Annie M. Ozias Jenness
Pinellas County Pioneer

Pioneer Resident Dies

Mrs. Jenness Succumbs After a Long Illness

    Mrs. L. Y. Jenness, one of the oldest residents of this place, passed away Saturday afternoon at one o’clock at her home, on Fourth street north. 
Mrs. Jenness had been in feeble health for several years, but quite recently had been much worse and her death was not unexpected. 
   Annie M. Ozias was born in 1842 in Philadelphia, Pa., and was married April 13, 1869, to L. Y. Jenness in Philadelphia. Ten years later they came to Florida, living in Key West and Cedar Keys. They came to St. Petersburg in the eighties and built the second house that was built in St. Petersburg’s early days.
   Mr. and Mrs. Jenness identified themselves with the place, and are among its oldest residents. Mrs. Jennings was a member of the Episcopal church. She was very retiring, but possessed a sweetness and gentleness of disposition that endeared her to all who knew her, her many friends knowing and appreciating her many noble traits of character.
   The funeral services, conducted by Rev. C. M. Gray, of St. Peter’s Church were held at two o’clock today at the residence. The large number of floral offerings were evidence of the esteem in which the deceased was held. The interment was held in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Bussey and Wagoner.

Source: Evening Independent: 12-2-1907

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