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Peter Albaugh

Peter Albaugh, a well-known and highly respected citizen of Tarpon Springs died at the home of his son, Dr. A. P. Albaugh, on Monday. Mr. Albaugh had reached the age of eighty-two and was known by most of the citizens of the county as Father Albaugh and his life had been a spiritual inspiration to all who came in contact with him. He leads besides his many friends to mourn him, five children, twelve grand- children, sixteen great-grandchildren and one brother, Samuel Albaugh, ninety-one years of age, of Shouls, Ind. Funeral services were held at the home of his son, where a large number of friends gathered to pay their last respects. Interment was made in the Tarpon Springs cemetery. Source: Tampa Tribune: 3-11-1917






Mrs. Andrews Dies At Palm Harbor

Mrs. Bessie Andrews 78, a resident of Palm Harbor for twenty years died yesterday morning at her home. Final services will be held at Curlew Church this afternoon at 3:30 p. m. with the Reverends L. O. Calhoun and C. T. Howes officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery with the David Black Funeral Home in charge.

Mrs. Andrews came to Curlew from Cedar Falls, IA and was interested in the work of Orphan Homes and Faith Mission. Survivors include two daughters, Bessie Andrews and Mrs. Roy Floyd, Palm Harbor; three sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Pearce, Tarpon Springs; Mrs. L. W. Riley, Oregon and Mrs. Fred Boughton, New Hampshire and two grandchildren. St. Petersburg Times: 4-27-1942




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Mrs. James Antonoglou

Mrs. James Antonoglou, resident of Tarpon Springs, died Tuesday night at the County Home, Largo. She was 55. There are no close relatives. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs is in charge of arrangements. Source: St. Petersburg Times: 6-4-53






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Mrs. Alice J. Black

TARPON SPRINGS – Mrs. Alice Josephine Black, 82, 926 North Pinellas Ave., died Tuesday night at Tarpon Springs Hospital.   She moved here 27 years ago from Crystal River and was born in Oxford, Florida.  She was a member of the church of Christ. 
 
Survivors include two sons, Grady Black and Bill Black both of Crystal River, a daughter, Mrs. Walter Simpson, Tarpon Springs, eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. 
 
Funeral services will be this afternoon at 4:00 at the Church of Christ, conducted by Olen T. Romine, minister.   Burial will follow at Cycadia Cemetery.   
NOTE: Alice died April 10, 1962







David W. Black...Former Tarponite

   David William Black 48, war veteran and former funeral director in Tarpon Springs and later New Port Richey, died Wednesday in Magnolia Nursing Home in New Port Richey after a lingering illness. Ill health forced his retirement a year ago.    He was born in Lake City, Florida and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.He is survived by two sons, David Wm. Black, Jr., Tampa and Thomas Black, Cherow, S. C.; two brothers, H. T. Black of Tampa and A. K. Black of Lake City; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Wiggs , Mulberry and Mrs. Bessie T. Maney, Tampa and an Aunt; Mrs Lillian Black, Lakeland.
  Services were held at 3:00 Thursday at Pilman Funeral Home, New Port Richey wit Rev. Francis R. Georgia, pastor of the Baptist Church officiating. The Masonic Lodge conducted graveside rites at Cycadia Cemetery, Tarpon Springs. Tarpon Springs Leader...12-23-1954 








Dave Bass Funeral Services Held Monday March 10, 1944 for David S. Bass

Funeral services for David Sherman Bass, seveenteen years old, son of Mrs. Edward Roberts of Wall Springs were held Monday afternoon at the chapel of David Black. The Rev. H. C. Winnett of the Church of Christ in Dunedin officiated.  Interment followed at Cycadia Cemetery. Young Bass succumbed Wednesday of last week in a Duneden Hospital from injuries sustained in a fall from a fruit truck. Tarpon Springs Leader...3-1944





Grief Causes Mrs. Bass To Take Her Life…Wife of County Commissioner Drowns

Mrs. B. C. Bass of Dunedin, wife of county commissioner Bass committed suicide Monday morning about 9:30 by jumping into Clearwater Bay from the end of the Skinner Pier. For two years she had grieved over the death of her young daughter, Martha and this had finally driven her to seek death as an only means of relief. In a letter addressed to the public and written just before her death, she said, “When my little girl died, I started grieving and brooding and kept it up until it has run my mind crazy.”

The body was found about 10:30 by Henry Tinney and a physician stated that life had been extinct for at least an hour. This was corroborated by the nurse, who said Mrs. Bass left the house about 9:00. A coroner’s jury impaneled by sheriff Whitehurst rendered a verdict of “suicide committed by drowning in Clearwater Bay.”

Funeral services were held at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon conducted by Doctor W. B. Wilkie. The body was laid beside the little girl whose death had caused the girls’ mother to end her life

The letter written by Mrs. Bass a few minutes before her death reads as follows: “To the public-When my little girl died, I started grieving and brooding and kept it up until it has run my mind crazy and I worry over everything I hear, whether it is good, bad or indifferent. I cannot eat or sleep over worrying myself, my husband, my babe, people, the war and everything. I am just mad and without cause, for I have led a happy life, but brooding over her death ran my mind crazy and I can’t get control of it.”

