DURRANCE, S.C. – (d. 1914)

Mr. S.C. DURRANCE of Tampa died in that city Tuesday of dropsy and heart trouble, which he had been afflicted with for several years.  Mr. DURRANCE and family moved to Tampa from Ocala eight years ago.

He leaves four daughters and one son, Mrs. George P. WILLIAMS of this city, Mrs. Betha HAYES of Jacksonville, Mrs. Arthur SMEDLEY, Mrs. G. PRIDE and Mrs. Flody SMITH, and Mr. Albert PROCTOR of Tampa his wife and a number of grandchildren also survive him.  Mrs. WILLIAMS went to Tampa Tuesday to attend the funeral.  The arrangements for the funeral were not known when she left.

The friends and relatives of the family here sympathize with them in the loss of their relative.


Source: Ocala Evening Star, 27 May 1914. Available at Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.

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

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. 

WORTH, Chas. E. (d. 1906)

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/>

CHAMBERLIN, Geo. T. (d. 1901)

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/>

COBB, J.M. (d. 1909)

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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