Descendants of William P. Neeld

 

Generation No. 1

1.  WILLIAM P.2 NEELD  (ROBERT E.1)1 was born 1851 in Bellefort, AL2, and died Aft. 19303.  He married MARY EMMA LEONARDY4 May 19, 1874 in Hillsborough County, FL5, daughter of VINCENTE LEONARDY and VENANCIA ANDREAU.  She was born 1859 in Florida6, and died October 18, 19297.

Notes for WILLIAM P. NEELD:

From the St. Petersburg Times, August 31, 1987:

Taking root in Pinellas Point /

Feed store still bears name of Neeld family

By Betty Jean Miller

ST. PETERSBURG - The young mother would sit in the door of her Point Pinellas log cabin on a moonlit evening, a muzzle loader across her lap. And when a deer strayed into her sweet potato patch, she would let him have it.

``Her gun would split on the end, so they'd saw it off. It's now about 18 inches long,`` laughs Gladys Neeld Gaskins, telling this story of her mother.

Mrs. Gaskins, 88, is a rarity in St. Petersburg. Her ancestors on both sides were Pinellas pioneers.  Her mother was Mary Emma Leonardi. She told her daughter that when she first came here - probably during the 1860s - only three other families were on the Pinellas peninsula.

Mrs. Gaskins' father - William P. Neeld, born in 1851 in Bellefort, Ala. - moved to Key West and from there to south Pinellas County in 1871. As the story goes, when he was 22, he bought 40 acres on Pinellas Point. ``He bought it from the state, and only had 25 cents in his pocket after he bought it,`` says Mrs. Gaskins.

``He fertilized it with fish and sea weed, and cow manure - anything he could get,`` she says. The family history records that he ``cleared, fenced and planted it without even a hoe.`` And he raised orange trees.

Young Neeld worked his grove by day and tutored by night. His students were the seven Leonardi children who lived nearby.  One year later, he married Mary Emma Leonardi when she was 16. He built them a little log cabin on his land.

``The sparrows used to fly in and out of the chinks between the logs. And it just had blankets across the doors,`` says her daughter. ``She used to tell me she could hear the panthers scream at night.``

William and Mary Emma Neeld had eight children, one of whom died young. Mrs. Gaskins is the youngest and the only one still living.

Mrs. Gaskins is not sure of the exact location of the house in which she was born, but ``it was somewhere on Pinellas Point and a Dr. Taylor delivered me.``

When she was 4 years old, her father sold the Pinellas Point land and moved to Riverview in Hillsborough County where he bought more citrus land. Two of her brothers, Ben and Chan, stayed in Riverview just briefly, moving back to St. Petersburg. Mrs. Gaskins didn't move back until seven years ago when she became a resident of the Masonic Home in northeast St. Petersburg, where she now lives.

The tales she tells are of a mother who made all the clothes for herself and her children without a sewing machine, who made her own soap and candles and drew water from a well for all the family needs.

This Mary Emma Leonardi Neeld made ``gundinga`` a sort of ``stew from hog heart, liver and lungs.`` She also made huckleberry duff from the huckleberries that abounded on the peninsula.

Mrs. Gaskins also was told tales of her father delivering mail from the Pinellas peninsula to Tampa by sailboat. ``It was a little one-sailed skiff. Sometimes he'd get back in a day, sometimes in three or four days.``

Her most famous story, and she says this one is given credence in a book somewhere, is of her dad hearing a woman scream one day. Running in the direction of the scream, he found the woman, her baby and a little child trying to cross a Pinellas Point creek, pursued by an alligator. ``He jumped on that alligator's back and killed it with his pocket knife!``

Mrs. Gaskins didn't know her grandfather Vincent Leonardi, who came to the area from St. Augustine. He was a carpenter and a casket maker and was held prisoner at Fort White in Tampa during the Civil War.

Her niece, Martha Neeld Beaton, is the daughter of Mrs. Gaskins' brother, Boxford Chandler ``Chan`` Neeld, and Jonnie Pearson Neeld. Mrs. Beaton, too, recalls tales of her pioneering ancestors.

