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Mrs. Allemand

   After a long and painful illness, which she bore most patiently, Mrs. Elvina Allemand, wife of Mr. J. E. Allemand, passed away at her home in this city yesterday afternoon.
   Mrs. Allemand was a native of Switzerland. She came to this city with her family about two years ago. She was a refined and estimable lady and in her short residence among us had made many friends who join her bereaved relatives in sorrow in her passing away.
   The funeral services was held this afternoon at 4 o’clock from the residence and were conducted by Rev. J. M. Gross. The following were the pallbearers: Messrs. Belcher, Davies, TenEyck, Stokes, J. C. Smith and Dr. Sheppard.
   Interment was made in Greenwood cemetery. McIver & MacKay had charg of the arrangements. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 5-25-1915



Death of Mrs. Austin

The Rev. G. F. Austin, the Methodist pastor at Dunnellon, had the sad misfortune to lose his wife at an early hour Saturday morning. Her death was caused by acute Bright’s disease, following the birth of a child. Mrs. Austin was a beautiful young wife, of amiable disposition and was a close relative of Colonel Crawford, of Tallahassee. Her body was shipped over the Seaboard to Crawfordsville, accompanied by her sorrowing young husband. 

Source: Ocala Banner: 3-31-05








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Mr. B. L. Baldwin

Mr. B. L. Baldwin, who 20 years ago was a well- known figure in Ocala, as chief mechanic and engineer of the S. S. O. & G. railroad, has gone to his reward. For several years he lived with his daughter at Fort Pierce, but his health failing he was sent to the Odd Fellows Sanitarium, Gainesville, in which place Mr. Baldwin made his home for a number of years after leaving Ocala, and there he died. Deceased was a most estimable man, an Odd Fellow, who during his life received the honors of Grand Master of the order. He lived and died a Christian. Besides a daughter, he had three sons, one an engineer on the East Coast Railway and two out west. He had many friends in Ocala who will regret to hear of his death. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-18-09






S. M. Baldwin -Blitchton

Mr. S. M. Baldwin died on the 18th and was buried at the Fellowship graveyard. He was a native of Georgia and leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. G. M Richard to mourn his loss. Source: Ocala Banner: 7-27-06






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






Mrs. Thomas Barnes

Mrs. Thomas B. Barnes, relicit of the late Thomas B. Barnes of the Pyles section, died yesterday and was buried this morning in the family burial ground, near the home of the deceased, Rev. R. V. Atkisson, officiating. She had been a widow for 26 years. Messrs. McIver and McKay were in charge of the funeral. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 5-27-07





Hon. Alonzo P. Baskin

    The Star heard with sincere regret yesterday of the death of the Hon. A. P. Baskin, at the home of his son, Dr. J. G. Baskin, Dunnellon, after an illness of some months duration of cancer of the stomach. His remains were taken to Anthony, his old home yesterday afternoon, accompanied by the widow of the deceased, his son, Dr. Baskin, Dr. Griffith, Dr. Baskin’s partner in the practice of medicine, Dr. Leitner and the cashier of the Dunnellon bank.
    Alonzo P. Baskin has been a citizen of Florida for more than thirty years, coming here from Georgia and locating at Anthony, where he resided continuously until a few years ago, when he went to Largo, on the west coast, where he purchased an orange grove to which he gave his attention, when a few months ago disease took possession of his body and his physical condition became such that he was taken to his son’s home, where better attention could be given him.
    Mr. Baskin had been a brave soldier in the army of the lost cause, but the war over he girded up his loins, bent his sword into a plow and began life anew and measured in a material sense he made a success of the name. He was a splendid farmer and grew a fine orange grove, the latter going the way of all other groves in that disastrous freeze of 1894-95. But nothing daunted he continued cultivating the soil and became one of the successful truckers of the noted trucking section, Anthony, when a desire again to become an orange grower causing him to invest in a citrus grove at Largo.
    Mr. Baskin’s school advantages were limited in his youth, but he possessed a clear head and a desire to improve his mental condition and succeeded admirably, becoming in later years a strong and vigorous writer of agricultural topics and fruit growing, as well as on political themes.
    His splendid citizenship was appreciated and in 1886 he, with the late Captain Frank D. Pooser, were made the nominees of the democratic party in Marion for the legislature and after an active campaign in stumping the county redeemed it from carpetbag rule, under which it had suffered since reconstruction times. It was a remarkable triumph and so well did Mr. Baskin represent his constituents that he was sent to Tallahassee a second time.
    Later he became imbued with the ideas, theories and creed of the populist party and so well was he thought of that in 1892 he was made their candidate for the governor of the state, but was defeated by Governor Mitchell.
    Mr. Baskin’s record as a man and citizen was so admirable that he made many friends who will sincerely regret his death. He was married twice. Two children survive him by his first wife, Dr. J. G. Baskin, and a daughter living at Anthony
    To the sorrowing ones the Star extends condolence and sympathy. Peace to the ashes of the departed, whom living we were pleased to call our friend and whose memory will long remain green. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 3-23-1908




Cooper Bassett

 Mr. Cooper Bassett, one of Dunnellon’s most promising young men, died at his home in that city last night, at the age of 32 years. He leaves a young wife and child and a great many relatives through the county. Mr. Bassett had been ill for some time with typhoid fever. He was a brother of Messrs. Will and Devoy Bassett and had another brother whose name we did not learn and a sister, Miss Lillie Bassett. Deceased was in the employ of Buttgenbach Phosphate Co. He was related to the D. A. Miller family of this city, the Kiblers, Castells, Fletchers and other prominent families of the county. The remains were brought to Ocala at noon today and the funeral party drove out to Anthony where the body was laid to rest in the family burial grounds, as Anthony was the former home of the family. Messrs. McIver & MacKay had charge of the funeral. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 2-10-1908

 




Rev. Mr. Bishop Dead

News was received in this city yesterday to the effect that Rev. T. Bishop, a Methodist minister, well known in this county, had died suddenly at his home in Reddick Tuesday last, congestion being the cause of death. Mr. Bishop was returning to his home when he was taken ill on the cars and arrived at his destination in an unconscious condition. In the course of an hour or more after his arrival home he was a corpse. This Christian gentleman had a host of friends in all parts of Alachua county who will read of his death with sadness. The Sun extends sympathy to the bereaved family. (Gainesville Sun, Oct. 27) Source: Ocala Evening Star: 10-29-1900




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Mr. Peter Black

Mr. Peter Black, one of the pioneer fishermen of Lake Weir, is dead and his remains were sent today to Crystal River to his son, L. S. Black, for burial. The deceased was 78 years of age. Source: Ocala Evening Star...9-8-1904





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Carsner Eugene Booher


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





J. Q. Boyd

Mr. J. Q. Boyd, of Anthony, one of that community’s best known citizens and the father of Mr. E. C. Boyd, died at his home of that place early this morning at the age of 62 years. Mr. Vernie Roberts of Smith & Roberts, went up this morning and prepared the body for burial. The burial will take place tomorrow afternoon or Wednesday morning, the exact time having not been set yet. The interment will take place in the family burial ground at Anthony. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 2-10-1908



Mrs. Hamp B. Brinson

Mrs. Hamp B. Brinson of Oxford after a lingering illness died November 30. She was an inmate of the hospital last summer, and many friends in Ocala of Mr. Brinson sympathize with him. Ocala Evening Star..12-5-1903.  Note: Mrs. Brinson is the former Charlott M. Duker.





Mrs. Ben Brinson

Mrs. Ben Brinson died last Thursday of consumption. She leaves a husband, four sons and four daughters and a host of friends to mourn her death. Source: Ocala Evening Star : 11-13-1903   Note: Mrs. Brinson is the former Susan Tuten.




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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





Frank Brown

Frank Brown, the wood yard proprietor, who has been sick for some time with malarial fever and an interral abscess, passed away about 7:15 last night.

 Dr. Izzlar has been waiting upon him, but for several days has had no hopes for his recovery. Immediately after his death Mrs. Brown’s brother at Leesburg was telegraphed for, and came up with a casket and returned to Leesburg on the 3 o’clock train with the body. Deceased leaves a wife and two small children to mourn his loss. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-9-1895





Rev. John Brown

Rev. John Brown, a colored Baptist preacher of note, died in Jacksonville Wednesday and his remains were buried in the old cemetery (Evergreen) in this city, yesterday afternoon by D. E. McIver. The funeral was conducted with Masonic honors. Deceased was formerly a resident of Ocala, and was a brother to July Brown, of this city. He has been preaching for twelve years and at the time of his death was Pastor of the Harmony Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 6-7-1901






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Mrs. Charlotte E. Bull...

A Noble Life Ended

A Mother in Israel Gone to Her Eternal Rest

Mrs. Charlotte Elizabeth Bull, wife of W. C. Bull, died at her home in the southern part of the city, last night, of fever, after an illness of about two weeks. It was not thought that her illness was serious until last Friday, when she took her turn for the worse and was unconscious till her death.

Mrs. Bull was born at Mortville, Cayuga county, N. Y., June 15, 1846 and was married to W. C. Bull at Lake City, Minn., in January 1870. The family moved to Ocala in February 1889, where they have since resided. Three daughters and a husband survive her.

The funeral took place this afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Methodist church and the remains were laid to rest in the old cemetery (Evergreen). Rev. T. J. Nixon preached the funeral sermon and a large number of friends attended the service, both at the church and at the grave. Mrs. Bull united with the Methodist church in early life and has been a faithful and devout member ever since. She was one of the best and most active members of the Ocala church and an active and earnest worker in the W. C. T. U. She was a noble woman and did much good all through her life. She was particularly kind and sympathetic among the sick and poor and her good works will not soon be forgotten. Her absence from the church and society will be greatly felt and her place will not be easily filled. A good woman, loving mother and devoted wife has gone to her everlasting reward. The sympathies of the whole community go out to the bereaved husband and daughters. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-12-1900

 





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Mrs. Ella Burke

Mrs. Ella Burke of Kendrick who was reported dying yesterday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Leach, in the second ward, expired at 8 o’clock last evening and was buried at 11 o’clock this morning in the old cemetery (Evergreen). Rev. C. C. Carroll of the Baptist church conducted the funeral services at the residence and Mr. Alf Owens of McIver & Mackay’s undertaking establishment, had charge of the funeral arrangements. Mrs. Burke was a most estimable young lady, an orphan and had only been married about two years. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 12-23-05






Mrs. G. W. 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







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Mrs. Cail Dies Suddenly

Stricken with Paralysis of the Heart and a Hemorrhage

Island Grove, Dec. 6…Mrs. Geo. H. Cail, one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of Island Grove, was struck with paralysis of the heart and a hemorrhage of the lungs at 9:30 a. m. today and died at 11:55.

