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Simmie  Crawford 

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Henry Hayes Crawford
1859 - 1900

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1865 - 1900
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Simmie Crawford
7/1882 - 1945
Simmie Crawford was born on an unknown day in July 1882 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1945 somewhere in Georgia. Actual date of death is unknown. She lived to be about 62 years old.

She was blind. After the death of her parents she lived with her grandfather Simeon D. Howard Jr. After his death she lived at the Dixie Boarding House in Bainbridge, Georgia.
Census1/1/1900 Columbia AL (Henry County) 17 yrs old 
#176 -Sim Howard (age 53,March 1847, AL), Mary B. Howard (63,Jan.1837, GA), Grandson -Simmey Crawford (17,July 1882, GA), grandson-Henry D. Crawford (15, Dec.1884 GA), gran-daughter-Berta J. Crawford (13, Aug.1886, GA), grandson-James E. Crawford (11,Apr. 1889, GA), sister-n-law-Caliley Sheffield (61, Dec. 1838, GA). Sim and Mary have been married 30 years and had one child that is not living. Sim is a farmer. James,Bertha and Henry attend school. Caliley is a widow with no children.  
Census4/28/1910 Douglas Crossroads AL (Henry County) 27 yrs old 
# 175 Sim D. Howard (age 80), widow -married 43 years, Farmer, born in Al. his father was born in GA and mother born in AL. sister in law- Ailie M. Sheffield - last name crossed out, (age 70), widow, cook, Born in GA, she had 6 children, 4 are living. niece- Clndie Crawford (age 27)born in GA, she is blind. 
Military5/2/1919 Tallahassee FL (Leon County) 36 yrs old 
Department of Pensions State of Florida
May 2nd, 1919
Pension Commissioner,
Montgomery, Ala.
Dear Sir:
Miss Simmie Crawford, totally blind, grand-daughter and only heir, as she states to me of S. D. Howard, a pensioner of Houston, county, Alabama, came in to see me this morning with a view to the collection of the funeral benefit and balance of pension due Mr. Howard to the date of his death, he having died on January, 9th 1919. His pension due Jan. 1st. 1919, was in the P.O. here but was not received before his death and was therefore returned.
Mr. Howard was, as has been stated to me, on a visit here when he died and proof of his death and the fact that Miss Crawford is entitled to the amounts, can be satisfactorily established.

Kindly communicate with her c/o Dixie Boarding House, Bainbridge, Georgia.
Yours very truly,
Sinclair Wells  
Military5/8/1919  Dothan AL (Houston County) 36 yrs old 
Hon. Sinclair Wells, Secretary, State Pension Board, Tallahassee, Fla

Dear Sir:
Your letter of May 2nd, with reference of former pensioner S.D. Howard, of this state, and his grand-daughter Miss Semmie Crawford, has been received.

In reply to same, I beg to advise that Mr. Howard was formerly a pensioner of this state. In October, 1917, his pension warrant was mailed by the Probate Judge of Houston county back to us with notation that he had moved to Georgia. In July, 1918 , we received a letter from the Probate Judge of Houston County to the effect that this was in error and that he was a resident of Alabama. A pension warrant under that date was issued in favor of Mr. Howard for $87.50, being back pay. A warrant was also issued in October , 1918, and one issued in January, 1919, in his favor. However, in March, 1919, the Probate Judge returned all of these warrants, stating that Mr. Howard was dead. It would appear from this that it had been several months since he had been in Alabama. Our pension law provides that if a pensioner dies leaving no widow or minor children, the last pension warrant after his death shall apply first to the burial expenses and second, to expenses incurred in his last illnesses. I see no provision in the law whereby Miss Crawford would be entitled to any pension issued in favor of Mr. Howard.
Thanking you for the interest you took in the matter, I am Very truly yours,
Marriage11/19/1919 Bainbridge GA (Decatur County) 37 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Simmie Crawford.  Simmie May Crawford married Allen Burgess on Nov 19, 1919 , Race W ,Book H Page 263  

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23 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
30 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
32 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
35 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
38 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
42 1924 Peach County is formed.
7 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
13 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
15 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
18 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.
18 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
19 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
20 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
21 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
22 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
24 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
24 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
24 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
30 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
31 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
32 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
41 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
41 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
42 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
44 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
45 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
46 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
54 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
56 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
3 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
26 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
30 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
31 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
35 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.
37 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
56 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
57 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
59 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.
27 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
28 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.
45 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
47 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
48 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
50 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
51 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!
52 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
52 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.
53 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
57 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
61 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.
62 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
63 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
27 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
32 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.
35 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
37 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
38 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.
56 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
57 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.
63 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

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