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Date:5 December 2002
William Bates

I have a relative that lived in Mt Dora for a number of years however I have not been able to locate where he is buried. According to the SSDI, he died in Sanford, Fl but would expect him to buried in the vicinity of his home. His name is Pryor Bates and died Dec 1973. Thanks and che-ers Subj: Lake Co. Query

Date:2 December 2002
Deb Dey-Ermand

I am searching for the obit or death record of Lee Berkle DeyErmand who died in Lake Co. Florida in April 1973. I would like to know the day of his death and his parents names,if listed on any record. Lee was born Aug. 19,1907,Ohio. Thank you. Deb Dey-Ermand

Date:27 November 2002

I am in search of my uncle Arwood Hollins. last know address was lake jem was told he moved to astatula were his wife velma died a couple years ago. has two Boys in the 40's One donald hollins and one they call bobbie. i am trying to locate Arwood to inform him of his brothers death. so he can attend the services. haven't heard from uncle arwood in over a year. i have tryed to locate him. if anyone has info on him or a phone number please e-mail me . thanks

Date:24 November 2002
Judy Callahan

Looking for any information on Leo Frank Van Waes who died June 9, 1988 in Lake County. Zip code 32748. I think his wife's name was Katherine E. Thank you, Judy (Van Waes) Callahan

Date:24 November 2002
Bev Crowell

GRAY, Frank R. I'm searching for an obituary for my great grandfather Frank R. GRAY, who died 11 August 1942 at OKelly's Hospital, Leesburg, FL. Lived 403 N. 3rd. Street at time of death, informant was Eliza S. Gray. The 1930 census list the family at same address with son, Dewey, 11 years old. All information appreciated. Bev Martin Crowell

Date:26 October 2002
Diane Wallis

Looking for any info on William R. Fink: In 1900 There is a William Fink b July 1854 In Virginia and living in Umatilla, Lake County FL wife Eliza A. Sept 1852 and Daughter Minnie/Kinnie Dec 1875, 2 children with 2 living. 1910 Lake County FL, Umatilla 2 children with 1 living. Fink William R. 55 Jeweler Eliza A. 57 1920 Lake County Fl, Umatilla Fink William R. 65 Jeweler Ella 43 William R. FINK Sex: M Marriage(s): Spouse: Eliza A. HICKEY Marriage: 25 Oct 1874 Washington, Tennessee Looks like his daughter died between 1900-1910 Wife Eliza probably died between 1910-1920 Thanks for any help Diane Callahan Wallis wally@cyberstreet.com

Date:13 October 2002
Dollie Beller

O'HARRA, I am not sure of the father's name but it was either Curtis P. O'Harra or H. Allen O'Harra. The father died in Clermont. My Grandmother was a sister. By the time I met the family the father had died but the wife was called Aunt Lou and the daughter's name was Edna. This was in 1944-45. They lived in a house in Clermont and the house was close to a little lake called Dollar Lake. I was told that they owned a hotel in Clermont but think they lost it. Now that I have become interested in Genealogy all relatives have died who could have told me his name. Would like to know if he was Curtis P. or H. Allen. Need HELP. Thanks to any help you can give me. Dollie Beller

Date:9 September 2002
Hugh Richardson

David Lawson Richardson Died October 27, 1890 in Lake County. I am trying to determine where he was buried. Possibly death would be in an obituary column of a newspaper. Also a copy of the death certificate would be helpful if available. Hugh H. Richardson

Date:21 August 2002
Linda Ragan Giles

In 1904 my greatgreatgrandfather gave power of attorney to my greatgrandfather to sell property in Lake County known as Bailey's Grove.He mentions several names that look to be A.J. Chims (this may be wrong) and S.P. Sligh..a fence divided the land there. Also mentioned was Lake Griffin and the Pip place. Would anyone happen to know the location this may be? Thank you for your time.

