IRWIN, J.T. – Arrested for Speeding (1925)

Taneya Koonce | November 30, 2013 | COMMENTS:No Comments »

Tampa Motorist is Held for Speeding

Following an exciting chase covering more than seven miles, from the edge of Bradenton to Sarasota, J.T. IRWIN was arrested by Deputy Sheriff John W. DEAN late last night and charged with speeding 55 miles an hour.  After identifying himself as a Tampa businessman he was released on $50 bond pending hearing before Judge Paul C. ALBRITTON.

DEAN was returning from a visit to Bradenton when he was passed by the roadster being driven by Irwin at a fast rate.  He raced with the man until after they had crossed the Sarasota county line and then overtook him and placed him under arrest.

Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 4 October 1925. Available at Google News Archive. 

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WILLIAMS, John R. (d. 1906)

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Ocala Evening Star
March 7, 1906

John R. WILLIAMS, a prominent and highly esteemed citizen of Tampa, died suddenly in that city Tuesday morning.  He was a contractor and was superintending the construction of a building when seized with heart failure and expired.

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HENDERSON, John M. (d. 1907)

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Ocala Evening Star
March 30, 1907

John M. HENDERSON, city clerk of Tampa, died at his home in that city yesterday evening in the 72nd year of his age.

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WORTH, Chas. E. (d. 1906)

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Weekly True Democrat (Tallahassee, FL)
April 27, 1906

Hon. Chas. E. WORTH, one of the most  highly respected and loved citizens of Tampa, died in that city on Monday.  He had served Hillsborough county for a number of years as tax collector, and at the late election was again chosen for that office, but owing to ill health had notified the authorities he would not qualify for the office, and a new collector was hurriedly appointed to that office last week.  A Times-Union Bureau correspondent from Tampa, Dec. 10th says of him: “no death in the county for some time has created the profound sorrow which is expressed over the demise of this faithful official and honored citizen.”

Source: The weekly true Democrat. (Tallahassee, Fla.), 14 Dec. 1906. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn95047417/1906-12-14/ed-1/seq-2/>

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CHAMBERLIN, Geo. T. (d. 1901)

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Geo. T. CHAMBERLIN, one of the leading business men of Tampa, died in Tampa on the 26th.  He was sandbagged several weeks ago and died from the effects of the same.  He was one of the founders of Ybor City.

Source: The Ocala evening star. (Ocala, Fla.), 01 March 1901. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84027621/1901-03-01/ed-1/seq-1/>

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COBB, J.M. (d. 1909)

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Capt. J. M. COBB, an aged veteran and commission man of Tampa, died at his home Monday.  Capt. COBB’s death creates another vacancy in the rapidly thinning ranks of the Confederate Camp, Loring, of that city.

Source: Gainesville daily sun. (Gainesville, Fla.), 23 Sept. 1909. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn95026977/1909-09-23/ed-1/seq-5/>

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HENDERSON, W.B. (Mrs.) – (d. 1906)

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Mrs. W.B. HENDERSON, of Tampa, died at that place Friday morning, aged 63 years.  She was born in Columbia county July 8th, 1843, moved to Tampa when quite young, married W.B. HENDERSON, of of the best known business men of Tampa and South Florida.  She leaves six children and fourteen grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn her death.

Source: The Ocala evening star. (Ocala, Fla.), 17 Dec. 1906. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84027621/1906-12-17/ed-1/seq-2/>

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FOWLER, Harvey L. (d. 1909)

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Suicide in Tampa — This morning at 9:45 o’clock Harvey L. FOWLER, one of the most popular and highly respected young business men of Tampa, died at the residence of his sister, Mrs. B.K. RICHARDSON, Sulgrave Court, Hyde Park, the result of a wound inflicted by himself, while the victim of incipient melancholia, brought on by a general nervous breakdown of his system — Tampa Times, 6th.

Source: The Ocala evening star. (Ocala, Fla.), 07 April 1909. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84027621/1909-04-07/ed-1/seq-1/>

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VAUGHAN, J.H. (d. 1906)

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J.H. VAUGHAN, for a number of years a resident of Tampa, died yesterday at York, and his body will be brought to Tampa this evening over the Seaboard for interment.  Mr. VAUGHAN was a victim of consumption and left here last Monday to visit one of the turpentine camps in the vicinity of Ocala, thinking that the change might do him some good, but death claimed him before he could reach his destination.  The deceased has relatives and a number of friends in Tampa to whom the Times extends the sincerest sympathy. — Tampa Times

Mr. VAUGHAN died at L. Horne and Co.’s still Monday night, and Messrs. McIver and MacKay prepared his body for burial and shipped it to Tampa.

Source: The Ocala evening star. (Ocala, Fla.), 26 April 1906. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84027621/1906-04-26/ed-1/seq-2/>

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CLARKE, J.D. (d. 1906)

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J.D. CLARKE, a prominent business man of Tampa, died suddenly Thursday in his orange grove at Mango.

Source: The Ocala evening star. (Ocala, Fla.), 27 April 1906. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84027621/1906-04-27/ed-1/seq-3/>

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