Mrs. Bass’ condition was critical for several weeks following the death of her little daughter. She was taken to several states with the hope of relieving her mind, but to no avail. Another baby was born several months ago, but the mother did not cheer up at the event of the little child and until a few days ago she had been in a sanitarium.  St. Petersburg Times: 10-22-1918

 





Aged Citizen Buried Yesterday…Joe Bethel, One of The Oldest Inhabitants of This Vicinity Quietly Laid To Rest…

Yesterday morning at 10:00 o’clock the funeral of Mr. Joe Bethel occurred at Oaklawn Cemetery; Rev. M. H. Norton officiating. The remains were in charge of undertaker Harris. Those acting as pallbearers were, J. A. Oswald, Ed Ramm, Clarence Phillips and Ben Neeld. Mr. Bethel, who was a well-known and one of the oldest citizens of this part of the country died at the home of his cousin here; Mrs. John Fogarty at Fogartyville, Monday night at 9:00 o’clock. Mr. Bethel was 73 years old,  born in Nassau, New York and raised in Key West until a young man when he came to this vicinity. He was never married and spent nearly all of his time in this area in which he dearly loved. Mr. Bethel was a brother of Mr. John Bethel of this city. He was dearly loved by all those that knew him and will be sadly missed, since he has had to go into the great beyond and claim the reward that is justly his. St. Petersburg Times: 5-9-1912






Sylvester W. Bird

     Mr. Sylvester W. Bird age 68, died yesterday Dec. 22, at 6 a. m. Mr. Bird has been in ill health for many years, which gradually became worse, making him very melancholy and despondent.
     Mr. S. W. Bird was born in New Jersey, Aug. 1, 1840 and lived near the towns of Hamburg, Sparta and Patterson. He served in the Civil War with the 28th Independent Battery, New York volunteers (light artillery), being honorably discharged July 1865.
     He moved his family to Cedar Falls, IA 34 years ago and 4 years later moved to Cherokee County, Ft. Dodge, then being the end of the railroad. In the fall of 1892 he decided to come to Florida to avoid the severe winters of the northwest, residing at Eustis three years coming to St. Petersburg 18 years ago, where he has since lived except for two short periods spent in Tennessee.
     While living at Eustis he sustained injuries in an accident at a cane mill which caused a shock from which his nervous system never fully recovered.
     For several months he had been a great sufferer, though a patient one, his nerve force gradually breaking down until the end which came at about 6 o’clock on the morning of the 22nd.  A wife and two sons are left in the city, a son and daughter in Tennessee, a son in Nebraska, another in Colorado and one in Idaho.
     The funeral was held at the home of M. C. Bird at 2:30 p. m., the interment under the direction of S. D. Harris, being in Glenn Oaks Cemetery. 
  St. Petersburg Times: 12-23-1908





Mrs. E. A. Boardman

MANY ATTEND BOARDMAN FUNERAL

Well known woman laid to rest after services at Seventh Day Adventist Church

The funeral services of Mrs. E. H. Boardman were held at the Seventh Day Adventist church yesterday afternoon at three O’clock. The pall bearers were Messers, C. Bird, Earl C. Longood, J. W. Goins, Albert Wright, John Graham and David C. Page. A large delegation of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs attended the service and accompanied the body to the cemetery. The funeral sermon was touchingly delivered by Elder A. L. Gregory. Music was rendered by the choir. The floral contributions were beautiful and numerous, the foreground of the platform  and casket being entirely covered with selections of roses, carnations, ferns and evergreens. Interment was made in Greenwood cemetery, with undertaker Armstrong officiating.   Source: St. Petersburg Daily Times…10-27-1915

 

 




Pioneer Resident Succumbs, John Wilkes Booth Dies At 73…John Willkes Booth, 73, Last Survivor of Pinellas Counties Pioneer Booth Brothers, Died Last Night At 7:20 O’clock At His Residence At 311 7th Ave. North.

Mr. Booth, who had been a resident of St. Petersburg since 1895 was born September 19, 1866 at the Booth homestead at Safety Harbor. He was the son of Richard and Melanie Booth and the grandson of Dr. Odett Phillippi, first white settler on the Pinellas Penninsular. Mr. Booth’s father came to Florida in 1834 in the army of Indian fighters. He was the youngest of six children; his brother “Keter” being the first white child born in Pinellas County. In 1891 he married Miss Annie Gillette of Palm Meadow, member of another Pioneer family. Mr. Booth resided at Safety Harbor until the big freeze “1894-95” when he moved here to St. Petersburg. He settled here on the “Uncle Jim Harris“ property on Lealman Ridge. A fruit grower for many years, he also purchased a livery business here and was associated with the A. T. Blocker Livery Co.

He joined the Sylvan Abby Methodist Church of Safety Harbor when he was eighteen years old under Dr. Parker an old time circuit rider.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Annie Booth, two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Chapman of Detroit and Miss Altah B. Booth of this city. One son David Esteen Booth of Lake Charles, IA and two grandchildren, Charles and Clyde Chapman.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Palms Memorial. St. Petersburg Times: 5-24-1940






Pioneer Resident of City, Annie L. Booth , 76, Pioneer Resident of City, Dies

Mrs. Annie L. Booth 76, Pioneer Resident of St. Petersburg and Active In First Methodist Church Died Yesterday Morning At Her Home, 811 7th Ave North. Mrs. Booth was a native of Hillsborough County and came to this city 50 years ago. She was the wife of John Wilkes Booth and was a member of the First Methodist Church and Charter member of the Women’s Circle.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Chapman, Detroit, Michigan and Miss Altah Booth, of this city; A son, D. E. Booth, Lake Charles Louisiana,  two grandsons, Charles and Clyde Chapman, US Army and two great grandchildren, Charles Chapman and Karen Ann Chapman, Detroit. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Palms Memorial. St. Petersburg Times: 3-23-1945






Bradshaw Funeral Is Attended By Hundreds.