Date:24 Jul 2002

I am searching for information on : David McCredie b. October 20, 1839 d. August 27, 1913 Umatilla, Lake County, Fl. he married Susan Elizabeth Dominey and they had the following children . Susan McCredie September 1867 William H. McCredie September 17, 1869 David Crofton McCredie January 19, 1873 Would love to find descendents of the above . Also searching for an obituary for David and any of his descendents . Have been working on the MCCREDIE families for some time and would love to share information . I have been told that David is buried in Umatilla Cemetery . Thank you in advance for all your help.CJK

Date:24 Jul 2002
Dennis Shaw

Need brith date for Flossie Holcomb Shaw. Died 1925 in Mascotte, Florida. Married to Myles Henry Shaw in Florida (date also unknown) Please contact Dennis Shaw with any infromation at DennisAbner@aol.com

Date:9 Jul 2002
Toni Thompson-Jaworski

I am attempting to locate information on my great-grandfather Fitch Herbert (sometimes called "Herbert," "Herb," and "Fitz") Staffinger. He moved to the Mt. Dora area with his son in law Harry Frank Thompson. From what I have been told (which I take lightly until I can prove) is that Fitch died on Jan 24, 1949 in Mt. Dora. Finding even this small amount of information has been very difficult and I hope to keep going. If there is anyone who may have access to information that may help me I would very much appreciate it. Thank you so much in advance. Toni Thompson-Jaworski

Date:8 Jul 2002
Kay Franks

Need death dates for Ira and Anne Swanger, who were residents of Mt. Dora in the 1940's and '50's. Don't know where they were buried or exactly when (I have a postcard sent to my grandmother from about 1952) they died. Both were born in Ohio. Need dates to obtain death certs. for my genealogy. Thank you, Kaye Franks

Date:7 Jul 2002
Phyllis Rickard

Am seeking additional information on Garret David JACKSON, b. abt 1849, near London, Laurel Co., KY. He was a resident of Lake Co., FL in the 1920 census. Not sure when he moved there. He died in Lake Co. in 1937. Do not know the whole date, nor his burial place. He was married to Lilly May BROWN. Do not know when she died. They had 2 daus.: Lillian and Marion. Marion survived to adulthood and married Maurice Hope GIVENS. In 1920 they are residents of Pittsburgh, PA. According to a county history "G. D. Jackson was First Vice President of Mt Dora Packing Plant in 1929." Garret David JACKSON was the son of Levi JACKSON and Rebecca FREEMAN. He and his sister, Miss Ella JACKSON, gave 300 acres of their grandfather's Rev. War land grant to the state of KY for the Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park. Phyllis Rickard Adrian, MI prickard@dmci.net

Date:13 June 2002
Hans K. Kirsch

I have records that suggest that one of my cousins, his wife, and possibly his mother (another of my cousins) are buried "in the Woods Family Burying Ground, Groveland, Lake County, FL." Is there such a cemetery, and if so, is there someone with knowledge of who is in there? I'm looking for: Francis Marion Woods died April 17, 1881, Louanzy Elizabeth Smart Woods died March 15, 1927, and possibly Susan Sarah Ann Albritton Woods died November 27, 1895. Thanks a bunch! Sincerely, Hans K. Kirsch

Date:28 May 2002
Gail Harris

SURNAMES: HARRIS/WATSON My grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Harris, was born 20 Feb 1882, in Mascotte, Florida. His parents were John W. Harris, born 1855?, in South Carolina; and Nancy C. Watson, born 1855?, in Georgia. Nancy was daughter of William Jordan Watson and Susan Wilson. Thomas Jefferson Harris migrated to Pasco County, Florida, sometime before the 1910 census. John W. Harris and his wife, Nancy, were on the 1880 census for Sumter County, Florida. Would appreciate any information on any of these individuals. I am desperate to find clues on John W. Harris before the 1880 census and after. Thank you! Gail Harris

Date:28 May 2002
Andrew Traywick

I am asking for help in finding information about James Charles Brunson. I think he was born in Leesburg in 1935 and had remained in the area (to include Wildwood). Thank you for your help. Andy Traywick andrew.traywick@eglin.af.mil

