Over The Back Fence

I have reserved this page for the local gossip of the community. Small personal items mentioned in the newspapers were plentiful are helpful in filling in the blanks of who was related to each other.



Old Friends... Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Anthony and son, Perry, of Cedar Key, were in the city yesterday. Mrs. Anthony and son departed in the afternoon for Chicago, where they expect to spend the summer. Their friends wish them a pleasant sojourn. –Gainesville Sun- Source: Ocala Evening Star: 6-20-1900

Mr. William Benus and Mr. William Schlemmer arrived last night from Cedar Key to spend a few days with Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Schlemmer, Mr. Schlemmer is the father of Mr. C. N. Schlemmer. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-21-1906

Mrs. Charles Brewer, of Bronson, and her daughter, Mrs. Ronkle, of Los Angeles, Calif., spent Wednesday in Ocala, the guests of their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Howard. They were on their way to Williston to attend the funeral of their relative, Mr. Peacock. Source: Ocala Banner: 1-11-1907

R. L. Ellison, a young trucker of Williston, attended the reunion, but had to return home this morning to look after his tomato crop. Mr. E. formerly worked for Mr. Will Edwards of the city market. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 6-3-1909

Mr. Coarsey has fenced in the lot by his store for the accommodation of the teams of his customers. Source: Levy Times: 4-2-1891

A sample of phosphate from the land of J. C. Wright, can be seen at this office. Source: Levy Times: 4-2-1891

Dr. Jackson hived two swarms of bees from one gum last Thursday. Source: Levy Times: 3-26-1892

Mr. Will Hafele, a young railroad man of Ocala, came to Bronson to visit his father. Source: Levy Times: 3-26-1892

Levy County has thirteen disabled soldiers receiving pensions from the state. Source: Levy Times: 4-2-1891

Mr. Frank B. Clyatt left Saturday for White Springs to take a course in the business collage. Source: Levy Times: 4-14-1892

Mrs. Comfort returned to Rosewood last Thursday, after quite a length visit to her daughter, Mrs. H. V. Coarsey. Source: Levy Times: 3-26-1892

Morriston…Miss Ada Webster, who has been in Marianna for some time, is now at home, much to the delight of her family and friends. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-14-1900

Mr. S. B. Scarbrough’s horse jumped the fence Monday and skipped the town. He has a small bell on. Source: Times-Democrat: 6-4-1891

Mr. Ed Lummus, of Fannin, was in town yesterday. Source: Levy Times: 3-26-1892

Mr. Sol Osteen left at this office a root of the coon tea from which an excellent starch can be made. Source: Levy Times: 4-14-1892

Lawrence Everett has recovered from the shock he received Saturday afternoon. He can be found at his desk. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-14-1900

Prof. A. A. Price went to Bronson Saturday to serve on the grading committee. He was accompanied by Master George Murrell. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-14-1900

A yellow cream jersey cow with neither mark nor brand has been taken up on my place. The owner can have same by proving property and paying for care and this notice. J. W. Asbell, Newtown, Fla. Source: Gainesville Daily Sun: 7-10-1906

Bronson...Mr. Louis Appel called on us Monday and informed us that he had quit smoking, after a constant use of the weed for forty years. His health is better for the abstinence. Source; Times-Democrat: 9-10-1891

Bronson…Mrs. W. S. Richardson left Tuesday for South Carolina to visit relatives and friends. Source: Times Democrat: 9-10-1891

Morriston…J. R. Thomas has returned from an extended trip in South Florida. He left again Sunday for Citra where he will spend awhile. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-24-1900

Fannin…Miss Iva Trammell visited friends in Bronson a few days ago and on her return was accompanied by Miss Ottie Colson, who is now spending a few days here. Source: Gainesville Sun: 6-20-1905

Bronson...Mr. John L. Jones spent several days in town this week, looking after his father’s fine hammock property. (see W. J. Jones Obit) Source: Times-Democrat: 9-10-1891

Fannin…Miss Bamma Trammell in a short time will leave for Jacksonville, where she will accept a position. Source: Gainesville Sun: 6-20-1905

Fannin…The young people of this section enjoyed an ice cream social at the home of Mr. And Mrs. O. G. Barber, last Wednesday evening. Source: Gainesville Sun:10-23-1905

Mr. Barco was made doubly happy yesterday, first by the rain, and then Mr. H. V. Coarsey opened his safe. Source: Levy Times Democrat: 11-12-1891

Oscar Wayne returned Saturday from Ocala. He thinks his mother and family will move back to Bronson in the near future, as they cannot enjoy good health in Ocala. For health, Bronson takes the lead. Source: Levy Times: 5-14-1891

Prince McClellan was placed on paupers list at $4 per month, Elizabeth Jones, pauper, was allowed $5 per month, Mary Pool, pauper, was allowed $7 per month. Source: Levy Times: 1-14-1892

We are told that Cedar Key canning factory will consume 1,000 barrels of oysters a day. Source: Levy Times: 9-10-1891

Miss Jessie Barco, one of Bronson’s winsome young ladies, is visiting her cousin, Miss Marion Turner, of this section. – Dunnellon News.  Source: Levy Times: 8-13-1891

