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Herman Curtis Fludd 

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Westberry B. Fludd
1875 - 1/15/1932

Mary Elizabeth Hudson
1/8/1883 - 10/7/1960
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Herman Curtis Fludd
1/21/1921 - 9/23/2004
(Shown at age 29)
Herman Curtis Fludd was born on January 21, 1921 in Beaufort County, South Carolina and died on September 23, 2004 in Beaufort, South Carolina. He lived to be 83 years old.

Married Josephine Davis 4/11/1947. He served on board the USS Corregidor. He later married Beatrice Marie Lareau (12/8/1927 MA -12/11/2009 SC). He is buried in the National Cemetery in Beaufort, SC.
Census4/26/1930 Bluffton SC (Beaufort County) 9 yrs old 
Recorded as family #126: Westbrey B. Fludd (age 55), Mary E. (age 47), Walter L. (son, age 20), Luke (son, age 15), Madge Lee (daughter, age 11), Herman (son, age 9) and Inez (daughter, age 5). Wertbrey and Mary were wed when he was 26 and she was 18. Westbrey is a veteran of war. The family does not live on a farm they rent, those 11 years old and up can read and write and the older children attended school during the past year. Everyone, parents and children, say they were born in South Carolina. The oldest son, Walter, is the only one to list an occupation and states he is working odd jobs. Wertbrey estimates the value of his estate to be $2.  Source:  Roll: T626_2188; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 0218.
Military10/17/1940 Long Beach CA  19 yrs old 
Name: Herman C Fludd ,Service number: 2625640, Rank: Seamen 2nd class, date of enlistment: May 15, 1940,Place of enlistment: Raleigh ,NC Ship, Station or Activity: New Mexico , Ship Number or Designation: BB-40 , Muster Date: Oct. 17, 1940 , Date of sail: Oct. 17,1940, From: Long Beach, CA, To: PSNY, Bremerton, Washington  
Military4/23/1941 Pearl Harbor HI  20 yrs old 
Name: Herman C Fludd ,Service number: 2625640, Rank: Seamen 2nd class, date of enlistment: No Record, Ship Number or Designation: BB-40 , Muster Date: Oct. 17, 1940 , Date of sail: April 23,1941, From: Pearl Harbor, T.H To: Guam, M.I. via Midway and Wake Island  
Marriage4/11/1947 GA (Carlton County) 26 yrs old 
Florence J. Wilds married Herman Fludd on April 11th 1947 in Charlton County GA, book J, pg.264 
Newspaper11/8/1951 Panama City FL (Bay County) 30 yrs old 
Mrs. Mattie Bailey is convalescing at her home here after an eye operation performed at Moody Hospital in Dothan, Ala. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Flood and children, of Jacksonville, spent the weekend here with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Davis and family. Delando Howard and Johnnie Holley have enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. They left Monday for San Antonio, Texas. 
Military2/8/1957  36 yrs old 
DOMAIN OF THE GOLDEN DRAGON, Ruler of the 180th Meridian, Know all ye golden dragons that on this 8th day of February 1957, in the latitude 122N, longitude 180, There appeared within my domain the U.S.S. Corregidor (TCVU-58) and know all ye that Herman C. Fludd was duly initiated into the royal domain of the Golden Dragon. Signed F.F. Connolly, Commanding and Davey Jones, His Majesty's Scribe. 
Military2/8/1957 XX  36 yrs old 
Card -Domain of the Golden Dragon - Ruler of the 180th Meridian
USS Corregidor TCVU -58
Herman C. Fludd  
Other9/23/2004 SC (Charleston County) 83 yrs old 
Social Security Death Index: Herman C. Fludd, born January 21, 1921, died in Charleston, SC., on September 23, 2004. His SSN was issued in SC before 1951. 
Newspaper9/28/2004 Savannah SC  83 yrs old 
Savannah Morning News: Fludd, Herman Curtis

North Charleston, SC - Herman Curtis Fludd, 83, died Thursday. Survivors: wife, Beatrice Fludd; sons, Douglas Edward Fludd and Matthew Lee Fludd. Graveside service: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, SC. Sauls Funeral Home 

