm. All, except the youngest children, can read and write. The youngest children have attended school during the past year. 
Other5/30/1916 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 12 yrs old 
Handwritten pages from the front of John Bennett and Mary Elizebeth Peacock Halley's bible records the birth of each child between 1892 through 1916.
Marriage: J. B. Halley and Mary Elizebeth Peacock was married April th 17, 1895.
John Bennett Halley was born Oct. th 21, 1869
Mary Elizebeth Peacock was born May th 17, 1875
James Ellis Halley was born Feb. th 22,1892
Annie Lee Halley was born April th 20, 1894
Mary Ella Halley was born March th 4 1896
Celap Wess Halley was born Jan. th 29, 1898
Marry Belle Halley was born may th 4 ,1899
Charley Rubn Halley was born April th 13, 1901
John Marvins Halley was born Aug. th 14 1903
Lee Roy Halley was born Aug. th 16, 1908
Lillie Mae Halley was born Jan. th 10, 1911
Allbert Chester was born Jan. th 1 , 1913
Clerence Eugene Halley was born Aug.30, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Halley's Family 
Census1/3/1920 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 16 yrs old 
Recorded as family #387: John B. Holley (age 50), Mary E. (wife, age 44), Ruben (son, age 19), John M. (son, age 17), Roy (son, age 13), Lillie (daughter, age 11), Chester (son, age 8), Eugene (son, age 4). All were born in FL and so were their parents. All, except the two youngest children, can read and write. All of the children, except the 4 year old, have been attending school. John B. is a farmer and works his home farm. 
Census1/1/1930 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 26 yrs old 
Listed as the 48th dwelling: John B. Halley (head, age 60), Mary E. (wife, age 54), John M. (son, age 27, not-married), Lilly M. (daughter, age 19, not-married), Chester A. (son, age 17, not-married), Clarence E. (son, age 13). All were born in FL and state that their parents were also born in FL -- except John's father who was born in AL. John B. estimates the value of his home at $3, 500. John states his occupation as Merchant of wholesale groceries and his oldest son, John, is a salesman. 
Census1/1/1935 Precinct 6 FL (Liberty County) 31 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our John Halley.  Recorded on page 8, line 43: John Halley (age 23) and Mrs. John Halley (age 17). They were both born in FL and finished grammar school. They own their home. John is a truck driver and his wife and homemaker. 
Military2/16/1942 FL (Calhoun County) 38 yrs old 
Name: John Marvin Halley, Race: White, Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head), Birth Place: Calhoun, Florida, Birth Date: 14 Aug 1903, Residence: Blountstown, Calhoun, Florida, Registration Date: 16 Feb 1942, Occupation: City Of Blountstown, Weight: 180, Complexion: Light Brown, Eye Color: Brown, Hair Color: Black, Height: 5 '9, Next of Kin: Ollie Halley 
Census1/1/1945 Blountstown, precint 1 FL (Calhoun County) 41 yrs old 
J.M. Halley (age 41), Ollie Halley(34), J.M. Halley Jr.(14), Mary Frances Halley (10)& Sandra Halley(3). All were born in FL. J.M. job listed as taxi, he has a 5th gr. education. Ollie has a 11th gr., J.M. jr. a 9th gr. & Mary F. a 5th gr. education. They live in the city limits.  Source:  Florida State Census 1945
Newspaper2/1/1951 Panama City News Herald FL (Bay County) 47 yrs old 
Caleb Halley of Blountstown Dies -- Caleb Wess Halley, 53, lifelong resident of Calhoun County, died in Archibald hospital, Thomasville, GA, after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were to be held at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Blountstown the following Friday. Includes full list of family members. 
Newspaper12/24/1951 Panama City FL (Bay County) 48 yrs old 
BLOUNTSTOWN - Mr. and Mrs. John Marvin Halley, Miss Sandra Halley, Miss Mary Frances Halley and Mrs. Johnny Halley left Saturday for San Antonio, Texas where they will spend the holidays with Johhny Halley and Delando Howard who are stationed at Lackland Air Force Base. 
Newspaper3/9/1952 Panama City News Herald FL (Bay County) 48 yrs old 
Howard-Halley Wedding Event of Interest to Many Friends -- In a simple but lovely ceremony on March 1, Miss Mary Frances Halley and Pfc. Delano Howard were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents. Article includes wedding party names and parents. 
Graveyard/Tombstone9/6/1962 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 59 yrs old 
Boggs Cemetery - John Marvin - 14 Aug 1903 to 6 Sep 1962   Source:

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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.
1 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
3 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
3 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
3 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
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
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
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.
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.
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Frances Grant
Born on July 26, 1910 and died on March 31, 2006.
They were married 12/29/1929.

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John Marvin Halley Jr.
Born in Blountstown, Florida on April 8, 1931 and died in Blountstown, Florida on September 24, 2004. He was 73 years old.

Johnny dedicated 35 years of his life to the Blountstown City Council, leading the drive to have every street in the city paved -- a goal he accomplished among many others, including the creation of a...
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