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Mary Allie Kent 

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John Allen Kent
5/4/1853 - 2/1/1929

Sarah Elizabeth Kelly
9/29/1862 - 1/11/1926
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Mary Allie Kent
9/12/1890 - 8/31/1975
(Shown at age 24)
Mary Allie Kent was born on September 12, 1890 in Blountstown, Florida and died on August 31, 1975 in Blountstown, Florida. She lived to be 85 years old.

Her parents were John A. & Sarah E. Kent.

She was married about 1910 in Blountstown,FL.
Bessie L (1913),
Inez (1918),
Earl S.(1920),
Robert B.(1923) ,
Martin B.(1927), &
Mary E. Davis(1929)
Census6/1/1900 Hansford Mill FL (Calhoun County) 9 yrs old 
# 531 -John A. Kent (age 47, 5/1853);Sarah E. Kent (age 37, 9/1862); John A. (age16, 4/1884); Georgia S. Kent (age 12, 1/1888); Mary A. Kent (age10, 9/1889). John states he is a farm laborer. John states he was born in Florida, his Mother was born in GA, Father AL. Sarah states she was born in Florida, her parents were born is NC. All children were born in FL. John states he can't read or write. Sarah states she can read & write. States the children attended school. 
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.
Census4/29/1910 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 19 yrs old 
Family #114: Robert E. Davis (age 27) states his occupation is Wagoner working with turpentine. He was born in Florida and parents in US. His wife, Mary, is 19 years old. She states she and her parents were born in Florida. 
Census1/16/1920 Blountstown precent 5 FL (Calhoun County) 29 yrs old 
Family #202: Robert (age 37), Mary (age 28), Bessie (age 6), Inez (age 1 1/2). Robert states his occupation as farm laborer. Robert & Mary say they can read and write. All were born in Florida as were their parents. 
Census1/1/1930 Kinard FL (Calhoun County) 39 yrs old 
Family# 143: Robert E Davis (age 49), Allie M (age 30), Bessie L (age 17), Inez I (age 12), Earl S (age 9), Robert B (age 7), Martin B (age 3), Mary E (age 7/12), and Frank A Davis (age 75). Robert is a laborer at the Saw Mill. He is not a veteran of a war. All were born in Florida and their parents were also. 
Census1/1/1940 Bloutstown FL (Calhoun County) 49 yrs old 
#41- R. E. Davis (age 59), Mary Davis (49), Inez Bright (21)-step daughter, Erle Davis (19), Robert Davis (17), Martin Davis (12), Mary Etta Davis (10), Alvin Bright (4) -step son, Edward Bright (2)-step son, William Russ (21)-adp son. All born in FL, Robert is a farmer.

next door#40 - David Bright (23), Estelle Bright(19)-sister , C.J. Bright (13)-brother 
Census1/1/1945 Precinct 1 FL (Calhoun County) 54 yrs old 
page 4 - R. E. Davis (62), Allie (54), Martin B. (17),& Mary Etta (15). R.E & Allew have a 1st gr. education, Martin & Mary have an 11th gr. education. R.E. is a farmer. All were born in FL.  Source:  FL St. Census 1945
Graveyard/Tombstone8/31/1975 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 85 yrs old 
Nettle Ridge Cemetery: ALLIE DAVIS 9/12/1890 to 08/31/1975 sec.3A lot.167  

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Mary Kent's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Mary, her family, and friends. For example, Mary is 19 years old when The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
16 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
27 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
38 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.
67 1957 The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
72 1962 The Seminole Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
5 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
7 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
10 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.
10 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
11 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
12 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
13 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
14 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
16 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
16 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
16 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
22 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
23 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
24 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
33 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
33 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
34 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
36 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
37 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
38 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
46 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
48 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
56 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
57 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
61 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
62 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
67 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.
70 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
72 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
75 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
81 1971 The first unmanned spacecraft hit Mars and was launched by the Soviet Union
84 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
85 1975 Invention of the CAT scanner (computerized axial tomography)
18 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
22 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
23 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
27 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.
29 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
48 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
49 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
51 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.
60 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
65 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
70 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
73 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
79 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.
80 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.
19 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
20 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.
37 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
39 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
40 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
42 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
43 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!
44 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.
44 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
45 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
49 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
53 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.
54 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
55 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
64 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.
72 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
76 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
77 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.
81 1971 Charles Manson is found guilt of murder.
82 1972 Break-in at the Democratic headquarters sets of the Watergate Scandal.
83 1973 The Vietnam War peace pacts were signed in Paris and the last of the American forces finally leave Vietnam.
19 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
24 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.
27 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
29 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
30 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.
48 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
49 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.
55 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
Family Snapshots
Robert Davis
Robert Davis
Robert Davis and Family
Robert Davis and Family
1959 Bailey Reunion
1959 Bailey Reunion

Robert 'Bob' Davis
Born on November 12, 1882 and died on July 6, 1972.
They were married 1/1/1910.

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The Children of Mary Allie Kent

Bessie L. Davis
Born in Marianna (Jackson County), Florida about 1913 and died in Calhoun County, Florida on March 1, 1934. She was about 21 years old.

Married David E. Bright (11/9/1916 - 3/1987). ...
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Ina Inez Davis
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on November 12, 1918 and died in Bay County, Florida on January 23, 1987. She was 68 years old.

She married David E. Bright (11/9/1916 - 3/1987).
Toby Alvin Bright
Edward Bright...
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Earl Shelby Davis
Born somewhere in Florida on March 14, 1921 and died in Bay, Florida on November 9, 1976. He was 55 years old.

He married Helen Aultman (1924-2008)
He later married Ruby (unknown maiden name)Prescott, McDaniel....
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