Hundreds of friends of the late Dr. J. G. Bradshaw, former mayor of St. Petersburg, paid their last tribute to “Old Brad” as he was familiarly known, yesterday morning. The funeral services at his late home, corner of 6th St. and Englside Ave. were attended by a large concourse of prominent citizens, not only of St. Petersburg, but from every section of the county. The Rev W. J. Garrison was in charge of the service and after a short talk gave way to the Rev. Dr. J. P. Hoyt, pastor emeritus of the Congressional Church, who was for a number of years a close friend and neighbor of Dr. Bradshaw. He paid a high tribute to the memory of the deceased. Services at the grave at Greenwood Cemetery were conducted by the Knights of Pythias Lodge. Floral offerings from many friends were profuse. St. Petersburg Times: 12-7-1917






Brantley Funeral To Be Held At 4:00 Today

Funeral Services over the body of Lewis F. Brantley, who died of Spanish Influenza in New York last week while in the Navy will be held in the First Methodist Church this afternoon at 4:00. The Rev. W. F. Dunkie will be in charge. The body arrived on the A. C. L. yesterday and is lying in state at the Brantley home on 5th St. North. A detail from Co. B. County Guard  will serve as a guard of honor at the funeral this afternoon. The body will be buried at Greenwood Cemetery....St. Petersburg Times: 10-6-1918






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Mary C. Chalker

Mary C. Chalker, 79, widow of the late Davis M. Chalker, died last night at 11:45 o’clock at her residence 112 Fifth avenue north. She came here in 1914 from Youngstown, Ohio. Christian Science services wil be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Baynard Chapel. Burial will be at the Royal Palm Cemetery. Source: Evening Independent: 10-2-39






Chamberlin Rites Sunday Afternoon…Clearwater

Funeral services for Mrs. Ella J. Chamberlin who died Tuesday night in Boston. Mass. Will be held 3:00 Sunday afternoon at the Curlew Church. Rev. F. W. Cramer of Palm Harbor will officiate. Burial will be beside the body of her husband, the late J. Frank Chamberlin in Curlew Cemetery. The remains of Mrs. Chamberlin accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Vick McKinstry and Mr. McKinstry are due to arrive in Palm Harbor Saturday night. Evening Independent: 10-31-1929






Byron Coleman First To Die Here Of “Flu”…Pneumonia Following Attack In Georgia Proves Fatal

First death in St. Petersburg from Spanish Influenza occurred last night about 12 o’clock. Byron Coleman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Coleman of 333 6th St. South, died at that hour. He arrived from Georgia Monday night in a serious condition and was unable to throw off the attack of pneumonia, which followed the influenza. The father who was out of the state was called, but did not reach St. Petersburg until last night. The deceased is survived by his mother, father and younger brother, Jesse. He was about twenty years old. Funeral will probably be held this afternoon, but the exact hour had not been set when the times went to press. St. Petersburg Times: 10-17-1918






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Chris C. Deusser

Graveside services for Chris C. Deusser, 55, longtime resident of Tarpon Springs will be held Saturday morning at 8 o’clock in Cycadia Cemetery with the Rev. Daigle of St. Cecelia Catholic Church officiating. Surviving is his wife, Wanda Sawyer Deusser and two children, Susan and Richard. Arrangements by Vinson Funeral Home. Source: St. Petersburg Times: 3-27-1954







Ernest Douglas...Maintanence Worker


TARPON SPRINGS-Ernest Douglas of 518 Midway Lane, died Thursday, July 29, at Tarpon Springs General Hospital. He was 62.   He was born in Plant City and moved here 51 years ago from Gibsonton. Before Retirement he was a maintenance worker for Anclote Psychiatric Center.   He is survived by his wife, Helen; two daughters, Diane Frady of Canton, N.C. and Pam Douglas of Naples; a stepdaughter, Linda Myers of Tarpon Springs; three sons, Tommy, Jimmy and Timmy, all of New Port Richey; three brothers; Carl (Buddy) of Tarpon Springs, Donald of Brooksville and Albert of Anaheim, Calif.; eight sisters, Mary Waterson of Pinellas Park, Helen Mesce of Ozona, Margaret CAnnon of Anclote, Molly Langhan of Dalton, GA, Lois Kindig of Zephyryhills, Muriel Wiggins of Palm Harbor, Merriel Folds of Palm Harbor, and doris Boudreau of Lake Bay Wash: and nine grandchildren.   Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Vinson Memorial Chapel conducted by Rev. Dan Able followed by burial at Cycadia Cemetery





Resident Of City Eighteen Years Dies…Omer L. Downey Former Associate With Local Boat Line Succumbs To Indigestion

Omer L. Downey, a resident of St. Petersburg for the past eighteen years died Tuesday night after midnight at his home, 533 3rd St. South. He had suffered an attack of acute indigestion early Tuesday morning and failed to recover.

Downey was associated with the old Favorite Line in conducting excursions on that line. For the past few years he had been associated with the Dunn and Bradstreet Mercantile Agency of Tampa. He was also with the Stephenson Reality Co. for a short time.

Before coming to St. Petersburg, Mr. Downey was with several newspapers in Chicago and at one time owned the Southside Advocate, a weekly newspaper.

