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Horace Greenly / Grillie Sain 



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Horace Greenly / Grillie Sain
1867 - 1922
Horace Greenly / Grillie Sain was born about 1867 in an unknown place and died about 1922 in Geneva Co., Alabama. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 55 years old.

He was a Farmer. He Married 6/6/1908 to Susan Patterson. They lived in Geneva county, Alabama and had seven children:

(1) Edna (1914)
(2) Mary Elizabeth
(3) Thedore
(4) Louise
(5) Solora (1925) -married W.E. Ward
(6) Audry Cecil (1921)
(7) W.P. (10/23/1915 -3/4/1984)- married Lee Ida Tew (7/15/1924-4/8/1972)
Census1/14/1920 Hokes Bluff AL (Geneva County) 53 yrs old 
List as family #144: Harroce G. Sain (age 53), Mary S. (wife, 29), Mary E. (daughter, age 10), Theodore R. [Huoroce R. ?] (son, age 7), Edna M. (daughter, age 5) and W. P. [M. P. ?] (son age 4). All were born in Alabama and so were their parents. They are renting their home. Horace is a farmer working a general farm. All but the youngest can speak English and Harrace and Mary cannot read or write. All but the youngest child has been attending school and the two oldest children can read and write. 
Death Certificate1/1/1922 AL (Geneva County) 55 yrs old 
The death of Horace G. Sain is recorded in the Geneva County Alabama records in Volume 31, Roll 2, page #15182. 
Graveyard/Tombstone9/15/1923 AL (Geneva County) 1 yrs after death 
Christian Home Church Cemetery - H. G. SAIN 10-10-1868 9-15-1923  
Other3/15/1956 AL  34 yrs after death 
I do state that it is a fact that Mary Susan Patterson Sain is the daughter of the late Daniel and Malissy Davis Patterson. Mary Susan Patterson Sain is the granddaughter of the late James M. & Mary Ward Davis. Mary Susan Patterson married Horace Greely Sain in Geneva Co. Alabama of which they raised a family of seven. There names are as follows: Mary Elizabeth, Theadore, Edna Mae, W.O. (only), Audry Cecil, Solera, and Louise. I have known the Davis and Patterson families for many, many years.   Source:  Nancy Patterson has the original of this document.  It comes from a collection of documents originally owned by Albert Reese Patterson.

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2 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
10 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
12 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
22 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
28 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
30 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
33 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.
33 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
34 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
35 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
36 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
37 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
39 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
39 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
39 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
45 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
46 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
47 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
15 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
18 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
41 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
45 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
46 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
50 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.
52 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
1 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
8 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
9 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
42 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
43 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.
42 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
47 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.
50 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
52 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
53 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.
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Mary Patterson
Born on July 27, 1890 and died on November 16, 1949.
They were married 6/6/1908.

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The Children of Horace Greenly / Grillie Sain

71 years old
Louise 'Polly' Sain
Born in Dothan, Alabama on February 13, 1933 and died in Slocomb, Alabama on January 31, 2008. She was 75 years old.

She was a lifelong resident of Geneva County and a member of Union Hill Freewill Baptist Church. Children: Jerry, Cynthia, Lamar, Ricky & Mark. ...
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