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Caleb Wesley Halley 

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John Bennett Halley
10/21/1869 - 6/24/1940

Mary Elizabeth Peacock
5/17/1875 - 12/23/1957
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Caleb Wesley Halley
1/29/1898 - 1/31/1951
(Shown at age 20)
Caleb Wesley Halley was born on January 29, 1898 in Blountstown, Florida and died on January 31, 1951 in Thomasville, Georgia. He lived to be 53 years old.

He was called "Wes" . He served in WWI and in 1918 he marred Etta Armstrong.
Census4/25/1910 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 12 yrs old 
Recorded as family #33: J. B. Halley (age 40), Mary (wife, age 34), Ellis (son, age 18), Annie (daughter, age 16), Wess (son, age 12), Belle (daughter, age 11), Phenlon (son, age 9), Marion (son, age 7), Lee Roy (son, age 1) and Mart McNely (a black servant, age 21, widowed, born in FL). J. B. was born in FL and both parents in the United States. Mary and her mother were born in FL and her father in the United States. All of the children were born in FL. Mary has given birth to 8 children and all are still living. J. B. and Ellis are farmers working the family farm. All, except the youngest children, can read and write. The youngest children have attended school during the past year. 
Other5/30/1916 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 18 yrs old 
Handwritten pages from the front of John Bennett and Mary Elizebeth Peacock Halley's bible records the birth of each child between 1892 through 1916.
Marriage: J. B. Halley and Mary Elizebeth Peacock was married April th 17, 1895.
John Bennett Halley was born Oct. th 21, 1869
Mary Elizebeth Peacock was born May th 17, 1875
James Ellis Halley was born Feb. th 22,1892
Annie Lee Halley was born April th 20, 1894
Mary Ella Halley was born March th 4 1896
Celap Wess Halley was born Jan. th 29, 1898
Marry Belle Halley was born may th 4 ,1899
Charley Rubn Halley was born April th 13, 1901
John Marvins Halley was born Aug. th 14 1903
Lee Roy Halley was born Aug. th 16, 1908
Lillie Mae Halley was born Jan. th 10, 1911
Allbert Chester was born Jan. th 1 , 1913
Clerence Eugene Halley was born Aug.30, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Halley's Family 
Military9/12/1918 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 20 yrs old 
WWI Registration Draft Card: #5871 Calip Wesley Halley states his occupation as laborer in Blountstown, FL. Etta Bell is listed as next of kin. His height is recorded as average, build is medium and color ___ is black. 
Census1/22/1920 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 21 yrs old 
Recorded as family #237: Wess Halley (age 22), Etta Bell (wife, age 19) and Nora E. (daughter, age 7 months). Nora, Weer and his parents were born in FL while Etta Bell and her parents were born in AL. Weer is a farmer and tenant. Both Weer and Etta can read and write. 
Census4/12/1930 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 32 yrs old 
Recorded as family #43: Wess C. Halley (age 31), Etta B. (age 29), Nora E. (age 10), John L. (9), James L. (7), Donald H. (5) and Wess (age 2). Wess was 21 and Etta was 18 when they were married. The family lives on a "general farm" which they are renting. Etta and her parents were born in AL and everyone else was born in FL. 
Death Certificate1/1/1940 FL (Calhoun County) 41 yrs old 
Florida Death Index, 1936-1998: Wees Halley died in 1940 in Calhoun Florida. [Believed to be the infant son of Wesley and Etta Halley
Death Certificate3/3/1949 FL (Jackson County) 51 yrs old 
The death of Etta Belle Halley is recorded in 1949 in Jackson County, Florida on certificate #8484.  Source:  Florida Death Index 1877-1998
Death Certificate1/31/1951 GA (Thomas County) 53 yrs old 
The death of Caleb W. Halley is recorded on January 31, 1951, in Thomas County GA on certificate #4483. He was 53 years old and a Florida resident at the time of his death. 
Newspaper2/1/1951 Panama City News Herald FL (Bay County) 53 yrs old 
Caleb Halley of Blountstown Dies -- Caleb Wess Halley, 53, lifelong resident of Calhoun County, died in Archibald hospital, Thomasville, GA, after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were to be held at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Blountstown the following Friday. Includes full list of family members. 
Graveyard/Tombstone2/1/1951 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 53 yrs old 
Boggs Cemetery. - Wess Halley - 29 Jan 1898 to 31 Jan 1951 -Our loss is his gain  

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8 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
19 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
30 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.
7 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
14 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
16 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
19 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
22 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
26 1924 Peach County is formed.
2 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
2 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.
3 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
4 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
5 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
6 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
8 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
8 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
8 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
14 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
15 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
16 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
25 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
25 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
26 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
28 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
29 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
30 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
38 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
40 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
48 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
49 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
53 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
10 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
14 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
15 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
19 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.
21 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
40 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
41 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
43 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.
52 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
11 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
12 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.
29 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
31 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
32 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
34 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
35 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!
36 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.
36 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
37 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
41 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
45 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.
46 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
47 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
11 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
16 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.
19 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
21 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
22 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.
40 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
41 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.
47 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Etta Armstrong
Born on August 2, 1901 and died on March 3, 1949.
They were married 4/7/1918.

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The Children of Caleb Wesley Halley

26 years old
Nora Elizabeth Halley
Born in Blountstown, Florida on June 8, 1919 and died in Panama City, Florida on August 25, 2007. She was 88 years old.

Married in Blountstown, FL. She was a member of Springfield Community Church, where she faithfully served 14 years as head of food service for the annual camp meeting. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, ...
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24 years old
John Lee Halley
Born in Blountstown, Florida on February 28, 1921 and died in Bainbridge, Georgia on July 17, 1991. He was 70 years old.

Occupation: Farmer. Burial at Boggs Cemetery in Blountstown, FL...
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22 years old
James Lloyd Halley
Born in Blountstown, Florida on June 2, 1923 and died in Carrollton, Georgia on April 22, 2008. He was 84 years old.

Occupation: Labtech. Married 2/7/1953 to Gloria Ann Brinson in Thomasville, GA, no children (divorced). Second marriage 10/8/1971 to Euginia Elizabeth James in Chamblee, GA, no children....
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18 years old
Donald Harrel Halley
Born in Blountstown, Florida on June 30, 1925 and died in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky on February 21, 1992. He was 66 years old.

Burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Panama City, FL...
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24 years old
Caleb Wesley Halley Jr.
Born in Blountstown, Florida on March 9, 1928 and died in an unknown location on May 7, 2003. He was 75 years old.

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26 years old
Florence Nell Halley
Born in Blountstown, Florida on April 21, 1936 and died in Jacksonville, Florida on December 6, 2020. She was about 84 years old.

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infant son Halley
Born in Blountstown, Florida on March 8, 1940 and died in Blountstown, Florida on March 8, 1940. This child was stillborn.

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