The widow Lillian and one sister, Mrs. C J. Livering, 532 3rd St. South survive. Funeral services will be held Friday with the Rev. W. J. Carpenter, Pastor of the First Methodist Church in charge. Ednicott Funeral Co. has charge of arrangements. St. Petersburg Times: 3-8-1922







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Robert Edwards

Robert Edwards, 78, retired farmer who came here 16 years ago from Pavo, Georgia, died last night at 8:15 o’clock at a local hospital. He resided at 2432 First avenue south. He was a member of the first Baptist church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Flora Edwards; three sons, Lester T. Edwards, this city; J. R. Edwards and Ernest Edwards, both of Moultrie, Ga. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by The Palms Memorial. Source: Evening Independent: 10-6-39






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Mrs. A. A. Farquhar
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Mrs. A. A. Farquhar, who has been a patient sufferer from malignant cancer for several months, died at Sponge Harbor on Sunday and was buried at the Anclote cemetery on Monday. The funeral was largely attended by Tarpon people, as she was one of the pioneer settlers of Tarpon Springs. Source: Tampa Tribune: 3-3-1896




Robert Ferry; Tarpon Coach

Robert Mack Ferry, 50, former athletic director and football coach at Tarpon Springs High School, died Wednesday night at a local hospital. He had lived at 34 Park St.

Mr. Ferry is survived by his wife Myrtle and a daughter Robin, now a junior in Tarpon Springs High School. Arrangements will be made by the Vinson Funeral Home. Source: St. Petersburg Times: 11-23-1956






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Claudia Belle Gause

Mrs. Claudia Belle, 81, 115 Orange St., Tarpon Springs, Friday (Sept. 9, 1966). Born in Valdosta, Ga. In Tarpon Springs 61 years from Spring Lake Survived by son Claude, Tarpon Springs; Two daughter, Mrs. Elsie Thomas, Mrs. Florida Belle Whitehurst, Tarpon Springs. 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. North Funeral Home Tarpon Springs. Source: St. Petersburg Times: 9-10-66






Duval Gause

 Tarpon Springs, March 12—Duval Gause of this city died this morning in the veterans’ hospital in Lake City. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 3 p. m. at the Vinson funeral home. The Rev. A. M. Sapp will officiate. Military services will be held in Cycadia cemetery by the American Legion. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Gause and several brothers and sisters. Source: Tampa Tribune: 3-13-33

 






J. Marshall Gause Dies Thursday...Funeral Tomorrow

John Marshall Gause of 1061 North Eagle St. passed away Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ruth Lee of South Dixie Hwy. following a long illness. Born in Tarpon Springs, Mr. Gause had followed the painting trade from which he had retired.
   He is survived by his wife, Claudia Bell and son Claude; four daughters; Florida Bell Whitehurst, Ruth Anita Lee, Mrs. Phoebe Kapsallis, Mrs. Elsie Lee Thomas and thirteen grandchildren, all of Tarpon Springs; also, two brothers and four sisters.
  Funeral services will be held at 3:00 Saturday at David  Black Chapel with the Rev. Fred Lane officiating. Interment will be in Cycadia Cemetery.
 Pall bearers will be David Gause, John T. Gause, Roy Butler, Charles Butler, Alvin Sawyer and Emmett sawyer. Tarpon Springs Leader...12-27-1944




Elias Georgou

Elias Georgou, 55, sponge diver, died yesterday (Apr.20) in the Pinellas County home at Largo. Funeral services were held this afternoon from St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox church, the Rev. Theo Karaphilas officiating. Burial was in Cycadia Cemetery. His widow survives. Source: Tampa Tribune: 4-22-1932

 






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Hundreds Pay Last Tribute To Sailor Hall, Vitim Of Spanish Influenza Buried With Military Honors

The body of Ed Hall, Sailor, was laid to rest yesterday after impressive funeral services in the Episcopal Church. Hundreds of friends of the family attended the services. The Rev. W. W. Williams was in charge. Music was furnished by the church choir. There were a large number of beautiful floral offerings.

The body was carried by six sailors from the S. P. boats, 144and 471; most of the men having known Hall when he was receiving his naval training on the Tallapoosa. They were J. P. Ellison, Harry Fields, D. R. Malone, H. E. Grasser, Harry Harrington and J. A. Salls. 
Co. A of the county guard furnished a military escort of sixteen men under the command of Lt. Dunlap.

Young Hall died in Baltimore following an attack of Spanish Influenza. The body was placed in the Episcopal Cemetery on Lakewood Cemetery. St. Petersburg Times...10-6-1918






Dr. Hassler Passes Away…Prominent City Physician Succumbs After Operation In Pennsylvania

Dr. J. W. Hassler, 333 3rd St North, well known physician here died Sunday night at the home of his sister Dr. Margaret Hassler, Redding, Pennsylvania, following an operation for abdominal trouble, according to word received here Tuesday by friends of the deceased. Doctor Hassler had been ill for several months and had went north in April to Hahnemann Hospital, Phyladelphia to undergo treatment.

Dr. Hassler graduated from the Hahnemann Medical  College, Phyladelphia, in 1892. He was a member of the hospital faculty in the college for several years, coming to St. Petersburg twelve years ago. He established a large practice here. Dr. Hassler was well known in medical circles throughout the eastern section of the United States as an anesthetist. He was a member of the Pinellas Medical Society, The Florida State Medical Society, The New Jersey Medical Society  and was associated with the American Medical Association. Funeral Services and burial wil be conducted from the home of Dr. Margaret Hassler, 417 North 5th St., Reddington, Pennsylvania at 10 o’clock  Thursday morning. St. Petersburg Times: 6-1-1927




Mrs. May Hope Dead

Word was received in Tampa yesterday of the death of Mrs. May Hope of Tarpon Springs, at her home early in the morning. Mrs. Hope formerly resided at Brooksville and has visited in Tampa often, having many relatives and friends……………..married to the late Judge Mickler of Brooksville. She is survived by one son, Sam Mickler, and two daughters, Mrs. Levin Vinson and Mrs. Drane and her mother, Mrs. Samuel Hope, all of Tarpon Springs. Funeral services were held from the residence yesterday afternoon with interment in the Tarpon Springs Cemetery. Among the relatives from Tampa who were called to attend were Mrs. Ella Fuchs and  Dick Boyd. Source: Tampa Tribune: 3-23-1919

 





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WIFE OF SPONGE DIVER PASSES

Mrs. Fannie Kardullis

Tarpon Springs…Mrs. Fannie Kardullis, wife of Peter Kardullis, local sponge dealer, died early Tuesday at the Tampa hospital. It is understood that Mrs. Kardullis had been in ill health for some time and that extraction of several teeth hastened her death, her physical condition being such that she could not stand the shock.

