Polk County, Florida
Gossip News

Wednesday, January 22, 1913
  • Miss Nuna Patton expects to leave this week for her old home in Kentucky where she will spend about two weeks. While away she will purchase her spring line of millinery.
  • F. T. Graham, the traveling solicitor for the Tampa Morning Tribune, is spending today in the city in the interest of that publication.
  • B. J. Oeland, of Bartow, will return to his home tonight after a stay of two or three days in Lakeland the guest of his daughter, Mrs. P. C. Griffin. Mr. Oeland has been suffering from an attack of grip for the past week, and during his leave of absence from his office, a young lady of Jacksonville has been relieving him as operator at the Western Union office in Bartow.
  • Oscar Wolfe and interesting family have moved today to their new home in Dixieland, Mr. Wolfe having purchased an attractive new bungalow recently completed by W. Fiske Johnson in that popular suburb.
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Schurman have purchased the country place of Phillip Fischer, about six miles south of town and are already living on their new purchase. This place is situated on Scott Lake, and is especially noted for its fine fruit, ten acres being in bearing grove, while there is an abundance of fine peaches and other fruits flourishing on the property.
  • Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Davis have arrived in Lakeland from Illinois, where they went last spring, and are at their home in the Hollinsworth neighborhood. Mr. Davis' health has greatly improved, which is very gratifying to his many friends.
  • From the Tampa Tribune we note that marriage licenses were issued in Tampa for Mr. W. E. Griffis and Miss Pearl Abbot. The former is a printer who formerly had a position in Bartow, but who is now employed at Arcadia. The bride is a former Lakeland girl, who has many friends in Lakeland who wish for her much happiness.
  • E. F. Ray, of Coldwater, Michigan, writes that he and Mrs. Ray are not on route south and will be in Lakeland within a short time.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Conner have secured apartments in the new home of Dr. Sarah Wheeler, where they are now at home to their friends.

    [The Tampa Morning Tribune, Wednesday, January 22, 1913 - Transcribed and contributed by: Frances Cooley]

    Dec. 18, 1908

  • Mr. David Branch moved from Irwin county in 1866 to Polk county, Florida, near Mulberry, and later sold the first land known there as phosphate land, but Mr. Branch not being satisfied moved back to Tift county last Saturday, near Chula, where he moved from over forty years ago.

    [Source: Tifton Gazette, Dec. 18, 1908 -- Page 3.] - Transcribed and contributed by: Sheila Pitts Massie]

    November 1, 1911
  • CONGRESSMAN S. M. SPARKMAN IN LAKELAND TODAY

    Congressman S. M. Sparkman arrived in the city at noon today from Bartow, and has been busily engaged in shaking hands with his constituents and looking generally after his political fences. "Uncle Steve." as he is popularly known, has a strong following in Polk county, and as chairman of the Rivers and Harbors Committee, he feels that he is in position to do more than ever for this secion of the State, and desires to give the people the benefit of his experience and ability during the next six years. That his splendid work will be recognized and rewarded accordingly, is the opinion of his large number of friends.

    Source: The Lakeland Evening Telegram, November 1, 1911, Image 1; The Lakeland Evening Telegram. (Lakeland, Fla.) 1911-1922.

    Transcribed and contributed by: Sheila Pitts Massie


    November 1, 1911
  • FUND FOR MONUMENT

    HELP LADIES PAY FOR THE BEAUTIFUL MONUMENT BY DECEMBER 1.

    The Daughters of the Confederacy are making great efforts to lift the debt from the beautiful monument in Munn Park, and are striving to raise the amount by December 1st-or at least before the new year. Every citizen of Lakeland should rally to the aid of the ladies in their noble undertaking, and do so unsolicited. The amount yet due is $415, and if there are any of our readers who have not donated to this worthy cause, they should confer a favor on the Daughters by communicating with Mrs. Darracott or other members of the Chapter. Below we give a list of money received since the publication of the last list. Several of those who paid only $1.00 have donated previously, and are now answering the call for one dollar subscriptions issued some weeks ago:

    Order Railway Conductors...............$13.00
    Sale of Punch....................................$ 7.75
    Sale of Punch....................................$ 6.30
    J. W. Turner....................................$ 1.00
    J. H. Stanley...................................$ 1.00
    C. J. Yarborough...............................$ 1.00
    W. L. Smith...................................$ 1.00
    Marion Lanier...............................$ 1.00
    M. F. Hetherington...........................$ 1.00
    O. D. Robertson.............................$ 1.00
    Florida Brewery Co., Tampa..............$ 1.00


    Total..................................$35.05

    Source: The Lakeland Evening Telegram, November 3, 1911, Image 1; The Lakeland Evening Telegram. (Lakeland, Fla.) 1911-1922.

 

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