for William Dame Pierce, 71, who died
yesterday morning from self-inflicted gunshot wounds, will be held
afternoon. Time and place will be announced later by
Mr. Pierce was found by his wife and a
bathroom of their residence, 1105 North Ft Harrison Ave, after they had
revolver shots. He had been in failing health, which was reported to
become worse since he closed his mercantile store on Cleveland Street
A pioneer of Clearwater, Mr. Pierce was
a member of
board which drew up the first city charter. In later years he developed
Lake Park, the city’s newest subdivision.
After investigating the circumstances
Magistrate R. L. Baker announced the death was suicide and an inquest
Mr. Pierce came to Clearwater in 1916
mercantile business in Kentucky. He married the former Miss Lena
Danville, Virginia. He operated a clothing store here for many years.
the boom he was engaged in the real estate business but came back into
business later and sold out again last year.
He leaves his widow, Mrs. Lena B.
Eliza Besuden, Clearwater and a sister, Mrs. Leila Gibson, Durant,
Transcribed, Formatted and Submitted by Linda Flowers