     Besides her husband, survivors are three sons, Tony, Dino and John and two daughters, Mrs Chris Sarandou and Loula Kardullis. Mrs. Sarandou arrived yesterday from her home in Beckley, W. Va. Her husband and his brother will arrive today.

     Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 4:30 o’clock at St. Nicholas Hellenic church, Rev. Theo Karaphillis having charge. Interment will be in Cycadia Cemetery. Source: Evening Independent: 10-1-1936






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Pearl J. Lecouris

Pearl J. Lecouris 98 of Tarpon Springs died Monday January 23, 1989 (at Central Park Lodge, Tarpon Springs). She was born in Hamlet, NC and came here in 1902 from Homosassa.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxillary and Tarpon Springs Historical Society. Survivors include four sons: Thomas Armour, Miami; Costa, Homosassa; George, Tarpon Springs and Blaine, Palm Harbor; A daughter, Alice Walters, Palm Harbor, ten grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs. St. Petersburg Times: 1-24-1989






Palm Harbor Resident Dies...William Wilson Leonard

William Wilson Leonard, 73, Palm Harbor, died at 8:00 o’clock last night at his home. He had resided in Palm Harbor for twenty-two years, coming from Illinois.

Survivors include his wife, Mertie E. and one son, Paul Leonard, both of Palm Harbor. Funeral Services will be held at the David Black Chapel at Tarpon Springs this afternoon at 5:00 o’clock. The Rev. L. O. Calhoun will officiate. Interment will be at Midway Cemetery. St. Petersburg Times: 6-5-1942






James Lipsey

Funeral Services for the late James Lipsey, who died while on a visit to the home of his son Zack Lipsey, of Largo was held Monday at 4:00. The Rev. H. J. Hodnett of Winter Garden officiated. Interment was in Curlew Cemetery. Mr. Lipsey was a well-known resident of this section, moving from here several years ago to the section around Lutz.  Evening Independent: 6-19-1930






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Ozona Man Dies Of Snake Bite…Clearwater…Alonzo Lundgren

Funeral services for Alonzo Lundgren,…Young man who died Thursday night at the home of his parents as the result of being bitten by a rattlesnake will be held at Curlew Cemetery at 3:00 this afternoon.

Evening Independent…10-25-1930…According to the story as told here, young Lundgren  was pushing a boat from the shore near the dock at Ozona, when the snake which was concealed in a bunch of grass struck him. The victim is said to have been given immediate medical attention, but the effect of the poison could not be overcome and the young man grew worse until his death just before midnight Thursday. Deceased was the youngest son of Capt. Charles Lundgren, well known dealer in shells and marine curios of Ozona. He was twenty-two years old and was not married. Evening Independent: 10-25-1930





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Mrs. Soledad Safford Martin

 Tarpon Springs, March 27—Funeral services were held yesterday from St. Ignatius Catholic church for Mrs. Soledad Safford Martin, the Rev. Father Colreavy celebrated the requiem mass. Burial was in the Safford plot in Cycadia cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Salvadore Martin. Source: Tampa Tribune: 3-28-31






Mrs. D. C McMullen

EARLY SETTLER IN PINELLAS DIES AT HOME OF SON IN CLEARWATER

     Clearwater, Sept 18…Mrs. D. C. McMullen, 74, passed away Friday night at 11 o’clock at the home of E. W. McMullen, principal of the Clearwater schools. Pneumonia was given as the cause of death.
     Mrs. McMullen was one of the McMullen family which numbers among its members many of the prominent citizens of Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. She had lived in this section for 54 years and during that time had endeared herself to everyone she came into contact with. Mrs. McMullen was a woman of remarkable character, one of those strong Christian women who lived for others.
     Deceased is survived by four sons, E. W. McMullen, Dr. Byrd McMullen, Louis G. McMullen and Keneth McMullen and five daughters, Mrs. J. K. Wilson, Mrs. J. L Neil, Mrs. Edna McMullen, Mrs. Sarah Stitch and Miss Eula McMullen.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced upon the arrival here of Mrs. Wilson, who is spending the summer in Brevard, N. C.  Evening Independent…9-18-26






M. Joel McMullen

County Pioneer Died At His Home In Largo Thursday

Funeral services over the body of M. Joel McMullen, 58, pioneer of Pinellas County who died at his home in Largo Thursday were held Friday morning at 10:00 at the Largo Methodist Church. The following men acted as pallbearers: B. McMullen, C. McMullen, B. L. McMullen, R. L. McMullen, John J. McMullen and B. McMullen. Burial was in Sylvan Abby Cemetery. The widow and five children; Findlay McMullen of Arizona; M. Joel, Jr. of Largo; Mrs. Clifford Fussel, St. Petersburg; and the Misses Elsie and Louise McMullen of Largo survive. Mr. McMullen was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Mattie Taylor of St. Petersburg. He has been a prominent figure in Pinellas County politics and before the division of the county was tax collector and assessor of Hillsborough County...St. Petersburg Times: 11-5-1921