She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Dallas and Jessie Cail, who are both school teachers in Alachua County.-Gainesville News Source: Ocala Evening Star: 12-8-1902




W. R. Caldwell

Mr. P. H. Nugent, who was a visitor to the city yesterday, brought the sad news of the death of W. R. Caldwell, an old citizen of Candler. He died Saturday night, evidently like falling asleep as his family found him dead in his bed Sunday morning.

Mr. Caldwell was 64 years of age. He leaves three sons and two daughters and many friends beside to mourn his sudden passing. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-8-1911




Mrs. Mary Cappleman

Mrs. Mary Cappleman died at the home of Mrs. Foy on Ocklawaha avenue last night. Mrs. Cappleman was an old resident and most estimable lady.

The remains will be interred in the old cemetery (Evergreen), tomorrow morning. McIver & MacKay have charge of the funeral arrangements. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-4-1908

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The remains of Mrs. D. B. Cappleman, whose death was noted in the Star yesterday, were buried this morning in the old cemetery. She was 88 years of age and the mother of Mrs. F. N. Foy, of this city. She possessed the most estimable character and was highly respected by the old timers, who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. The pallbearers were Messrs. F. E. Harris, W. C. Jeffords, E. P. Thagard, John Dozier, Geo. C. Crom and L. N. Green. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-5-1908






DEATH OF MRS. W.D. CARN

When it was learned Monday afternoon that the spirit of Mrs. W. D. Carn, the wife of Marion County Superintendant of Public Instruction, had taken its flight from it's earthly home, profound sorrow was felt by her friends all over the city. Mrs. Carn was the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Harmon C. Martin of Ft. McCoy, old time residents of this county. She was about twenty-seven years of age and was married to Mr. Carn when only seventeen years old, their marriage taking place the same year Mr. Carn was elected to his present office. Besides her husband and parents, she leaves three little children, two boys and a little girl and several brothers and sisters, one of whom is Mrs. George Close of this city, all of whom have the deepest sympathy of their host of warm friends all over the county.Mrs. Carn was a member of the Baptist Church and was a beautiful christian character. She was a devoted wife and mother, loving daughter and her death leaves a void in the lives of her family that can never be filled. Mrs. Carn has been sick for a number of weeks but it was only several days before her death that her health was considered alarming. All the loving care and attention possible was given her, but it was impossible to save her life. Source: Ocala Banner...11-2-1906   Note: Mrs. Carn is the former Annie Irene Martin born 5-1880 in Marion Co.




Death at Citra - Mrs. Charles Carter

Citra is mourning the death of Mrs. Charles Carter, who died on Saturday. Her body was laid to rest in the family burial ground at Micanopy Sunday afternoon. Before her marriage Mrs. Carter was Miss Gertrude Chitty of Micanopy, and was a most popular young woman. Mr. Carter formerly lived in Ocala and was greatly esteemed here. He is now in the railway service, running between Citra and High Springs. Mrs. Carter leaves a little babe less than a week old. Her death is a particularly sad one, and the whole community is overcast with sorrow.  She was young, amiable and gentle. Source: Ocala Banner: 4-9-1909




Death of J. W. Carter

J. W. Carter, aged about seventy-six years, one of the oldest citizens of Blitchton, died last afternoon, at his home. The funeral occurred this afternoon at Fellowship. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 10-12-1900

Follow-Up

James W. Carter of Blitchton, one of Marion county’s oldest citizens, died on the 11th, inst., at the home of his sister, Mrs. Geiger, and was buried at Fellowship cemetery on the 12th under the impressive forms of Masonry.

He served in the Seminole War of 1856 and 1857 and in the late war in Virginia; was a gallant soldier, a successful farmer and useful citizen. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 10-23-1900




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

 






John Cleary

     The above named gentleman met his death in Tamps Saturday night. He attempted to board a car for the fair grounds and either fell or was pushed off the step, striking his head on a rail, causing concussion of the brain.
     John Cleary was a native of Marion and lived here up to a few years ago, when he went to Tampa. He was a genial and obliging man, the friend top all who knew him.
     The remains will arrive from Tampa on the Seaboard tomorrow afternoon and will be laid to rest in the old cemetery (Evergreen), beside the body of his father, Capt. Cleary who died some ten or twelve years ago. Smith and Roberts have charge of the funeral. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 2-17-1908

Follow-Up

The remains of the late John Cleary arrived this afternoon and were interred in the old cemetery (Evergreen). Rev. C. C. Carroll officiated. The attendance was quite large. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 2-18-1908

 






Mrs. Nancy A. Cleveland

This estimable lady died this morning at 10 o’clock, at the home of her son, Mr. George W. Cleveland. Mrs. Cleveland was within a month of being 81 years of age. She was born in Lowndesville, S. C. , Feb. 17 1827. Her husband died some thirty-five years ago. Mrs. Cleveland came to Ocala in October last, to remain with her son and his family, until April, but a short time before Christmas she was taken sick with grip and gradually declined until her death. She leaves five sons and one daughter to mourn her death. Her remains will be interred tomorrow at 10 o’clock in the old cemetery (Evergreen), Rev. W. H. Dodge of the Presbyterian Church officiating, of which church she had been a lifelong member.

Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-16-1908

 




 DEATH OF MR. GEORGE CLOSE

   After many years of intense suffering
,  Mr. George Close died from the effects of an operation Monday afternoon about 3 o'clock. It was discovered that he had a stricture of the intestines. His system unfortunately was too weak to withstand the shock of the operation.
   Mr. Close came to Florida something over twenty years ago from Colorado where he had engaged in silver mining quite succesfully. After a curusory examination of the state he decided to locate in Marion County, believing that it offered the best results to the agriculturist. He purchased a place near Ocala and eventually the place on which he died.
    He proved to be a most valuable citizen and was possesed of great enterprise and industry, and soon became known as our largest vegetable shipper and though not always successful, he gave to our county a big reputation as a vegetable producing  section.
   Mr. Close was twice married. His first wife being the daughter of  Mr. E. M. Gray now living in Tampa and his second wife  a daughter of  Rev. Harmon C. Martin of Ft. McCoy who with one child and two children by his first wife survive him.
   Mr. Close was a member of the Baptist Church and was universally esteemed for his many amiable and many qualities. The county has had few citizens whose death will be more deeply deplored.
Source: Ocala Banner...2-7-1908




Mr. George Cocher

Mr. George Cocher, who lived a retired life near Waldo Cave since 1887, died a few days ago at the Marion county hospital and his remains were sent to Wasela, Minn., the home of his sister, for burial. He had been in poor health for some time. He was 69 years of age. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-29-1909



Death At Dunnellon

Mr. J. M. Commander died at Dunnellon last Saturday of typhoid fever. He was fifty-five years of age, and the last member of a large and influential family. He was a son of General J. M. Commander, one of the early pioneers of this county, a large planter, and a man who figured conspicuously in politics both in South Carolina and Florida.

The remains of Mr. Commander were taken to Reddick on the Atlantic Coastline railway and were interred in the family burying ground in near that place Sunday afternoon. Source: Ocala Banner: 10-27-1905




Mrs. Elia W. 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




Mr. B. J. Culverhouse

The Pall Bearers at Mrs. John P. Galloway’s funeral were Messrs. O. T. Green, R. O. Conner, Henry Livingston, G. L. Taylor, A. C. Fort and F. E. Harris. Those who served in the same capacity at the funeral of Mr. B. J. Culverhouse were Messrs. P. V. Leavengood, O. J. Brigance, R. R. Carroll, George McGahagin, H. C. Jones and J. H. Spencer. Rev. G. H. Harrison officiated. The flowers that decorated the graves of the departed were profuse and strewn with loving hands. Mrs. Galloways’s remains were interred in Greenwood Cemetery and those of Mr. Culverhouse in the annex to Greenwood Cemetery. Both funerals were largely attended. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 6-17-08




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Lydia Daniels

In the death of Lydia Daniels, which occurred on November 12th, the colored people of this community lost one of the best esteemed of their race. The funeral services were held from Mount Zion A. M. E. church, of which she had been a member for many years. The deceased was 73 years of age. She was not only well known by her own race, but by many of the white people. There were several preachers in attendance at the funeral and the following acted as pall bearers: Lexie Alexander, John Brown, R. S. Mitchell, W. H. Smith, Jasper Ingram and Jerry Mitchell. Robert Thomas, one of her four surviving sons, has been with Mr. George MacKay & Co. in the building department for 38 years. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-15-1921





Death of Mr. Davenport

William Davenport, aged about seventy years, the photographer and stamp collector, died at 3 o’clock this morning, of pneumonia, after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Davenport came to Ocala from Gainesville about two years ago. He was a quiet intelligent gentleman and was much liked and respected by those who knew him. He was born in the island of Trinidad and had traveled extensively in all parts of the world and had gathered one of the finest and most extensive collections of stamps in the country. A few months ago this family lost one of their sons and now the husband has been taken away. He leaves a wife and several children. The funeral took place at 3:00 and the body was laid to rest in the old cemetery, Rev. W. H. Coleman conducting the funeral service. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 2-11-1901




Mrs. Davenport

Mrs. William Davenport died Saturday evening at 8 o’clock of hemorrhagic fever, at her home in the first ward. Mrs. Davenport had been ill for some time and her death was not unexpected. She came here with her family from Gainesville about two years ago. The family has been very unfortunate. First the son died, a year ago. In January, Mr. Davenport died, and now the mother has gone. There are five children left. Two of the children are very small and Rev. Coleman will ask the county to care for them. The six children were each born under a different flag. Mrs. Davenport came from Denmark, Mr. Davenport from the Isle of Trinidad and the children were each born in a different country, showing something of the wanderings of the family. Mr. Davenport was a stamp collector and had a very valuable collection. The funeral of Mrs. Davenport took place at 10 o’clock yesterday, from the residence, and the body was interred in the old cemetery (Evergreen). Rev. W. H. Coleman conducted the funeral.

Scource: Ocala Evening Star: 8-5-01

Following is a scanned notice from the Ocala Banner

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Death of Mr. T. J. Davidson

Among the callers at this office on Saturday was Mr. J. W. Davidson, a student at the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Medical Collage.