Date:26 May 2002
Robin Ingle

I am looking for any information on ALBERT WESLEY BRANTLEY, born Nov. 25, 1875, died Aug. 25, 1959. He was a Baptist minister in Lake County. He is buried in the Tuscannoga Cemetery, but lived in Howey In The Hills. He came to Florida from Georgia. His father was GREEN BRANTLEY. Albert was married to MARY ELIZABETH PAGETT (PADGETT?). In a query from 30 Oct 1998 on this site, BETTY CHEATHAM asks for info on Albert's sister, MAHALA BRANTLEY WATSON, married to JOHN WATSON, both of Lake County, but the requestor's email address is no longer valid. I would especially like to find out Albert and Mahala's mother's name. Thanks very much for your help. Robin Ingle

Date:26 May 2002

Shawn Marbette LOUGHLIN Searching for any and all information on my great-grandparents, Louis Henry ZINSSER and Hattie Selena ZINSSER (maiden name I believe was Jones?). Along with the information I was able to extract from the 1920 Census, this is all I know: LOUIS HENRY ZINSSER b 1 Oct 1886 (or 2 Oct 1886), d 11 May 1977 in Pinellas County with residences in 33572 APOLLO BEACH, HILLSBOROUGH, FL and 33758 ST.PETERSBURG. FL. Also resided and owned land in SAFETY HARBOR, FL. Trade was "ELECTRICIAN," age at time of 1920 Census was 33 yrs. and one child was listed in the 1920 Lake County Census, by the name of LOUIS D. - I am unable to make out his age at that time. LOUIS HENRY ZINSSER's place of birth is noted as CONNECTICUT, his father's place of birth was GERMANY and his mother's place of birth was CONNECTICUT. There is something written in the left margin of his entry on the census that I cannot read. His wife was HATTIE SELENA ZINSSER (maiden name possibly Jones) and she was age 21 at the time of the census. Her information shows her date of death as 20 Jan 1976, d.o.b.: 20 Jan 1899. HATTIE's place of birth is FLORIDA, her father's place of birth is NORTH CAROLINA and her mother's place of birth is FLORIDA. Again she has one child at this time, named LOUIS D. ZINSSER. I know that they had two other children later named FRANCES LOUISE ZINSSER (later married to KERMIT ORAN FINCH), and WINTON (I believe), was the third child's name. I was lucky enough to have known and loved them both while I was growing up. In the 1960's they lived in SAFETY HARBOR, FL along with my grandparents, FRANCES LOUISE (ZINSSER) FINCH and KERMIT ORAN (born ORAN KERMIT FINCH, he had his name legally changed to reflect the initials "K.O." (FINCH)). My grandfather came from the CAROLINA's as well. I'm looking for marriage records, school, land ownership, occupational, births and deaths, any information that I can use to construct for my own child, his own family history.THANK YOU!!!!

Date:16 May 2002
Julia Harper

I am researching the Sudderth and Richie families of Leesburg FL. I would greatly appreciate the info your site has on their cemetery inscriptions. My grandmother was Myrtle Richie Sudderth, her husand was David Hardy Sudderth . All the Sudderth's are related so I would appreciate all info you have on all of the Sudderth's and Richie's in Lone Oak. Myrtle's parents were Wm. Herbert Richie and Leeuna Richie. I know your time is valuable, thanks for any help you can provide. Thank you, Julia Sudderth Harper East Fallowfield, PA

Date:11 May 2002
Bonnie Baylor Garmon

Looking for information on the Tutor family who came to Florida from North Carolina in about 1880 and settled around the Lake and Volusia County area. H.L. Tutor married my Aunt Kate Baylor. My Aunt is listed in her mother's obituary in 1928 as "Mrs. H. L. Tutor of Clinton, North Carolina." I am trying to find more information on H. L. Tutor and his family. Thank you. Bonnie Baylor Garmon

Date:11 May 2002

David Bradley Coe was born on August 11th, if I remember correctly and I think it was 1977, maybe 76. He lived in Leesburg (that's where he's from) but he moved to Orlando and lived there a few years. I believe he died on Jan. 12, 2000. Any information would be appreciated.

Date:10 May 2002

Seneca Church
who can tell me about the church moved from Seneca to Camp Ithiel in Orange county-the church reference is not active.

