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Winnie S. Bracewell
8/28/1896 - 11/29/1971
(Shown at age 69)
Winnie S. Bracewell was born on August 28, 1896 in Bristol, Florida and died on November 29, 1971 in Blountstown, Florida. She lived to be 75 years old.

Her parents were Francis Arron Bracewell (1858-1917) and Richetta "Etta" Glenn (1867-1971)
She married Charles B. Halley and they had one son, Buford Eli , and two daughters, Virgie and Shirley.
Other8/28/1896 FL (Liberty County) 0 days old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Winnie Bracewell.  From Ancestry. com Family Data: Winnie Sevasti Bracewell was born in Rock Bluff, FL (Liberty County) on August 28, 1896. Her parents were Franklin Aaron Bracewell and Richidetta Glen. She died in 1971. 
Census6/22/1900 Bristol FL (Liberty County) 3 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Winnie Bracewell.  Listed as family #428: Frank Bracewell (age 42), Etta (wife, age 33), Eli H. (son, age 11), Salesia (daughter, age 9), Rurrtis (son, age 8), Benne (son, age 6), Winnice (daughter, age 3), Mauipha (son, age 1), Demmie Glenn (mother-in-law, age 64). Frank was born in Florida and both of his parents were born in GA. Etta was born in FL, her father in GA and her mother in FL. All of the children were born in FL. The mother-in-law was born in Georgia and both of her parents were born in North Carolina. Frank's occupation is Farm Laborer and Cooper. Frank, Etta and Eli can read, write and speak English. The older children attended school 3 months during the past year. Frank and Etta have been married 13 years and Etta has given birth to seven children -- six of which are still living. 
Marriage12/22/1913 FL (Liberty County) 17 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Winnie Bracewell.  Willie A. Gatlin and Winnie S. Bracewell are married on December 22, 1913 in Liberty County, FL. 
Census4/12/1930 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 33 yrs old 
Listed as family #50: Charlie B. Halley (age 49), Winnie (wife, age 33), Wilma (daughter, age 15), Buford (son, age 9), Vergil (daughter, age 7) and Etta Bracewell (mother-in-law, age 63). Charlie was 38 years old and Winnie was 23 the first time they married. All three of the children have been attending school and Charlie, Winnie and Wilma can read and write. All were born in Florida and state their parents were also born in Florida. Charlie is a farmer working a general farm. He says he is not a veteran. 
Census1/1/1935 Precinct 1 FL (Calhoun County) 38 yrs old 
page 57 -C.B. Halley (56), Winnie Halley (33),Buford Halley (14),Virgie Halley (12), Shirley Halley (1). All were born in FL.  
Census1/1/1945 Kinard FL (Calhoun County) 48 yrs old 
Page 1 - C. B. Holley (64),Winnie (47), Buford (24),Shirley(11). All were born in FL. C.B. is a farmer. 
Death Certificate11/29/1971 FL (Escambia County) 75 yrs old 
Florida Death Index, 1936-1998: Winnie S. Holley, born 8/28/1896, died November 29, 1971. She was 75 years old. 

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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 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.
4 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
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 The triode vacuum tube is invented
10 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
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
69 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
75 1971 The first unmanned spacecraft hit Mars and was launched by the Soviet Union
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
67 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
73 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.
74 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.
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 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.
38 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
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.
70 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
71 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.
75 1971 Charles Manson is found guilt of murder.
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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Charlie and Winnie Halley
Charlie and Winnie Halley

Willie Gatlin
Born about 1873 and died about 1973
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Charlie Halley
Born on July 9, 1880 and died on September 1, 1969.
They were married 11/6/1910.

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The Children of Winnie S. Bracewell

Wilma Gatlin
Born in Liberty Co., Florida on January 12, 1912 and died in Blountstown, Florida on November 14, 2007. She was 95 years old.

She married John F. Bailey. They have nine children:
Frankie Nell
Charles Busby(1936-2000)
Elizabeth Ann (1939-1980)
Jonnie Rebecca (1/2/1941-8/11/1941)
John Wallice
Willian A.
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Buford Eli Halley
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on December 9, 1920 and died in Calhoun County, Florida on October 21, 1990. He was 69 years old.

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Virgie Elizabeth Halley
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on February 18, 1923 and died in Calhoun County, Florida on April 2, 1973. She was 50 years old.

She married Carlos Peavy.
Linda Yvonne
Marlon ...
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