He informed us that he was at home on account of the death of his father, T. J. Davidson, which occurred at his home at Reddick, Saturday, Feb.11. Mr. Davidson was 66 years old, had been a resident of Reddick for nineteen years and his death is greatly lamented.

He leaves a son and two married daughters, Mrs. Geo. M. Long of Reddick and Mrs. W. J. Goeham, of Jacksonville, Ill., to whom this paper extends its sympathies. Source: Ocala Banner: 2-24-1905




Charles Davis

A Sudden Death...
Charles Davis, the colored baker at William Benus’ bakery, died very suddenly at his home in Tuckertown last night. He worked as usual yesterday and seemed all right when he went home, was taken ill and died in less than an hour. The funeral took place today. The man was a good workman and a credit to his race. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 10-5-1900






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L. P. Dawkins

L. P. Dawkins, a prominent colored man, died Friday night and the funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at Mt. Moriah church and were in charge of the K. of P. of which lodge Dawkins was a member. Dawkins was the proprietor of a market near the city market for several years and was well liked by the white people as well as people of his own race. The funeral was one of the largest among colored people held in this city. Undertaker Wilbur C. Smith was in charge. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-4-1915






Mrs. W. L. Denham

Mrs. Denham Dead...
The star hears with deep regret of the death of Mrs. W. L. Denham, at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Knoblock near Martin, last night at 10 o’clock of malignant fever. She came from Gainesville some ten days ago to visit her parents and upon arrival was stricken with disease, which proved fatal, notwithstanding every care and medical skill was summoned to her aid. She was a fine specimen of noble womanhood, and her husband, parents and family, in their sore bereavement, have the sympathy and condolence of the entire community.

Her remains were interred in the old cemetery (Evergreen) this afternoon followed by a large concourse of people. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 7-9-1902




Lee Duncan

A very sad death occurred east of the city Friday afternoon. Mr. Lee Duncan died at the home of Mr. Pitts. The remains were buried in Smith & Roberts’ annex to Greenwood cemetery yesterday afternoon, Rev. W. H. Coleman, pastor of the Christian church, conducting the burial service at the grave. Mr. Duncan was born Jan. 2nd, 1891, and was married on Nov. 5th, 1902, to Miss Carrie Hall. He was married only fifty days and was not yet 19 years of age. Mr. Duncan worked for Messrs. Mefert & Taylor and was considered a splendid young man. The sympathy of the community goes out to the girl wife in her great bereavement. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 12-27-1909




Dr. Dunklin

Dr. E. C. Dunklin, aged about 65 years, died yesterday morning at his home in South Lake Weir. The doctor’s health had been failing for several years and his death was the result of a general giving away of the exhausted vital forces.

Dr. Dunklin came originally from Alabama, and was highly connected. Supreme Judge Haraldson is a brother-in-law. Dr. Dunklin was very wealthy at one time. He came to Florida about twenty years ago and resided in Citrus county and later for twelve or fifteen years in Ocala until two years ago when he moved to his South Lake Weir property. He was a member of the Christian church.

Dr. Dunklin is the father of Mrs. C. E. Connor and Rev. E. M. C. Dunklin, the Baptist minister at Stanton.

Undertaker J. A. Pitman went down to the lake yesterday and superintended the arrangements. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-12-1900

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South Lake Weir

In the death of Dr. E. C. Dunklin, who died on the 11th instant, our community sustains a severe loss.He was a man of high culture and of rare abilities as a physician. He was born in Lowndes county, Alabama, in 1883 and received his medical education in Charleston, S. C. He came to Florida in 1884 and settled in Citronelle, which place he named. He came to South Lake Weir a few years since an invalid, but improved so much in health that until within a few days of his death he had been in the active practice of his profession. His death was caused from congestion of the lungs. He leaves a widow and one son, Rev. E. M. C. Dunklin, of this place, and a daughter and two sisters in Alabama. The interment was in Forest Hills cemetery, Friday morning, and the funeral services were conducted by his son. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-19-1900 




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Mrs. A. B. Easley

The remains of Mrs. A. B. Easley were brought to Ocala for interment Thursday from DeLeon Springs, where she died at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning. The deceased was the daughter of Mr. Sam Cleveland of Dunnellon and a niece of G. W. Cleveland of this city. She was only twenty-seven years of age and was a most estimable woman. Her remains were met at the train by sorrowing friends and taken immediately to the cemetery and laid to eternal rest. Rev. H. E. Gabbey performing the last sad rites. It has been only a little while since Mrs. Easley’s sister, Mrs. Foxworth, of Lakeland passed away, and the remains were brought to this city for burial. Now the sisters lay side by side, awaiting the resurrecting morn. Source: Ocala Banner: 10-15-1909

Mrs. A. B. EasleyThe remains of Mrs. A. B. Easley of DeLeon Springs were brought to Ocala this afternoon for interment in the cemetery by the side of the baby (body) of her sister, Mrs. Foxworth of Lakeland. Mrs. Easley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Cleveland. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 10-7-1909




Death At Juliette...Mrs. Annie E. Estelle

Mrs. Annie E. Estelle, who has been a resident of Juliette for a number of years, died at her home there Tuesday. The deceased was about seventy years of age and her death is greatly regretted in that community and wherever she was known.

Mrs. Estelle was a woman of strong character and was a large holder of phosphate properties. The funeral will take place today. Mr. D. E. McIver, undertaker, went to Juliette yesterday to have the body of the late Mrs. Annie E. Estelle shipped to Boston. The body was embalmed several days ago and will be shipped today. Source: Ocala Banner: 2-12-1904






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J. Donald Ferguson

 Word reached Ocala this noon of the death of Mr. J. D. Ferguson, of Berlin, at 9:30 a. m. His remains will be interred in the Fellowship cemetery tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock.

 Mr. Ferguson has been a great sufferer for the past year from cancer. Deceased was one of the best known citizens of the county, having served for a number of years as registration officer and did his duty faithfully and with fidelity. By occupation he was a farmer and a very successful one.  He was a most estimable man, liked by all who knew him and his host of friends throughout Marion county will hear with sincere regret of his death. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn his death. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 5-27-1907




Mrs. Ella Finley

Ella Finley, wife of Norman Finley, a well-known and respected colored carpenter, died very suddenly yesterday morning. In company with other members of the congregation, she went to Covenant Baptist church at daylight, to attend a sunrise prayer-service. While the devotions were in progress, she fell to the floor and was dead before her friends could reach her. She was in her 45th year, a good wife and mother and much esteemed by her friends. Her remains were sent to Gainesville today for interment at her old home. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 5-11-1914




Ocala…Mr. Charley Ford, whose illness was reported in our column yesterday, expired at his home on South Pond street last night. Mr. Ford was an old and respected resident of this community. He had been ill for some time and his death was hourly expected. He leaves a wife and several children, with numerous friends, to mourn his loss. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 2-22-1902





Funeral Services of Mrs. Fort

 The funeral services of Mrs. James Fort, who died Saturday noon, were held Sunday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Jordan. Rev. Smith Hardin conducted the services, which were attended by many who were deeply grieved by the sudden and unexpected death of their friend. The remains were laid to rest in Greenwood. Jordan and Company had charge of the arrangements. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 3-17-1919




Mr. James Freeman

Mr. (James) Freeman of Lake Weir died at this place Saturday and his remains were carried to Belleview for interment Sunday. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the bereaved ones. Note: Mr. Freeman was in Oxford when he died
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Source: Ocala Evening Star...4-23-1908




In Deaths Embrace...Mrs. Benjamin Freymouth

   Mrs. Benjamin Freymouth, wife of the superintendent of the Marion county poor farm died yesterday, of milk poison. While she had been ailing for some time, she was not supposed to have been dangerously ill, and in consequence her sudden death was a great shock to all her friends. Her remains will be interred this afternoon at McIntosh, the burying place of her family.
   Mrs. Freymouth’s maiden name was Miss Carter. She was married twice previous to her union with Mr. Freymouth. Her first husband was Mr. William Brantly, her second Mr. Berry Mills. No children blessed her marriage with Mr. Freymouth. She was a devoted member of St. Johns Methodist church, Cotton Plant, and a most lovable Christian lady, whose many virtues of heart and mind endeared her to all who knew her.
   In the great sorrow of the bereft husband the sympathy and condolence of the whole community goes out to him in tender sympathy. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 2-4-1901

 





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Mrs. John P. Galloway

The Pall Bearers at Mrs. John P. Galloway’s funeral were Messrs. O. T. Green, R. O. Conner, Henry Livingston, G. L. Taylor, A. C. Fort and F. E. Harris. Those who served in the same capacity at the funeral of Mr. B. J. Culverhouse were Messrs. P. V. Leavengood, O. J. Brigance, R. R. Carroll, George McGahagin, H. C. Jones and J. H. Spencer. Rev. G. H. Harrison officiated. The flowers that decorated the graves of the departed were profuse and strewn with loving hands. Mrs. Galloways’s remains were interred in Greenwood Cemetery and those of Mr. Culverhouse in the annex to Greenwood Cemetery. Both funerals were largely attended. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 6-17-08



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John W. Gibson

Mr. Gibson died at his home at Weirsdale Tuesday morning. There was a brief funeral service at his residence at 11 o’clock Wednesday morning. The body will be shipped to his old home at North, S. C., where interment will be made. Mr. Gibson had been living at Weirsdale about four years and had several large groves there. He leaves a brother, J. Lewis Gibson, living in South Carolina. Roberts & Spencer had charge of the arrangements. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 6-9-1921




Death of Mr. Gillis at Fort McCoy

 Mr. Roderick Gillis, who came to Marion county in the 40’s and settled at Fort McCoy, died on Sunday and was buried at the Fort McCoy cemetery Monday afternoon, Rev. Harmon Martin officiating at the sad obsequies. Mr. Gillis was 61 years of age and led a blameless life and leaves a rich inheritance to the people among whom he has lived all of his life. He is survived by a wife, two daughters and a circle of friends to mourn his death. Source: Ocala Banner: 2-23-1906




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Death of a Young Woman...Laurie Godwin

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.





Mrs. L. N. Green

Mrs. L. N. Green, who has been in feeble health for a long time, died this morning at the home of Mrs. L. M. Green in the first ward, at 5 o’clock. She has been a patient sufferer. She was a most estimable lady and a woman of high Christian character.

