Deaths Transcribed

DIED IN THE ASYLUM...Louis D’Omito who was committed to the asylum last year died 10-26-1901. The deceased was born in Naples, Italy and was 44 yrs. I mo. and 1 day old. He came to the United States 22 yrs. ago and to Florida 16 yrs. ago. He was married twice, the second time in this city. His wife survives him as also four children. He was well known and up till the time of his misfortune was prosperous and well to do. Source: Ocala Banner: 11-1-1901

DEATH OF AN OLD CITIZEN…The death of Mr. Thomas Smith of Ocala loses one of her old landmarks and in every way an estimable citizen. Mr. Smith immigrated to Ocala from Georgia about thirty-five years ago and during all those years maintained an unblemished reputation. He early connected himself with the Baptist Church and was one of its most punctual and faithful members. He married soon after coming here and raised a family of children who do honor to his name. Mr. Smith was about sixty years of age and died peacefully, calmly and with perfect resignation. Source: Ocala Banner:2-1-1901

An Old Citizen Gone To His Rest

The death of Mr. William J. McGrath was announced last Wednesday afternoon at three o’clock after protracted illness of several years. With the exception of General and Mrs. Bullock, Mr. McGrath was the oldest citizen of this city, having landed here in 1850 when Ocala was a mere hamlet. Mr. McGrath was born in Ireland in October 26, and at eighteen years of age immigrated to New Orleans where he remained until 1849 when he joined with a Lopez expedition of Carbenas, Cuba in May of 1850. It will be remembered that Narcisso Lopez made several attempts for the freedom of Cuba, one in 1850 being his last which terminated in fatality. That portion of expedition under Lopez himself landed at Lospozas with the unfortunate insurrectionist succeeded in repelling an act of the Spanish soldiers, but becoming isolated from the other part of his expedition he was captured in Garroped. That portion of the expedition of which Mr. McGrath participated landed at Cardenas, took possession of the city, drove the Spanish out, held possession twenty-four hours when they were repelled, but were fortunate enough to get aboard their ships and though pursued by Spanish gun boats reached Key West safely. Mr. McGrath often told of his narrow and miraculously escape and how  joyous the soldiers were when they again came in sight of the “stars and stripes”. From Key West he came to Ocala where he engaged in business, was married, and ever since resided. His first wife was Mrs. Cornelia Jones by whom he had two children, a son and a daughter, both of whom preceded him to that better land above. His daughter Mrs. Cornelia married Mr. J. N. Strobatjr and left five children all of whom are living and came to Ocala Wednesday night on a special train to attend the funeral which occurred yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Mr. McGrath bore an excellent reputation for his uprightness as a business man and his removal leaves a void in our community and his memory will not be soon forgotten by the people of Ocala and especially  “the old-timers.” Source: Ocala Banner: 2-22-1901, Died 2-20-1901.          


DEATH AT BELLEVIEW…Mr. Charles Brown a well-known mill man of Belleview died in that city Tuesday morning. He was found in an unconscious condition on the roadside and was taken to his home, but never regained consciousness. Mr. Brown was the son of Dr. E. F. Brown who formerly had a cancer sanitarium in this city. Mr. Brown was in Ocala Saturday and it was said was drinking freely and his death was supposed to have been caused from indulging too heavily. Source: Ocala Banner: 11-17-1905

Death of Mrs. Mixson

Central, Fla, Nov. 27- Mrs. J. D. Mixson died last night after a lingering illness. She leaves a husband and several children to mourn her death. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-27-03

William Giles

William Giles the colored carpenter and lay reader of St. James Episcopal Church, colored, a brother of George Giles, the cotton buyer, and a most worthy man, died last night. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-27-03

Mr. O. Carolus, a German tailor, who has been living in Ocala for some years, died at his room in the Lafayette building Sunday after a brief illness. He was a good tailor and was a man of many estimable qualities. His former home was in Ohio. Source: Ocala Banner: 7-27-06

