Mr. John Winn was born and reared on a Red Level farm and like all the farmers in Red Level, he has made a decided success at farming.
For the usual sensible start, he married and built a neat and comfortable home. He then planted orange and other fruit trees round about it, which soon made the home attractive and supplied it with the beautiful and luxurious dainties of the day. While those were growing he busied himself to put his fields into shape for the growing of such crops as would bring in the most ready cash. Though indulging in diversified farming, Mr. Winn pays most attention to raising melons, sweet potatoes and sugar cane. These are always staple products on which the farmer may depend for quick returns; the latter, especially, as besides being ever in demand and of the "imperishable" kind, it can be held until the price suits the grower.
What strikes the visitor most about Mr. Winn's home and farm is its neatness, cleanliness and order. There seems to be a place for everything and everything seems to be in that place. The only thing lacking to make this an ideal home is the absence of children. In this, Mr. Winn and his good wife have the sympathy of all who know them, since God had seen fit to call their little ones one after the other, to a home in the Great Beyond.
Though Mr. Winn has no children to educate, he is nevertheless, active in helping to establish the best schools in his vicinity. The churches, too, always have his warmest interest and practical support.
He is a man of strict religious instincts, and has a good standing in his own and in the surrounding communities, public enterprises, and political matters. He gives his help whenever needed for the welfare of his fellow man.
Source: Crystal River News:1905
Transcribed, Formatted and Submitted by Linda Flowers