The funeral service will take place at her late residence tomorrow morning at 9:30. Interment at Greenwood cemetery. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 5-4-1903




Samuel E. Green

Samuel E. Green, aged 28 years, and son of Major and Mrs. F. R. Green, of this city, died Sunday night at the home of his parents on Ocklawaha avenue, and was buried Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock in Greenwood Cemetery, Rev. Howard Dutill conducting the funeral rites.. Mr Green was born in Kansas City, Mo., and has lived in Florida for the past seventeen years, and in Ocala for seven months, during which time he has been confined to his bed. He was a great suferer, but was always cheerful and uncomplaining, and died happy in the hope in the better land. He leaves a wife and one little child. He was a member of the Methodist church and a devout Christian. The community sympathizes with the young wife and aged parents. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-21-1902




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J. C. Hall

Mr. J. C. Hall, of Candler, aged seventy years, died at his home in that place yesterday as a result of the kick of a horse sustained a few days since. The body was laid to rest in the Candler burying ground, Messrs. Smith & Roberts of this city supplying the casket. Mr. Hall has resided at Candler for more than 30 years. He leaves one daughter and an invalid wife. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 7-15-1911




 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





George Hargraves

    Mr. George Hargraves, one of Dunnellon’s oldest citizens, breathed his last on Sunday, the 11th, instant, about 10 a. m., and was buried at Lebanon Cemetery on Monday. He was born in England in 1846. He was a resident of Levy county for a number of years, and came to Dunnellon in 1893, almost without a dollar, but being full of energy, and wide-awake to business, he soon accumulated a great deal of real estate, and at the time of his death had some forty houses in the town, all renting for snug sums.

    The deceased was married a little over three years ago to Mrs. N. A. Cason, who has the sympathy of the entire community in this her hour of sore bereavement.---Dunnellon Citizen

    The deceased was a friend of many years standing with the editor of the Star, who read with deep regret of his sudden death. To his bereaved widow we extend condolence and sympathy.

Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-17-1901



Veteran W. J. Harvey, of Montague, died Monday of apoplexy. He was taken ill Sunday noon and Dr. Van Hood was called, but his skill was of no avail.

He was a true Florida soldier during the civil war and did his duty faithfully. He leaves his wife and a number of children to mourn his loss. He was a Floridian by birth and most of his later years were spent in this county, purchasing the Spooner place in 1903, where he has lived up till the time of his death.

His remains were taken to Hickory Springs burying grounds in the western part of the county near the home of “Uncle Billy Folks, who was to have preached Mr. Harvey’s funeral sermon, but was absent from home when the interment was made. Mr. Harvey participated in the last public meeting and advocated the building of a new courthouse. He said that while his dollars were few he stood ready to contribute his share. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 3-8-1906





C. M. Hawkins, better known as “Dick,” who has born his afflictions so cheerfully for the last twenty years, passed away last night, and was buried in the old cemetery (Evergreen), this morning.  A number of friends attended the services at the grave, which were conducted by Rev. Bunyan Stephens. “Dick” had a hard time of it, but he always found friends and always appreciated friendship. He is better off now. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 7-16-1917




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Mrs. J. N. Hayman

Mrs. J. N. Hayman who had been sick for the past two weeks died at her home at this place Friday 29th. ult.. of paralysis of the brain. She was laid to rest in the Orange Creek Cemetery Saturday evening. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. and Mr. Jones. Mrs. Hayman was a member of the Baptist Church where she was an earnest christian worker. She was a devoted wife and loving mother. She made many friends and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn her death and also a great many relatives and friends. The heartbroken husband and children have deep sympathy of the entire community.
Source: Ocala Evening Star...4-5-1901  Note: Mrs. Hayman was the former Nancy Jane Alzade Martin





Mrs. J. M Hayes

Mrs. J. M. Hayes, after a short illness, died at her home at Silver Springs Monday night. Mrs. Hayes was the wife of one of the attaches of the E. P. Renty Lumber Company, at Silver Springs and was about fifty years of age. She is survived by her husband and several children, to whom this paper extends its condolences. Source: Ocala Banner: 6-2-1906






Mrs. J. M. Hillman

News reached Ocala this morning of the death of Mrs. J. M. Hillman, at Anthony. She had typhoid fever and had been sick a month. She leaves a husband and several children to mourn her death. Mrs. Hillman was a most estimable woman, a consistent member of the Methodist church and Rev. R. H. Barnett went up this afternoon to officiate at the funeral service. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-12-08






C. R. Hendricks

Mr. C. R. Hendricks, after a lingering illness, died last night. Deceased has been a citizen of this city for a number of years and won an enviable record as an upright, fair and honorable man. He came to Florida from Georgia and had been engaged in the grocery business in this city during the past several years. He was a pleasant gentleman and had made many friends here who will regret to hear of his death. He leaves a wife, daughter and several sons, to mourn his death. He was sixty years of age. The funeral services will take place this afternoon from the family residence and interment will be made in Greenwood Annex Cemetery. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-12-1908

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The funeral of Mr. C. R. Hendricks was conducted from the family residence in the 1st ward. Mr. E. C. Smith had charge of the funeral and the pall bearers were, G. W. Martin, G. C. Crom, L. O. Booher and L. F. Ballard. Rev. C. C. Carroll officiated. The funeral was largely attended and there were many floral tributes placed by loving hands, on the newly made mound. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-13-1908





Death of Judge Hill

Judge Jas. H. Hill of Ocala and a brother-in-law of Mrs. W. B. Gray, of this city, died very suddenly at Lake Weir Wednesday. Judge Hill was a prominent and popular gentleman and his loss is an irreparable one. Source: Tampa Tribune: 6-4-1897




Miss Emma Hodges

Citra…Miss Emma Hodges, daughter of Rev. H. A. Hodges, died last Friday afternoon of hemorrhage of the brain, after two weeks’ severe illness. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. J. Nixon, of Ocala, Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock, from the Methodist church. Her sister, Mrs. Ruth Summers, of Barnsville, Ga. Arrived on the noon train. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-23-1900





Louis Horne, of Ocala, is Dead

Well known citizen passes away early in morning…was one of best known turpentine operators in Florida-

Ocala, Oct. 14,…Louis Horne, a prominent and wealthy citizen of Ocala, died at his home on Ocklawaha avenue, this morning at 5 o’clock after a few days illness. Mr. Horne was a large turpentine operator and was well known all over the state. He had been in ill health for some years, but a few weeks ago returned from a summer in the mountains apparently in better health than for years. He was taken ill a few days ago from congestion of the liver and grew steadily worse until the end came this morning. His death was a great shock as his illness was not generally known of until last night.

Mr. Horne was about forty-five years of age and was a native of Jacksonville, Alabama. He had been living in Florida a number of years and moved to Ocala a few years ago from Williston in Levy county. He purchased the beautiful McIntyre place on Ocklawaha avenue, where he has resided ever since.

Mr. Horne is survived by a wife and four small children, Master Norman and three little girls and a number of other relatives. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made, but the interment will probably be at Williston. Source: Tampa Tribune: 10-16-10






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





Death of Mrs. Hull

Mrs. J. H. Hull, formerly of Nebraska, but for four years residing with her husband out on Fort King avenue, about two miles east of the city, passed away yesterday afternoon after a short, but painful illness. The remains were laid to rest in the old cemetery (Evergreen), at 11 o’clock this morning. Deceased was a most estimable Christian woman, and greatly respected by those who knew her. The Star extends its deepest sympathies to the bereaved husband. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-16 1897





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William Johnson

Mr. William Johnson, the young son of Mr. W. B. Johnson, of Martel, died early this morning in the hospital, from the injuries sustained when the explosion of dynamite occurred in the boat at Blue Springs run last Saturday.

Young Johnson made a gallant fight for life and had all that medical and surgical skill and nursing could do to aid him, but the grim reaper conquered and his parents are bereaved of their only son who was just budding into young manhood.

The body was prepared for burial by McIver & Mackay and shipped to Valdosta today, where the family and a number of friends accompanied it. The remains will be laid to rest in the family burial ground. Mr. Johnson moved his family to Martel from Valdosta a few months ago. The friends of the family are deeply grieved over the young man’s death, as it was thought he would recover. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 4-10-1908




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 



Mr. L. B. Jordan an old and respected citizen of Pine, passed away at his home there last night, and was buried today. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. W. R. Bryce of this city, and a son, Mr. Clyde Jordan of Pine. His remains were laid to rest in the Fort McCoy cemetery. E. C. Jordan & Company in charge of arrangements. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 7-7-1919





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Death of Postmaster Keeler

Ira J. Keeler, postmaster of Belleview, died suddenly Sunday morning of rheumatism of the heart. Mr. Keeler was one of the pioneer settlers of  that model village, and was a man who, by his manly bearing and honorable treatment of all with whom he came in contact, won an estimable standing in the community. The deceased was a widower. He leaves several children and sisters and a host of friends to mourn his death. His remains were interred in the town cemetery, Monday. Source: Ocala Evening Star; 2-7-1900



Mrs. Keeney

McIver & MacKay received an order this morning to send to Anthony a casket to be used at the funeral of Mrs. Keeney, an aged lady who died there last night and whose funeral will be held this afternoon. Mrs. Keeney was the mother of Mr. Geo. K. Keeney and was much beloved by her neighbors. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 7-30-12




Mrs. Kibler Dead

Mrs. Kibler, aged about 65, who has been ill at her home at Dunnellon for some time past, died at 4 o'clock this morning.

Mrs. Kibler leaves four sons at and near Dunnellon, all good business men and highly respected. D. B. and A. B. Kibler are the well known commissary men of Dunnellon; S. B. is operator in the freight office there and L. M. is baggage master on the S. F. & W Railway. She leaves a very large family connection, most all living in the vicinity of Dunnellon. Mrs. Kibler was a most estimable Christian woman and was very highly esteemed and loved by the community. The funeral took place today and the body was interred in the family burying ground. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-29-1902




Mrs. A. B. Kibler

Death At Felicia...Mrs. A. B. Kibler died at Felicia last Tuesday. Her remains were taken to Anthony yesterday and were there interred in the family burial grounds. Mrs. Kibler was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bassett of Anthony and a granddaughter of Capt. William L. Fletcher of this city. She died of malarial fever. Source: Ocala Banner: 3-21-1902




S. S. Knight

The Star regrets to report the death of another of our old citizens, Mr. S. S. Knight, who passed away at his home near Oklawaha Sunday. Mr. Knight lived in Ocala quite awhile and raised a large family of girls and boys. Mrs. H. P. Bitting, of this city is one of his daughters and Mrs. George Batts another. A few years ago, the family removed to the south end of the county, near the river.

