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Melissa Mae Hinson
6/8/1892 - 4/27/1928
Melissa Mae Hinson was born on June 8, 1892 somewhere in Florida and died on April 27, 1928 in Gadsden Co., Florida. She lived to be 35 years old.

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14 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
25 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
36 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.
3 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
5 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
8 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
8 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.
9 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
10 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
11 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
12 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
14 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
14 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
14 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
20 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
21 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
22 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
31 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
31 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
32 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
34 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
35 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
36 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
16 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
20 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
21 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
25 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.
27 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
17 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
18 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.
35 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
17 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
22 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.
25 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
27 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
28 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.

John Bevis
Born on June 15, 1872 and died on August 27, 1944.
They were married 4/27/1912.

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Sarah ' Polly ' Pauline Bevis
Born in Vernon, Florida on April 28, 1923 and died in Miami, Florida on July 19, 2003. She was 80 years old.

She was an active member of the church and was an avid traveler and nature lover, who enjoyed fishing, sailing and growing tropical fruit and orchids. A political campaigner for friends and family, sh...
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