Although her grandfather, William Neeld, tilled his soil shoeless, ``in his later days, he was quite a dandy. He was the peacock and she was the wren. He always wore a coat and suspenders,`` Mrs. Beaton recalls. ``He wrote continually, always carried a yellow pad and the stub of a pencil. He was very political-minded, wrote about freedom for the people. It seems to me he worked on a newspaper.``

But this is a tale of several generations.

Say the name ``Neeld`` to a St. Petersburg resident now and the reply is ``Oh, yes, Neeld-Gordon.`` For Chan Neeld, son of that original Pinellas Point citrus grower, had an interest in growing things too. He founded one of St. Petersburg's earliest feed and seed companies. Mrs. Beaton thinks it was ``born`` about the same year she was, 1913. It was first located at Seventh Street and First Avenue S, according to current owner George Coston, and moved to its current location at 1258 19th St. N in 1925. Mrs. Beaton says that her father's partner, George Gordon, was killed in an automobile accident about 1926, but the company kept his name.

Mrs. Beaton was born in a house at 602 Ninth St. N, but the family moved to the south side of town when she was very small, ``so I went to Glenoak School. We had a little garden there at the school, and my father provided the seeds and fertilizer, and Cunningham Hardware provided the tools.``

She has fond memories of the old feed store. ``I remember those big rows of sacks of feed. It would look cavernous to us. It was a sort of miniature SPCA. My dad used to keep cats to keep away the mice. And people would bring cats and bring kids to get kittens.``

(While selling the latest in tools and mowers, the store hasn't changed much in this respect. A caged chicken and several cats are added attractions at the current Neeld-Gordon.)

``One of my favorite memories is of the circus coming to town,`` Mrs. Beaton recalls. ``My father would always get the contract to feed the animals. My brother Howard and I would ride on top of the hay wagon they'd take to the circus headquarters down around Tangerine Avenue and Ninth Street S. In fact, they were not far from our house and you could hear the animals roar at night. We loved it.

``In those days, if you wanted a Coke, you threw the money across those grandstands they'd put up for the show. And the Coke man would throw back the change. Lots of times, people would miss, so my brother and I would spend the next two or three days after the circus at the grounds looking for money.``

Mrs. Beaton was a kindergarten teacher at Euclid School for three years when she was in her 20s. ``If you taught three years and had a college degree, you could teach for life. You know, there weren't many of us with a college degree back then.`` She shows her open-ended teaching certificate as proof of the fact that, according to it, she's still eligible to teach.

She taught until her own children came along. They're Ron Beaton Jr., Mary Martha Beaton, Bonnie Bertholde, Margaret Tharp and John Beaton. All live in St. Petersburg except for Mary Martha. Mrs. Beaton's mother lives in a local nursing home.

The big family has frequent reunions, with 93 attending the last one in Crystal River. ``We're a very close family,`` she smiles. ``I think that comes from being brought up where there wasn't anything else much to do but entertain yourselves. We always had talent shows, and we still do when we get together.``

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO, Fraser Hale; BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO; Caption: Mrs. Gladys Gaskin, in foreground, sits with Martha Neeld Beaton and John Beaton; The Neeld-Gordon Co., shown in a 1925 photograph, moved that year to its current location at 1258 19th St. N.

From Lake Maggiore Historical Trail, by Steve Rajtar:

7....Neeld Avocado Trees

William P. Neeld came to St. Petersburg in the 1870s and began growing oranges, grapefruit, mangoes, and avocados. It is beleived that one of his original trees is the one standing in this yard, and two others until very recently stood at 1021 10th St. S.  (From Interstate 275, drive east on 54th Ave., north on Dr. M.L. King (9th) St., and west on Country Club Way to park in the lot adjacent to the library.)

From "To Faithfully Discharge My Duty: The Life and Career of Perry Green Wall", by Kyle S. VanLandingham:

As county judge, Perry [Wall] also served as ex officio probate judge and also as a justice of the peace. He and his son, Dr. Wall, had their initiation into the printing business after Republican C. R. Mobley acquired the 'Florida Peninsular' in early 1872. Mobley turned it into a Republican newspaper and hired William P. Neeld who in turn retained the Judge and Doctor as editors. Publication continued only a few months until the paper "went bust."