Mr. Knight’s remains will be interred in Greenwood annex this afternoon, Rev. G. W. White, officiating. McIver & MacKay have charge of the arrangements. We will try to give a more complete report tomorrow. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 7-7-1920





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A Sudden Death

   Robert Y. Lanier, aged about fifty years, dropped dead from heart failure, while sitting at the dinner table at noon today, at his home, two miles northeast of Ocala on the hard road. Mr. Lanier was convalescing from a spell of pneumonia and exerted himself too much. He was eating his dinner with his children gathered around him. He clapped his hand to his heart and pitched forward on his face, and was dead in a few seconds. Dr. Smith was summoned, but said death was instantaneous.
   Mr. Lanier came to Ocala twenty-five years ago from Georgia. His wife died about three years ago. There are five small children left without father or mother.
   The remains will be buried tomorrow afternoon at 4 p. m. at the old cemetery(Evergreen). Rev. L. B. Warren, of the Baptist church, pastor of the deceased, will perform the services. 
   Mr. Lanier was a native of Bullock county, Georgia, whence he came to Ocala in 1876. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 4-2-1903




Rev. J. D. Lee

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






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 




Mrs. Lloyd is Dead

Mrs. Lloyd who has been ill with brain fever for several weeks, died at 9 o’clock this morning at her home near the S. S. & W. depot. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock from the residence, conducted by Rev. C. M. Gray and the interment will take place in the old cemetery (Evergreen). Mrs. Lloyd was a good Christian woman and will be greatly missed. She leaves a husband and three small children to mourn her loss. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 12-10-1900





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




Mother Lucius

Mrs. Lucius, the aged mother of the Messrs. William Lucius of this city, J. O. Lucius of Orlando and Fred Lucius of Levon, died at her home in Levon early this morning. Mrs. Lucius was 83 years of age, and her aged husband survives her. The couple were among the very earliest settlers as well as the oldest citizens in the county and have a host of friends and relatives throughout this and Sumter county who will mourn the death of this mother in Israel. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-30-1911
 





Mrs. Lula Luteman answered the roll call last evening at 10:30 o’clock, after a long protracted illness of several weeks, which she bore with patience. She died in full triumph of gospel faith. Her end was serene and bright: her mind was clear and her hopes were bright. She was a faithful member of Mount Zion A. M. E. church. Her funeral will be preached by Rev. R. S. Quarterman, assisted by elders J. W. Dukes and J. A. Quarterman. She will be buried in the old cemetery (Evergreen). She leaves a host of family and friends to mourn her death. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-5-1903 *




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 





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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 




Henry Thomas Marsh

Moss Bluff…The friends of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Marsh of Electra will be grieved to learn of the death of their son, Henry Thomas Marsh, who passed away last Sunday night, May 22nd, at Tampa, after an illness of several months. Interment was made in the Moss Bluff cemetery, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. G. W. Brant officiating. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 6-2-1921





Mrs. W. M. Martin

Mrs. Annie Martin, widow of the honored old citizen, Mr. W. M. Martin, who passed away some fifteen years ago, died at her home on West Broadway yesterday evening.

Mrs. Martin, with her husband and children came to Ocala from Alabama in1885, and has made her home here ever since. She was one of those women whose beautiful spirit enabled her to grow in grace as she grew older. She was the beloved by all her knew her. She had been feeble in body but brighter in soul for the last few years as her footsteps gradually approached the boarder of the spirit land, and her passing was as peaceful as the gentle breaking of a wave upon a silver beach.

Mrs. Martin leaves to mourn, besides many friends, her son, Mr. John R. Martin of this city, who has tenderly cared for her in her declining years, and a daughter, Mrs. Alice Dowling, of Gadsden, Ala.; beside her grandchildren to whom she gave a mother’s love and care. She was a widow of a gallant Confederate soldier, and one of Ocala’s best citizens, and has been a member of the Presbyterian church ever since childhood.

The funeral arrangements are with McIver & MacKay, but the time of the final services is not known at this writing, as the relatives here are waiting to hear from Miss Eugenia Fuller, who is taking her vacation at Creaser’s Head, S. C. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-2-1919

Follow-Up

Funeral of Mrs. Martin

The remains of the Lamented Mrs. W. M. Martin were laid to rest Sunday morning in Greenwood by the side of her husband who preceded her some fifteen years. The last services were held at the grave and were attended by many of the friends who the good lady made during her long and useful life in Ocala. Rev. C. M. Brittain conducted the services. The pall bearers were Messrs. J. T. Lancaster, S. T. Sistrunk, A. C. Cobb, D. E. McIver, R. A. Sandifer and J. P. Galloway. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-4-1919




Victor L. Martinot

   McIver & MacKay this morning received from Miss Marguerite Martinot, Ashville, N. C., a telegram announcing the death of her brother Victor at that place last night at midnight.
   Victor martinet was brought up in Ocala and is well known to all the older residents. He was a quiet, studious young man, a fine musician and much given to the study of literature and poetry, writing not a few excellent  verses himself. He made a great many friends, who will regret sincerely to hear of his early death.
   Miss Martinot will arrive at 1:05 p. m. tomorrow with her brothers remains. The funeral services will be held at the Catholic church at 9 o’clock Friday morning, and the body of the young man will be laid to its final rest by the side of his mother in Greenwood cemetery. McIver & MacKay will have charge of the arrangements. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 7-17-1912

   The funeral service for the young poet and musician, Victor Martinot, took place this morning at the Catholic church. Father Bottulacorte officiated, and many friends were present. The remains were carried to Greenwood, and laid for their final rest by the young man’s mother. McIver & MacKay had charge of the arrangements.
   Victor Martinot was a clever and likable boy. He had in Ocala a town full of friends and no enemies. All deeply sympathize with his sister, Miss Marguerite Martinot, who was his constant and tender nurse during the sickness and by his death is left alone. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 7-19-12




Mrs. G. T. Maughs

Our city was much saddened today by the news of the death of Mrs. G. T. Maughs, who passed away at her home at Oklawaha avenue at 5 o’clock this morning.

Mrs. Maughs had lived in Ocala for some thirty years and was one of our city’s kindest and best loved women. Faithfully living up to her duties to her family and neighbors, she was one of those whose place cannot be filled.

Mrs. Maughs was Miss Elizabeth Cobb and was born in Americus, Ga., where she was married to Mr. Maughs in her young womanhood, coming to Ocala soon after. The funeral services took place at four o’clock this afternoon at the Episcopal church, of which she was a life-long member, and her remains will be laid to rest in Greenwood. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 10-15-1919




Mrs. McCarthy

Mrs. Nancy McCarthy, widow of the late John McCarthy, died at her home in the fourth ward at midnight Saturday night, after a long and painful illness. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon from St. Philip’s Catholic Church, of which she was a faithful and devout, conducted by Rev. Father Bottolaccio, and the remains were laid to rest in the old cemetery (Evergreen), followed by a large number of friends. Mrs. McCarthy’s two daughters Abbie and Agnes, were wired of their mother’s dying condition Saturday and arrived yesterday from the convent at St. Augustine to attend the funeral. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 3-31-1902





MRS. CANDIS P. McGRATH





Wm. J. McGrath...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.   

   
  

Follow-up to Mr. Mcgrath…After the death of his first wife, Mr. McGrath married Mrs. P. C. Hyde at Bronson in 1883. Their married life was one of great solicity and this loving and devoted woman survives him to mourn his death. Mr. McGrath was at one time owner and editor of this paper. He was respectively tax assessor, sherrif, a member of the legislature from this county and a member of the masonic fraternity and was buried according to the beautiful rites of that order. Mr. McGrath was also a devout member of the catholic church. Ocala Banner.2-22-1901




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Mr. Charles McIver

The Star regrets to learn of the death of Mr. Charles McIver, who died at his home near Blitchton, Sunday. Mr. McIver was a brother to Mr. D. E. McIver, and was a well known citizen of the western portion of the county. His funeral took place at the family burial ground near Blitchton, Sunday. Rev. A. L. Prisoc officiated and the services were attended by many friends of the deceased. Mr. Don McIver came up from the lake Sunday morning and went out to Blitchton to be present at the funeral. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-7-1912




Mr. McNott

Death At The Hospital

Mr. McNott of Leroy, manager of Mr. Walter Ray’s big farm at that place, died yesterday at the hospital of typhoid fever and the body was shipped via express to North Carolina for burial at the former home of the deceased. Mr. McNott was brought in and placed in the hospital several days ago and was there in critical condition. He was an intelligent man, a pleasant companion and came of a fine family. McIver & Mackay prepared the body for shipment.

Source: Ocala Evening Star:  9-13-06






Dan Messett

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





Death of Mrs. Meeker

Mrs. Meeker, the beloved wife of Capt. H. W. Meeker, of Homosassa, died at their home at that place last Wednesday night.

The deceased was over seventy years of age and has been ill for many months. She was a devoted wife and mother and her death is greatly deplored. We extend our sympathies to the bereaved ones.

The funeral was held in this city Friday morning, soon after the Homosassa train arrived. The remains were laid to rest in Greenwood cemetery by the side of her daughter. Source: Ocala Banner: 6-30-1905




Mrs. Miller Passes Away

     Mrs. Margaret Robinson Miller, wife of the late Hon. Hugh E. Miller, died at her home in the first ward at 7 o’clock last evening, after an illness of about four months, in her 45th year. For the past two or three weeks Mrs. Miller’s death has been only a matter of time. She suffered greatly and was unconscious at times. She was fully reconciled to her fate and was prepared and willing to die.. About two weeks ago she said to her mother that she was quite happy and felt like she was prepared to go.
    Mrs. Miller was a member of the Methodist church, was raised in that faith and has lived a beautiful Christian life. She came to Ocala from Texas with her parents when two years old, and was married in this city to the late Hugh Miller about 25 years ago. She leaves her aged mother, Mrs. Cappleman, who made her home with the family, two sisters, Mrs. F. N. Foy, of this city, and Mrs. John A. Bishop, of Clearwater, and three sons, J. C., Robert and Wilber Miller, all of whom were at the bed-side when her spirit took its flight.
    The funeral took place this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the residence and was conducted jointly by Rev. Howard Dutill, of the Methodist and Rev. R. H. Morris, of the Presbyterian church. The remains were interred in Greenwood Cemetery beside those of the husband who has gone before.
    Mrs. Miller’s life was a most active and useful one. She was greatly respected and much loved for her many deeds of kindness and Christian charity. She was a woman of an unusually cultured mind and was accomplished in many of the arts that go to make the ideal home life. The Star extends its deepest sympathy to the bereaved family. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-30-1902




Wilbur Miller

The Star learned today of the death of Wilbur Miller, a son of the late Hugh Miller, which occurred at Holder. The information came through Postmaster Crom, who was asked the whereabouts of Wilbur’s brother, Robert Miller, who is now at Effingham, Illinois, learning the photo engraving business. Wilbur Miller lived in this city up until some five years ago, when he moved to Holder, where he was engaged in the commissary business. He leaves two brothers, Robert T and Jessie Miller, to mourn his death. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-13-1908




May Gatrell Mitchell

May Gatrell Mitchell, only daughter of Jerry Mitchell, janitor at the post office, died at 12:30 o’clock this morning, after an illness of three months. She was twenty-two years of age and most highly respected. Her father had kept her at the Booker Washington Institute for the past four years and she only laid aside her studies when too sick to continue them. The funeral was held at 2 o’clock from the Methodist church and conducted by the Rev. J. W. Dukes. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 2-12-1901




Grant Mitchell Dead

 Grant Mitchell, one of the colored porters of the Ocala House, dropped dead Tuesday morning at a little after seven o’clock.