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2 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
2 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
3 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
5 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
6 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
7 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
15 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
17 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
25 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
26 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
30 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
31 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
36 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.
39 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
41 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
44 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
50 1971 The first unmanned spacecraft hit Mars and was launched by the Soviet Union
53 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
54 1975 Invention of the CAT scanner (computerized axial tomography)
58 1979 First "test tube baby" from artificial insemination
60 1981 AIDS is identified by scientist; The first reusable space shuttle, Columbia, is sent into space.
65 1986 Moments after liftoff the space shuttle Challenger explodes, killing size astronauts and a New Hampshire teacher.
68 1989 An asteroid comes relatively close to colliding with the earth
69 1990 Hubble Space Telescope launched; optical defect discovered and repaired later in 1993.
73 1994 The world watches comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 (S-L 9) colliding with Jupiter
76 1997 First Pathfinder vehicle lands on Mars and begin sending first photographs of Martin landscape. These are made available on the internet.
77 1998 Construction begins on the International Space Station.
79 2000 Successful cloning of animals begins in the early 2000s.
83 2004 March 2, 2004 - Mars rover MER-B (Opportunity) confirms to NASA that the area of their landing was once covered in water.
17 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
18 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
20 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.
29 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
34 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
39 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
42 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
48 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.
49 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.
56 1977 NEWS HEADLINES: Star Wars is released and becomes the biggest ticket selling movie of all time.
63 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.
71 1992 NEWS HEADLINES: The "World Wide Web" (Internet) became available for home use through college and university sponsored "freenets".
79 2000 The 2000 census enumerates a population of 281,421,906, increasing 13.2% since 1990. As regions, the South and West continued to pick up the majority of the increase in population, moving the geographic center of U.S. population to Phelps County, Missouri.
79 2000 June 1, 2000 - For the first time since 1851, the United States of America does not participate in a major World's Fair, the Hannover 2000 World Expo, despite a record number, 187, of international participants. President Bill Clinton had withdrawn U.S. participation late in 1999 after agreement to participate in 1997. Congressional apathy toward participation in world events continues a decline in U.S. involvement after the fall of the Soviet Union and victory in the Cold War. A consequence of this policy has led to a rise, among some experts, of anti-American sentiment, and a decline of U.S. influence in diplomatic affairs. Less than half, 18.1 million, of the original attendance estimate, 40 million, visit Hannover's event.
79 2000 December 28, 2000 - Montgomery Ward, the retail giant since its founding one hundred and twenty-eight years before, announces its intention to cease business. Competition from newer, low-cost retail behemoths such as Wal-Mart lead to its demise. Over the next 10 years Wal-Mart pushes most other 'dime store' businesses to closure.
79 2000 November 7, 2000 - George W. Bush, son of the former President, and Vice President Al Gore hold a virtual dead-heat for the presidency, with a disputed vote in Florida holding off the naming of the winner of the President Election until the Supreme Court of the United States voted in favor of Bush on December 12. This ruling gave Florida to the Bush camp by a 527 vote majority, and a victory in the Electoral College, 271-266, despite gaining less popular votes than Gore.
79 2000 April 3, 2000 - The ruling in the case of the United States versus Microsoft states that the company did violate anti-trust laws by diminishing the capability of its rivals to compete.
80 2001 April 8, 2001 - Tiger Woods becomes the first golfer to hold all four major golf titles simulteneously by winning the Master's tournament in Augusta, Georgia. This followed a remarkable run in 2000 when Woods claimed victory at the final three majors of that season; the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the PGA Championship.
80 2001 NEWS HEADLINES: September 11 -- (9 11) -- The World Trade Towers are hit by terrorist flying commercial planes full of passengers.
81 2002 February 8, 2002 - Amid tight security due to terrorism concerns, the Winter Olympic Games are opened by President George W. Bush in Salt Lake City, Utah. They would continue without major incident until the closing ceremony on February 24.
82 2003 April 9, 2003 - The U.S. coalition siezes control of Baghdad in the Iraq conflict.
82 2003 December 13, 2003 - Saddam Hussein, former leader of Iraq, is captured in a small bunker in Tikrit by the U.S. 4th Infantry Division. General fear of terrorism begins to subside.
82 2003 February 1, 2003 - A tragedy at NASA occurs when the Space Shuttle Columbia explodes upon reentry over Texas. All seven astronauts inside are killed.
83 2004 February 3, 2004 - The Central Intelligence Agency admits that the imminent threat from weapons of mass destruction (which justified the war on Iraq) was not present before the 2003 Iraq war began.
6 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
8 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