The funeral of Miss Evelyn Arnold was attended this morning by Rev. R. S. Quarterman at the house and the remains deposited in the old cemetery (Evergreen) there to await the coming of the King. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-9-1904

August Habenicht, father of Mrs. Demro, died last night at 9:20 of la-grippe, in his seventy-second year and was buried this afternoon at 3 o’clock in the old cemetery (Evergreen), Rev. C. M. Gray conducting the funeral services. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 3-21-01

Mrs. Meade, the nurse, died Wednesday in Tampa, where she was visiting her children, very suddenly of heart disease. The remains were prepared for burial by the Tampa Furniture Company and shipped to Ocala yesterday, and interred by Mr. McIver in the old cemetery (Evergreen). Source: Ocala Evening Star:1-12-1900

Our town was shocked by the sudden death of Mrs. Atwater on Friday last. She leaves a husband and nine children, the oldest being about fourteen years of age. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 2-26-04

Reverend and Mrs. Harmon C. Martin of Fort McCoy was in Ocala Tuesday to attend the funeral of their daughter, Mrs. W. D. Carn. Source: Ocala Banner: 11-2-1906

Mrs. Julia Quarterman died last Sunday morning at 6 o’clock of paralysis. She leaves one son and one daughter to mourn her loss. She was a sister to Dr. Barnard, of St. Marys, Ga. Source: Banner: 7-27-1906


There was another death in Electra this week, Mrs. Manson, who was buried in the Electra Cemetery. Her daughter, Mrs. Brown was here to the burying. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 10-6-1909


Sylvia Luteman

Aunt Sylvia Luteman, aged eighty years, one of the old time colored women and one of the best and most favorable known colored nurses in town, died early Monday morning and was buried yesterday afternoon in the old cemetery (Evergreen). She leaves a son, Jonson Luteman, of Gadson’s store and a daughter Mariah, who works for the laundry. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-1-1901 


Death of Mrs. Lindberg

Mrs. M. Sabina Lindberg, wife of Theodore Lindberg, died at her home on the Pemberton place, south of town, Saturday night and was buried this morning at 10 o’clock in the old cemetery (Evergreen). The funeral was held at St. Philip’s Catholic Church and was conducted by Rev. Father Bottalaccio.

Mrs. Lindberg was about forty years of age, an excellent German lady and was much liked by all who knew her. She came here about two years ago with her husband from Chicago. She had only been ill for a few days and her death was most sudden and unexpected. The Star extends sympathy to the bereaved husband. She had no children. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 10-8-1900 


Died, at his home near Ocala, September 1, after a brief illness, Mr. John W. Wood, aged sixty-three years, two months and nine days. He was born in Huntertown, Indiana. For a time he lived in Kansas and nine years ago he moved to Florida, where he resided until the time of his death.

He was a good citizen, a kind hearted man, a loving father and an affectionate husband. Four sons and four daughters survive him. This bereavement falls very hard on them, as it is only a year since they buried their mother. Yesterday they laid their father to rest in the old cemetery (Evergreen). Rev. W. H. Coleman conducted the funeral party. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-3-1900 


Glasgow Smith, one of the best known colored men in this city, died at his home in the western part of town yesterday at 4o’clock and was buried by the Masons at 11 a. m. today in the old cemetery (Evergreen).

He was about sixty years of age and has been a resident of Ocala for many years, in fact, most of his life. He was a member of the city council for several terms years ago and has always been a worthy and most respected colored citizen. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-23-1901

