Puig, City Pioneer, Dies
Mrs. Alice Puig, 83, one of the earliest settlers of Pinellas peninsula, died Monday morning at 5 o’clock, at her residence, Thirty-seventh street and Thirty-eight avenue south, where she had lived since coming to this section in September, 1874.
Funeral services will be held by the John S. Rhodes company this afternoon, at 4 o’clock at the home. The Rev. Frank A. Gustafson f Tampa will have charge of the service an burial will be in the old Glenoak cemetery.
Mrs. Puig was a native of New Orleans and came to Pinellas county in September, 1874 with her husband Joseph Puig; her mother Mrs. Emily Kimball, and two sisters, Mrs. Ida Campas and Emma Kimball, who died here shortly after her arrival. Her brother Timothy Kimball, came here two months before the family. She was born Jan.14, 1843. Mrs. Puig was a devoted church member of the New Church of Jerusalum (Swedenborgian). Mrs. Ida Campas and her brother T. Kimball, are the only survivors.
Mrs. Puig came to this county with a party from New Orleans. They came down in a coasting vessel to Cedar Keys, thence to Clearwater where they heard of better lands to the south, Mr. Kimball then found his way to the present home on the western shore of Point Pinellas overlooking Boca Ciega bay. Here he settled and has continued to live there.
A small settlement was formed which was named New Cadiz which was a postoffice until St. Petersburg grew in to importance.
Source: St. Petersburg Times: 6-2-30
Transcribed, Formatted and Submitted by Linda Flowers