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Ellis Fairbanks Davis 

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Joseph Caswell Davis
1/26/1816 - 12/22/1889

Susan R. H. Emanuel
2/3/1836 - 6/7/1908
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Ellis Fairbanks Davis
11/17/1871 - 10/29/1918
(Shown at age 44)
Ellis Fairbanks Davis was born on November 17, 1871 in Jackson Co., Florida and died on October 29, 1918 in Marianna, Florida. He lived to be 46 years old.

Ellis was a lawyer in general practice, he also served as a member of Florida House of Representatives. He died from the flu in his home across street from First Methodist Church the First Baptist Church in Marianna.

  1. Ellis Fairbanks (10/14/1896 to 10/13/1980) married Francis Marion Keeling;
  2. Myrtle Amanda (9/30/1898 - 1/18/1993) married Lamar Moody Chalker;
  3. Infant baby boy (10/9/1900 did not live long);
  4. James Talaferro (12/12/1903 - 2/20/1958) married Dorothy Brunson;
  5. Wallace Buford (12/10/1906 -10/24/1996) married Coral Burton,
  6. Pattie Holmes(12/30/1909 - 4/18/1997) marred Walter A. Gainer;
  7. Emmett Bryan (8/28/1912 - 8/11/1984) marred Mamie Clyde Pinkerd;
  8. Martha Lorene (1915)
Graveyard/Tombstone10/29/1918 Riverside Cem., Marianna FL (Jackson County) 46 yrs old 
Ellis Fairbanks Davis - Nov. 17, 1871 to Oct. 29, 1918 -Riverside Cemetery in Marianna. 

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11 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
12 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.
13 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.
35 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
46 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
6 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
8 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
18 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
24 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
26 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
29 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.
29 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
30 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
31 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
32 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
33 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
35 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
35 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
35 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
41 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
42 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
43 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
11 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
14 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
37 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
41 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
42 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
46 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.
4 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
5 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
38 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
39 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.
38 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
43 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.
46 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
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Amanda White
Born on October 10, 1874 and died on January 7, 1961.
They were married 9/19/1895.

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52 years old
Ellis Fairbanks Davis
Born somewhere in Florida on October 14, 1896 and died in an unknown location on October 13, 1980. He was 84 years old.

He married Francis Marion Keeling....
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