An Annotated Index to the Published Histories of Bay County, Florida

Last Name First Name Key Pages Comments
Atkinson Brunson H 22 Built new church on 4th and Palo Alto in 1947
Allison Mrs Joe H 21 Postal employee in 1938
Amann Theo H 21 Postal employee in 1938
Asbell J.R. H 13 Appointed first Panama City building inspector
Baker Henry H 21 One of first on foot postal delivery in Panama City in 1925
Biltz Jack H 37 Once served St Andrews School
Blackwell J.B. H 1 First Tax Collector
Blackwell Jack H 22 On first Baptist church building committee in 1970
Booth Belle H 15 Widow of Dr. C.E. Booth. Married R.L. McKenzie
Booth Dr. C.E. H 13 Early patron of Gulf Coast Development Co.
Bornhoff Steve H 20 Executive Editor of News Herald in 2000
Brake A.H. H 42 Built A.H. Brake Hardware and Funeral Parlor in 1918. 1st Bay County mortitian.
Brake Slagle H Took over management of Brake Hardware and Funeral Parlor after A.H. died
Brigman E.L. H 1, 35 First County Superintendant of Education
Brock Hugh H 35 Once Panama High School principal
Brown J. Will H 25 Elected director of First Federal Savings and Loan chartered in 1934
Brown Merritt H 35 Once principal & superintendant of St Andrews School; 1st principal, Jinks Middle School.
Brown W.A. H 1 First sheriff
Bunker Jonathan H 38 Freeport marine merchant for whom Bunker's Cove was named
Burch Ivy H 38 Dean of Rosenwald Junior College; transferred to Gulf Coast College when merged
Bynum Mary H 21 Postal employee in 1938
Byrd Isaac H 14, 22 Co-owner of Byrd Bottling Co; on 1st Baptist church building committee in 1970
Byrd O.H. H 14 Co-owner of Byrd Bottling Co.
Carnes C.N. H 34 First principal of Panama Grammar School in 1919
Carswell Bobby H 20 Owned barber shop in Marie Hotel
Caswell Wallace H 39 Had aquatic zoo in bay waters at end of Cherry St
Chapman Joe H 20, 26 Purchased Marie Hotel from Williams; main office in People's Bldg on 23rd and Harrison
Christo John H 25 Co-purchaser of Bay National Bank in 1962
Christo John H 20 Built bank and office building in 1970 at site of Dixie Sherman Hotel
Cochran Earl H 35 Once principal of Cherry Street Elementary School
Cogburn J.C. H 25, 26 Elected director of 1st Federal Savings & Loan chartered 1934; clothing store on Harrison
Coleman J.J. H 1 Killed Sheriff Scott in gun fight
Coleman M.A. H 14 Panama CIty trustee; approved abatements for Massalina and CIty Park bridges
Coleman M.A. H 26 Had 1st area oil business (Gulf Oil) on railroad dock in 1911
Conrad Paul H 26 Local strongman in early 1900s
Cook L.J. H 25 First vice president of Bay National Bank in 1935
Cook W.J. H 25 Elected director of First Federal Savings and Loan chartered in 1934
Corley Capt Ric H 41 Took over Tom Corley and Son Marine Surveyors from his father
Corley Tom H 40 Master inland water pilot and Bay County marine surveyor for 80 years
Cramer Carolyn H 35 Active in restortation and reopening of Holy Nativity Middle School in 2000
Crawford T.E. H 1 Charter member of Bay County Commission
Crawford family H 15 Constructed Gulf View Inn at site of now St Andrews Tower Retirement Center
Crews J.W. H 25 Cashier of newly chartered Commercial Bank
Culbreath I.R. H 26 Operated Standard Oil Station, 400 block of Harrison, in early 1900s
Daffin Jimmy H 26 Purchased Sims Drug Store, 100 block of Harrison; opened Daffin's Style Shop, 200 block
Daffin S.A. H 25 Elected director of First Federal Savings and Loan chartered in 1934