Miss Julia P. Johnston

     This estimable lady died last night at 10:45 o’clock at her home on Oklawaha Ave. It will be remembered that several weeks ago when going upstairs she fell and injured her spine and hip. Everything was done that medical skill could do for the sorely afflicted woman, the best of trained nursing was secured, but all was in vain.
     She was the daughter of Capt. Abner D. Johnston, who came to Marion County in 1945, resided here a few years and went to Sumter County and later to Orange, where he died at Orlando, a few years ago.
     One of Miss Johnston’s brothers was Capt. James F. P. Johnston, a valiant Confederate soldier who now lives near Gainesville She was the aunt of Mr. O. B. Howse, Mrs. Mamie House-Stovall and Mrs. J. B. C. Koonce, of Sumterville and sister to Mrs. D. C. Hull of the same place.
     She was a woman of marked individuality of character and whom nature had endowed in person and mind and clearly beloved by those who knew her gracious nature. Her friends will mourn her death.
     Her remains were interred in the old cemetery (Evergreen) this afternoon at 2:30, Rev. L. B. Warren officiating. Services were held at the residence. The pall bearer were General Bullock, C. M. Brown, D. A. Miller, F. E. Harris, Will Hocker and Ed Halvenston. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 12-11 1902 

A Veteran Mustered Out

Mr. Samuel A Hawkins, aged about seventy years, died in the hospital about 10 o’clock last night, from the effects of an operation for peritonitis.

Mr. Hawkins, with his family moved from Blitchton some time ago. The funeral took place this afternoon and the body was laid to rest in the old cemetery Evergreen). Mr. Hawkins has resided at Blitchton for a number of years and came from the north. When a young man he was in the Union army and lost a hand in battle.

He was a pleasant and intelligent gentleman and was much liked. He leaves a wife and one son, C. M. Hawkins, so well known as “Dick.” Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-5-1900 

Mrs. Hare

Mrs. F. M. Hare, a young widow from Blackville, S. C., who has been afflicted with consumption for several years, during which time she has been spending her winters with her brother-in-law, J. W. Ray, the cantaloupe man, five miles south of Ocala, died at 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon and was buried at 10 o’clock this morning in the old cemetery (Evergreen) by Messrs. McIver & Mackay. Mrs. Hare came here early in October and has failed fast ever since. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 12-23-1905 

Death of Miss Ballard

Miss Ludie Ballard, after a long and painful illness, died at the home of her sisters, in the second ward, at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon of consumption. Miss Ballard has suffered untold agonies for several months with patient and Christian like fortitude. She has been practically bedridden for the past year and during that time had the devoted and loving care of her sisters and brother. The funeral took place this afternoon at 3 o”clock from the residence and the burial took place in the old cemetery (Evergreen). Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-25-1905

A Printers Work Done

His Form is Released From The Press of Life and Lies on the Dead Stone of Everlasting Life

   Carsner Eugene Booher, aged fifty-three years, editor and business manager of the Dunnellon Citizen, died yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the home of his brother, L. O. Booher, two and a half miles south of town, of a congestive chill. He came up Tuesday from Dunnellon, ill with malaria.
   Mr. Booher was a member of Ocala Post No. 17 G. A. R. and has resided in and near Ocala since 1893. At different times he has worked in this office and that of the defunct New Capitol and was a good printer and a gentleman, much liked by all who knew him. His death was most sudden and unexpexted.
   The funeral took place at 3 o’clock  this afternoon and  the body was interred in the old cemetery (Evergreen), Rev. T. J. Nixon conducting the funeral services. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 7-19-1900

George Brooks

Loving and tender hands laid the remains of George Brooks to rest yesterday in the old cemetery (Evergreen). He was well known by the public and loved by both white and colored, who will miss him. But his hour had come and now we trust he is in the better land. The family has our sympathy. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 10-18-1904

Mrs. Butler

Mrs. G. W. Butler died yesterday afternoon at her home north east of the city. She had been in rather poor health for the past two months, but was up and around the yard yesterday morning and her death was quite sudden and unexpected. The funeral took place this afternoon from the residence and the body was laid to rest in the old cemetery (Evergreen); Rev. W. H. Coleman conducting the burial services. Mrs. Butler leaves a husband and several grown children to mourn her death. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-5-01

