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Mary Elmina Smith 



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Mary Elmina Smith
1870 - 1930
Mary Elmina Smith was born about 1870 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1930 in Calhoun Co., Florida. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 60 years old.

Mary E. Smith married Elian and had the following children:
  1. Joseph Samuel
  2. James Allen (1893-1978)
  3. Margret Yelva (1897)
  4. Archilles Preston (1895-1979)
  5. Ruby (1899-1994)
  6. Pearl (1901)
  7. Autice Hamilton (1903-1978)
  8. Delores Tempeanne (1907)
  9. Joseph Samuel (1911-1998)
  10. Eunice Lurena (1909-1991)
  11. Lois ( ?)
Census5/12/1910 Traylors Mill AL (Calhoun County) 40 yrs old 
Elian T. Holt (age 41), Mary Holt (38), James Holt (16), Preston Holt (15), Margret Holt (14), Rubie Holt (10), Pearl Holt (8), Antice Holt (6), Daloris Holt (3)& Ennice Holt (1 1/2). All were born in GA, as were their parents. Elain is a farmer. James, Preston & Margert are laborers.  

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12 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
13 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
14 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
36 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
47 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
58 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.
5 1875 Oconee County formed.
35 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
42 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
44 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
47 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
50 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
54 1924 Peach County is formed.
7 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
9 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
19 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
25 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
27 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
30 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
30 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.
31 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
32 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
33 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
34 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
36 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
36 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
36 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
42 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
43 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
44 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
53 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
53 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
54 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
56 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
57 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
58 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
12 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
15 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
38 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
42 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
43 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
47 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.
49 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
5 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
6 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
39 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
40 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.
57 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
59 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
60 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
39 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
44 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.
47 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
49 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
50 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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Mary Holt and her daughters
Mary Holt and her daughters

Elian Holt
Born on February 18, 1869 and died about 1930
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The Children of Mary Elmina Smith

56 years old
James Allen Holt
Born in Blountstown, Calhoun Co., on October 15, 1893 and died in Blountstown, Calhoun Co., Florida on February 2, 1978. He was 84 years old.

Children: Oliva Holt Massey (1916 - 2009), James Orin Holt (12/5/1916), Burl Holt (10/29/1922) & Carlton Holt(10/13/1928)...
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Joseph Samuel Holt
Born in Blountstown, Florida on September 20, 1911 and died in Sarasota, Florida on September 23, 1998. He was 87 years old.

He was a mechanic. He married Ruby Ethel Sumner and they had five children, Gerald, Betty, Joyce, Carol and Joann. They moved from Blountstown, FL to Sarasota, FL in 1934. ...
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