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Bessie Lucille Flournoy
6/17/1909 - 6/24/1984
Bessie Lucille Flournoy was born on June 17, 1909 in Terrell County, Georgia and died on June 24, 1984 in Tift County, Georgia. She lived to be 75 years old.

She married James D. Howard
James Durhan "Bob" (1930-1998)
Helen Lucille (1931)
Census4/7/1930 Nechway, District 4 GA (Randolph County) 20 yrs old 
101,107 - Sam M Flournoy (age 52), Effie H Flournoy (48), Fate Flournoy (24) Grady Flournoy (18), Hubert Flournoy (16), Albert Flournoy (13), Alton Flournoy (13), Blonie Flournoy (9), Paul Flournoy (6), son in law -James Howard (22), Bessie Howard (20), grandson - James D. Howard (3mo.) They are born in GA, as were their parents. They rent their home. All the men are farmer laborers, except James, he is a fireman at the sawmill. Sam was married at age 22, Effie at age 18, James at age 20 and Bessie at age 18. 
Census1/1/1940 Dawson GA (Terrell County) 30 yrs old 
line 51 - #228 -Jim Howard (age 34), Bessie Howard (29), James Howard (10), Helen Howard (8). They live on 11th Ave and lived there in 1935 also. Jim was born in Randolph Co. all others in Terrell Co. GA. Jim works as a salesman at a grocery store. 

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3 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
5 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
8 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
11 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
15 1924 Peach County is formed.
3 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
4 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
5 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
14 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
14 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
15 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
17 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
18 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
19 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
27 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
29 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
37 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
38 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
42 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
43 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
48 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.
51 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
53 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
56 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
62 1971 The first unmanned spacecraft hit Mars and was launched by the Soviet Union
65 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
66 1975 Invention of the CAT scanner (computerized axial tomography)
70 1979 First "test tube baby" from artificial insemination
72 1981 AIDS is identified by scientist; The first reusable space shuttle, Columbia, is sent into space.
3 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
4 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
8 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.
10 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
29 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
30 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
32 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.
41 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
46 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
51 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
54 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
60 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.
61 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.
68 1977 NEWS HEADLINES: Star Wars is released and becomes the biggest ticket selling movie of all time.
75 1984 NEWS HEADLINES: The first Macintosh computer with a mouse is launched and begins the computer age as it is shortly followed by the first PC and Microsoft.
1 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.
18 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
20 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
21 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
23 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
24 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!
25 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.
25 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
26 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
30 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
34 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.
35 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
36 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
45 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.
53 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
57 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
58 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.
62 1971 Charles Manson is found guilt of murder.
63 1972 Break-in at the Democratic headquarters sets of the Watergate Scandal.
64 1973 The Vietnam War peace pacts were signed in Paris and the last of the American forces finally leave Vietnam.
68 1977 Jimmy Carter, a Democrat from GA, is elected president.
72 1981 Ronald Reagan is elected president. He will serve two terms. (Republican)
5 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.
8 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
10 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
11 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.
29 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
30 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.
36 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

James Howard
Born on November 22, 1907 and died on June 29, 1963
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The Children of Bessie Lucille Flournoy

18 years old
James Durham Howard Jr.
Born in Terrell County, Georgia on December 29, 1929 and died in Tift County, Georgia on May 9, 1998. He was 68 years old.

He was called "Bob".
He married Doris Chambless (7/7/1928 -2/5/1991)
Linda ...
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Helen Lucille Howard
Born in Terrell County, Georgia on December 9, 1931 and died in Tift County, Georgia on September 18, 2013. She was 81 years old.

She married James Franklin Dunlap (5/23/1924 -1/29/2006)
Kathy Elaine (1956)
James Franklin Jr. (1959)

Helen was the comptroller for Tifton's First Baptist Church for 33 yea...
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