Daniels Tom H 38 Architect for Patterson School dedicated in 1958
Dell J.B. H 13 Received franchise for electric power from first City COuncil
Demorest C.J. H 8 Purchased property from Irwin
Demorest Catherine H 21 First postmistress in 1889 when Panama City was named Harrison
Dickens Ben H 14 Appointed first Panama CIty chief of police in 1925
Driscol A.F. H 1 First Superintendant of Elections but refused to serve
Douglas A.M. H 1 First County Treasurer
Dukate Elbert H 20 Historical owner and promoter of Panama City radio for many years
Dyer Joe H 26 Built 1st masonry construction building in 1910 across from St Andrews Towers
Eldridge Grace H 35 On faculty, Panama CIty schools, in 1915
Ellis J.F. H 14 Appointed first Panama City engineer
Ellison Susan H 21 Served Harrison, Floida at post office
Fannin Harry H 25 Rechartered Commercial Bank in 1931; named executive vice president in 1932
Fischer Charles H 20 Became publisher of News Herald in 1969
Fleming Robert H 37 Contractor for Rosenwald School in1951
Fleming Sam H 40 Panama Machine and Supply Co
Gainer A.J. H 1 Charter member of Bay County Commission
Gainer W.A. H 8 Member of Confederate cavalry
Gay A.J. H 38 Bought section of Watson Bayou in 1910
Gay L.C. H 1, 13 Charter member of Bay Cty Commission, Chairman PC Council 1909
Godfrey Jack H 35 Introduced as oldest living Panama CIty Grammar graduate at 75th anniversary celebration
Goodsen E.M. H 13 Elected first Panama CIty Clerk
Goodman Anita H 38 Principal of A.D. Harris School after 1951
Goodwin X.C. H 39 Invested in Panama CIty businesses in 1900s
Gorden B.S. H Vice president of Panama City Progress Corp, 1926
Grady James H 37 Principal of Rosenwald Foundation School in 1928; became Glenwood in 1950.
Greene D.L. H 25 Appointed receiver of first Panama City bank when it failed in 1916
Gross, Sr Norman H 35 Designed Cherry St Elementary School
Haley J.P. H 1 First County Surveyor
Harders H.G. H 22 Supported development of Lutheran Church
Hardy A.L. H 35 Once Panama High School principal
Harmon L.M. H 13 Elected first Panama City marshall
Harmon Ivan H 21 Postal employee in 1938
Harries G.M.B. H 1, 35 First Tax Assessor. School trustee in 1915
Harris A.D. H 37 Principal of Shinetown, Glenwood School until mid 60s
Harris Mrs Ruby H 39 Once managed Cove Hotel
Harrison, Sr W.F. H 35 Once Panama High School principal. Cove Elementary School principal in 1934
Headrick James H 35 Once Cove Elementary School principal
Henderson Mrs O.E. H 20 Operated Meyers House on 5th St between Luverne and Harrison
Henry Sid H 35 Once Cove Elementary School principal
Hill Dr. A.S. H 25 First president 1st National Bank of PC, 1913; CEO of new Commercial Bank
Holland F.F. H 40 Managed Holland Lumber Co in 1930s.
Howell Brown H 25 Employee at First Federal Savings and Loan
Howell L.H. H 1, 14 Senator of Washington Cty; defeated G McKenzie for PC mayor
Huddleston Prentice H 37 With associates, architects for construction of Rosenwald School in 1951
Huston Mrs H 35 Taught first kindergarten class in Panama City. On faculty in 1915
Inman W.I. H 21 One of first on foot postal delivery in Panama City in 1925
Irwin Sam H 8 Early homesteader of what became Panama City
Jackson Andrew H 1 Florida governor who created Jackson County
Jackson Homer H 38 1st principal of Patterson School
Jackson W.J. H 13 First president of Gulf Coast Development Co.
