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Obituaries and Death Notices

Melissa Bushnell
Mrs. Melissa Bushnell, wife of B. F. Bushnell of Lakemont, died Wednesday and was brought to Fort Meade and buried Thursday.
[Tampa Tribune – 23 May 1906 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Mrs. R.R. Foote
Mrs. R. R. Foote, mother of Mrs. William Van Fleet, died at her home in Auburndale Sunday evening after an illness of several weeks. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Van Fleet, she is survived by six grand children, and one great-grandchild.
[Tampa Tribune – 18 Sept. 1916 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Florida Hankins
BARTOW, Nov. 2. – Mrs. Florida Hankins died at Daytona and was brought here and interred in Wildwood cemetery on Wednesday. Mrs. Hankins has lived here for many years and was greatly loved by her many friends, who mourn her loss and sympathize with her relatives. At the time of her death she was on a visit to her son Maxwell at Daytona.
[Tampa Tribune - 3 Nov. 1908 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Nancy Luke
BRADLEY JUNCTION -- Mr. Cravey’s mother, Mrs. Nancy Luke, died suddenly at her home Friday. Mrs. Luke was in her seventy-fifth year and had lived at Bradley for a number of years.
[Tampa Tribune – 11 Aug. 1918 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Chas. McCrory
Takes Carbolic Acid for Jamaica Ginger -- Drunken Laborer Dies after Horrible Mistake -- Dead Man Leaves No Clue to Family
Lakeland, January 31. -- (Special) -- Mistaking a bottle of carbolic acid for Jamaica Ginger, Chas. McCrory, a brick layer of this city, drank the contents of the bottle containing the poison Saturday night and died from its effects within a few minutes.
McCrory was not a drinking man habitually, but he had been to Plant City, where he had become intoxicated, and on returning to his room at the Ford House, he got up out of bed at 11:30 to take a drink of ginger, which h e had secured, and in his condition he mistook the bottle of poison for the Jamaica Ginger and swallowed its contents. His groans attracted the attention of other roomers in the house, and a doctor was at once secured, but it was too late to save the unfortunate man's life.
Mr. McCrory was sixty two years of age. He came her a few weeks ago from Kissimmee to do some brick work for Contractor N. F. Bass, of Kissimmee. Papers he had on his person showed that he had worked at DeLand, Orlando, St. Petersburg and Kissimmee. Being a member in good standing of the Orlando Bricklayers' Union, his body was shipped there last night. His union death benefits of $800 is payable to his estate, but as no clue is known to his family, this sum is being held awaiting further information.
[The Tampa Morning Tribune, Wednesday, January 22, 1913- Transcribed and contributed by: Frances Cooley]

Edwin North
LAKELAND, March 12 — Funeral services for Edwin North, 73, who died at his home on the Lakeland-Medulla road Wednesday were held here today with the Rev. W. F. Moses officiating, The body was sent to Orlando for cremation, The deceased had been a resident of Florida 30 years and is survived by a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Holbrook of Lakeland, and two brothers and a sister in the west.
["Tampa Tribune", 13 Mar 1933 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Annie Roberson
KATHLEEN, Jan. 2. – Mrs. Annie Roberson, one of the old residents here died this morning. She was sixty-four years of age. The remains will be shipped to Millner, Ga., for internment.
[Tampa Tribune – 3 Jan. 1916 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

J.C. Sloan
J. C. Sloan, a long time resident of Lakeland, died at his home on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Sloan has been in ill health for some time, and while his death was not unexpected, it came, nevertheless, as a great shock to his family and friends.
[Tampa Tribune – 11 July 1916 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

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