Deaths of Infants and Children
Marion County

SHILOH...Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Zetrouer were called to mourn the death of  their baby Lucius, Friday morning at 4:30 o'clock. He was nearly ten months old and one of the sweetest and best of children. He was buried at the Shiloh Cemetery Saturday morning. Rev. Mr. Miller of Micanopy preached the funeral sermon. We extend our sympathy...Dear friends do not mourn for the loved one that has gone. He was an angel on this earth  and now he has gone home...A Friend. Source: Ocala Eastern Star: 11-14-1902

 Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Prevatt had the misfortune to lose one of their twin babies a few days ago.Source: Ocala Banner...1-5-1906

In Memorium…Died in Ocala in the hospital of a shortness of a severe illness, Newton Shaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Shaw of Island Grove in his ninth year. (more)   Source: Ocala Banner:1-1-1904

Friday morning at the Marion County hospital in this city the four months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hicks of Martel died after a short illness. The little body was laid to rest in the old cemetery in the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Hicks has the sympathy of their friends at the loss of their infant child. Source: Ocala Banner:1-5-1906

Little Byrd Livingston …The star regrets to announce the death of little Byrd Livingston, the four year old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Livingston. The child died last night at nine o'clock. Everything that lovig hearts and tender hands could do for the little sufferer was done to relieve it’s intense pain. The sympathy of the community goes out to the brave parents. The funeral took place this afternoon at 3:30. Rev. H. E. Gabby of the Baptist church officiating  Source: Ocala Evening Star: 12-31-1909

Death Invades The Home of Mr. Jerry Burnett

    God, in His infinite wisdom, has seen fit to take from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Burnett their brightest dower and idol of their hearts, and sore and desolate are these sorrowing parents. For several days before the end it was feared that the little life was to be cut short, but the fond and parents devotedly and patiently waited on their baby and all that mortals could possibly do was done for the little one, but to no avail.
    The little boy, Arthur Earl, was nearly one year old and had already wound himself tightly around the heartstrings of his parents and it seemed as though they could not give him up. This moment the little life was there and the next, death had silently entered and taken the little spirit back to the God who gave it.
    Seven times has the death angel entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. Burnett, each time carrying away with him one of their children. Truly the ways of Providence are inscrutable and in the midst of life we are in death. Ocala banner: 11-6-08


    The funeral of Mr. and Mrs. Burnett’s baby was held Tuesday morning and the body will be buried beside the graves of his little brothers and sisters in the Greenwood Cemetery.
    Mr. and Mrs. Burnett have the heartfelt sympathy of everyone in their sore affliction.

Arthur Earl the baby son of  Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Burnett died at 2:30 this morning. The funeral services will be held at the house tomorrow morning and the littleone will be laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery. The deep sympathy of all their friends is with Mr. and Mrs. Burnett in their deep affliction. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-2-1908.

Thursday morning at 6:30 o'clock, the four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miles Landers died at their home in the second ward. She was four years old and a very bright and lovely little girl.  Ocala Banner...11-1-1901

The remains of little Ruthie Landers were interred in the old cemetery (Evergreen) this morning. Rev. Howard Dutill officiating. For those friends who sent lovely flowers the family feel deeply grateful. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-1-1901

DIED OF DIPTHERIA…Mr. & Mrs. Carlton Price of McIntosh lost their little boy two years old of diphtheria a few days ago and their little daughter is expected to die of the same disease. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-8-1901

Accidentally Shot By A Friend …Willie Smith a colored boy eight years old accidentally shot by a playmate. He was taken to the hospital and operated on by doctor Hood, Izlar, Smith and Powers, but died last night. Source: Ocala Banner: 6-21-1901

Death of Johnny Liddon …Johnny, the five year old child and only son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Liddon died at midnight Monday night of spinal meningitis after an illness of only a few days. Funeral took place from the residence out on the Mead place east of town at 9: 0’clock this morning and the little form was laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery; Rev. T. J. Nixon conducting the funeral services. Mr. and Mrs. Liddon are heartbroken over the loss of their only son and a host of friends sympathize deeply with them in their great loss. Johnny was a bright and good little fellow, a member of a class in the Methodist Sunday School and will greatly missed by his little playmates and other friends. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-22-1900

Death Of An Infant…Mr. and Mrs James Pooser mourn the death of their year old daughter who died Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock after an illness of two weeks. The funeral took place from the residence a t4  o’clock   Wednesday afternoon and the interment was in the old cemetery. Their friends sympathize with them in their loss. Source: Ocala Banner: 4-1-1904