Jenks George H 1 Named area Gulf Resort in 1887
Jenks Mary H 21 Served Harrison, Florida at post office
Jinks Bert H 40 Son of J.B. Jinks. Helped run his store on 11th St
Jinks J.B. H 40 Operated saw mill near Jinks Junior High School in 1940s
Jinks family J.B. H 35 Provided land for Jinks Middle School in early 1950s
Jinks Leslie H 40 Son of J.B. Jinks. Helped run his store on 11th St
Johnson family H 8 First settlers on record in Panama City
Jones Raymond H 22 Of J.A. Jones Construction Co. Built Raymond Jones Chapel in 1953
Keith Minor C. H 13 Central American fruit magnate with interest in Panama City
Keith Minor C. H 20 Co-financed DIxie Sherman Hotel
Kelley Gib H 35 Once principal of Cherry Street Elementary School
Lee Wayne H 21 Postmaster of Panama CIty in 1930
Lewis Mac H 34 Chairman of PC Downtown Improvement Board in 1990s
Lewis Morgan H 15 Owner and publisher of Bay County News Herald starting 1931
Lewis, Jr A.M. H 22 On first Baptist church building committee in 1970
Lingo F.B. H 13 Elected to first Panama City Council in 1909
Lloyd Rayford H 25 Co-purchaser of Bay National Bank in 1962
Lloyd, Jr Rayford H 35 Member of Holy Nativity Church School Board after 2000
Look W.F. H 42 First secretary of St Andrews Bay Telephone Co about 1911
Mack Lewis H 13 Purchased Gulf Coast Development Co. in 1970s.
Marshall W.H. H 1, 35 First County Clerk of Circiut Court. School trustee, 1915.
Matheson John Wesley H 22 Pastor of Methodist Chrch at Magnolia and 4th in 1916
Matheson Si H 22 Son of John Wesley
Mathis Leon H 22 On first Baptist church building committee in 1970
McAllister James H 37 Once served St Andrews School
McCain Marvin H 37 Once served St Andrews School
McClain Mary H 38 Once principal of Patterson School
McCurd Ida H 35 On faculty, Panama City school in 1915
McFarland John H 25 First president of Bay National Bank in 1935
McFatter Herb H 35 Once Cove Elementary School principal
McKenzie George H 13, 15 Elected to 1st Panama City Council in 1909; in real estate in PC
McKenzie J.E. H 15 Constructed home at Park and Oak
McKenzie O.P. H 15 Married A.J. Gay's daughter and built home at Luverne and Oak
McKenzie O.P. H 25 Cashier of first Panama CIty bank
McKenzie R.L. H 1 Washington County representative in 1913; became 1st chair of Bay Cty Commission
McKenzie R.L. H 13 Replaced George West as vice president of Gulf Coast Development Co.
McKenzie R.L. H 13 Elected first Panama CIty mayor
McKenzie R.L. H 15 Built residence north of Third St now called McKenzie Home
McLain Mary H 35 Once principal of Cherry Street Elementary School
McNeal Dr. D.H. H 22 Pastor of Methodist Church in 1943
Merriam L. E. H 35 Namesake of once Cherrry Elementary School, became Cherry St Merriam School
Merritt W.B. H 1 Charter member of School Board
Meyers Father H 22 Constructed Catholic Church at Harrison and 5th
Middlemas John Robert H 35 Member of Holy Nativity Church School Board after 2000
Middleton D.K. H 1 First County Judge
Milam Tom H 35 Once Cove Elementary School principal
Millenbrandt John H 38 Once pro at Cove Golf Club
Miller Dr. A.H. H 1 Charter member of School Board
Miller Reverend Carlisle H 22 Preached first sermon in new church in 1950
Moore C.C. H 25 Purchased controlling interest in Bay National Bank in 1949
Moore R.V. H 37 Principal of Glenwood High School. In 1944, became president of Bethune-Cookman College
Mosley Frank H 13, 26 Received PC sewer contract from 1st City Council; managed a number of other businesses
Murray R.K. H 1 First Chair of Bay County School Board
Murray E.M. H 25 Named receiver of First National Bank when it failed in 1931
Murrow Fleta H 21 Postmistress of Panama City in 1920
Nebbor Robert H 22 On first Baptist church building committee in 1970
Nelson Bubba H 2 Donated land for Bay County School Board
Nelson Frank H 1 Replaced Scott as sheriff
Nelson, Sr F.M. H 1 Replaced Brigman as Superintendant of Education
Nelson M.G. H 25 Became president of Commercial Bank in 1957
Newell H.A. H 34 Coached 1st girls' basketball team in 1923
Nixon Erby H 35 Once principal of Cherry Street Elementary School
Norton Bessie H 34 !st art teacher and librarian
Oliver J.G. H 21 Customs Officer in 1937
Padget Joe H 21 First rural postal carrier starting in 1938
Padget Kenneth H 25 Purchased interest in Bay National Bank in 1990
Pagelsen Edward H 25 Elected president and director of First Federal Savings and Loan chartered in 1934
Palmer Ray E. H 1 Replaced Driscol as Superintendant of Elections
Parker Frank H 40 Son-in-law of J.B. Jinks; helped run his store.
