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Martha ' Mattie ' C. Bailey 

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John Henry Bailey
7/1865 - 12/8/1932

Jessie Florence Parish
4/15/1871 - 1900
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Martha ' Mattie ' C. Bailey
2/22/1900 - 9/15/1982
(Shown at age 12)
Martha ' Mattie ' C. Bailey was born on February 22, 1900 in Calhoun County, Florida and died on September 15, 1982 in Blountstown, Florida. She lived to be 82 years old.

At a young child she lost her right eye in an icepick accident. She married a man named Burge who was absent later in her life. In her old age she lived a few houses down and across the road from her sister Dumpsey's house on Pear Street in Blountstown. When family would congregate at Dumpsey's house, Aunt Mattie would walked down the street to visit for a while.
Census6/27/1900 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) about 4 months old 
family #233: John H. Bailey (age 34, born July 1865), Florance (age 29, born April 1871), Evg. (12, sept. 1887), Busby (11, Jan. 1889), John H. Jr.(9, Dec. 1890), Silas (7, Dec. 1892), Jessie (5, Oct. 1894), George (3, Aug. 1896), Annie (2, Mar.1898) & Martha (2mo, Mar. 1900). All were born in Florida. John's parents were born in SC. He is a merchant. They have been married 15 years. Florance says she has had eight children, all are living. The family also lives next door to Jonas Bailey and his family. 
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 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 10 yrs old 
family#107 - J. H. Bailey (age44), Martha C. Bailey (35), Silas R. Bailey (16), George Bailey (13), Laura Bailey (11), Mattie Bailey (9)& (stepdaughter) Carrie Goff (10) Martha states they have been married six years. She had two children, one is living. She was born in FL, her parents were born in the U.S., John H. was born in FL, his father in SC & mother GA. John H. is the superintendent at a sawmill. All children in FL. All can read & write except Mattie & Carrie.  
Census1/1/1920 Blountstown FL (Calhoun Co. County) 19 yrs old 
Listed as family #391: John H. Bailey (age 54), Martha C. (wife, age 45), Mattie (daughter, age 20). All were born in Florida. Both of John's parents were also born in FL. However, Martha's father was born in GA and her mother in NC. John H. is a sawmill operator. All indicate they can read and write. For Mattie's marital status, the census recorder wrote "UM". 
Census1/1/1935 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 34 yrs old 
Mattie Burge - (age 36), She was born in FL. She is a widow. She works: (hard to read, maybe laundry)  
Census4/1/1940 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 40 yrs old 
#212-Mattie C. Bailey (age 40), she was born in FL, she has a 4th gr. education. Her occupation is chair woman at the WPA sewing room. She is devoiced. Street address: Pear St. She owns her home, value at $500. 
Census1/1/1945 Precinct 1 FL (Calhoun County) 44 yrs old 
Mattie Bailey (age 45), she was born in FL, she has a 4th gr. education and works in a school lunch room.   Source:  FL St. census 1945
Newspaper11/8/1951 Panama City FL (Bay County) 51 yrs old 
Mrs. Mattie Bailey is convalescing at her home here after an eye operation performed at Moody Hospital in Dothan, Ala. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Flood and children, of Jacksonville, spent the weekend here with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Davis and family. Delando Howard and Johnnie Holley have enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. They left Monday for San Antonio, Texas. 
Graveyard/Tombstone9/15/1982 Nettle Ridge Cem. FL (Calhoun County) 82 yrs old 
Mattie Bailey -2/22/1900 to 9/15/1982  
Newspaper9/19/1982 FL (Calhoun County) 82 yrs old 
MATTIE BAILEY BURGE, Blountstown -- Mattie Bailey Burge, 82, of Blountstown, died Friday at Calhoun General Hospital in Blountstown. Services are scheduled for 3PM today at Blountstown Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial follows in Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown.
A lifelong resident of Calhoun County, she was a homemaker and a member of Blountstown Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Survivors include one sister, Dumpsy Davis of Blountstown; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Adams Funeral Home of Blountstown is in charge of arrangements.  Source:  Tallahassee Democrat, page 2C.

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6 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
17 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
28 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.
57 1957 The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
62 1962 The Seminole Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
79 1979 The sovereign status of the Seminole Indian Tribe allows it to establish the first gambling establishment in FL. It is a bingo hall located on their Hollywood, FL reservation.
1 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
2 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
3 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
4 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
6 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
6 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
6 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
12 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
13 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
14 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
23 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
23 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
24 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
26 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
27 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
28 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
36 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
38 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
46 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
47 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
51 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
52 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
57 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.
60 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
62 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
65 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
71 1971 The first unmanned spacecraft hit Mars and was launched by the Soviet Union
74 1974 Discovery of "Lucy" in Africa, an almost complete hominid skeleton over 3 million years old, only 3 and a half feet tall but having adult teeth, a small brain, walked upright
75 1975 Invention of the CAT scanner (computerized axial tomography)
79 1979 First "test tube baby" from artificial insemination
81 1981 AIDS is identified by scientist; The first reusable space shuttle, Columbia, is sent into space.
8 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
12 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
13 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
17 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.
19 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
38 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
39 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
41 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.
50 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
55 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
60 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
63 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
69 1969 NEWS HEADLINES: In July, the U.S. becomes the first nation to land astronauts on the moon. Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to step on the lunar surface.
70 1970 NEWS HEADLINES: U.S. forces invade Cambodia and the Vietnam War continues to escalate. Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix die of drug overdoses. Four Kent State University students are killed during a Vietnam War protest.
77 1977 NEWS HEADLINES: Star Wars is released and becomes the biggest ticket selling movie of all time.
9 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
10 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.
27 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
29 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
30 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
32 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
33 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!
34 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.
34 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
35 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
39 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
43 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.
44 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
45 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
54 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.
62 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
66 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
67 1967 Martin Luther King leads an anti Vietnam protest in New York; The American Indian Movement is founded; Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King are assassinated; Three Apollo astronauts are killed in a fire on the launch pad.
71 1971 Charles Manson is found guilt of murder.
72 1972 Break-in at the Democratic headquarters sets of the Watergate Scandal.
73 1973 The Vietnam War peace pacts were signed in Paris and the last of the American forces finally leave Vietnam.
77 1977 Jimmy Carter, a Democrat from GA, is elected president.
81 1981 Ronald Reagan is elected president. He will serve two terms. (Republican)
9 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
14 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.
17 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
19 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
20 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.
38 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
39 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.
45 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

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