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Mary Reba Parish 

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3/18/1848 - 8/1920


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Mary Reba Parish
8/1875 - 1906
Mary Reba Parish was born on an unknown day in August 1875 somewhere in Florida and died about 1906 in Blountstown, Calhoun County, Florida. Actual date of death is unknown. She lived to be about 30 years old.

She married Jesse Wesley Bailey on 1/2/1890 in Calhoun Co,FL.
Their children were:
Ben (1890)
William ( 1892)
George (Mar. 1895)
Daisy (1901)
Census6/28/1880 Ready Branch FL (Liberty County) 4 yrs old 
#194/196 - Willey M. Parish (age 30), Georgian Parish (25), James W. Parish (9), William O. Parish (6), Mary R. Parish (4), Charles A. Parish (10m). Willey works on a farm, Georgian keeps house. All born in FL. Both Willey and Georgian's parents were born in GA. 
Additional information about Liberty County, FL around 1880: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/2/1885 FL (Calhoun County) 9 yrs old 
Dweling #288, household #315: Thomas Parish (age 35), Bittie Parish (age 40), William Spears (age 22, stepson), W. E. Parish (14), and Mary Parish (12). Thomas is a farmer, he was born in FL, his parents in NC & GA. Bittie keeps house, she was born in FL, her parents unknown. All others born in FL. William is a laborer.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1885: The principle towns in Calhoun County were Blountstown, Marysville, Chipola, Selman, Ocheesee, and Abe Springs. In 1884 railroads in Florida were bought out by one company and placed under central management. River Junction, located at the junction of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers, is the closest railroad and the primary hub of land transports. The photo on the right shows the iron bridge than spans the Chattahoochee River about a mile from the Depot at River Junction where wharves, storage, steamboats and hotels bussel with activity. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.
Census1/1/1900 FL (Calhoun County) 24 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Mary Parish.  #263 -William J. Bailey (age35-May 1865), Mary Bailey (24-Aug. 1875), William Bailey (9-Apr. 1891), George Bailey (5-Mar. 1895), Ola Bailey (2 -Mar. 1898)and Jessie Bailey (1-Mar. 1899). William and Mary have been married 10 years, they had 5 children, 4 are living. All were born in FL. William's occupation is a logger. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1900: The first automobile, nick-named Chicken Killer, arrives in Blountstown in 1905. The photo on the right shows The Chicken Killer. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.

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7 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
8 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.
9 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.
31 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
2 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
4 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
14 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
20 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
22 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
25 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.
25 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
26 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
27 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
28 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
29 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
31 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
31 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
31 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
7 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
10 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
1 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded

Jesse Bailey
Born on an unknown day in May 1868 and died about 1925.
They were married 1/2/1890.

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The Children of Mary Reba Parish

George D. Bailey
Born in Chipola, Florida on May 16, 1895 and died in Bastrop, Louisiana on March 24, 1956. He was 60 years old.

He married Sallie O'Brian. They had one son named Samuel Lee (1915-1972). George later married Myrtis A. Smith.
He served in WWI....
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