Date:10 May 2002
Nancy Baker

I'm looking for information about James Carter who married Mary English. They owned and operated a beauty/barber shop in Umatilla for many years. They had two children; Mickie and Linda. They lived just across the street from the Umatilla High School. I have just begun researching their family's history, so if anyone could help me out, I sure would appreciate it. Thanks, Nancy Baker (leerebrook@aol.com)

Date:9 May 2002
Kurt Lau

I was wondering if you could help me. I am trying to find the location of the Singletary Family Cemetery near Lady Lake, FL. I am trying to find the grave of Col. Richard William Singletary, C.S.A. (2/10/1837-1892). Any help that you can give me on this matter would be greatly appreciated! Thank You! Kurt Lau

Date:1 May 2002
Gary Ogden

I am writing from the UK as I am trying to find a contact number for the following place:- Country Acres Thorough Bred Farm Marion County Road Ladylake Lake County Florida I am trying to find the lost father of my girlfriend, who's name is M. Billingham We know he worked with Thoroughbred Horses and the above is his last know address. I can't seem to locate this farm? Any help would be appreciated. Regards Gary Ogden

Date:29 April 2002
Marsha Binkley

I am searching for any information that I can get on my father, His name is Wiley Richard or Richmond Hill. He was born on 8/8/34 I think. He was in the Raiford State prison. Was released on 01/07/85. Was released to Hillsborough County. But I need to know when he married my mother Hazel Marie Hodgins. Who at the time they were married was a ward of the courts. I his daughter was born at Waterman Memorial Hospital on October 16, 1969. I would like to locate anything I can I my father. Or any of his relatives that might be living or anybody that might know where I can find him. Even if I have correct birth date. Basically just anything about him. His daughter would very much like to know if he is even still living?? please help me.

Date:29 April 2002

Looking for relatives, friends, acquaintances or employers of Groveland Four - Samuel Shepherd, Walter Lee Irvin, Charles Greenlee and Ernest Thomas. Help me prove their innocence. I've been gathering information for two and a half years but there are still a few pieces missing from the puzzle. Also, anyone who will talk about Willie and Norma Padgett, Willis McCall, Stuckey Still rioting, conditions in the groves, Yates, Herlong, Harry Gaylord, anything connected to the 1949-1952 happenings in Lake County. Email: Garyplus5@aol.com

Date:27 April 2002
Marsha Binkley

Trying to learn where my father was buried last year. He lived in Tavares, Lake Co., Fl according to the SSDI and died April 1, 2001. What an April fools joke to find a missing father and learn that he had died. Guess he forgot about his 3 daughters, 8 grandchildren , and 10 + Great Grandchildren Any information would be helpful

Oh, his name was Donald Gene Fenstermacher, born Jan 17, 1928 in Three Rivers, St. Joseph Co., Mi as the 3rd son of Joseph Orlo Fenstermacher and Martha E Patton/ Fenstermacher . Grandson of Burton Fenstermacher and Susannah Crossley / Fenstermacher Gr Grandson of Peter Fenstermacher and Eliza Reigle / Fenstermacher 2nd Great Grandson of Conrad Fenstermacher and Christiana Westman 3rd Great Grandson of Johann Michael Fenstermacher who served in the Rev War and his wife Philippina Kerschner/ Fenstermacher . He was also the ex-husband of Mildred Lucille Gross. They had 2 daughters Marsha Kay born July 20, 1950 and Brenda Jean Sep 20, 1951 both born in the same town as their father. See I knew who he was , too bad others didn't

Date:18 April 2002
Pat Riccobono

Granddaughter of Charles B. & Sarah Lahey Patrick of Umatilla CLAUDE Looking for burial place and date of death of my uncle, Claude Patrick, who was Town Constable of Umatilla in the late 40s. He was married to Rene (last name unknown) and they had one daughter, Sarah, still living in the Lake Co. area. Also need any information on the Patricks or Laheys. Where they originated (England or Ireland?) Or any other relatives in the area. An aunt and uncle, W.T. Collins and his wife Lee, were in Leesburg. He was the Chief of Police in Leesburg in the 30s or 40s.

