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John Henry Davis 

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Charles White Davis
8/19/1834 - 4/17/1891

Mary Elizabeth Anna Robinson
6/15/1843 - 11/29/1914
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John Henry Davis
1/10/1876 - 3/8/1911
(Shown at age 29)
John Henry Davis was born on January 10, 1876 in Marianna, Florida and died on March 8, 1911 in Marianna, Florida. He lived to be 35 years old.

Census7/1/1880 Marianna FL (Jackson County) 4 yrs old 
family #137: Charles W. Davis (age 45), Mary E. Davis 35),Charles W. Davis (10),Gussie B. Davis (7), John H. Davis (4),Sallie L. Robinson (26)sister in law, Margaret Davis (55),Henry Davis (12),Tom Davis (10),Kate Davis (6), & Lewis Davis (1); Charles is a Retail Merchant. All born in Florida, Charles, Mary, Sallie & Margret's parents were born in GA. 
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1880: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  

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6 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
7 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
8 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
30 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
1 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
3 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
13 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
19 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
21 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
24 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.
24 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
25 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
26 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
27 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
28 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
30 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
30 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
30 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
6 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
9 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
32 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
33 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
34 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.
33 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
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