A Frightful Accident…This morning Eddie Little a youth of ten years and a son of Mr. James Little while stealing a ride on the north bound outgoing freight on the S.S.R.R. fell under the cars and was run over. He was on the bumper of the car next to the tender and at the 14-avenue jumped off and which attempt he was thrown under the car the wheels passing over both legs below the thighs almost severing them. The mutilated boy was taken to his father’s residence and Dr. Thompson summoned, but the injury was too great and the little fellow died. Another warning against boys stealing rides. Source: Ocala Banner: 1-9-1889

Death of Edna Earle Little…Edna Earle the eight year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Little died Wednesday morning at 1:00 o’clock of Scarlet Fever. She was taken sick on Sunday night , but was not considered dangerously ill until Tuesday afternoon. Edna Earle was a bright little girl, a member of the Methodist Sunday School and Junior Epworth League. The funeral took place at Greenwood Cemetery and the services were conducted by Reverend W. H. Coleman of the Christian Church. To the sorrowing parents The Ocala Banner extends its deepest sympathy. Source: Ocala Banner: 1-4-1901

Belleview...Died on Saturday morning, July 16th., the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvan Lucius. Remains were intered in the Lucius family burial grounds west of Belleview. Source: Ocala Banner: 7-22-1904

DEATH OF A LITTLE CHILD ...We are greatly pained to announce the death of Wilton, the eight month old little son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Galbraith. The little fellow had been sick for several days and death ended his sufferings Wednesday night. The grieved and heartbroken parents have the sympathy of their friends in their sad affliction. The funeral took place yesterday, Saturday afternoon. The little boy was laid to rest in the old cemetery.  Quotations...Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not... for such is the kingdom of heaven. Source: Ocala Banner: 7-8-1904

Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Osborn who have recently moved to Ocala and who occupy Mrs. J. W. Hood's residence on South 3rd St. are the parents of a little daughter who was born Sunday afternoon (24).   Source: Ocala Banner: 10-29-1900

Died At McIntosh…The Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Willis  died on the night of December 30, at McIntosh and was buried in the  cemetery at that place the following afternoon.  Source: Ocala  Banner: 1-8-1909

Death of A child…Friends of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Dosh were very much grieved Wednesday afternoon when they heard of the death of their pretty little daughter May. The little girl had been ill for several weeks but her condition was not considered alarming until Monday and her death occurred at 7 o’clock Wednesday Morning. She was seven years old and the light of the house. The funeral services were held at 4 o’clock in the afternoon; Rev. L. W. Moore of the Methodist Church officiating.  Messrs P. V. Leavengood, A. A. Wyner, M. M. Little, D. E. McIver acted as pall bearers. The little body was laid to rest at the old cemetery and the grave was covered with lovely flowers, tributes of the friends of the family.  Source: Ocala Banner: 9-9-1904

    Death Angel Visits Fairfield…Died Thursday the 3rd inst., at 7:30 a.m. Freddie Mathews age five years-Pneumonia the cause…Little Freddie was the youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. D. V. Mathews of this village. This is a second visit of the death angel who this here-to-fore a happy home inside of ten days. If words could convey to and impress the bereaved parents on this occasion we would not be deterred from giving vent to our sympathy in their behalf. We realize that mere expressions of sympathy cannot sooth the aching hearts of the grief stricken parents. It is Gods will and he only in his mysterious way can bring solace to the afflicted family. 
    A touching sermon was preached on the subject to the departed ones at the M. E. Church Sunday afternoon by the Reverend Mr, Sistrunk from Micanopy. Mr. Sistrunk impressed upon the minds of his audience that the little ones were asleep in Jesus that they were not lost, but had simply gone on ahead…Viola     Source: Ocala Banner: 12-11-1908

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. John Vogt died at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Albertus Vogt, July 21.  Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-3-1900


Death Of A Child…Little Gus, fourteen months old, only child of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Mathews who lived near town died last night and was buried this morning in Greenwood Cemetery; Rev. W. H. Coleman conducting the funeral. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 7-12-1901

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. LeSeur who died at the Parramore House Monday afternoon was buried Tuesday in Greenwood Cemetery. They have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement. Source: Ocala Banner: 3-31-1905

The Infant child of Mr. Edd Mariam of Moultre, Ga was buried in the city Saturday morning in the old cemetery beside the grave of Mr. Mariam’s mother. Ocala was Mr. Mariam’s home in his boyhood. His mother taught school here and is well known by many of our older citizens. Source: Ocala Banner: 8-17-1906