Miss Cora Wallace, a fascinating young lady from Cedar Key, spent Sunday in town the guest of Mrs. S. Bean. Source: Levy Times: 4-14-1892

Cedar Key…Mrs. Maggie Atkinson of Tampa is visiting her mother, Mrs. Bishop. Source: Gulf Coast News: 12-31-1925

Mr. B. George, our genial section master, has a bad case of heart disease and the only known remedy for him is near Blitchton. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-29-1900

Bronson…Clerk A. P. Hardee is having the material placed on the ground to repair his dwelling house recently purchased from J. H. Jacobie. Joseph Boothby has the job. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-5-1906

Williston…Mr. Eugene Mixson has returned from Fort Myers and other southern points where he spent several days. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-22-1906

Bronson…E. T. Usher, the popular turpentine man of Janney, was here Saturday, en route to Ocala. (Bronson Times-Democrat) Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-11-1913

Bronson…W. R. Coulter and wife spent two days last week in Gainesville visiting relatives and friends. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-19-1906

L. N. Martin, who has been canvassing for the Chicago Portrait Company, is home on a short vacation. Source: Gainesvill Sun: 6-20-1905

Mr. and Mrs. James Mixson of Williston, were among the Levy county people in town yesterday. Source: Gainesville Star: 10-6-1903

Mrs. I. B. Hilson and Lamar Hilson of Bronson visited Cedar Key this week. Source: Gulf Coast News: 12-31-1925

Williston…Mr. J. E. Whitehead spent a couple of days last week at Tampa on business. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-22-1906

Bronson…John R. Willis spent Friday of last week here on business connected with his profession. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-19-1906

Williston…Miss Eunice Pinnell left Sunday for Jacksonville where she will spend a short time with relatives. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-7-1906

Morriston…Mr. W. F. Hughey, our cotton buyer, is paying good prices for the fleecy staple now. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-29-1900

Williston…Mr. William Andres of Archer, spent Sunday here with his daughter, Mrs. L. C. Hesler. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-7-1906

Bronson…C. C. and C. D. Colson went to Gainesville Thursday on business with the U. S. Land office. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-7-1906

Williston…L. R. Willis is still doing a nice business at the city market. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-22-1906

Bronson…Clerk A. P. Hardee is having his residence neatly painted. Alfred Harrod has the contract. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-7-1906

Bronson…John R. Willis having failed to get a pump at his place, is having a well dug, and the same bricked up and a force pump put in. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-7-1906

Mr. Benj. Tyner spent Monday in Gainesville on Business. Source:Ocala Evening News:  8-22-1906

Mrs. Dr. J. M. Willis and son Earle, are at Worthington Springs spending their vacation. Source: Ocala Evening News: 8-22-1906

D. B. Morrison of Morriston, spent Sunday here. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-22-1906

Rosewood…Mrs. Comfort returned from Bronson Friday to her home here, after quite a protracted visit to her daughter, Mrs. H. V. Coarsey. Source: Levy Times Democrat: 3-26-1891

Frank Clyatt was out on the Pond Sunday visiting relatives. Source: Times Democrat: 3-12-1891

Morriston…Work has begun on the Baptist Church. H. B. Nettles, of Micanopy has the contract. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-24-1900

Mr. James Hughes, of New York, was in town last week to visit his father and look after his orange grove. Source: Levy Times Democrat: 11-12-1891

Mr. John L. Jones, spent several days in town this week, looking after his father’s fine hammock property. Source: Levy Times: 9-10-1891

Governor Fleming has appointed A. J. Mixon, of this county, to be a notary public at large for this state. Source: Levy Times: 5-14-1891

Oak Vale…Mr. W. H.  Anderson has as Sunday guests Messrs. Angus Smith and family and Mr. Kerns Rawls and family of Williston and Mr. Charles Phinney and family of Raleigh. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 7-1-1920

Ocala...Messrs. Blitch and McArthur of Phenix visited the Brick City (Ocala) today. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 7-21-1899

Otter Creek…John Fisher, a prominent naval stores operator of Otter Creek, was a business visitor to this city yesterday. Source: Gainesville Sun: 9-27-1907

Williston…Mrs. J. B. Coarsey and children of Jacksonville, recently visited the former’s sister here, Mrs. J. B. Peacock. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-7-1906

William Turney, who has been visiting his daughter, Mrs. Mathews, at Double Sink, Levy county, returned home today. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 6-23-1909

Williston…Mr. W. A. Brewer is at Romeo this week. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-22-1906

Morriston…Mr. T. Allen left yesterday for Williston to visit his daughter, Mrs. Stephens, and from there will go to Cedar Keys for a few weeks.  Source: Ocala Evening Star: 10-3-1912

Chiefland…Mr. and Mrs. Chester Hogan of Perry, are visiting relatives here this week. Source: Tampa Tribune:2-19-1920

Williston…Mr. H. DeLand spent Sunday and Monday in Gainesville, the bank here being closed for labor day. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-5-1906

Bronson…Judge Pinnell went to Gainesville Monday on legal business. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-22-1906

Bronson…Editor (Williston Advocate), O. J. Farmer and wife, spent last week in Tampa taking in the fair. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-21-1906

 





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