Julius Howard Chaille

     Though expected for some time, the death of Howard Chaille, aged 22, which occurred at 11:25 this morning, was very sad news to his many friends in Ocala. Howard’s death has been a peculiarly sad one. He was taken sick last September, prior to which time his health was perfect, but since that time he has been gradually sinking. His malady was consumption of the throat. Mrs. Chaille, the young man’s mother, has been his faithful and devoted nurse and has hardly left him a moment for the past few months, notwithstanding that it depended almost entirely on her needlework to make a living for herself and him.
     The funeral will occur at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon from the Methodist church and will be conducted by Rev. T. J. Nixon and the body will be interred in the old cemetery (Evergreen).
     Howard was one of our best and most respected young men and has been almost raised in Ocala. His death is to be greatly deplored. To his father, mother, sister and brothers, we extend our deepest sympathy. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 5-19-1900

Laid To Rest

The funeral of Howard Chaille was largely attended yesterday afternoon and many beautiful floral arrangements certified to the high esteem in which he was held by the community during his life. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 5-21-1900

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We regret to here of the declining health of Howard Chaille, who has become so feeble he can scarcely be about his room. His mother was thinking about taking him on a visit to his brother Joe, at Miami, whom Howard desired so much to see, but he is too feeble to make the trip. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 5-18-1900

Mrs. Crutchfield

Mrs. Eliza W. Crutchfield, aged about 75 years, died yesterday afternoon at the home of her son, Charles Crutchfield, proprietor of The Hole In The Wall. The remains were interred in the old cemetery (Evergreen) at 3 o’clock this afternoon. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-18-1903

Death of a Young Woman

Laurie Godwin, aged 16 years, son of H. W. Godwin, a Seaboard foreman, died suddenly Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock at his home in the second ward, of congestion. He was taken ill Sunday, but it was not thought to be serious until a few hours before his death. The young man was a nephew of merchant W. S. Gaskin, of this city, and gave promise of great usefulness in the world. The funeral occurred at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon and was conducted at the residence by Rev. W. H. Coleman. The body was laid to rest in the old cemetery (Evergreen). Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-26-1900 Note: I have transcribed the article just as it was. It references a girl dying then goes on to say son.

Death of Mr. Hallsey

Mr. K. Hallsey, who died yesterday afternoon was originally from Michigan. He was a member of the Ocala post G. A. R. and has resided in or near Ocala for fifteen years. He was a quiet man, but well posted and an upright citizen, whose death will be sincerely regretted. He leaves a wife and two daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Hopkins and Miss Lena. The funeral took place from the residence at 10 o’clock, conducted by Rev. T. J. Nixon of the Methodist church and the body was laid to rest in the old cemetery (Evergreen). Mr. Halsey had been in the employ of Pomeroy & Baum, the extensive mill operators at Oxford and was held in such high esteem that the proprietors came up to attend the funeral. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 2-17-1900

Death of Mrs. Hull

Mrs. D. C. Hull of Atlanta, formerly of Sumterville, died last night at her home in that city. Mr. Howse received a telegram from Mr. Hull today. It is expected that the remains will be interred in the old cemetery (Evergreen) in this city, as Mrs. Hull had several children buried there. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-24-1903

The funeral of Rev. J. D. Lee took place from the Methodist church this morning. The service was largely attended by friends of the deceased. Rev. J. A. Hendry conducted the services. The body was laid to rest in the old cemetery (Evergreen). J. K. Wilson, the Ocala’s Furniture Co.’s undertaker, had charge of the funeral. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 10-29-1903

J. S. Lovell

Mr. J. S. Lovell, formerly of Sparr, but for the past seven months a citizen of Ocala died last night at his home in the northern part of town, the cause of his death being typhoid fever, having suffered from same for eight weeks. Deceased was 25 years of age and leaves a devoted wife and a little son 16 months old. His remains will be interred this afternoon at 4 o’clock in the old cemetery (Evergreen). Alfred Owen of McIver and MacKay’s undertaking department will have charge of the funeral. Rev. Newton Plummer of Anthony was asked to perform the religious ceremony. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 7-8-1909