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Wade Moffet

Wade Moffet, 63, of Gulfport, died this morning at his home. He was born in Bloomington, Ind. and came here in 1882. He has made his home here ever since. He is survived by his nephew, Harold S. McPherson of Pass-a-Grille. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 10 a. m. at Wilhelm’s funeral chapel with Rev. John P. Jockinsen officiating. Interment will be at Royal Palms. Source: Evening Independent: 1-3-1939






Gordon C. Mueller

Gordon C. Mueller, 53, Route 1, Box 1268, died at his home in Palm Harbor, Jan. 5.  He was a lifetime resident of the Palm Harbor area; greenskeeper for the Tarpon Springs Golf Club; former greenskeeper of P G A Golf Course, Dunedin.  Survivors include his wife, Celia; a son, Gordon C., Jr., Clearwater; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Ammons, Palm Harbor; five grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Ruby C. Mueller, Tarpon Springs; two brothers, J. B. Mueller, Palm Harbor; John C. Mueller, Crystal River; two sisters, Mrs. C. B. Casity, Dunedin; and Mrs. Ruby Petit, Tarpon Springs.   Funeral services were held at Dunedin Moss Chapel Monday at 2:pm., with the Rev. Harry Illingsworth, pastor of Curlew Methodist Church, officiating. Cremation followed. (Tarpon Springs) Note: Gordon died January 5, 1963.




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Mrs. William Neighbors

A resident of St. Petersburg for 19 years, Mrs. Sarah Neighbors, 72. Died at her home 967 seventeenth street north, yesterday. She is survived by her husband, William L. Neighbors, who came south with her from their former home in Virginia. Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Endicott Funeral company. Services are to be held at 3 o’clock in the Southern Methodist church. Dr. S. W. Walker will officiate. Interment is to be made in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Neighbors was for years, janitor of the North Ward school building. Source: Evening Independent: 2-2-1924








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Mrs. William O’Quinn…Clearwater…

Funeral services will be held, Sunday afternoon at the Largo Baptist Church for Mrs. William O’Quinn, who died yesterday at her home in Largo at the age of 69. Burial will be at the Lone Pilgrim Cemetery, near Seminole. Mrs. O’Quinn is survives by her husband and one son, Owen. She was a pioneer resident, having lived on Pinellas Peninsula for forty-seven years. Evening Independent: 10-25-1930






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Alice Matilda Potter…

Alice Matilda Potter, 38, of 2004 Twenty-fourth St. South, died suddenly Thursday night at her home. Police believe that her death was caused by excitement brought about by a dog fight under her house. Her Husband Charles Potter and two sons one daughter survives. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Wilhelm Chapel. Burial will be at Royal Palm. St. Petersburg Times: 2-24-1923





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Funeral Services Well Attended; Mrs. Ida Ramm Buried July 7th With Impressive Ceremony; Many Floral Tributes

     The funeral of Mrs. Ida Ramm, who died Monday, July 4th, was held Thursday afternoon July 7th  at 2:00 p.m. at her former home on 2nd St. North.
     The services were conducted by the Rev. MacLean of the Presbyterian Church and throngs of relatives and friends were present to pay their last tribute of respect and love to the deceased. After the services at the house, the funeral procession moved to the cemetery at Greenwood where the last rights were performed at the grave.
     The Fraternal Union of America and the Red Men attended in a body. A special car had been provided for the transportation of a large number of the cortege and many carriages followed the hearse bearing the body to its last resting place.
     The many floral tributes presented by loving friends were taken to the cemetery in a separate carriage and formed a mound of fragrant beauty at the head of the grave. The pallbearers were R. Veillard, Emil Heike, W. A. Holshouser, George Weller and Doctors Peabody and Welch...St. Petersburg Times: 7-12-1910





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Mrs. Jennie Roberts, County Pioneer Passes

OZONA- July 16-Mrs Jennie Ann Roberts 77, died early Wednesday morning at her home here after a long illness.  She was a member of one of the oldest of the pioneer families of this section. She had lived in this community most of her life.  Survivors are one son, Chester C. Roberts, Sarasota; one daughter,  Mrs. John Mueller, Palm Harbor; two brothers, G. H. Smith, Ozona; Jesse M. Smith, Sarasota; one sister, Mrs. Nannie O. Wooten, Ozona; and seven grandchildren.  Funeral services in charge of the Alexander Funeral Home will be held at the Curlew Cemetery Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock with the Rev. Thomas W. Hartley officiating. (Evening Independent, 7-16, 1943).





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MRS. SIMPSON, LONGTIME TARPON RESIDENT, DIES

Mrs. Alma L. Simpson, 69,  a Tarpon Springs resident since 1937, died May 19, in Tarpon Springs General Hospital.  She came here from Crystal River, her birthplace. She lived at 926 N. Pinellas Ave. She was a member of Church of Christ.  Survivor's include her husband, Walter; two daughters,  Mrs. Helen Delk, Tarpon Springs, and Mrs. Peter Fink, Kansas City, KS; one son, Clyde Walker Sr.,  Tarpon Springs; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Grady and Willie Black Crystal River.  Funeral services were held Friday at Vinson Memorial Chapel with Mr. Lewis W. Garret officiating.Burial followed in Cycadia Cemetery. Pall Bears were B. A. Adkison, Joseph Steelman, Austen Chisam, Joe Bronson,Jake Harrack and James Bryan.





