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Jasper Kinchen Musgrove  Jr.

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Jasper Kinchen Musgrove
10/18/1843 - 11/18/1925

Johnanna Hansford
4/10/1856 - 9/14/1930
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Jasper Kinchen Musgrove Jr.
9/2/1896 - 4/1/1962
(Shown at age 57)
Jasper Kinchen Musgrove, Jr., was born on September 2, 1896 in Altha, Florida and died on April 1, 1962 in Calhoun County, Florida. He lived to be 65 years old.

Parents were Jasper and Johnana Musgrove and he had two brothers, Charlie and John, and two sisters, Mary and Georgian.

Occupations: Law Enforcement, Educator and School Teacher in Levy, Jackson and Calhoun Counties. Served in the Army Infantry in WWI. In 1924 he was elected to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and served for three terms. In 1939 he was elected Sheriff for four terms. He also served as County Tax Assessor for four terms. In WWII he did construction work at Tyndall Air Force Base and at Panama City Shipyard on "Liberty Ships".

Second marriage to Lois Virginia Kelly in 1930. After Kitchen's death in 1962, Lois married Ross Cox and lived in Chipley, Fl.
Census6/1/1900 Boards Head FL (Calhoun County) 3 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #657: Jasper Musgrove (birth Aug. 1844, age 55), Johnanna Musgrove (Sep 1859, age 40), Georgeann (Mar. 1887, 13), Charles (Feb 1890, 10), and Keutchen (Mar 1894, 6). Jasper and Johnanna have been married 25 years, they have 8 children, 5 or living. All were born in FL, as were their parents. Jasper is a farmer. All can read and write except Keutchen (Kinchen). 
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.
Census4/21/1910 Altha FL (Calhoun County) 13 yrs old 
Jasper Musgrove (age 64), Johnanna Musgrove (age 53), Kinchen Musgrove (15), and border,Mary Anne Butler (35). Jasper and Johnanna have been married 36 years, they have 7 children, 5 are living. Jasper was born in GA, as were his parents. All other born in FL. Johnanna mother was born in FL and father in GA. Jasper is a farmer, Johnanna keeps house, Kinchen works on farm and Mary is a servant. Jasper can read, but not write, Johnanna and Mary can not read or write, Kinchen can read and write. 
Military6/5/1917 FL (Calhoun County) 20 yrs old 
World War I Draft Registration Card for Jasper Kinchen Musgrove says he was born 9/2/1894 in Altha, Fl. His occupation is recorded as "teaching" and he is employed by the Board of Calhoun County. He is single, has brown hair, grey eyes and writes "tall" for his height. 
Census1/15/1920 Altha FL (Calhoun County) 23 yrs old 
189, 192 -Jasper K. Musgrove (age 80), Johnanna Musgrove (age 68), Jasper K. Musgrove Jr.(25), (daughter)Georgie Stephens (32)& (grandaughter) Henrietta Stephens (7). They oun thier home. Jasper and Johnanna were born in GA, as were their parents. All other born in FL. Jasper is a farmer, Johnanna keeps house,Jasper Jr. and Georgie are teachers.  
Census4/15/1930 FL (Calhoun County) 33 yrs old 
Recorded as family #75: Kinchen J. Musgrove (age 34), Elizabeth (daughter, age 8), Henrietta Stephens (niece, age 17) and Emily Barton (servant, age 60). Kinchen was born in Florida (father in GA and mother in FL), Elizabeth and Henrietta and their parents were born in FL. Kinchen is the Superintendent of a public school and estimates the value of his home to be $1, 500. Kinchen is a widow. 
Census1/1/1945 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 48 yrs old 
Recorded on page 19, line 44: J.K. Musgrove (age 48), Lois Musgrove (age 33), and Johnnie O. (age 13). All were born in FL, Kinchen is a tax assessor and Lois is a teacher. Jasper has a Jr. High education, Lois a High School, and Johnnie a 7th grade. 
Death Certificate4/1/1962 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 65 yrs old 
Jasper Kinchon Musgrove - Date of death: 4/1962, county: Calhoun, state: Florida, race: white, gender: male 
Graveyard/Tombstone4/13/1962 Pine Memorial FL (Calhoun County) 65 yrs old 
Jasper Kinchen MUSGROVE (Sept. 2, 1896 - April 12, 1962)
Florida PVT US Army WW I Mason
Lois KELLEY MUSGROVE (May 17, 1912 - Oct. 28 2000) 

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Jasper Musgrove's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Jasper, his family, and friends. For example, Jasper is 13 years old when The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
10 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
21 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
32 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.
61 1957 The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
66 1962 The Seminole Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
1 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
4 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
4 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.
5 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
6 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
7 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
8 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
10 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
10 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
10 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
16 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
17 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
18 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
27 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
27 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
28 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
30 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
31 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
32 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
40 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
42 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
50 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
51 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
55 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
56 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
61 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.
64 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
66 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
12 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
16 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
17 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
21 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.
23 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
42 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
43 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
45 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.
54 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
59 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
64 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
13 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
14 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.
31 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
33 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
34 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
36 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
37 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!
38 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
38 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.
39 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
43 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
47 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.
48 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
49 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
58 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.
66 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
13 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
18 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.
21 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
23 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
24 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.
42 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
43 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.
49 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Sheriff Jasper Kinchin Musgrove
Sheriff Jasper Kinchin Musgrove
Jasper Kinchin Musgrove
Jasper Kinchin Musgrove
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Calhoun County Sheriff Office

Lula Grant
Born on an unknown day in February 1900 and died on July 27, 1929.
They were married 10/14/1920.

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The Children of Jasper Kinchen Musgrove Jr.

Estelle Elizabeth Musgrove
Born in Blountstown, Calhoun County, Florida on September 6, 1921 and died in Panama City, Bay County, Florida on July 4, 1992. She was 70 years old.

Married (7/25/1938) to Erby Millard Nixon (9/4/1909 Whiton, AL -3/24/2010 Panama City,FL)
Children: Millard Grant Nixon....
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