From 1885 Community profiles, Hillsborough County, Florida, contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Brian Salmons:

Hillsborough and Pinellas County, FL community profiles taken from page 58 of "Webb's Industrial, Historicaland Biographical Florida, Part I", Watson S. Webb, 1885 (New York: W. S. Webb & Co. Publishers) - available at University of South Florida, Tampa Library, Special Collections Department.

pg. 58:

PINELLAS is located on the "Great Bayou," 22 miles from Tampa, which is reached by steam or sailing vessel in from 2 to 8 hours.  It was settled about the year 1864 by Messrs. A. Miranda, William P. Coons, James Hays, John A. Bethell, et al.  At the present writing it has a population of 325.  The principal occupations are gardening and fruit culture.  Of those who have prominent groves here may be mentioned Messrs. J. A. Cox,  Wm. P. Neeld, M. F. Neeld, A. Maltby & Son, J. C. Williams, Jr., George R. Johnston, George R. Meares, C. H. Keller, Dr. John B. Abercrombie, Gov. A.

P. K. Satford, A. Miranda, W. S. Thornton, H. A. Weir, A. B. Chandler, WIlliam B. Miranda, John A. Bethell, Jacob Baum, A. Ross, D. Moffatt, D. W. Meeker, E. E. Belcher, J. A. Harris, E. B. Telman, Ike Mallette, John Donaldson, J. R. Tarres, J. C. Williams, Sr., James Henry, I. J. Sheffield, George W. Arnold, William Nash, Richard Strada, J. Ping, Tim Kimball, and many others.

From John Bethell's "History of Point Pinellas":

William P. Neeld (called Bill) taught Vincent Leonardy's children.

More About WILLIAM NEELD and MARY LEONARDY:

Marriage: May 19, 1874, Hillsborough County, FL8

 

Children of WILLIAM NEELD and MARY LEONARDY are:

                   i.    HATTIE3 NEELD9, b. Abt. 1878, Florida9; d. February 1966, Desoto County, FL10; m. UNKNOWN WILSON11; b. Abt. 187511.

                  ii.    KATIE NEELD12, b. March 22, 1880, Hillsborough County, FL13; d. January 21, 1976, Hillsborough County, FL14; m. MAX ST. ORMOND MILLER15, Abt. 1900, Florida16; b. June 15, 1877, Ohio17; d. 1938, Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL18.

More About MAX MILLER and KATIE NEELD:

Marriage: Abt. 1900, Florida19

 

2.              iii.    BENJAMIN EDWARD NEELD, b. February 09, 1885, Florida; d. 1955, Pinellas County, FL.

3.              iv.    BOXFORD CHANDLER NEELD, b. November 01, 1887, Florida; d. December 11, 1973, Pinellas County, FL.

4.               v.    PAUL SAWRIE NEELD, b. October 26, 1892, Florida; d. September 03, 1982, Lake County, FL.

5.              vi.    GLADYS NEELD, b. Abt. 1899, Florida; d. August 21, 1989, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, FL.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  BENJAMIN EDWARD3 NEELD (WILLIAM P.2, ROBERT E.1)19 was born February 09, 1885 in Florida20, and died 1955 in Pinellas County, FL21.  He married LELA UNKNOWN22 Abt. 190422.  She was born Abt. 1884 in Mississippi23.

More About BENJAMIN EDWARD NEELD:

Burial: Royal Palm Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, FL24

Occupation: Carpenter25

More About BENJAMIN NEELD and LELA UNKNOWN:

Marriage: Abt. 190425

    

Child of BENJAMIN NEELD and LELA UNKNOWN is:

                   i.    WINNIFRED H.4 NEELD25, b. August 23, 1906, Florida25; d. November 06, 1984, Jacksonville, Duval County, FL25; m. WILLIAM R. CHANDLER25, Abt. 1928, Florida25; b. June 29, 1906, Georgia25; d. May 06, 1990, Jacksonville, Duval County, FL25.