Mrs. A. D. Marlow

     Mrs. A. D. Marlow, living a short distance out the Silver Springs Road, died very suddenly last night. She was suddenly taken ill and by the time Dr. E. Van Hood could reach her she was dead.
     Mrs. Marlow leaves eleven children. Her husband, A. D. Marlow, was an inmate of the Marion Farms Hospital, found guilty some years ago of shooting Mr. J. A. Brand, at Conner, and whose trial created great interest.
     On the announcement of his wife’s death, the authorities at the hospital gave the grief stricken man to go to his wife’s late home and remain until after the funeral, which will take place tomorrow afternoon at the old cemetery (Evergreen).
     Mrs. Marlow was a most estimable woman and her death is deeply deplored. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 3-22-1907 

The body of Engineer Dan Messett arrived in Ocala this morning and was interred in the old cemetery (Evergreen) this afternoon. He met his death by being struck on the head with a crosstie, which extended out too far from a car standing on a side truck, which his Engine was passing. Death was instantaneous. Source:  Ocala Evening Star: 12-9-03

Dudley Stewart Parr, son of Col. And Mrs. Parr, of this city was born in Conyers, Ga. 33 years ago and died at his home in this city at 7 a. m. Wednesday, November 27th. Mr. Parr came to Ocala with his parents nineteen years ago. For the past six years he has been a great sufferer with lung trouble, which finally developed into consumption. He went to Cuba and spent a year, returning a few months ago. HE was benefitted at first by that climate, but grew worse when the rainy season came on, and feared for some time that he would not live to reach home.

Through all his terrible sufferings he was patient and uncomplaining and bore his affliction like the true Christian that he was. He was a devout member of the Methodist church and died resigned to the will of the All-Wise Father. He was perfectly rational to the very last and died like a little child falling asleep. He was laid to rest yesterday morning in the old cemetery (Evergreen) and many sorrowing relatives and friends paid their respect to the dead. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-29-01

Louis Plater

Louis Plater died at his home in South Ocala yesterday about 2 o’clock. He was struck with Paralysis about 6 o’clock in the morning and lived about eight hours. He had long since passed his 70th milestone. Having spent the most of his life in Florida, he went to Cuba about five years ago, but did not remain there very long. His funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. S. Quarterman and Rev. P. G. Gowens today at 10 o’clock at the residence and then his remains were carried to the old cemetery (Evergreen) to await the resurrection. He leaves a wife and loved ones to mourn his death. The bereaved has our sympathies. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 4-12-1904

A Good Woman Dead

Mrs. Joe Reynolds, mother of Henry Reynolds, died at her home south of Ocala this afternoon at 2:30 and will be buried in the old cemetery (Evergreen) in Ocala at 2O’clock tomorrow afternoon. She leaves a husband and one son to mourn her death. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 12-16-01


The Late Mrs. Reynolds

     Mrs. Caroline A. Reynolds, whose remains were interred yesterday in the old cemetery, was born at Conway, SC, September 29, 1830. She was past her 71st year. She was married February 2, 1852 to Mr. Joseph A. Reynolds.
     In 1866 the family moved to Sumter County, where they resided until 1869, when they came to Marion County and have lived here ever since.
     She was a lifelong church member joining the M. E. Church, South, when 13 years of age and lived a consistent Christian life. She was a most estimable woman and a loving and dutiable wife. She left a husband, a son Henry and four grandchildren.
     The thanks of the family are tendered their good neighbors for services rendered during the sickness and burial of the deceased. Source: Ocala Evening Star:  12-18-01 

