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Florence Josephine Davis 

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Joseph Irving Davis
6/15/1887 - 12/9/1981

Jessie 'Dumpsy' Florence Bailey
11/23/1894 - 1/8/1987
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Florence Josephine Davis
5/12/1915 - 7/19/2002
(Shown at age 33)
Florence Josephine Davis was born on May 12, 1915 in Calhoun County, Florida and died on July 19, 2002 in Milton, Florida. She lived to be 87 years old.

She lived in Milton, FL. Her 5th husband was Edward Simmons, they had no children.
Census1/20/1920 Shiloh, district 12 FL (Calhoun County) 4 yrs old 
Family # 259: J.I. Davis (age 33), Jessie (26), Stynson (7), Josephine (5) & Winieford (2 11mo.). All were born in FL, as where their parents. J.I. states he is a mechanic at a Sawmill. He & Jessie can read & write.

Next door lives Charles & Ell Wood. 
Census4/12/1930 District 7, Outside town, Port St. Joe FL (Gulf County) 14 yrs old 
#3, Joseph I. (age 41), Florence (31), Stinson (17), Josephine (15), Winefred (13). All were born in FL. Joseph was 22 when he married and Florence was 17. They rent their home at $5 a month. They do not have a radio. Joseph is a proprietor at the sawmill, he is not working at this time. Joseph is a veteran of WWI.  
Census1/1/1935 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 19 yrs old 
page 25, line # 14 - Amos Howard (24), Josephine Howard (19), Delano Howard (3), Amos Howard Jr. (0). Amos was born in AL, all others in FL. Amos completed the 5th grade, Josephine the 8th grade.  
Census1/1/1940 Panama City FL (Bay County) 24 yrs old 
#144 - Amos Howard (age 30), Josephine Howard (25), Franklin D. Howard (7), Amos Howard (5), George B. Howard (2), Sandra J. Howard (1). All were born in FL, except Amos in AL. Street: Laverne Avenue, House Number: 549, Residence in 1935: Same City. They rent their home, value $15. Amos in a mechanic for a motor company. Amos and Josephine finished eighth grade. Franklin has completed first grade.  
Other8/1/1940 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 25 yrs old 
Joel Amos Howard divorced Joesphine Davis Howard in Panama city 8/1940, Chancery order book #5 P125, dated 12/7/1943 
Other1/1/1942 FL (Calhoun County) 26 yrs old 
Florida Divorce Index - Josephine D. divorces B. G. Johnson - 1942 - book: 202 - Certificate Number: 8534. 
Census1/1/1945 Blountstown, precint 1 FL (Calhoun County) 29 yrs old 
J. I. Davis (age 57 ), Florence Davis (50), Stenson Davis(32), Delano Howard (12), Amos Howard Jr.(10) George B. Howard (8), Sandra Joe Howard (6), Ronnie Johnson (4).
next door - Harley Wilds(29), Josephine Wilds(29), Silvia Wilds(2) & Harley Wilds Jr.(0) - All were born in FL, except Harley born in Iowa, he is in the Army and has a 11th gr. education. J.I. has a 2nd gr., Florence a 7th gr., Stenson has a 7th, Delano a 7th gr. and Josephine has a 7th grade education. Amos has a 5th gr. and George has a 2nd gr. education. J. I. is a Policeman.  
Other1/1/1946 FL (Calhoun County) 30 yrs old 
Florida Divorce Index - H. J. Wilds divorced Josephine D. Wilds - book: 368 - Certificate Number: 20698 
Marriage4/11/1947 GA (Carlton County) 31 yrs old 
Florence J. Wilds married Herman Fludd on April 11th 1947 in Charlton County GA, book J, pg.264 
Newspaper11/8/1950 Panama City News Herald FL (Bay County) 35 yrs old 
Blountstown News: Mrs. H.C. Flood and children of Jacksonville were the weekend guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Davis. Friends of Delano Howard, who is a student at FSU, in Tallahassee, will regret to learn that he is ill in a hospital there. Mr. and Mrs. Amos..... 
Newspaper11/8/1951 Panama City FL (Bay County) 36 yrs old 
Mrs. Mattie Bailey is convalescing at her home here after an eye operation performed at Moody Hospital in Dothan, Ala. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Flood and children, of Jacksonville, spent the weekend here with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Davis and family. Delando Howard and Johnnie Holley have enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. They left Monday for San Antonio, Texas. 
Land Deed1/14/1987 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 71 yrs old 
land Description: SECTION 28 TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH , Cert.#87108 - 123?588. Florence Davis heirs; Winifred Price, Josephine Simmons & Stinson Davis  
Land Deed12/14/1987 FL (Calhoun County) 72 yrs old 
Sale of land description: SEC 28 T1N R8W. Certificate# 87065 - 130?536. From Josephine Simmons to Winifred Price.  
Other12/24/1990 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 75 yrs old 
Estate of George Stinson Davis - Agreement between Winnie Price, Josephine Simmons and Marianne Hammock aka Mary Emma Ham. List of estate - Home , Bass bat, 1983 Ford truck, Home furnishings and checking account.
States Mary Emma Ham was adopted on May 31, 1952. States Marianne Hammock shall be entitled to the Ford truck. 
Land Deed4/16/1992 FL (Santa Rosa County) 76 yrs old 
Joseph Anthony Wilds sells land to Florence Josephine Simmons on 04/16/1992 in Santa Rosa County, #920010174 book 1251, page 56, township 2N, range 26W , section 12 
Land Deed10/22/1992 FL (Santa Rosa County) 77 yrs old 
Florence Josephine Simmons sells land to Jesse D. and Shannon Williams on 10/22/1992 in Santa Rosa County, #920029219 book 1312, page 122, township 2N, range 26W , section 12 
Land Deed3/9/1993 FL (Santa Rosa County) 77 yrs old 
Joseph A. Wilds sells land to Florence Josephine Simmons 3/9/1993 in Santa Rosa County, #930006977 book 1338, page 422, township 2N, range 26W , section 12
Florence Josephine Simmons sells land to Jesse D. and Shannon Williams on 3/9/1993 in Santa Rosa County, #930006978 book 1338, page 424, township 2N, range 26W , section 12 
Other11/1/1995 Pensacola FL  80 yrs old 
Name: Florence J. Simmons, Address: 2106 Pullman Cir, Residence Place: Pensacola, Florida, 32526 Phone Number: (904) 458-2752, Recorded Date: June 1, 1996,  
Other11/1/2000 Milton FL  85 yrs old 
Name: Florence J. Simmons Residence Place: Milton, Florida, Phone Number: (850) 623-3439, Recorded Date: Nov. 1, 2000, Address: 12380 Wildlife Rd, Address Continued: Milton, Florida 32570 Record Number: 598859913 
Graveyard/Tombstone7/19/2002 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 87 yrs old 
Nettle Ridge Cemetery. - Florence J. Simmons - 5/12/1915 to 7/19/2002 -sec. 3, lot.? 