The cause of his death was heart failure. At seven o’clock he carried a trunk over to the depot, came back and fell over on the piazza, and was dead in a few minutes. Mitchell was a respected and industrious negro, about twenty-eight years old and was married. Source: Ocala Banner: 3-1-1901




Funeral of Mrs. Mobley

The remains of Mrs. L. C. Mobley, who passed away at Norman Park, Ga., Friday night, arrived in this city Sunday afternoon, accompanied by Mrs. Mobley’s husband and her younger brother, Mr. Lawton Biley. The funeral party was met at the station by Mrs. Mobley’s relatives here, and a large party of sorrowing friends. The remains were taken to Evergreen cemetery, and after services led by Rev. R. F. Rogers were laid to their final rest in the family lot.

Mr. Rogers made a brief but heartfelt talk, full of merited praise for the departed and comfort for the bereaved. Many beautiful flowers, some brought all the way from Atlanta and Macon, proved the esteem of friends for the deceased lady and sympathy for her relatives.

After a happy and useful life, she has come home to rest amid the scenes of her childhood. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-6-1915




Mrs. M. L. Moon

Flemington…Mrs. M. L. Moon, died of heart failure Wednesday and was interred in the Flemington cemetery Thursday afternoon. She leaves a husband and infant son, father, mother and several brothers and sisters to mourn her death. She was about twenty years of age and a member of the Baptist church. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-24-1900




W. R. Monroe

One of the saddest things that has happened in our community for some time is the death of Mr. William Riley Monroe. Mr. Monroe has not been well for some time, but was not thought dangerously ill until he was found dead in bed Wednesday morning. He was a member of the Baptist church, and was 65 years of age. He leaves one little daughter, Susie, eleven and a host of friends and relatives to mourn his death. He was laid to rest by the side of his wife, who had gone eight years before, in the Nichols cemetery, Wednesday at 4:30 o’clock, Rev. B. F. Freer of Belleview officiating. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-13-1908




J. A. Morse (Electra)

     Mr. A. J. Morse died April 22nd after a lingering illness of several months. He was confined to his bed for several weeks. He was born in Holland, Vt. in 1838; moved to Macon, Ga.; from Laurence, Mass in 1880, superintending the Bibb Manufacturing Company until 1888; afterwards was connected with the Manchester Manufacturing Company, and came to Florida in 1893. He was a farmer and orange grower.
     His wife and daughter, Mrs. J. P. Riddle, survive him. The remains were laid to rest in the Electra Cemetery, Rev. R. F. Rogers, officiating.
     Mr. Morse was an excellent citizen and made many friends, all of whom regret his death. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 5-1-1909





Mr. J. F. Munns

Levon…Messrs. McIver and MacKay came out Tuesday to prepare the body of Mrs. J. F. Munns for shipment to Stillmore, Ga., for burial. Mrs. Munns died Monday evening of heart trouble. She had only lived here about two months, having moved here from Fort McCoy and had been an invalid since her residence here. Her husband, Mr. J. F. Munns, is the saw filer for the sawmill here. She leaves, beside her husband, three children, two sons and one daughter to mourn her untimely death. One son lives in Thomasville and is married. The daughter is married and lives in Georgia. One son, single, was with his mother when she died. Source: Ocala Evening Star:  1-10-1913






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Miss Maude Nix

A Bright Young Life Ended

The people of Kendrick were saddened by, the death of Miss Maude Nix, October 3, aged twenty-one years, eleven months and twenty-two days.

There is always sorrow in death, but the fell destroyer never placed his signet on human form under circumstances more heartrending then on the brow of this dear girl, whose spirit winged its flight to God, who gave it, 8 o’clock Wednesday morning. She had lain on the bed of affliction only five days, never murmuring, but always submissive to the will of God.   She went to sleep as quietly as the evening star sinks to rest on its ocean pillow. She did not shrink from encountering the dark and chilling waves of Jordan. Faith whispered that she would

“Land on that happy shore, where billows never break and tempests never roar...”  Source: Ocala Evening Star: 10-4-1900
 




William E. Nix

The Star regrets to hear of the death of Mr. William E. Nix, of Kendrick. Mr. Nix was in the city apparently as well as ever the other day, so his friends were surprised and shocked this morning to hear he was dead.

Mr. Nix was an old and prominent citizen. He owned a farm and store near Kendrick, where he had lived the greater part of his life. He was a frequent visitor to Ocala and had many friends in the city. He was a well-informed and broad-minded man, a sincere friend to his friends, devoted to his family and the soul of hospitality to all who entered his home.

He died very suddenly last night and his remains were interred at Kendrick today, McIver and Mackay having charge of the funeral. He leaves, beside his widow, two sons, Messrs. Claude and Edward Nix and a daughter, Miss Ruth, a young lady of about sixteen. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 2-2-1912







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Death of Mrs. James B. Owens

After a lingering illness Mrs. James B. Owens died at her home in this county near Sparr on Wednesday afternoon.

Mrs. Owens was the widow of Rev. Jas. B. Owens, a noted Baptist divine and a distinguished statesman of the civil war period having been a member of the Florida secession convention and a member of the Confederate congress from this state.

Mrs. Owens was married in Mississippi just previous to the civil war and was a niece of the late Senator Isham G. Harris, of Tennessee.

After her marriage Mrs. Owens moved with her husband from Mississippi to this county and shared his triumphs and vicissitudes remaining at Richmond during the life of the Confederacy.

After the close of the civil war, Mr. Owens founded the “Stonewall” institute, a college of young ladies, erecting a number of the buildings on his home place for this purpose, and in the maintenance of the same, Mrs. Owens rendered him valuable assistance, and was devoted to the institution.

She was an ornament to the “old school” of southern womanhood and is remembered for her many Christian graces.

Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Owens has been making her home with her grandchildren at Jacksonville, and was making a visit to her old home place in this county when she was stricken with paralysis. She was in her eightieth year. Her body will be laid to rest in Evergreen cemetery in this city yesterday at 3 o’clock. Revs. C. C. Carroll, of the Baptist church, and W. H. Dodge, of the Presbyterian church, will conduct the funeral services and the following named gentlemen will act as pallbearers; Col. J. M. Martin, Mr. Waldo W. Martin, Mr. E. P. Thagard, Capt. L. M. Raysor, Mr. W. T. Gary and Mr. Frank Harris. Source: Ocala Banner: 11-22-1907

 





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Mrs. Pacetti

 The friends of Mrs. Rachel Pacetti, will be grieved to learn of her death, which occurred at her home last night at 8 o’clock, after an illness of several months. Mrs. Pacetti was a member of the Presbyterian church. She was a devoted Christian and loving mother. She leaves her husband and three little children, two girls and a boy. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 4 o’clock from the residence, 230 Daugherty street. Rev. W. F. Creson will conduct the services. The following gentlemen will act as Paul bearers: Baxter Carn, W. L. Colbert, W. A. Penland, H. D. Stokes. Interment will be made in Greenwood Annex. Sam R. Pyles & Co., have charge of the arrangements. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 6-3-1922




Mrs. M. L. Parker

Mrs. M. L. Parker died yesterday afternoon and the funeral will take place this afternoon. Services will be held at the Presbyterian church, Dr. W. H. Dodge officiating. The pall bearers are Messrs. Weathers, Tignor, Talley, Waterman, Borden and S. T. Sistrunk. McIver & MacKay have charge of the funeral and the interment will be in the Greenwood cemetery. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-21-1911





   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

   D. Stewart Parr, son of Colonel and Mrs. Parr, died this morning. The young man has been in poor health for several years and for a long time has been confined to his home. He was a most excellent gentleman and those who knew his good qualities of a noble manhood will sincerely regret to hear of his death. He was thirty-three years of age.

 The funeral will take place at 10 o’clock tomorrow from his late home. Services at the grave. Interment in the old cemetery(Evergreen).  
 To the bereaved the Star extends condolence and sympathy.
Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-27-1901






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T. J. Perry, a prominent citizen of this place, died Wednesday at 6 o’clock of paralysis. He was buried at 3 o’clock the following afternoon at Ft. McCoy cemetery. Mr. Perry served in the Florida Indian War and was also a faithful servant to the Confederacy for four years. Mr. Perry was a member of Marston Lodge No. 43 F. & A. M. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 6-2-1900




Thomas J. Phillips

Mr. Thomas J. Phillips, a veteran of the Civil War, and a pioneer settler in the Berlin neighborhood, who for eight years has been a sufferer and almost helpless from paralytic strokes, passed away this morning at 3 o’clock.  For some time he was entirely helpless and his death was not unexpected. He leaves a wife and five children, four daughters and one son to mourn his death. He has lived near Berlin for forty years, and was an upright, honest man and a desirable citizen, and in every sense of the word, his worth was recognized by his neighbors, who deeply sympathize with the sorrowing family. He will be buried tomorrow at the Fellowship cemetery. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 7-8-1908




Mrs. Pike

Everybody in the city will be saddened to know that Mrs. Lou P. Pike passed away at the hospital this afternoon.

Mrs. Pike had been in our city for many years, and by her kind and neighborly ways had endeared herself to all who knew her. She was the widow of the lamented Prof. Walter S. Pike, who died some years ago, and a sister of Mrs. Eliza A. Moody. She leaves three sons, Messrs. William, Lee and Eugene Cox, the first two of whom were with her when she passed away, and the latter will be here on the next train from his home in Atlanta.

