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.

Quiet Christmas in Plant City (1902)

The following article appeared in the January 4, 1902 issue of the Afro-American Ledger newspaper of Baltimore, Maryland.  The following persons are mentioned:  Mary E. JOHNSON, Mr. J.S. HICKS, Rev. R.D. LEWIS, Carrie CLARK, Janie B. JACKSON, Mr. W.J. SIMMONS, Mr. and Mrs. I SIMMONS, Mary E. YORK, R.A. SMITH, and Mrs. Laura BUSBY.