R. S. Smith Dies

R. S. Smith, a well-known and  highly esteemed resident of this city, passed away at half past one o’clock today at his home, No. 123 First avenue, south, after an illness of some weeks. A brother, Mr. J. W. Smith and sister, Mrs. Rodman, of Kentucky, who were with him at the time of his death and nieces, Mrs. J. G. Foley, Mrs. Duesenberry and Mrs. W. A. Roberts and nephew, Mr. Clyde Smith, have the sympathy of a large circle of friends and aquaintances.

The funeral will be held from Bussey & Waggoner’s funeral parlor tomorrow afternoon at two o’clock. The Masonic Lodge of this city will have charge of the service.   Source: Evening Independent…1-4-08





Former Guard to King Dies at Tarpon Springs

Stanley Smitzes

Tarpon Springs, July23,--Stanley Smitzes, 96 year old resident of this city, died yesterday after an illness of five weeks at the home of his son here. He was at one time a member of the royal guards, body guard to King Otho I, of Greece. Funeral services were held this afternoon at 4 o’clock rom St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox church with the Rev. Theo Karaphillas conducting the services. Burial was in Cycadia Ce,etery.

He is survived by his widow who still resides in Greece; three sons, city commissioner Elois Smitzis, James S. Smitzis of this city,  and George Smitzes of Tampa; three daughters, Mrs. Nick Drivas of this city, Mrs. Tom Lennis of Jacksonville, and Mrs. J. J. Drivas of New York. Source: Tampa Tribune: 7-24-30






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Mrs. E. R. Tewes Taken by Death

Mrs. Emma R. Tewes, 46, manager of the Southside Junior High school cafeteria for five years, died suddenly last night at 6:45 o’clock, at a local hospital. She resided at 234 Eighteenth avenue south. Mrs. Tewes, who came here from Houston, Tex. had served three years as assistant supervisor of the W. F. Woolworth Company, southern division cafeterias. She was a past president of the American Legion auxiliary, post no. 14. Survivors include her husband, Capt. Martin Tewes; a daughter, Miss Ruth Carolyn Tewes; a son, Martin Henry Tewes, Jr., and a sister, Mrs. Mary Matthews, all of this city. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2:30 o’clock at the John S. Rhodes chapel with Chaplain E. A. Edwards officiating. Burial will be at Royal Palm cemetery. Source: Evening Independent: 10-6-39






Dr. A. R. Turner Dies Suddenly…Prominent Osteopath, Member Of Rotary And Yacht Club

Dr. Arthur Russell Turner, 43, one of the city’s leading Osteopath’s died suddenly Thursday night at 8:30 o’clock at his home “Willow Oaks,”  on the shores of Big Bayou. Cardiac condition was the cause of his death. He was ill only three hours. Dr. George E. Miller, was called, but arrived at Dr. Turner’s death.

Dr. Turner graduated from a school of Osteopathy in Des Moines, twenty-two years ago. He was an accomplished violinist and was a member of the Rotarian Orchestra and of the Congressional Church Choir.

Dr. Turner was one of the native members of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club and had charge of the regattas held during the summer months. At his home on Big Bayou he had his own private pier where he kept his fleet of sailing boats.

He came to St. Petersburg during the year 1908 from Los Angeles and has lived at Willow Oaks during that time. The estate was bought by his father during the year 1894.

Dr. Turner was in robust health up until three hours before his death. He performed his duties at his office all day Thursday and came home from work in perfect health. The cardiac condition which caused his death is commonly called indigestion according to Dr. Miller.

The widow and two children, Horace E. Turner, 8 and Sylvia Turner, 6 survive. The funeral arrangements have not been completed. The Endicott Funeral Co. will be in charge. St. Petersburg Times: 1-25-1922

 






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Abel Venekamp

Abel Venekamp, 86, resident of this city for 15 years, coming from Nyack, N. Y., died yesterday morning at 4:37 o’clock at a local hospital. He was a member of the Christian Science church and the Rockland lodge No. 723, F. & A. M. Survivors include two sons, William and Charles Venekamp, Nyack and a granddaughter, Miss Lois Blouvelt, this city. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock, at the Palms Memorial Chapel, with J. H. Benes, Christian Science reader, in charge. Burial will be in Royal Palm Cemetery. Members of Nitrom lodge No. 188will serve as pall bearers. Source: Evening Independent: 2-5-1940






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Clyde D. Walker

TARPON SPRINGS – Clyde d. Walker, 75, of Tarpon Springs, died Wednesday, February 19, 1997 at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines.  He came here in 1938 from his native Deland. He worked as a greens superintendent at Tarpon Springs Golf Course, Rocky Point Golf Course and the Safety Harbor Golf Course.  He was an Army Veteran of World War II.  Survivors include his wife, Alice; two sons (names omitted) a daughter, (name omitted) a sister, (name omitted); four grandchildren; and a rear-grandson. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs. (St. Petersburg Times)





James M. Walker

James M. Walker of Wall Springs Dies Thursday...
James M. Walker, resident for six months passed away Thursday, December 26, at Mease Hospital, Dunedin.  Born in 1917, Mr. Walker came to Wall Springs from Citrus County, FL. He is survived by his wife.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 30, at 2:30 o"clock at David Black chapel, with the Rev. Charles abbott officiating. Interment will be in Cycadia Cemetery. (Tarpon Springs Leader) Note: James died December 26, 1946.





