Margaret "Maggie" Jane Bland (Jones) (1880 - 1957)

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Birthplace: GA, USA
Death: Died in Miami, FL, USA
Cause of death: Heart
Occupation: Sold Chickens, Eggs, Gardener, Paid to Pick Flowers, Langford Building Housekeeper, Miami, FL
Managed by: Jim Semple, Jr
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About Margaret "Maggie" Jane Bland (Jones)

SEE "Timeline" for chronological order of life events including photos and documents as available; SEE "Media" for Documents and any photo collection included from "Timeline"

Margaret Jane (Jones) Bland was born on Feb 15, 1880 in Georgia to Bassel Jones and Lavinia Elizabeth (Franklin) Jones.

She was the sister of Julia A. Jones (1872-1926); Jack Gordon "Bosen" Jones (1875-1926); Daniel Webster Jones (1875-1923); Thomas "Tom" Elick Jones (1878-1930); Martha "Nicy or Mattie" Elizabeth (Jones) Brunson Long (1884-1957); and Annie (Jones) Pierce (1885-1943) and the half sister of Franklin Jones (1852-?); John Jones (1853-?); Sarah (Jones) Bell (1855-?); Joseph J. "J.J." Jones (1858-1930); James Jones (1861-?); Henry Bazil Jones (1863-1935) and Allen Iverson Jones (1865-1934).

In 1902, Margaret Jane Jones became the wife of Aden B. Bland on Christmas Day. They were the parents of Hansell Elizabeth Bland (1907-1909); Anna Mae (Bland) Donaldson Mitchell (1911-1982); and twins, Earl Bland (1914-1943) and Ernestine (Bland) Bennett Coxe (1914-2005).

In 1905, Maggie & Aden Bland were living at 414 Montgomery St., Savannah, GA. In 1907, they moved next door to 416 Montgomery St. In 1909, they moved again next door to 418 Montgomery St. In this year and location, their daughter, Hansell, died of carbolic acid poisoning. In 1920 and at the time Aden Bland died in 1927, the family was living at 605 West 44th St in Savannah, next door to Maggie Bland's sister, Mattie Brunson.

In 1939, the Bland family, Maggie, Ann, Earl, Ernestine Bennett & her daughter, Betty, age 7, lived at 515 NW 50th St, Miami, Dade County, FL. Betty recalled the backyard with key lime, pine & banana trees. Ducks would chase & peck her. Car in garage was their Studebaker & room extended in back was Betty's bedroom. Pineapple top planted that grew along with their garden. Window storm shutters for storms or hurricane weather. (SEE Photo at "Timeline" & "Media")

MEMORIAL: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=1&GSmid=47523168&GRid=126603473&

Sources: Betty (Bennett) Semple & photo collection; Funeral Registry documents, 1943; Funeral Service Program document, 1957; Funeral Pall Bearers Listed document, 1943 (SEE documents at "Timeline" & "Media")

(Note: Sources, information & photo(s)/enhancement, as available, added by family connections researcher, Jim Semple, Jr.)

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Margaret "Maggie" Jane (Jones) Bland (1880-1957)'s Timeline

1880
February 15, 1880
GA, USA

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SEE Document "Bland Family Record Memorandum" with description of Maggie (& Aden) Bland's parents with unknown description that looks like "Watife Homes or Hones" (?) in Bullock County in the State of Georgia. The Memorandum also includes the first marriage information of daughter: "Anna Mae Bland married June 19th, 1927 - Sunday Night, To Mr. Eason Winfred Donaldson in presence of Mr. and Mrs. Lacy Nes(?) Smith"

1902
December 25, 1902
Age 22
Statesboro, Bulloch, GA, USA

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In the Presence of S. L. Moore and Signed J. W. Rountree (performed marriage ceremony)

Scripture on Certificate: Gen. 11:24, "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife and they shall be one flesh."

1905
1905
- 1906
Age 24
Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States

The 1905 and 1906 Savannah City Directories (Chatham County, Georgia) show Aden and Maggie Bland living at 414 Montgomery Street, and his working as a collector for the Dixie Trust Company.

1907
August 7, 1907
Age 27
Georgia, United States

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1907
- 1908
Age 26

According to Gotte’s 1907 Savannah City Directory, A.B. and Maggie Bland were living at 416 Montgomery Street. He still worked as a collector for the Dixie Trust Company. Maggie’s sister Annie was living with them.

According to Gotte’s 1908 Savannah City Directory, A.B. and Maggie Bland were living at 416 Montgomery Street. He is a collector for M.K. Jones.

1909
June 19, 1909
Age 29
Savannah, Georgia, USA

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6-19-1909 (Sat.) Savannah Evening Press
"Carbolic Acid Killed Little Girl"
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Hansell Bland died at an early hour this morning.

As a result of carbolic acid poisoning, little Hansell, the 2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Bland, of 418 Montgomery street, died the (this) morning (6-19-1909, Sat.) at 5 o'clock, after it was thought that the child had recovered sufficiently from effects of the drug for the parents to entertain some hope for its (her) recovery.

The remains were prepared for burial today (6-19-1909, Sat.) by Undertakers Fox & Weeks and shipped this afternoon to Brooklet, Bulloch county, where the funeral will take place tomorrow. (6-20-1909, Sunday)

Reaching up and getting a bottle of carbolic acid from a table yesterday, while the mother was absent from the room, the little child drank some of the deadly poison, and her throat, stomach, mouth and chin were severely burned. Physicians were called and relieved the child with antidotes. Later in the day the little girl was able to talk. It was then thought to be recovering and the chances for living were very good. Early this morning, however, the little one had a turn for the worse and died in a short time.

June 20, 1909
Age 29
Brooklet (nearby), Bulloch County, Georgia, USA

6-19-1909 (Sat.) Savannah Evening Press
The remains were prepared for burial today (6-19-1909, Sat.) by Undertakers Fox & Weeks and shipped this afternoon to Brooklet, Bulloch county, where the funeral will take place tomorrow. (6-20-1909, Sunday)

The remains were brought to Brooklet Saturday night (June 19, 1909, Sat.) to the home of James Bland.” (Statesboro News, June 24, 1909, Thurs.)

1910
1910
Age 29
Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States

In the 1910 Census, Aden and Maggie Bland still were living at 418 Montgomery Street in Savannah. Aden Bland’s occupation is listed as a collector for a furniture company in Savannah.

1911
March 7, 1911
Age 31
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, United States

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1914
April 20, 1914
Age 34
Savannah, Chatham, GA, USA

Born Twin to Ernestine

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