The funeral services will be held at 11 a. m., tomorrow, at the Episcopal church, Rev J. G. Glass officiating. Interment will be made at Orange Springs, beside Mr. Cox, the first husband of the deceased. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 2-23-1914




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 Sudden Death

     Miss Hannah Pyles, daughter of Mr. S. R. Pyles, was found dead in bed early Monday. She was spending a few days with a friend and on Monday morning did not appear at breakfast. On going to her room she was found dead. Her death is supposed to be due to heart failure or apoplexy. Her parents were at once notified and the body was removed to their home.
     Miss Pyles was about twenty-one years old. Her sudden death was a sad blow to her parents and relatives.

     The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon and the remains were interred in the family burial grounds at Shady Grove, a few miles south of Ocala, Rev. Howard Dutil, of the Methodist church conducting the service. Source: Ocala Banner: 11-22-1901






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Death of Mrs. Quarterman

Mrs. Julia Quarterman died at her home near Blitchton Sunday (22nd), and was buried Monday afternoon. The funeral was attended by a large number of friends and neighbors, showing the high esteem in which she was held.

The deceased was the mother of Mr. B. S. Quarterman and Mrs. Margaret Scriven. She was an aged and estimable woman and had long been a resident of this county. Her husband, who died some years ago, taught for some years in the public schools of Marion County and was a most excellent gentleman. Source: Ocala Banner: 7-27-06







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Mrs. Rayburn

Mrs. Inez Rayburn, beloved wife of E. V. Rayburn of Dunnellon, passed peacefully away Friday, May 31st, after a lingering illness, being confined to her bed the last six weeks. Besides her husband she leaves a mother, Mrs. F. W. Ross, one brother, H. A. Ross of Gaiter, three sisters, Mrs. J. M. Boring of Fort Myers, Mrs. J. E. Pace of Jacksonville and Mrs. M. L. Calvin of Crystal River, besides a host of friends who are crushed with sorrow. May God in his tenderness and mercy comfort them in their grief and make them feel that he doeth all things for the love of his children…A Friend. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 6-6-1912 

 



Hon. John G. Reardon

Hon. John G. Reardon, of Ocala, is dead. He was widely known and highly esteemed in the state and his death will be sincerely mourned by many friends. He died at Millidgeville, Ga., on Tuesday, August 6th, and was laid to rest in Ocala Wednesday. Source: Ocala Banner: 8-17-1906



Everette S. Reichard

 The people of the Grahamville and Lynne section were much saddened Sunday to learn of the death of their neighbor, Mr. Everette S. Reichard. The circumstances point to his death as being voluntary.

 Mr. Reichard’s body was found by his little boy early Sunday morning only a hundred yards from their home, in a small puddle of water not waist deep.  Mr. Reichard had only left the house a few minutes when his body was found. His friends think despondency over ill health was the reason for bringing his life to a sudden end.

 Mrs. Reichard and her family are prostrated with grief and they have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.

 The funeral services will take place this afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Ocklawaha church, where interment will be made. Sam R. Pyles & Co., funeral directors, have charge of the arrangements. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 3-14-1921





A Good Woman Dead - Mrs. Joe Reynolds

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

FOLLOW-UP

The Late Mrs. Reynolds

     Mrs. Caroline A. Reynolds, whose remains were interred yesterday in the old cemetery(Evergreen), 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 





C. P. Reynolds

 Mr. C. P. Reynolds, aged 21, died this morning at the residence of his brother, Mr. M. L. Reynolds. The body was prepared for burial by Messrs. C. V. Roberts and Sam Pyles, of the undertaking firm of McIver & MacKay. The remains will be taken to Lynne, where the funeral will take place at 3 o’clock this afternoon. Mr. Sam Pyles will be in charge. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 5-23-1912

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Funeral of Mr. Reynolds

The remains of Mr. C. P. Reynolds were laid to their final rest in the family burying ground near Grahamville yesterday afternoon. Relatives and many friends were present, for the young man was much beloved among the people who lived around his home.

Mr. Reynolds was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Reynolds of Grahamville. He was twenty years old last November and has been in Ocala for some months taking a business course at the Florida College of Commerce, in this city. He made his home with his brother, Mr. M. L. Reynolds, on Wenona street, where his death occurred. He had been ill for several weeks suffering from heart trouble. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 5-24-1912

 




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




A. C. Robertson

Mr. A. C. Robertson died last Tuesday at his home at Fort McCoy, after a short illness. Mr. Robertson leaves a widow and a daughter, Mrs. Smith of Bangor, Maine, who will come to Fort McCoy for the funeral. McIver & MacKay embalmed the body and the funeral will be held Thursday morning in Ocala, interment being at Greenwood cemetery. Mr. Robertson was 77 years old and had been in Florida two years. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-17-1914




Mrs. J. D. Robinson died at 12 o’clock last night at her home just north of the old foundry.

Mrs. Robinson leaves a husband and three small children.

The funeral was held at 3 o’clock this afternoon from the Baptist church, conducted by Rev. J. E. Oates, and the body was laid to rest at 4 o’clock. We extend our sincere sympathies to the bereaved family. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 2-8-1896




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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




One of Nature’s Noblemen Dies

J. W. Ross, after a three week’s illness of typhoid pneumonia, died Tuesday at 4 p. m., Dec. 8, 1903, at his home at Heidtsville, Fla. He was greatly loved by the community and we sadly mourn his loss.

Mr. Ross was 40 years old. He was born in Marion county. He leaves a wife and seven small children and one sister to mourn his death. He had been in bad health for over a year but the last three weeks it became evident that the end was near; that dreadful disease typhoid pneumonia set in but everything that loving hands and tender hearts could do was done. But the Lord had ordered it otherwise. His ways are best, yet we often question his acts. To those who knew him as Will a place is vacant; the family circle is broken, the fair ruling spirit is silent forever.

Oh! How our heart aches for one sound of his voice stilled forever; one touch of the loving hand that will never more minister to loved ones; the place cannot be filled. We can only remember him as he was and for what he has done….Uncle Joe-Heidtsville---Jan 12, 1904 Source: Ocala Banner: 1-15-1904



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Mrs. Sellers

   Mrs. Georgia Ann Sellers, aged 66 died at her home at Electra Saturday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock after several weeks illness. Mrs. Sellers was a devoted Christian woman and her death will bring sorrow to her many friends. She is survived by her four sons and two daughters.
   The funeral services took place from the residence Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. Mr. Brandt officiated and interment was made in the family plot in Electra cemetery. Sam R. Pyles & Company had charge of the arrangements. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-14-1921




Frank Sheffield

Mr. Frank Shefield, a well-known old gentleman who made his home out on the Anthony road, died this morning. Mr. Sheffield leaves a widow, who was with him, and a son and daughter in the north. The funeral arrangements will not be made until they are heard from. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 10-23-1917

Follow-Up

Mr. Sheffield’s Funeral

The remains of the late Mr. Frank Sheffield will be buried in Greenwood tomorrow afternoon. The services will take place at McIver & MacKay’s chapel at 2 o’clock. Mr. Sheffield’s daughter has arrived from Denver, Colo., to attend the funeral. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 10-29-1917 



Thomas Sherouse

Mr. Thomas Sherouse, a well-known citizen of this county, but who removed to Brooksville about a year ago, passed away last night in this city, where he was brought for treatment about a week ago. Mr. Sherouse had a fall at his home near Brooksville two weeks ago, by which he fractured his leg. He was unwilling to have the limb amputated, else he would have probably lived. The operation finally had to be performed, and the patient was too weak to recover. Mr. Sherouse was about 49 years old, and leaves a wife, two daughters and two sons. He was a good citizen and highly esteemed at Redick, where he made his home for many years, and where several of his brothers live. The funeral will take place at Reddick tomorrow. The Star joins the other friends of the bereaved in sympathy for them in their great loss. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 10-2-1917




Mrs. Sherwood

Mrs. Emeline B. Sherwood, aged 87, passed away at her home in Summerfield Wednesday morning, at an early hour. Although she had only lived in Summerfield about three years, moving there from Indiana, Mrs. Sherwood had made many friends who will mourn her loss. Her sweet Christian character and unusual activities in church work endeared her to many. Of her immediate family to mourn her loss she left only a daughter, Mrs. G. Shaugh of Summerfield. Interment was made in the Belleview cemetery this morning at 10 o’clock, Rev. Taylor officiating. The funeral was in charge of E. C. Jordan & Co. The Star extends its sympathy to the bereaved daughter in this her time of sorrow. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 5-15-1919





Laid To Rest...Gordon Sinclair

 The funeral services of Gordon Sinclair took place this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the residence of J. B. Carlisle. The services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Dodge assisted by Rev. Bunyan Stephens. Interment was made in Greenwood cemetery. The pall bearers were Messrs. J. P. Galloway, A. J. Beck, T. O. Connor, C. E. Nelson, Joseph Bell and H. A. Waterman. Messrs. McIver & MacKay had charge of the arrangements. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-7-1914




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Glasgow Smith

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



Thomas Smith

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



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 this afternoon(Evergreen). Source: Ocala Banner: 1-8-1889





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Word was received at the Star office at noon that Mr. L. M. Sparkman, a pioneer of this county and a brave veteran of the late war, had died and his remains were interred this afternoon. His wife preceded him a year or so ago. He was a good citizen and highly respected. He left several grown children. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 3-13-1903

Mr. L. M. Sparkman, whose death was recorded yesterday, was not buried in the afternoon as stated, because his body was still warm and it was deemed best to defer the interment until this afternoon. The deceased was a brave veteran, a member of Co. D of the 7th Florida regiment and belonged to Ocala Camp No. 56 of the United Confederate Veterans, who will assist at his burial. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 3-14-1903

Follow-Up - An Inquest

On account of some highly sensational set on foot regarding the sudden death of the aged citizen, L. M. Sparkman, the funeral was postponed Saturday and yesterday morning an inquest was held in E. C. Smith’s undertaking rooms. It seemed that certain parties stated that Bob Sparkman, the old man’s nephew, had quarreled with him, etc., etc., and as Bob was the only person present when he died that they thought foul play had been the cause of his death. These reports came to Bob’s ears and he very properly demanded that the funeral be postponed, and an inquest held. This was done and the verdict was that the old gentleman came to his death from heart failure. There is not now a shadow of suspicion now against his nephew. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 3-16-1903

 




Mrs. L. M. Sparkman

Mrs. L. M. Sparkman, aged sixty-five years, died yesterday at noon  at her home three miles east of Ocala and was buried at 11 a. m. today in the old cemetery (Evergreen). Rev. H. Dutill conducted the funeral services and E. C. Smith had charge of the remains. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 12-17-1902



Funeral of Mr. Stone

The funeral services of the late Captain Spencer C. Stone were held Sunday afternoon from his late residence on South Lime Street. Rev. Sam White of the Christian church officiated at the funeral and  paid a very glowing tribute to the departed. The Masons then took charge of the body and according to the beautiful ritual of that lodge laid it away to its last resting place in beautiful Greenwood Cemetery. The funeral was largely attended by friends of the deceased, who had come to pay their last tribute to the deceased. Requiescat in pacem. Source: Ocala Banner: 12-22-1905






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Charles Tagg

Mr. Charles Tagg, living in the north end of the city, died last night, and his remains were interred in the old cemetery (Evergreen) this afternoon. Rev. Bunyan Stephens officiated and McIver & Mackay had charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Tagg was about fifty years old. He and his wife came here from Canada about four years ago. Mrs. Tagg died about two years later and her husband has never been able to recover from his bereavement. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-21-1913





Mrs. Teague’s Funeral

The funeral services will be held at the residence of Mr. Frank A. Teague, on Ft. King Avenue at 10 o’clock tomorrow (Friday) morning. Rev. C. C. Carroll, pastor of the Baptist church, assisted by the Rev. G. H. Harrison, Pastor of Grace Episcopal church, will preach the funeral and the burial arrangements will be conducted by Messrs. McIver & MacKay. Interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 2-6-08




Mrs. William Teuton, Jr.