An Old Citizen Dead

Joseph A. Reynolds, one of the old citizens of Marion County, passed away this morning at his home on Orange Avenue, a mile south of town. He was a South Carolinian by birth, came to Florida with his wife in 1866 and lived in Sumter County a few years and then came to Marion and has ever since resided near Ocala. He survived his wife but a few weeks. He was in his 92nd year. He has always been a most exemplary citizen, a member of the Methodist Church and a hardworking, industrious and honest man. He leaves, but one son, Henry. His remains were interred this afternoon in the old cemetery (Evergreen). Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-6-1902

Thomas Roper

We overlooked yesterday the big funeral procession that followed the remains of Thomas Roper, colored, to the old cemetery (Evergreen). Deceased was a member of several secret orders and the attendance at his funeral was indeed large. The funeral was conducted by the colored Knights of Pythias and the colored band was in the procession. 

Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-28-1908

Dr. W. F. Smith

Dr. W. F. Smith, father-in-law to our worthy sheriff and his brother, J. M. Williams, died last night at the residence of the latter. Dr. Smith had been an invalid for a long time. Had he lived until Friday, he would have been 69 years old. The body will be interred in the city cemetery(Evergreen) this afternoon. Source: Ocala Banner: 1-8-1889

H. A. Urann Dead

     H. A. Urann, aged about 85 years, died this morning at 10 o’clock, after a long and painful illness, in a room in the Cox building, north of the public square. Mr. Urann formerly came from Massachusetts. He stayed in Palatka for a number of years following his profession, that of bookkeeping. He came to Ocala about twelve years ago and kept books for the Netherlands Phosphate Company, but in recent years, has had no steady employment and for the past two or three years has existed on the bounty of J. P. Galloway, D. S. Woodrowe and a few other phosphate and business men and in turn the old gentleman would do whatever he could for them.
     He has a wife in Plymouth, Mass. She was notified by wire this morning of his death. Undertaker McIver has charge of the funeral arrangements. The body will be buried in the old cemetery (Evergreen) tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock.
     Mr. Trantham waited on Mr. Urann during the last few weeks he having been employed and food and medicine provided by kind friends and medical services by kind hearted physicians of the city. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 6-12-1901


Crossed The River

     Mr. John W. Waters, one of the pioneer citizens of this county and living near Ocala since 1858, died Sunday morning after a lingering illness.
     During the Civil War he was a brave soldier in Capt. S. D. McConnell’s company and served in the Army of the Tennessee under General Robert Bullock. He leaves two brothers and sisters and many friends to mourn his death. He was born in Lexington, S. C., in 1836. His remains were interred in the old cemetery (Evergreen) Monday. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-20-1903

The funeral of Mr. F. J. Durand, Saturday, was largely attended. The services were conducted by Rev. W. J. Williams. The remains were laid to rest in the old cemetery. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 3-5-1900

Howard Ward passed to the great beyond yesterday morning at 11 o’clock, after a protracted illness of one and a half years’ duration. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church. His memorial services will be conducted by Rector J. Brown at the above named church, and thence to its last resting place at the old cemetery (Evergreen). We extend our sympathies. 

Source: Ocala Evening Star: 2-10-1905

Ocala…Viola Jackson, a colored girl, aged seventeen, died in this city Saturday night. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 2-12-1901

Died in the Hospital

Miss Baker, aged about 80 years, who came from Grahamville two weeks ago for treatment, died last night in the hospital. The remains were taken to her home for burial. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-1-1900

We regret to learn the death of our beloved friend, Mr. James Cameron, who passed away at his home near McIntosh, a few days ago. We extend our deepest sympathy to the bereaved children who are left to mourn the loss of their aged parent. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 2-2-1901


Mrs. William Lambert, of Island Grove, who has resided in Belleview for several months, to be treated for cancer, died yesterday. She leaves a husband and four children. Her body was taken back to Island Grove for burial. Source Ocala Evening Star: 5-14-1900

Mr. Pittman of Pedro, who was so seriously burned last week, died last Friday night and was buried last Saturday. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-23-1911

Martel…J. M. Robinson was buried at St. John’s Cemetery Monday, the Masons having charge of the burial. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 5-25-1900