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Florence Davis's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Florence, her family, and friends. For example, Florence is 12 years old when Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
2 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
13 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.
42 1957 The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
47 1962 The Seminole Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
64 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.
8 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
8 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
9 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
11 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
12 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
13 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
21 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
23 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
31 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
32 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
36 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
37 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
42 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.
45 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
47 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
50 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
56 1971 The first unmanned spacecraft hit Mars and was launched by the Soviet Union
59 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
60 1975 Invention of the CAT scanner (computerized axial tomography)
64 1979 First "test tube baby" from artificial insemination
66 1981 AIDS is identified by scientist; The first reusable space shuttle, Columbia, is sent into space.
71 1986 Moments after liftoff the space shuttle Challenger explodes, killing size astronauts and a New Hampshire teacher.
74 1989 An asteroid comes relatively close to colliding with the earth
75 1990 Hubble Space Telescope launched; optical defect discovered and repaired later in 1993.
79 1994 The world watches comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 (S-L 9) colliding with Jupiter
82 1997 First Pathfinder vehicle lands on Mars and begin sending first photographs of Martin landscape. These are made available on the internet.
83 1998 Construction begins on the International Space Station.
85 2000 Successful cloning of animals begins in the early 2000s.
2 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.
4 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
23 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
24 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
26 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.
35 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
40 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
45 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
48 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
54 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.
55 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.
62 1977 NEWS HEADLINES: Star Wars is released and becomes the biggest ticket selling movie of all time.
69 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.
77 1992 NEWS HEADLINES: The "World Wide Web" (Internet) became available for home use through college and university sponsored "freenets".
85 2000 November 7, 2000 - George W. Bush, son of the former President, and Vice President Al Gore hold a virtual dead-heat for the presidency, with a disputed vote in Florida holding off the naming of the winner of the President Election until the Supreme Court of the United States voted in favor of Bush on December 12. This ruling gave Florida to the Bush camp by a 527 vote majority, and a victory in the Electoral College, 271-266, despite gaining less popular votes than Gore.
85 2000 June 1, 2000 - For the first time since 1851, the United States of America does not participate in a major World's Fair, the Hannover 2000 World Expo, despite a record number, 187, of international participants. President Bill Clinton had withdrawn U.S. participation late in 1999 after agreement to participate in 1997. Congressional apathy toward participation in world events continues a decline in U.S. involvement after the fall of the Soviet Union and victory in the Cold War. A consequence of this policy has led to a rise, among some experts, of anti-American sentiment, and a decline of U.S. influence in diplomatic affairs. Less than half, 18.1 million, of the original attendance estimate, 40 million, visit Hannover's event.
85 2000 April 3, 2000 - The ruling in the case of the United States versus Microsoft states that the company did violate anti-trust laws by diminishing the capability of its rivals to compete.
85 2000 The 2000 census enumerates a population of 281,421,906, increasing 13.2% since 1990. As regions, the South and West continued to pick up the majority of the increase in population, moving the geographic center of U.S. population to Phelps County, Missouri.
85 2000 December 28, 2000 - Montgomery Ward, the retail giant since its founding one hundred and twenty-eight years before, announces its intention to cease business. Competition from newer, low-cost retail behemoths such as Wal-Mart lead to its demise. Over the next 10 years Wal-Mart pushes most other 'dime store' businesses to closure.
86 2001 April 8, 2001 - Tiger Woods becomes the first golfer to hold all four major golf titles simulteneously by winning the Master's tournament in Augusta, Georgia. This followed a remarkable run in 2000 when Woods claimed victory at the final three majors of that season; the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the PGA Championship.
