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Vitano  Ward 

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William 'Matt' Madison Ward
4/10/1855 - 7/3/1886

Hester Ann Helen Brigman
4/20/1862 - 1930
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Vitano Ward
5/6/1884 - 9/23/1972
(Shown at age 56)
Vitano Ward was born on May 6, 1884 in Wards Mill Crossing, Holmes Co., Florida and died on September 23, 1972 in Atlanta, Fulton Co,, Georgia. She lived to be 88 years old.

Her full name was Vesta Vitano Ward.
  1. Daughter Baggott (19131913),
  2. Hiram Lecroy Baggott (19141918),
  3. Dora Helen Baggott (19151996),
  4. Frederick Ward Baggott (19172001),
  5. Mamie Ruth Baggott (19191994), and
  6. William Duncan Baggott (19222000)
  7. Frank Baggott.
Census6/27/1900 Ward Mill FL (Holmes County) 16 yrs old 
dwelling#414, family#417 -Seaborn Crutchfield, a farmer (age 30-4/1870-AL), Helen Crutchfield (38-4/1862-FL), Samuel Ward (18-4/1887-FL)-stepson, Vitano Ward (16-5/1884-FL)stepdau., Willie Ward (13-1/1887-FL)stepdau., Mandy Crutchfield (9-3/1891-FL) & May Crutchfield (1-12/1889-FL). Samuel, Vitano & Willie attend school.  
Census4/18/1910 FL (Holmes County) 25 yrs old 
family#57 - James J. Moats (age27), Vassie I. Moats (27), Speller Moats (5), Thelma Moats (4), James T. Moats (2)& Vitana Ward (26-AL)border.16 other borders listed with this household. Vitana is a teacher at a public school.  
Census1/29/1920 Fountain FL (Bay County) 35 yrs old 
dwelling #126,family #131 - Fred H. Baggott (age 35), Vitano Baggott (35), Dora H. Baggott (4 mo.) Frederick W Baggott (2) & Mamie R. Baggott (5mo.). Fred was born in SC, as were his parents. Vitano was born in FL, as were her parents. all kids born in FL. Fred is a bookkeeper at Andrew's bay ? and Vitano is a Hotelkeeper at a Genral hotel-not working at this time. They rent their home.  
Census4/23/1930 Sherman, Utopia FL ( Okeechobee County) 45 yrs old 
family# 40 - Fred H. Baggott (age 44), Vita M. Baggott (44), Dora H. Baggott (14), Ward F. Baggott (12), Mamie R. Baggott (10), William D. Baggott (7)& Frank B. Baggott (5).They rent their home and were married at age 35 & 25 years old. Fred was born in SC, as were his parents. Vita was born in FL, as were her parents. all kids born in FL. Value of estate $400(can't read their occupations)  
Death Certificate9/23/1972 Atlanta GA (Dekalb County) 88 yrs old 
Certificate: 033288 - Vitano W. Baggott - Age: 88 years -White -Female.  

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22 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
33 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
44 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.
73 1957 The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
78 1962 The Seminole Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
21 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
28 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
30 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
33 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
36 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
40 1924 Peach County is formed.
5 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
11 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
13 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
16 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.
16 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
17 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
18 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
19 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
20 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
22 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
22 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
22 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
28 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
29 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
30 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
39 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
39 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
40 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
42 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
43 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
44 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
52 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
54 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
62 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
63 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
67 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
68 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
73 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.
76 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
78 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
81 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
87 1971 The first unmanned spacecraft hit Mars and was launched by the Soviet Union
1 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
24 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
28 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
29 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
33 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.
35 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
54 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
55 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
57 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.
66 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
71 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
76 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
79 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
85 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.
86 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.
25 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
26 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.
43 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
45 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
46 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
48 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
49 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!
50 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
50 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.
51 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
55 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
59 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.
60 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
61 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
70 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.
78 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
82 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
83 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.
87 1971 Charles Manson is found guilt of murder.
88 1972 Break-in at the Democratic headquarters sets of the Watergate Scandal.
25 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
30 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.
33 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
35 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
36 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.
54 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
55 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.
61 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Frederick ' Fred ' Baggott
Born on October 16, 1884 and died on August 8, 1942.
They were married 6/12/1912.

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