9 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
11 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
12 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!
13 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
13 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.
14 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
18 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
22 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.
23 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
24 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
33 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.
41 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
45 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
46 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.
50 1971 Charles Manson is found guilt of murder.
51 1972 Break-in at the Democratic headquarters sets of the Watergate Scandal.
52 1973 The Vietnam War peace pacts were signed in Paris and the last of the American forces finally leave Vietnam.
56 1977 Jimmy Carter, a Democrat from GA, is elected president.
60 1981 Ronald Reagan is elected president. He will serve two terms. (Republican)
66 1987 President Reagan and Soviet leader Gorbachev meet in Washington and sign an agreement calling for the dismantling of all Soviet and US missiles.
66 1987 January 24 - approximately 20,000 protesters march through Cummings, Georgia in all White Forsyth County.
68 1989 George Bush is elected president. (Republican)
72 1993 Bill Clinton is elected president. He will serve two terms. (Democrat)
73 1994 O.J. Simpson is chased down by police and later his trial is telecast for the world to watch.
76 1997 A robust economy creates the longest prosperity in U.S. history.
78 1999 United States budget goes into surplus.
80 2001 George W. Bush is elected president. He is the son of George Bush who served as president from 1989-1993. He will serve two terms. (Republican)
83 2004 November 2, 2004 - President George W. Bush wins reelection over Democratic Senator John Kerry from Massachusetts. He wins 50.7% of the popular vote and 286 votes in the Electoral College.
83 2004 National Museum of the American Indian is established on the mall in Washington DC.
83 2004 National Museum of the American Indian is established in Washington DC.
17 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
18 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.
24 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
68 1989 The Berlin Wall falls uniting communist East Germany and capitalistic West Germany
69 1990 Iraq (Sadam Hussein) invades Kuwait causing the U.N. to impose sanctions. This leads to the Gulf War.
71 1992 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is formed.
72 1993 South Africa accepts racial equality.
75 1996 Pope John Paul II affirmed evolution by natural selection
78 1999 Yugoslavia breaks up and Serbia is contained.
79 2000 China begins to emerge as an economic giant.
79 2000 Internet, cellphones, and social networking (using websites such as Twitter and Facebook) begin to grow in popularity and become standards for most house holds by 2010.
80 2001 October 7, 2001 - In response to the tragedy of September 11, the United States military, with participation from its ally the United Kingdom, commence the first attack in the War on Terrorism on the Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. By November 12, the Taliban government leaves the capital, Kabul.
80 2001 September 18, 2001 - Anthrax attacks by mail from Princeton, New Jersey against news and government targets begin. Federal officials announce the first case on October 4. World wide concern about terrorism continues to escalate.
80 2001 September 11, 2001 - 911 - Islamic fundamentalist terrorists hijack four U.S. airliners and crash them into the Pentagon and the World Trade Center in New York City. The attack of two planes levels the World Trade Center and the crash of one plane inflicts serious damage to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, causing nearly 3,000 deaths. The fourth plane is heroically crashed by passengers into a Shanksville, Pennsylvania cornfield when they learn of the plot, preventing destruction of another structure in Washington, D.C., supposed to be the White House or the Capitol building. The plot is attributed to the Al-Qaeda organization led by Osama Bin Laden.
80 2001 April 1, 2001 - China-U.S. incident. An American spyplane collides with a fighter plane of China and makes an emergency landing in Hainan, China. The U.S. crew is detained for ten days
81 2002 November 8, 2002 - The United Nations passes Resolution 1441 in a unanimous Security Council vote. It forces Saddam Hussein and Iraq to disarm or face serious consequences.
81 2002 May 21, 2002 - The United States State Department issues its report in the War on Terror. It states that there are seven nations that a State-Sponsors: Iran, Iraq, Cuba, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.
81 2002 November 21, 2002 - NATO invites additional members of the former Soviet bloc to join its membership. Seven nations are included in the invitation; Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
82 2003 March 19, 2003 - The War in Iraq begins with the bombing of Baghdad after additional measures and mandates from the United Nations and the United States coalition fail to gain concessions or the removal of Saddam Hussein from power. The U.S. coalition, upon failure to extract authority from the U.N. for action due to the veto power of France, begin land operations one day later with participation from U.S., British, Australian, and Polish troops.
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Beatrice Lareau
Born on December 8, 1927 and died on December 11, 2009
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Florence Davis
Born on May 12, 1915 and died on July 19, 2002.
They were married 4/11/1947.

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Douglas Edward Fludd
Born in Jacksonville, Florida on October 3, 1951 and died in Birmingham, Alabama on August 3, 2014. He was 62 years old.

He graduated from Woodham High School in Pensacola, FL. He retired from the Dale County Road and Bridges Department in November 2013, but has been in the paving and grading business for the last 40 ye...
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