Date:15 April 2002

My Grandmother's birthparents were Walter Vause and ( I believe) Rachel Byrd. My grandmother and two siblings were adopted and raised on Fripp Island. Any info on Rachel and Walter Vause (married in 1900) would be greatly appreciated!

Date:13 April 2002
Tia Ramsey

I am looking for my half-brother. His name is Larry Madison Phelps. He was born in June of 1976 and graduated from South Lake High School in 1994. I know that he joined the Army out of high school and then I lose track of him. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Tia Mitchell-Ramsey A/R Coordinator ramseyt@pilotcorp.com 865-588-7488 ext. 2257 fax 865-297-1291

Date:3 April 2002
Tim Davis

I am seeking information on my great uncle William "Captain Bill" Davis. He was a prison warden. He was born in Pierce County, Georgia and is thought that he moved to Mt. Dora in the early 1900's. I am seeking information on living relatives. His father's name was William Alfred Davis and his mother's name was Elizabeth Patterson Davis. Please e-mail me, Tim Davis, at glibrary@rose.net.

Date:29 March 2002
Ray & Rhonda Heim

Martha Kuntze Heim (later remarried a Merrick) was our grandmother. I am looking for any & all links to these two families, originating from Ohio, previously from Europe also. Will share my info. Martha passed away in 2000, Umatilla, FL. Nurse4yeshua@aol.com Ray & Rhonda Heim, Blountville, TN

Date:1 March 2002
Dixon, Sr. Serafina

Social Security records indicate that WILLIAM DIXON, b. 11 Dec. 1918, died 6 Jan. 1988, Tavares or Deer Island, Lake County, FL. I am his daughter and am looking for any information, no matter how trivial.

Date:27 February 2002
Diane Kamp

I am researching Albert D. Wright, a Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. He and his family, (wife Jennette and 3 sons) lived in Eustis from about 1880 through early 1900's. He was a citrus grower and civil engineer. Wright served as a Captain in the Colored Troops, 43rd Co. G and was wounded in his right arm at the Crater Battle during the Petersburg campaign. He was a member of the Eustis GAR and St. Thomas Episcopal Church. He was from Pennsylvania, she from Ontario. They also lived in Michigan before moving to Lake County. I would appreciate any information.

Date:21 February 2002
Jerry Phillips

Looking form information on Clyde Revels born 28 Dec 1902, Okahumpka and died in Leesburg about Jan 1970, Had twin brother Clifford. Clyde ran for sheriff around late fifties or early sixties against Willis McCall who was sheriff for about 25 years. Any information will gladly be excepted.

Date:30 January 2002
David E Kline

My uncle, Emory Otto CAMPBELL died in a plane crash near Groveland, Lake Co. FL in February, 1967. I will be visiting in Lake Co. soon. Where can I find in Lake Co. a copy/microfilm of a newspaper that may have a story about the plane crash? Thanks very much for information.

Date:18 January 2002
Rachel Patnode

I am researching the Walker family history. More specifically I am trying to locate vital statics (all info) on my greatgrandparents. To the best of my knowledge they deceased while living in Okahumpka, FL. Their names : Rohann Lafyette (sp?) Walker (male) and Minnie Elizabeth Walker (female). They had three children, Albert Lee Walker, Lloyd Walker and Percy Allison Walker. They attended First Baptist Church of Okahumpka. Thanks for your help.

Date:8 January 2002
Tom Hudson

Social Security records indicate that MALBA HUDSON, b. 6 Oct. 1901, Orange Co., FL, died Jul 1983, Mt. Dora, Lake Co., FL. I would like to hear from, or of, any of his descendents living in this area. Malba's father, Thomas David Hudson and my grandfather, Newton Monroe Hudson were borthers. I have information to share and a rare picture.

Date:8 January 2002
Helen K Snider

Mary Ruby Stephenson , Born July ,8 1908. Died , June 8, 1999. she lived in Leesburg Florida, she had a son that lived in S C. Would love to hear from others with information about her.

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