86 2001 NEWS HEADLINES: September 11 -- (9 11) -- The World Trade Towers are hit by terrorist flying commercial planes full of passengers.
87 2002 February 8, 2002 - Amid tight security due to terrorism concerns, the Winter Olympic Games are opened by President George W. Bush in Salt Lake City, Utah. They would continue without major incident until the closing ceremony on February 24.
12 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
14 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
15 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
17 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
18 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!
19 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.
19 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
20 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
24 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
28 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.
29 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
30 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
39 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.
47 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
51 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
52 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.
56 1971 Charles Manson is found guilt of murder.
57 1972 Break-in at the Democratic headquarters sets of the Watergate Scandal.
58 1973 The Vietnam War peace pacts were signed in Paris and the last of the American forces finally leave Vietnam.
62 1977 Jimmy Carter, a Democrat from GA, is elected president.
66 1981 Ronald Reagan is elected president. He will serve two terms. (Republican)
72 1987 January 24 - approximately 20,000 protesters march through Cummings, Georgia in all White Forsyth County.
72 1987 President Reagan and Soviet leader Gorbachev meet in Washington and sign an agreement calling for the dismantling of all Soviet and US missiles.
74 1989 George Bush is elected president. (Republican)
78 1993 Bill Clinton is elected president. He will serve two terms. (Democrat)
79 1994 O.J. Simpson is chased down by police and later his trial is telecast for the world to watch.
82 1997 A robust economy creates the longest prosperity in U.S. history.
84 1999 United States budget goes into surplus.
86 2001 George W. Bush is elected president. He is the son of George Bush who served as president from 1989-1993. He will serve two terms. (Republican)
2 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
4 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
5 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.
23 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
24 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.
30 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
74 1989 The Berlin Wall falls uniting communist East Germany and capitalistic West Germany
75 1990 Iraq (Sadam Hussein) invades Kuwait causing the U.N. to impose sanctions. This leads to the Gulf War.
77 1992 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is formed.
78 1993 South Africa accepts racial equality.
81 1996 Pope John Paul II affirmed evolution by natural selection
84 1999 Yugoslavia breaks up and Serbia is contained.
85 2000 China begins to emerge as an economic giant.
85 2000 Internet, cellphones, and social networking (using websites such as Twitter and Facebook) begin to grow in popularity and become standards for most house holds by 2010.
86 2001 October 7, 2001 - In response to the tragedy of September 11, the United States military, with participation from its ally the United Kingdom, commence the first attack in the War on Terrorism on the Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. By November 12, the Taliban government leaves the capital, Kabul.
86 2001 September 18, 2001 - Anthrax attacks by mail from Princeton, New Jersey against news and government targets begin. Federal officials announce the first case on October 4. World wide concern about terrorism continues to escalate.
86 2001 September 11, 2001 - 911 - Islamic fundamentalist terrorists hijack four U.S. airliners and crash them into the Pentagon and the World Trade Center in New York City. The attack of two planes levels the World Trade Center and the crash of one plane inflicts serious damage to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, causing nearly 3,000 deaths. The fourth plane is heroically crashed by passengers into a Shanksville, Pennsylvania cornfield when they learn of the plot, preventing destruction of another structure in Washington, D.C., supposed to be the White House or the Capitol building. The plot is attributed to the Al-Qaeda organization led by Osama Bin Laden.
86 2001 April 1, 2001 - China-U.S. incident. An American spyplane collides with a fighter plane of China and makes an emergency landing in Hainan, China. The U.S. crew is detained for ten days
87 2002 November 8, 2002 - The United Nations passes Resolution 1441 in a unanimous Security Council vote. It forces Saddam Hussein and Iraq to disarm or face serious consequences.
87 2002 November 21, 2002 - NATO invites additional members of the former Soviet bloc to join its membership. Seven nations are included in the invitation; Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
87 2002 May 21, 2002 - The United States State Department issues its report in the War on Terror. It states that there are seven nations that a State-Sponsors: Iran, Iraq, Cuba, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.
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Joel Howard
Born on May 12, 1909 and died on July 29, 2000.
They were married 8/1/1930.

