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Bessie  Howard 

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Lewis J. Nix
12/1862 - 9/1/1920

Sina "Sinnie" Myrtle Howard
4/20/1878 - 2/20/1954
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Bessie Howard
10/15/1902 - 8/21/1962
(Shown at age 38)
Bessie Howard was born on October 15, 1902 in Calhoun County, Georgia and died on August 21, 1962 in Frostproof, Florida. She lived to be 59 years old.

She was call "Aunt Punch". She married Rhody Hollingsworth and they had no children. Second marriage to Charlie Bardwell.
Census4/26/1910 Militia District 1123 GA (Calhoun County) 7 yrs old 
Recorded as family #80: Wills Mote (white male, age 32), Minnie (wife, age 24), William (son, age 10), Eddie (daughter, age 8), Georgia (daughter, 5), John A. (son, 3), Simmie M. (daughter, 2), and Sarah J. Howard (mother-in-law, age 63). Sarah was born in GA and she does not know where her parents were born. Everyone else was born in GA as were their parents. Wills and Minnie have been married 9 years and all five of their children are still living. English is their native language and they live on a general farm.

Living next door is the family of Siney Howard (white female, age 30), Evale Aycock(daughter, age 15), Mary Daniel (daughter, age 13), Arthur Saules (son, age 9), Bessie Nix (daughter, age 7), George Nix (son, age 5), Coy Nix (son, age 2). Siney has given birth to six children and all are still living. Siney and Evale are laborers on a general farm.  
Census1/9/1920 District 1304 GA (Calhoun County) 17 yrs old 
5-4, 5-5 - Siney Howard (age42), Arthur Howard (18), Bessie Howard (17), James Howard (13), Dennis Howard (10), Cooney Howard (6)& Josie Howard (1 7mo.).They were all born in GA, a were their parents. They are farm laborers ecept Dennis, Conney and Josie. 
Census1/1/1930 Militia District 909 GA (Terrell County) 27 yrs old 
120 -Sini Howard (age52), Bessie Howard (27), George J. Howard (24), Dennis Howard (19), Coonie Howard (16), Jasey Howard (12), daughter in law -Bessie Howard (20) & grandson -James D. Howard (4 mo.)Sini is a widow, All were born in GA, as were their parents. They rent their home. George was married at age 23, (daughter in law)Bessie at age 19. George is an auto mechanic at an auto shop.  
Newspaper1/1/1942 Lakeland FL (Polk County) 39 yrs old 
Name: Bessie Bardwell, Residence Year: 1942, Street address: rear 508 Mabel Av., Residence Place: Lakeland, Florida, Spouse: Charles R. Bardwell, Publication Title: Lakeland, Florida, City Directory, 1942 
Graveyard/Tombstone8/21/1962 Morgan Cem. GA (Calhoun County) 59 yrs old 
Bessie Howard Bardwell 1902 -1962 

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4 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
15 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
26 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.
55 1957 The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
60 1962 The Seminole Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
3 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
10 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
12 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
15 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
18 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
22 1924 Peach County is formed.
1 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
2 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
4 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
4 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
4 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
10 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
11 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
12 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
21 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
21 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
22 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
24 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
25 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
26 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
34 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
36 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
44 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
45 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
49 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
50 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
55 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.
58 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
60 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
6 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
10 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
11 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
15 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.
17 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
36 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
37 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
39 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.
48 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
53 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
58 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
7 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
8 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.
25 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
27 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
28 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
30 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
31 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!
32 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.
32 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
33 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
37 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
41 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.
42 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
43 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
52 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.
60 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
7 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
12 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.
15 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
17 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
18 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.
36 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
37 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.
43 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Bessie Howard Bardwell
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Myrtle and Bessie
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