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.

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/>

HENDERSON, W.B. (Mrs.) – (d. 1906)

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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