Transcribed Backyard Burials

Mrs. H. T. Spooner and her son, Dr. H. G. Spooner, arrived in Ocala Friday afternoon from Boston, Mass., and are stopping at the Ocala House. Mr. Spooner is the widow and Dr. Spooner, the son, of the late Henry T. Spooner, who died at his winter home on Lake Weir last Monday night.  The remains of Mr. Spooner are now in the undertaking parlors of Messrs. McIver & Mackay, and will be taken back to Lake Weir Monday afternoon and will be buried in his orange grove beside the graves of his mother and father. Rev. G. H. Harrison, rector of Grace Episcopal Church, of this city, will conduct the service. Source: Ocala Banner: 7-13-1906 

     Mr. Knight Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Martin, of Weir Park, died at that place December 17 of softening of the brain. He had been ill for about two years. He was 28 years of age. Everything that loving hearts could do was exhausted.
     He was a splendid young man and his untimely and unfortunate taking off is deeply regretted. To the sorrowing ones, the sympathy of the community is extended.
     His remains were interred today at the home burial ground. He had not tasted a mouthful of food for forty-eight days prior to his death. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 12-18-1901 

Death of Miss Taylor

Miss Mary Taylor, aged 78 years, sister of Wm. T. Taylor, deceased, died last night at 9 o’clock of bronchitis at the home of her late sister-in-law, Mrs. M. D. Taylor, after a week’s illness. The funeral occurred at 4 o’clock this afternoon from the residence, conducted by Rev. Howard Dutill and the body was laid to rest in the family burial ground, at the home on east Fort King Avenue.

Miss Taylor was a most estimable Christian lady. She was greatly loved by all who knew her. She was born in Wilson County, N. C., and made her home with the family here for thirty years. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-24-1902 

Laid To Rest

The funeral of Mrs. M. J. Owens, was impressively performed Wednesday morning at the home of her son-in-law, Col. Edw. Spencer, by Rev. L. B. Warren.

After the funeral ceremonies, the remains were conveyed to the old family burial grounds at Long Swamp and were there laid to rest. Source: Ocala Banner: 5-1-1903


Fellowship, is in sympathy with Mrs. S. H. Blitch and Dr. John L. Davis, in the loss of their grandmother, who was laid to rest in the family burial grounds, on the McIntosh place there. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 10-6-1904

The Star regrets to report the death of Mrs. E. H. Cook, of Ocala Sunday. Her remains were taken to the family burial grounds of the Harrisons, two miles and a half from Flemington, where Rev. Presoc conducted the funeral services. Mrs. Cook (nee Harrison) had only been married eight months and came to Ocala with her husband and purchased what is known as the Peter Ingram place, where she died. She leaves a husband and two brothers, J. K. and W. O. Harrison, to mourn her death. She was a sweet, estimable woman and greatly beloved by all who knew her. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 6-2-1904


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