The Star regrets to hear of the death of Mrs. William Teuton Jr., which took place at her home near Grahamville Friday evening. The funeral took place at Fort McCoy Saturday and the remains were followed to their final resting place by many sorrowing friends. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 4-9-1912




Mrs. Caudacy Turner

Mrs. Turner, Mrs. J. M. Barco’s mother, died last night near Dunnellon of paralysis, aged 79 years. Mrs. Turner was one of the pioneer settlers of her section and came into that part of the country when the Indians roamed over the land. She was an unusual bright woman, full of the incidents of pioneer life and talked with an interest that was fascinating of those early days ere Marion existed as a county.  The deceased was the mother of Marion’s well known citizen, Mr. Andrew J. Turner, of Lake 16 and his brother, Mr. Moses Turner, of near Dunnellon. Her husband preceded her a number of years. She was a devoted Christian and when the summons came she was ready for the call.   To the bereaved, the Star extends its sympathy. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 3-12-1904

 Follow-Up

Cotton Plant…Mrs. Caudacy Turner died at her home near Dunnellon last Saturday morning and was buried in St. Johns Cemetery Sunday noon by the side of her husband, the late N. L. Turner, who preceded her thirty years ago, Rev. G. F. Austin, Pastor of St. Johns church, conducting the burial services. Deceased had passed the seventy-ninth mile stone in the journey of life when paralysis ended her days. Mrs. Turner was an affectionate mother, a good neighbor, always ready with a willing hand to minister to the poor. She leaves six children, a large number of grandchildren and several great grandchildren, besides several sisters, brothers and other relatives. The large concourse of people who followed the remains to their last resting place and the flowers covered grave spoke volumes for the life she had lived. Source: Ocala Banner: 3-18-1904
 




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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

 







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Charles Volkman

Mr. Charles Volkman, aged about thirty-five years, died at Oklawaha Sunday night. Messrs. McIver & Mackay prepared the body for burial and shipped it on the noon train yesterday to Mr. Volkman’s former home in Connecticut. Mr. Volkman leaves a young wife to mourn his death. He came to Oklawaha two years ago, for lung trouble, but was too weak for the climate to benefit him. Mr. Volkman had a brother afflicted in the same manner. He spent last winter in Oklawaha with Mr. Charles Volkman, went home in the spring and died soon afterward. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-22-1911





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Daniel M’Donald Wade

 The funeral of Daniel MacDonald Wade took place yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Wade, 1121 Park street, Rev J. G. Venable, Pastor of the Riverside Presbyterian church, conducting the services.

 The pall bearers were E. O. Douglas, A. Brown, A. C. McGill, J. E. Harris, Jr., J. B. Williams, A. L. Brogden, J. W. Gumby and W. T. Thompson. The interment was made in the family lot in Evergreen. Times-Union…Source: Ocala Evening Star: 10-19-1917




Death of Dr. Walkup

 
Dr. H. C. Walkup of McIntosh, one of the most promising physicians of Florida, died at his home at that place Tuesday night, Oct. fifteenth.

Dr. Walkup was a native of North Carolina, and was 68 years of age. He distinguished himself as a soldier in the Confederate army, and lost an army in the service. He came to Florida about 35 years ago and settled at Orange Lake, and was one of the first to engage in the cultivation of oranges for profit. Dr. Walkup was a splendid citizen, and possessed eminent social qualities. He was a member of the Confederate Camp of this city. He was greatly loved and esteemed wherever he was known, and especially around his neighbors, and his death causes universal sorrow among them. Source: Ocala Banner: 10-18-1907





Death of Mrs. Wallace

Mrs. Wallace, who has for some time been living on North Sauchez street, died last evening at 6:30 p. m. She has been confined to her bed for about a year with consumption and had been entirely helpless for several months before death came to her relief. She leaves two small boys to mourn her departure.

The funeral services will be held at her residence at 10 o’clock this morning and the interment will be at the old cemetery (Evergreen). Rev. L. B. Warren pastor of the Baptist church, of which the deceased was a member, will preach the funeral services. Mr. E. C. Smith will have charge of the funeral. Source: Ocala Banner: 12-6-1903






Crossed The River...Mr. John W. Waters

     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






Howard Ward

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




Miss Inez Whittaker

The people of Dunnellon are sorely grieved by the death of one of their dearly-beloved young women, Miss. Inez Whittaker, who passed away last week. The town is in mourning after her demise, and a great concourse gathered around her grave.

Miss Whittaker had many friends in Ocala, and they join with Dunnellon in their sorrow for her death. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-13-1920




Mrs. Whittington

Mrs. Whittington, mother of Tom and John Whittington of the Flemington section, died Monday after a long illness. She was a devoted member of the Baptist church, and Rev. Prisoe officiated at the funeral. Prior to her death she had just returned from a visit to her son, Reuben, at Tsala Apopka Lake, in Citrus county. The deceased made her home with her son, John. Mrs. Whittington was an estimable lady and will be missed by all her new her. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-7-1904




Mrs. J. W. Willis

The mother of J. W. Willis of the Blitchton section, died yesterday. She was 78 years old and one of the pioneer settlers. Her remains were interred today at Pleasant Hills Cemetery and the funeral services were conducted by Rev. Prisoc. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-6-1909




Death of Thomas F. Winston

 Mr. Winston, a well-known citizen of Marion county, living in the old Camp Izard or Stockton district, died suddenly Sunday evening, December 30th. of typhoid malaria after a two days illness. He was buried with Masonic honors and his funeral was the largest ever attended in that section, the teacher and the pupils of the public school following the cortege to the grave. Mr. Winston was about 50 years of age, had been a resident of Marion county for some twenty years, and was well known and highly respected by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. Mr. W. had served as county commissioner, and displayed rare good judgement in all his official acts and, previous to coming to Florida, had been a sheriff in North Carolina, from which state he immigrated. The deceased was a most loyal Democrat, and had long been a member of the county executive committee, and an untiring worker in the ranks. He was a man of good judgement, intelligent, conscientious and honest…such a citizen as any community is loath to lose, and whose death will be sincerely mourned. To his heart stricken wife and children, the Banner extends condolence. Source: Ocala Banner: 1-8-1889





AN OLD AND HONORED CITIZEN GOES TO HIS ETERNAL REST...Mr. John W. Wood

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 

 



Burbank...Mr. W. D. Workman

Mr. W. D. Workman passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 2, 1915, at 7 o’clock in the Marion County Hospital at Ocala, after an illness of about a week. Mr. Workman had many friends in and around Burbank, who were very sorry to learn of his death. Mr. and Mrs. Workman came here from Kentucky a little over a year ago and since being here they have been conducting the hotel. Mr. Workman will be missed in our church as well as at the hotel. He was always with us if he was able to be present. Mrs. Workman left Sunday, January 3rd, with the body to take it back to their old home in Kentucky. Mrs. Workman’s Burbank friends extend their heart-felt sympathy to her in this dark hour of her sorrow. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-16-1915





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Domingo Yanes, aged 67 years, died in Marti City at 10:30 last night after a long and painful illness. Mr. Yanes was step-father of J. F. Johnston, the popular young mayor of Marti City, and has resided here about four years.

 He was a most estimable Cuban gentleman, and had many warm friends, both in Ocala and Marti City. The funeral was held this afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. C. M. Gray,  and the body was interred in the old cemetery. Peace to his ashes. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 12-17-1895




A. H. Yongue

Fairfield, Dec 1…Note has already been made in your columns of the death of our aged neighbor, Mr. A. H. Yongue, familiarly and affectionately known to all of us as “Uncle Henry.” This death occurred suddenly on the evening of Wednesday, the 22nd., and came as a shock to the whole community. On Wednesday he was with us, on Tuesday he had gone. For forty years he had been a well-known member of our community and in his latest service, during his feebler years, as mail carrier, his face was a regular, daily greeting for all us all. None will be more missed. In his 72nd year, one of the old Confederate band, widely related and much loved, we laid his remains to rest in the Presbyterian church yard on Thursday evening. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 12-2-1911





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Death of W. E. Zimmerman

Warren Eugene Zimmerman, who died at Martin Saturday evening, was a most valued employee of the Coast Line. He was both capable and accommodating and also was very popular with his constituency. For eight years he was agent and operator at Martin, and during that time he did all possible to promote the best interests of the section.  No young railroad man was more popular, and his ability coupled with his great faithfulness to duty, won for him recognition from his superior railroad officials that indicated a strong business career had he lived longer. He made heroic resistance to conquer the burning fever that parched him for seven weeks, but it was too strong for human endurance. All classes loved, honored and respected him.

His death indeed was a sad and heavy loss to the section, the Coast Line and his family. Mrs. Alice Townsend Zimmerman , his wife, has the sincere sympathy of the Banner and a host of friends in this time of her great bereavement.

The body of the deceased was interred Sunday at 4 o’clock in the cemetery in Ocala, by Messrs. McIver & MacKay, undertakers. His parents and brothers from Inverness were present at the last sad rites.  Source: Ocala Banner: 8-9-1907





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