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Jesse James Messer 

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Wiliam Zachariah 'Zach' Messer
7/7/1887 - 8/20/1967

Bertha L. Bailey
12/5/1887 - 12/16/1966
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Jesse James Messer
5/14/1922 - 12/26/1967
Jesse James Messer was born on May 14, 1922 in Calhoun Co., Florida and died on December 26, 1967 somewhere in Florida. He lived to be 45 years old.

On April 5, 1941 he married Evelyn Paulene Butler (5/4/1926 -7/12/2004).
Census4/24/1930 Traylors Mill FL (Calhoun County) 7 yrs old 
#53 -Zach W. Messer -42, Bertha L. Messer -42, Ivee Messer -16, Irvin J. Messer -12, Fowzell Messer -9, Jesse J. Messer -7, Virginia Messer -5, Arvel M. Messer -2 11mo. Zach is a farmer and he owns his home.Zach and Beatha were both 21 years old at the time they married. All were born in Florida, as were their parents.  
Newspaper8/20/1967 FL (Calhoun County) 45 yrs old 
Zach Messer died on August 20: Mr. William "Zach" Messer, 80, of Route 1, Altha, Fla. died at 11:55 a.m. August 20, 1967 in Calhoun County. He was a member of Victory Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday from Victory Hill Pentecoatal Holiness Church. Rev. R L Lastinger will officiate. Burial will follow in Victory Hill Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home directing.
Survivors include four sons, James Messer of Picayune, Miss., Fonzel Messer of Panama City and Monroe Messer of Annapolis Md.. Four daughters, Mrs. Addie Mae Perkins of Blountstown, Mrs. Georgia Jones of Marianna, Mrs. Virginia Jordan of Orlando. Two sisters, Mrs. Ella Gray of Wewahitchka and Mrs. Emily Peacock of Marianna. 21 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren also survive.  

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6 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.
35 1957 The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
40 1962 The Seminole Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
1 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
1 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
2 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
4 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
5 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
6 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
14 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
16 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
24 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
25 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
29 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
30 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
35 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.
38 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
40 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
43 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
16 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
17 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
19 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.
28 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
33 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
38 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
41 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
5 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
7 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
8 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
10 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
11 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!
12 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
12 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.
13 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
17 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
21 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.
22 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
23 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
32 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.
40 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
44 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
45 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.
16 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
17 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.
23 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

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