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Bessie L. Davis 

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Robert 'Bob' Ellis Davis
11/12/1882 - 7/6/1972

Mary Allie Kent
9/12/1890 - 8/31/1975
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Bessie L. Davis
1913 - 3/1/1934
Bessie L. Davis was born about 1913 in Marianna (Jackson County), Florida and died on March 1, 1934 in Calhoun County, Florida. Actual date of birth is unknown. She lived to be about 21 years old.

Married David E. Bright (11/9/1916 - 3/1987).
Census1/16/1920 Blountstown precent 5 FL (Calhoun County) 7 yrs old 
Family #202: Robert (age 37), Mary (age 28), Bessie (age 6), Inez (age 1 1/2). Robert states his occupation as farm laborer. Robert & Mary say they can read and write. All were born in Florida as were their parents. 
Marriage1/1/1933 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 20 yrs old 
Name David E. Bright, bride:Bessie Davis, County of Marriage Calhoun, Marriage Date 1933, Volume 227, Certificate 15677, Source Florida Department of Health  
Other1/1/1934 FL (Calhoun County) 21 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Bessie Davis.  The death of Bessie Bright, a white female, was recorded in Calhoun County, FL in 1934 on certificate #21718. 

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4 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
15 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.
1 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
10 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
10 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
11 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
13 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
14 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
15 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
4 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.
6 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
14 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
16 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
17 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
19 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
20 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!
21 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.
21 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
1 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.
4 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
6 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
7 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.
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Robert Davis and Family
Robert Davis and Family

David Bright
Born on November 9, 1916 and died on an unknown day in March 1987.
They were married 1/1/1933.

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