Mrs. Peter Loper died December 15. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church December 17, and her remains sent to Eustis. She was taken sick while preparing breakfast and died in a few minutes. She leaves a grandson, with whom she had made her home, and one son in Eustis.
Source: Ocala Evening Star: 12-16-1901

NOTE...Information sent in by "Sher Williams Hopkins" gives the following information:
"She was Sarah A. Loper widow of Peter Loper. The grandson mentioned was my ggrandfather, Charles Henry Williams, whom they raised. Her surviving son was Charles T. Loper. Information received 10-12-2014


John A. Smith

Mr. C. J. Smith, the jeweler at Mr. Burnett’s, has just returned from Hernando, where his brother, Mr. John A. Smith, died on Tuesday evening at 7 o’clock. The funeral and burial took place at Belleview. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-27-1909

J. M. Black

Mr. J. M. Black of Martel, died a few days ago at the hospital in this city. Mr. Black was a member of the Woodman Camp at Martell. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 6-3-1907

Wayne McDonald

After a long and painful illness, Mr. Wayne McDonald passed away last night. The remains will be interred tomorrow at the old Oklawaha Bridge cemetery.

Mr. McDonald was an old and valued citizen, and the Star hears of his death with deep regret. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 3-21-1914

Lynn…The young wife of V. P. Dees died at Oak and was brought over and her body laid to rest last Sunday in the Old cemetery commonly known in the Lake Bryant neighborhood as the Chalker graveyard.  Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-9-1911


Dropped Dead

 Rufus Barrington, a colored turpentine hand, while cutting boxes for Lucas & Barnes, at their turpentine still at Daisy Friday, dropped dead in his tracks. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-27-1902


Mrs. S. E. Richardson died Friday noon after a long illness. Mrs. Richardson was a faithful member of the Baptist church and was very much loved. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-15-1900

Mrs. Middaugh, an estimable and highly respected lady, living at Rockwell, died last Sunday night. (Dunnellon Citizen) Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-10-1900


George Burdoff, a worthy colored citizen died yesterday and was buried today at 11. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 5-27-1896

Mr. W. Marion Sherouse died at his home in Reddick Feb. 18, 1905. He leaves a wife and children besides many relatives and friends to mourn his loss. Source: Ocala Banner: 3-17-1905

R. L. Simmons

Undertaker Wilbur C. Smith sent a casket out to Kendrick this morning for Mr. R. L. Simmons, who died this morning and the funeral will take place this afternoon. Mr. Simmons is an old citizen of Kendrick. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-4-1915

Candler…Mrs. O. S. Flanders died Monday evening, after a lingering illness. She was a most charming Christian lady and will be sadly missed in the social circles of Louisville and Candler. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-2-1900

Died yesterday, at the home of Mrs. Weaver of this city, Mr. John Hall, aged 27 years. The deceased was formerly from Tampa. His remains were interred this afternoon in the old cemetery (Evergreen). Source: Ocala Evening Star: 5-3-1906

The funeral of Galloway Riggin was attended yesterday at 3 o’clock by Rev. W. O. Bartley at the residence of the deceased, and his remains were deposited in the old cemetery (Evergreen). Source: Ocala Evening Star: 4-28-1905

Belleview…Martin Huggins, colored, died at his home west of town Saturday and was buried Sunday. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 5-21-1898 

Funeral of Mr. Scarborough

 The funeral services of M. P. Scarborough were held this afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Baptist church in Anthony, Rev. Boatwright, officiating. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 3-12-1921

Mrs. Holyoke Dead

Mrs. Holyoke died at Sparr last night, and Mr. E. C. Smith went up this morning with a casket and will embalm the lady, which will be shipped north for burial. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 5-25-1907

Flemington…A young man names Castles, was buried here Saturday afternoon. He was a nephew of Mrs. J. Q. Bishop, of the Central neighborhood. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-24-1900

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