Mr. S. J. Pardoe is one of our oldest citizens. He came here in order to engage in orange culture. In the meantime, he engaged in the mercantile business and saw mill business. After the big freeze of "96," when his orange grove was laid low, he returned to the north, but he had drunk of the magic waters of Crystal River, so he had to return to Florida again.
For a few years he has been out of business, thinking he had arrived at an age when he was destined in taking the world easy, but he is getting restless and is not so content as he might be to remain idle. Before long we will see Mr. Pardoe getting busy again
Mr. Pardoe is quite an elderly gentleman, but he has more vivacity still then many a young man can boast of. He is very jovial, fond of a joke on himself as well as on everyone else, and is ever ready to lend a helping hand. Quite a nice old gentleman to have about is Mr. Pardoe.
Source: Crystal River News..1905
Transcribed, Formatted and Submitted by Linda Flowers