Patterson Oscar H 38 Pioneer black leader for whom Patterson School was named
Payne A.A. H 25 Cashier of First National Bank of Panama City
Payne Frederica H 34 1st school teacher in PC, 1907
Pedenau Frank H 14 Court-appointed first Panama City fire chief
Pericola Frank H 20 Editor at News Herald for 30 years and retired as Editor Emeritus in 1980
Perry John H. H 15 Owned Bay County Publishers and purchased Panama City Pilot in 1917
Piner J.W. H 34 Formed orchestra, Panama High Preppies, in 1922
Post Richard H 35 Physical education instructor, Jinks Middle School, gymnasium named after him
Poston Rev F.H. H 22 First pastor of Baptist Church built at 5th and Grace Ave.
Poston Taylor H 21 First postmaster of Panama City post office, opened in July 1906
Powell Charley H 21 Post Master in 1938
Reaver Johnny H 40 Managed air strip for Reaver Airport
Roberts Dr. W.C. H 39 Built Roberts Clinic on Cove Blvd
Rogers A.R. H 20 President Panama City Progress Corp, 1926
Rogers A.R. H 25 Elected treasurer and director of First Federal Savings and Loan chartered in 1934
Rogers Emma H 35 On faculty, Panama City schools, in 1915
Rogers J.H. H 14 Panama CIty trustee; approved abatements for Massalina and CIty Park bridges
Rogers Joe H 35 Principal of Panama High School at time of school closing
Ross Bill H 35 Once principal of Cherry Street Elementary School
Ross W.A. H 35 Once Panama High School principal. Once Cove Elementary School principal
Rozier R.A. H 13 Elected to first Panama City Council in 1909
Ryder Harry H 25 Elected director of First Federal Savings and Loan chartered in 1934
Sale Tom III H 38 Bought house on Cove Rd once owned by W.C. Sherman
Sapp Harold H 38 Platrform guest at dedication of Rosenwald School
Sapp J.M. H 14 Appointed CIty Attorney of Panama CIty in 1915
Saye Captain H 39 Retired army officer; managed riding club in the Cove
Scott C.W. H 1 Replaced Brown as sheriff
Sellers J.D. H 25 First President of Commercial Bank of Panama City chartered in 1926
Sherman W.C. H 20 FInanced Dixie Sherman Hotel at Jenks and 5th.
