James Allen Durrance
(J.A.Durrance)
obit and small bio
J.A.Durrance, Pioneer, Dies At Bowling Green.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Methodist
 church in Bowling Green for James Allen Durrance,71, who passed away at  his house near Bowling Green yesterday morning at 2:15 o'clock. Interment :
was to be made at Mount Pisgah cemetery.
Rev. J.W.Austin was to officiate.
The Whidden Funeral Home of Bartow was in charge of arrangements.

  Mr. Durrance, one of Polk County's pioneers, was born near Hooker's  Prairie, a historical landmark in the early days of Polk.
 Much of his life
 was spent in farming.
 He was a county commissioner from district 2 for
several years and was a member of the board when the present courthouse was errected in 1908.
It has been only a few months since Mr. and Mrs. Durrance celebrated
 their fiftieth wedding anniversary. The deceased was an active member of  the Methodist Church.
 Surviving are:
 the widow;
 Two daughters, Mrs. Meda Moody of Miami and Mrs.

Ellie Weams of Benson Springs;
 Four sons, W.H.Durrance, Sebring, Marquin
 Durrance, Fort Meade, - Fred A. and L.Byron Durrance, both of Bartow, and
 a Sister, Mrs. Nettie Lewis of Miami.

source; Lakeland Evening Ledger and Star-Telegram - Monday, Jan. 21, 1935,
 (front page of Paper)



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