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Minnie Lee Howard 

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William 'Buck' Jasper Howard
4/12/1856 - 1/15/1950

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1/5/1867 - 11/10/1913
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Minnie Lee Howard
10/1889 - 2/20/1925
(Shown at age 21)
Minnie Lee Howard was born on an unknown day in October 1889 in Calhoun Co., Georgia and died on February 20, 1925 in Terrell Co., Georgia. She lived to be 35 years old.

She married James W. Turner (1865 -1923). They had four children:
  1. Virginia Turner (1914)
  2. James Turner (1916-2000)
  3. Theta Turner (1919)
  4. Julia Lee Turner (1922-1993)
Census1/4/1900 Cordray GA (Calhoun County) 10 yrs old 
Recorded as Family #21: W. J. Howard (age 44, born in March 1856), Allice Howard (age 33, born Jan. 1867), Ben Howard (14, Apr. 1886), Minnie Howard (10, Oct. 1889), Mattie Howard (5, Apr. 1895), and Charlie Howard (2, Nov. 1897). W. J. was born in AL as were his parents, Allice was born in GA, as were her parents. All of the children were born in GA. W.J. is a farmer, Ben is a farm laborer, and Minnie is attending school. Everyone can read and write except W.J., Mattie, abd Charles. Allice says they have been married for 20 years and she has given birth to six children, of which, only four are living.  
Census4/16/1910 Morgan GA (Calhoun County) 20 yrs old 
family# 30 -W. J. Howard (age54), Alace V. Howard (43), Minnie Howard (18), Mattie Howard (15), Clarlie Howard (12)& J. C. Howard (4). W.J. & Alace have been married ten years and have five children. W.J. was born in AL, he doesn't know where his parents were born. Alace was born in GA, her father in AL and mother in GA. all children born in GA. W.J. can not read or write, all other can. Charlie, Mattie & J. C. attend school.  
Census1/21/1920 Leary GA (Calhoun County) 30 yrs old 
Recorded as Dwelling #105 and Family #105: J. W. Turner (age 56), Minnie Turner (age 28), Virginia Turner (age 5), James Turner (age 4), Theda Turner (5 months old). They own their home. All were born in GA, as were their parents. J.W. and Minnie can read and write. J.W. is a carpenter.  
Death Certificate2/20/1925 GA (Calhoun County) 35 yrs old 
Name: Minnie L. Turner, Event Date: Feb. 20, 1925, Age (Formatted): 35 years 8 days, Event Place: Leary, Calhoun, Georgia, United States, Birth Date: Feb. 12, 1890, Birthplace: Calhoun, Ga, Gender: Female, Marital Status: Married, Race: White, Ethnicity: American, Spouse's Name: Jim Turner, Father's Name: William Benjamin Howard, Mother's Name: Alice Regby  
Newspaper1/13/2016 Parrott GA (Terrell County) 91 yrs after death 
Virginia Turner Mims, 101, of Parrott, died at her residence on January 12, 2016. Graveside funeral service will be held Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 2:00 the Parrott City Cemetery with Rev. David Martin officiating.
Virginia (known as "Biggie" to her family and closest friends) was born September 22, 1914 in Patmos in Baker County, Georgia, daughter of the late J.W. Turner and Minnie Lee Howard Turner. Both of her parents died when she was a young child, a loving aunt and uncle, Mattie and Alex Smith added her and her brother, James, to their already large family. Surviving cousins of this family are Ruby Drinkwater and Maude Paul of Edison, Lee Turner of Cuthbert, Odell Turner of Shellman and Dot Milner of Dickey. Deceased members of this family are the parents and Phil Smith and Gertrude Jackson.
Virginia's younger sisters, were adopted by other families and now deceased, were Julia Lee Connell and Theta Lee Gladin.
She was married to Robert Livingston Mims who died in 1966. She was a homemaker, strongly devoted to her family and friends. Surviving are her daughters, Norene Pritchard of Parrott and Gayle Morgan (Franklin) of Americus.
Her deceased children were Glynn Mims, Bobby Mims, Myrtle Smith and Joyce Bethea and sons-in-law, Ray Smith, Jimmy Pritchard and Johnny Bethea.
She leaves behind a multitude of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
"Biggie" will be missed by her family and many special friends as well as those who traveled Highway #520 through Parrott and delighted in waving at her as she sat on her porch daily accompanied by a very special member of her extended family, Bobby Pritchard. 

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16 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
23 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
25 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
28 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
31 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
35 1924 Peach County is formed.
6 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
8 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
11 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.
11 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
12 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
13 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
14 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
15 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
17 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
17 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
17 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
23 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
24 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
25 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
34 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
34 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
35 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
19 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
23 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
24 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
28 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.
30 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
20 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
21 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.
20 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
25 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.
28 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
30 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
31 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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James Turner
Born on April 7, 1865 and died on November 2, 1923
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The Children of Minnie Lee Howard

96 years old
Virginia Turner
Born in Patmos, Calhoun County, Georgia on September 22, 1914 and died in Parrott, Randolph County, Georgia on January 12, 2016. She was 101 years old.

Virginia was known as "Biggie". Both of her parents died when she was a young child, a loving aunt and uncle, Mattie and Alex Smith added her and her brother, James, to their family. Virginia marrie...
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39 years old
James Turner
Born in Calhoun County, Georgia on January 9, 1916 and died in Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia on February 29, 2000. He was 84 years old.

He married Mary Aline Eubanks
James Franklin ...
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Theta Lee Turner
Born in Leary, Calhoun County, Georgia on July 30, 1919 and died in Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia on December 27, 2014. She was 95 years old.

She was called "Dee Dee". She married Herbert L. Gladin Sr.
Jacquelyn Gladin Evans (1942 -2013)
Herbert L. Glandin Jr.

She was a charter member of Avalon United Methodist Ch...
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Julia Lee Turner
Born in Leary, Calhoun County, Georgia on August 18, 1922 and died in Zephyrhills, Pasco County, Florida on December 12, 1993. She was 71 years old.

She married Julian Cason Hussey.
They had one daughter, Barbara E. Hussey.
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