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William 'Bill' Johnson
Born on October 17, 1913 and died on April 22, 1991.
They were married 1/1/1940.

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Harley Wilds
Born on January 14, 1916 and died on May 8, 1969.
They were married 1/1/1942.

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Herman Fludd
Born on January 21, 1921 and died on September 23, 2004.
They were married 4/11/1947.

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The Children of Florence Josephine Davis

19 years old
Franklin Delano Howard
Born in Blountstown, Florida on November 7, 1932 and died in Tallahassee, Florida on January 8, 1998. He was 65 years old.

Occupation: Teacher, Assistant Principal, Educator. He was a Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Florida Association of School Administrators, United States Power Squa...
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18 years old
Joel Amos Howard Jr.
Born in Blountstown, Calhoun County, Florida on May 21, 1934 and died in Boynton Beach, Florida on March 8, 2022. He was 87 years old.

Joel served as a medic in the US Army from July 29,1952 to July 28,1955. He was stationed in FT. Jackson, S.C, then in Korea from Feb.1953 to May 1954, then in FT. Devens, MA. ...
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35 years old
Sandra Joesphine Howard
Born in Blountstown, Florida on March 10, 1939 and died in Pensacola, Florida on August 26, 2013. She was 74 years old.

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17 years old
Sylvia Joesphine Wilds
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on March 10, 1943 and died in Pensacola (Escambia Co), Florida on October 10, 1968. She was 25 years old.

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33 years old
Harley 'Jimbo' James Wilds Jr.
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on August 23, 1944 and died in Pensacola (Escambia Co), Florida on January 6, 1994. He was 49 years old.

James was an Army medic and served in the Vietnam War. He left the Army and joined the Air force staying in the medical field. He was stationed in Wichita Fall, KS; Tyndall Air Force Base, FL ; Izmir,...
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55 years old
Douglas Edward Fludd
Born in Jacksonville, Florida on October 3, 1951 and died in Birmingham, Alabama on August 3, 2014. He was 62 years old.

He graduated from Woodham High School in Pensacola, FL. He retired from the Dale County Road and Bridges Department in November 2013, but has been in the paving and grading business for the last 40 ye...
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