Alice D. Walker

Alice D. Walker 78, of Tarpon Springs, died Monday (Aug. 14, 2006) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey.  She was born in Montbrook and came here in 1952 from Oak Hill. She worked many years as a nurses aide at Anclote Manor Psychiatric Hospital, Tarpon Springs, and was a member of  Church of Christ of Tarpon Springs.  Surviors are one son and one daughter (names omitted); three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.

  





Mrs. Mary Gibbs Webb

Webb, Mrs. Maye Gibbs, of 636 Edgewater Drive, Dunedin, Monday (Feb. 3, 1969). Widow of Eugene Webb Sr. Born in Hyde County, N. C.; in Dunedin 22 years from Thomasville, N. C. Member of Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Dunedin. Survived by two sons, William E., Palm Springs, Calif.; Eugene L. Jr., Dunedin; a daughter, Mrs. Chester T. Rieber, Dunedin; and a grandson. Moss Dunedin Chapel, Dunedin. Source: St. Petersburg Times: 2-4-69

 






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Wilder, City Pioneer, Dies…  Man Once  Prominent Builder Here Succumbs To Illness

C. C. Wilder, 66, pioneer resident of St. Petersburg died Sunday evening at his home at E-335 nineteenth Ave north of heart failure. Mr. Wilder had been seriously ill for two and a half years and critically ill since January.

Mr. Wilderhad been a resident of St. Petersburg since 1898 and had watched the city’s development. He had great amount of building here, having been a contractor for a number of years and having been a member of Thompson, Wright and Wilder, which laid the first sidewalks in this city. Mr. Wilder served as a member of the city council for a number of years and also a member of the city building committee. He was educated in the schools of the state and was a graduate of Emory College in Georgia. He studied to be a physician, but after graduation entered the contracting business. He was a 32nd degree Mason.

Mr. Wilder’s grandfather and father came to Florida from Lowndes Co., Georgia during the Indian Wars driving a large heard of cattle. They settled in the Coffee  Pot district where they operated  a large stock raising business, but as the pastures was poor they later moved  further east. Members of the family have been prominent in legislative and government circles of the state for many years.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret G. Wilder, visiting teacher of the St. Petersburg public schools; seven brothers and four sisters living in the south. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Walters Funeral Company and will be completed upon receipt of Dr. W. F. Dunkie, presiding elder of the Southern Methodist Church in this district, who will conduct the funeral services. St. Petersburg Times: 8-15-1927

 




Mrs. Margaret G. Wilder

Funeral Services for Mrs. Margaret G. Wilder will be conducted in St. Peters Episcopal Church Tuesday, February 23 at 2:00p.m. with Rev. James L  Duncan officiating. Eastern Star rights will be conducted by Eureka Chapter, OES at the graveside. Interment will be in Saint Bartholomew’s Cemetery. 

Mrs. Wilder passed away Sunday, February 21st in a local hospital. She was 54 years of age. (This is wrong. She was born 1866) A native of this city, a retired school teacher in Pinellas County Schools, member of American University Women, League of Women Voters, Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, Honorary Teachers Society, Retired Teachers Association of  this city, St. Petersburg Schools Pioneer’s Association, St. Peters Episcopal Church, and a charter member of Eureka Chapter, OES. She was educated in University of Florida, University of North Carolina, University of Tennessee, Harvard and Columbia Universities. She was the daughter of the late Capt. W. T. Grady and Mrs. Annie Wall Grady and the widow of C. C. Wilder.

Another article dated 2-23-1954 states…For the Record…Mrs. Margaret Wilder, the beloved St. Petersburg School Teacher who died Sunday was born in Canada and came to Florida at the age of seven. Her father, Capt. W. T. Grady and her mother brought the family here from the Dominion. Mrs. Anna Fasser is a surviving sister. St. Petersburg Times: 2-23-1954




Woman Drowns While Fishing In Palm Harbor…Clearwater…Mrs. David Williams

Funeral of Mrs. David Williams who was drowned at Palm Harbor, Saturday was held at 3:00 Sunday afternoon and interment took place at Curlew Cemetery. Mrs. Williams, wife of the manager of the Bullock Grove, near Sutherland Crossroads fell from a boat from which she was fishing with Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Griffin. Both Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Griffin fell out of the boat into the waters of Palm Harbor and some unexplained manor and while Mr. Griffin was rescuing his wife, Mrs. Williams sank for the last time, despite the heroic efforts of Mr. Griffin to save the woman. The deceased was well known in this section with the filling station at four corners. She is survived by her husband and three small children. Evening Independent: 8-27-1927




James K. Wilson

 Clearwater, Dec. 14—Funeral services for James K. Wilson, one of the largest fruit growers in the vicinity, who died Tuesday, were held at his residence on Druid Road yesterday, with Dr. A. M. Hulett, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Burial was at the McMullen Cemetery. Source: Tampa Tribune: 12-15-1933




Price Woodworth

Price Woodworth, 58, resident of this city for 19 years, coming from Sparks, Wis., died early yesterday morning at a local hospital. He resided here at 4036 36th avenue north. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Helen Freeman Woodworth; two daughters, Doris and Marian Woodworth; two sons, Leslie and Mahlon Woodworth; three brothers, W. H., Joseph and Fred Woodworth and a sister, Miss Alice Woodworth. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by John S. Rhodes. Source: Evening Independent: 10-2-39






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Demetrio E. Zurdos

Tarpon Springs, July 6—Demetris E. Zurdos, 63, sponge dealer of this city, died at 12:30 o’clock Saturday morning in Tampa, where during his illness he had been with friends. Zurdos, a native of Greece, came to this country 25 years ago and had made his home here during that time. He is survived by two brothers who reside in Cuba. Source: Tampa Tribune: 7-7-31







































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