Death of a Little Girl

    Edna, the sweet little six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Pelot, died at 6:15 Wednesday morning, of quinsy sore throat, after a few days of suffering. 
    The funeral was held from the residence at 3:00 Wednesday afternoon and the little body was laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery. Rev. L. B. Warren conducted the services, which were private.
    Little Edna was a winsome child, loved by all who knew her and idolized by her parents, sisters and brothers. The Star and their other friends sympathize deeply with the family in the loss of their little darling. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-27-1903

Death Angel Has Been Busy

    Dorothy, the sweet little nineteen-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Bishop, of South 3rd St, died early this morning of a complication of measles and pneumonia and was buried this afternoon at Crystal River in the burial ground of the Barco family.
    McIver and McKay prepared the little body for burial and the family went down to Crystal River on the 3:30 train. Mr. and Mrs Bishop have the sympathy of the entire community in the loss of their little daughter.
Source: Ocala Evening Star: 5-27-1907

Death Angel Has Been Busy

    A. P. Stucky, Jr., the eighteen months old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Stucky, after a long and painful illness, died at the family home at Spring Park at an early hour Sunday morning.
    The little body was prepared for burial by McIver and McKay, and shipped on the morning train this morning to the family burial ground at Dade City, where Mr. Stucky’s eldest son is buried. 
    The family accompanied the remains to their last resting place and the little form was laid to rest this morning. The little boy was the only child and the idol of his parents. He was a fine baby, bright and healthy until smitten with the fatal illness. May the heavenly father comfort the broken hearts of the parents, is the prayer of a host of friends.

Source: Ocala Evening Star: 5-27-1907

Death of a Little Girl

    Little Elizabeth Kates, aged five years, died at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Simmons on North Main Street, during Friday night. The little girl had been sick with typhoid fever, but had gotten well and had come to this city to visit her aunt. She had a relapse and her parents were sent for from their home in South Florida, but they arrived just two hours after the death of their little daughter. She was a bright little child and will be sorely missed by her parents and little friends. 
    The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the residence of Mrs. Simmons and the little body was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery. Rev. C. C. Carol performed the last sad rites at the house and at the grave. 

Source: Ocala Banner: 11-13-1908


In Memoriam

Died, Sunday afternoon, Frances Lucile, the precious little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Helvenston. For four short weeks this little one brightened and sweetened the home of her parents and the thought of her brief visit on earth will always be a bright and beautiful spot in the memory worn by her parents and other relatives.

The funeral services were held at ten o’clock Monday morning from the residence, conducted by Rev. C. C. Carol, of the Baptist church. He spoke soothing and comforting words to the bereaved parents and Mrs. G. C Pasteur and Mrs. R. G. Blake sang a beautiful solo.

The spotless white casket, as spotless as the soul of the little body it contained, was tenderly carried to the carriage, which took it to the cemetery Messrs. W. T. Gary, S. T. Sistrunk, E. K. Nelson and G. C. Pasteur.

The little form was laid away in Evergreen Cemetery under a mound covered with sweet and beautiful flowers, symbolic of the purity of the little girl, whose spirit so soon winged its flight to heaven.

In their grief, Mr. and Mrs. Helvenston have the sympathy of their large concourse of friends. Source: Ocala Banner: 12-21-1906

Grim death has visited the home of one of our neighbors and taken from them their only little son, Huckly Newton. The little fellow was the idol of his parents hearts Friends and neighbors extend their sympathy to the bereaved parents. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-22-1906

Elmore, the thirteen-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gates, died early this morning and was buried this afternoon in the old cemetery (Evergreen). Source: 11-14-1900

Mr. and Mrs. James E. Brown, who live several miles east of town, were called on yesterday to mourn the death of their 16-months-old child. It was interred this morning by Messrs. McIver & MacKay, undertakers, in the old cemetery (Evergreen). In their sorrow, the Star extends condolence. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-20-1909


Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Brown return their most grateful thanks to their friends and neighbors for the attention shown them during the sickness of their little son, and the mingling of their sorrow with theirs when the little one passed through the valley and shadow of death. Their many little acts of kindness will always be treasured as a grateful recollection. Source: Ocala Banner: 10-1-1909

Haszie, the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Jones, after a long and painful illness, died Sunday morning and was buried in the old cemetery (Evergreen) Sunday afternoon. Rev. C. C. Carroll conducted the services. Mr. and Mrs. Jones have the sympathy of the community in their sorrow. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 3-16-1908

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