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Etta Belle Armstrong 

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George Lee Armstrong
10/14/1873 - 3/14/1919

Nora Virginia Coe
5/17/1873 - 9/18/1949
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Etta Belle Armstrong
8/2/1901 - 3/3/1949
(Shown at age 17)
Etta Belle Armstrong was born on August 2, 1901 in Dothan, Alabama and died on March 3, 1949 in Marianna, Florida. She lived to be 47 years old.

Census4/10/1910 AL (Houston County) 8 yrs old 
Recorded as family #28: George L. Armstrong, (age 35), Nora V. (wife, age 35), Nita H. (daughter, age 10), Etta B. (daughter, age 8), and James A. (son, age 2). All were born in Alabama as were their parents. George is working as a farmer on a general farm and also milling at a sui?? mill. 
Military9/12/1918 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 17 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) 18 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) 28 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) 38 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) 47 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
Graveyard/Tombstone3/4/1949 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 47 yrs old 
Boggs Cemetery. - Etta Belle Halley - 2 Aug 1901 to 3 Mar 1949 - She was the sunshine of our home  

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5 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
16 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
27 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.
1 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
2 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
3 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
5 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
5 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
5 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
11 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
12 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
13 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
22 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
22 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
23 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
25 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
26 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
27 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
35 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
37 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
45 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
46 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
7 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
11 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
12 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
16 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.
18 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
37 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
38 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
40 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.
8 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
9 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.
26 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
28 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
29 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
31 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
32 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!
33 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.
33 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
34 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
38 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
42 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.
43 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
44 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
8 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
13 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.
16 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
18 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
19 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.
37 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
38 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.
44 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Caleb Halley
Born on January 29, 1898 and died on January 31, 1951.
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The Children of Etta Belle Armstrong

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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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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