Sherman W.C. H 38 Bought house on Watson Bayou from R.L. McKenzie after 1919
Shine J.R. H 26, 37 Drug store at city dock in 1890s. Constructed homes in area named Shrinetown after him
Shine J.R. H 37 Donated land for Shinetown School in 1927; later site of A.D. Harris School
Simmons Ballard H 35 Once Panama High School principal
Sittman Mary H 35 Active in restortation and reopening of Holy Nativity Middle School in 2000
Slade Clark H 8 Early homesteader. Laid out community of Floropolis
Smith Carolyn H 35 Member of Holy Nativity Church School Board after 2000
Smith Jimmy H 40 Developed Panama Machine and Supply Co after 1910
Smith J.A. H 25 Elected director of First Federal Savings and Loan chartered in 1934
Smith Tommy H 15, 21, 35 First editor of Bay County News Herald; postal employee 1938
Smith Tommy H 38 Platform guest at dedication of Rosenwald School
Smith T.W. H 42 Bought A.H. Brake funeral parlor in 1932. Changed name to Smith Funeral Home
Smith Will D. H 39 `````````````
Smith Y.E. H 26 Owned general store at site of St Andrew Towers
Sorrentino Ralph H 26 Early 1900s had barber shop on Harrison; led a band of volunteers in July 4th parade
Southerland Ray H 42 Opened Southerland Funeral Home in 1950s
Spann Bros H 40 Ran mill on Harrison Ave
Starling W. C. H 39 Invested in Panama City businesses in 1900s
Stephens Dr. Robert H 20 Built Tennessee House at Harrison and 4th; later became part of Martin Theater
Stokes J.E. H 25 Cashier of Commercial Bank of Panama City
Storm Rev H 22 Formed Trinity Lutheran Church on 11th St
Sudduth H.L. H 25 Elected secretary and director of First Federal Savings and Loan chartered in 1934
Sudduth H.L. H 35 Purchased unsold land in the Cove in 1926; donated piece for Cove Elementary School
Swann W.H. H 15 Editor of Bay County Tribune in circulation from 1924 to 1926
Thomas J.A. H 39 Bought still at 5th and McKenzie in Panama City in 1914
Thompson George B. H 8 Early homesteader; 1888
Thompson John H 22 On first Baptist church building committee in 1970
Thompson L.L. H 34 Coached first Panama High football team in 1921
Trammell R.L. Park H 1 Governor who signed bill creating Bay County
Tull E.A. H 21 Postal employee in 1938
Tunnel Gay H 2 Sheriff first to occupy new headquarters on Hwy 77
Tyler Alfred H 15 Editor of Bay County Tribune in circulation from 1916 to 1924
VanHorn A.M. H 38 Owner of VanHorn Transfer Co. on Harrison Ave; bought section of Watson Bayou in 1888
VanHorn Robert J. H 38 Owner of VanHorn Transfer Co. on Harrison Ave; bought section of Watson Bayou in 1888
VanKleek H 40 Of VanKleek Hardware. Murdered in 1939
VanKleek Mrs H 40 Married A.N. Smith who managed VanKleek Hardware
Wakstein Hy H 35 Master of Ceremonies Bay Cty Schools 75th anniversary celebration
Wallace Rev W.C. H 22 First Presbyterian Church pastor in 1909
Ware Clarence H 21 Assistant Post Master in 1938
Washington C.C. H 36 Principal of Glenwood School in 1944; President of Rosenwald Junior College in 1960
Washington James H 38 Former principal of Patterson School
Watson James H 38 Bought land between Watson and Massalina Bayous in 1938 for lumber company
Weeks A.D. H 37 Contractor for A.D. Harris School.
West George Mortimer H 8, 13 Formed Gulf Coast Development Co, May 1905; 1st vice president, then president
West G.M. H 42 President of St Andrews Bay Telephone System beginning about 1910
West G.M. H 15 Completed Bay Line between Dothan and Panama City in 1908
West George H 15 Formed St Andrews Bay Publishing Co and Panama City Pilot
West G.M. H 25 President of first Panama City bank chartered in 1910
White Charles H 15 Bought Bay County News Herald and sold it to Bay County Publishers in 1934
Wilkerson E.H. H 26 Constructed bldg at Harrison and Oak in 1910
Wilkerson J.D. H 25 First Vice President of Commercial Bank of Panama City
Williams A.L. H 13 Elected to first Panama City Council in 1909
Williams A.L. H 14 Constructed Panama CIty's first ice plant in 1911
Williams A.L. H 20 Purchased Marie Hotel in 1950s
Williams J.W. H 39 Invested in Panama City businesses in 1900s
Williams Maggie H 35 On faculty, Panama CIty schools, 1915
Wilson, Jr Buck H 22 On first Baptist church building committee in 1970
Wilson Gil H 35 Once Panama High School principal
Wilson Steve H 42 Built Wilson Hardware & Funeral Home on Harrison in 1926; now located Airport Rd
Worsham Stan H 22 On first Baptist church building committee in 1970
Young T.B. H Charter member of Bay County Commission


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