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Mrs. Galliger
After a lingering illness, Mrs. Galliger passed away Thursday at her home on South Hughey Street, and was buried Friday in Rose Hill Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted from the house, by Rev. Chisolm. The deceased was survived by her husband. [Tampa Tribune 13 Nov. 1914 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

J.R. Graves
KISSIMMEE, April 27. J. R. Graves, Sr., aged 70, died at 1:45 yesterday of cancer. He was the father of Ross Graves a hardware merchant. The remains were sent to Bartow this morning and the funeral was today. Ross is the only son surviving. He was a resident here for twenty years. [Tampa Tribune 28 Apr. 1913 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Joseph Root

Howard Courant, July 7, 1921
Joseph Root was born in Miami county, Ohio, February 20th, 1839 and passed out of this life at St. Cloud, Florida, June 22nd, 1921, aged 82 years, 4 months, and 2 days. When he was but a boy, his parents moved to Wabash, Indiana, where he grew to manhood. On August 20th, 1861, he enlisted in Co I, 8th Indiana Infantry, and served four years. He was in 23 engagements and went through the war without a wound, and escaped capture. He was discharged as a Corporal, August 28th, 1865.
He married Miss Amelia Nowlin in 1866. To this union were born two sons who are yet living--William, of Topeka, Kansas; and Phares of Independence, Kansas. The family came to Kansas in 1871 and to Elk Falls in 1874. He was postmaster four years. He worked at the tinner trade to some extent. He was a quiet, industrious, upright in all his doings, respected by all who knew him. His wife died. Five years ago he went to St. Cloud, Florida where he resided until his death. He was a charter member of Rawlins Post No. 26, G. A. R. and took a deep interest in the order. His remains were brought to Elk Falls arriving Friday morning at 5 o'clock and were taken to the M. E. church,m where a brief service was held at 10 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. A. Pratt. Mr. N. Hill gave a short address. The music was arranged by Mrs. Hutcheson. There were beautiful tributes of flowers on the casket.
Burial took place in the Elk Falls cemetery in the family lot.
The relatives are grateful to those who so kindly ministered to them in their hour of sorrow.

[Submitted by L. Morgan]

Robert Tate
KISSIMMEE, Nov. 12. Robert Tate died Wednesday at his home on Verona Street, after an extended illness. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Lawler at the house on Thursday, and the body interred in Rose Hill Cemetery, the burial being in charge of the Masonic Lodge of which the deceased was a member. While he had resided in Kissimmee only about three years, he had made a host of friends as evidenced by the beautiful floral tributes sent. Mr. Tate was survived by his wife and one brother, Alexander Tate, of Chicago, who arrived in the city Thursday. [Tampa Tribune 13 Nov. 1914 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]





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