More About WILLIAM CHANDLER and WINNIFRED NEELD:

Marriage: Abt. 1928, Florida25

 

3.  BOXFORD CHANDLER3 NEELD (WILLIAM P.2, ROBERT E.1)26 was born November 01, 1887 in Florida27, and died December 11, 1973 in Pinellas County, FL28.  He married JONNIE I. PEARSON29 Abt. 191130.  She was born June 12, 1895 in Sweden31, and died March 03, 1988 in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, FL32.

Notes for BOXFORD CHANDLER NEELD:

From the obituary of his sister, Gladys Neeld Gaskin:

Chan and the late George Gordon founded one of St. Petersburg's earliest feed and seed companies.  The store, now in other hands, operates as the Neeld-Gordon Garden Center at 1258 19th St. N, St. Petersburg, FL.

More About BOXFORD CHANDLER NEELD:

Burial: Royal Palm Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, FL33

Notes for JONNIE I. PEARSON:

From the St. Petersburg Times, March 4, 1988:

Jonnie I. Neeld, 95, was member of pioneer St. Petersburg family

By Craig Basse

ST. PETERSBURG - Jonnie I. Neeld, a civic-minded member of a pioneer St. Petersburg family, died Thursday (March 3, 1988) at William & Mary Nursing Home. She was 95.

She was the widow of Boxford Chandler ``Chan`` Neeld who, with the late George Gordon, founded one of St. Petersburg's earliest feed and seed companies at Seventh Street and First Avenue S.  Now called Neeld-Gordon Garden Center and owned by George Coston, it has been located since 1925 at 1258 19th St. N.

``Women didn't work in those days,`` said her daughter, Martha Beaton of St. Petersburg, recalling the World War I era when the business began. ``But she was a support for my family making (the business) a great success.``

She was born in Tampa and came to St. Petersburg in 1911 after eloping to marry Neeld, the son of William P. Neeld, who grew citrus in the 1870s in what is now southern Pinellas County. The young couple lived on the edge of town - what is now the 600 block of Fourth Street N, Mrs. Beaton said. ``It was all very rural then.``

Mrs. Neeld was a great volunteer, her daughter said.

For the American Red Cross during World War II, for example, she served as a chaperone at the old St. Petersburg Pier when soldiers came over from Tampa to dance with local girls.

She was a charter member and one of the founders of the old Crippled Children's Guild. Mrs. Beaton recalled the guild beginning with women getting together to make gowns for the young patients. ``When it started out, it was just a few women sewing at Mother's house,`` she said.

Mrs. Neeld, a member of Pasadena Community Church, had belonged to the St. Petersburg Garden Club and was an honorary member of the Pasadena Women's Club. She was a charter member of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club and Lakewood Country Club, her daughter said.

Other survivors include five grandchildren, Ronald and John Beaton, Bonnie Bertholde, Margaret Tharp, all of St. Petersburg, and Mary Beaton, San Francisco; and five great-grandchildren.

National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Some of the information in this obituary came from a story by Betty Jean Miller in the St. Petersburg Times.

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO; Caption: JONNIE I. NEELD

More About JONNIE I. PEARSON:

Burial: Royal Palm Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, FL33

More About BOXFORD NEELD and JONNIE PEARSON:

Marriage: Abt. 191134

      

Children of BOXFORD NEELD and JONNIE PEARSON are:

6.                i.    MARTHA4 NEELD, b. November 01, 1913, Florida; d. October 30, 2001.

                  ii.    HOWARD C. NEELD35, b. 1916, Florida36; d. 196437.

More About HOWARD C. NEELD:

Burial: Royal Palm Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, FL37

                 iii.    ROBERT G. NEELD38, b. 1921, Florida38; d. 198239.

More About ROBERT G. NEELD:

Burial: Royal Palm Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, FL39

 

4.  PAUL SAWRIE3 NEELD (WILLIAM P.2, ROBERT E.1)40 was born October 26, 1892 in Florida40, and died September 03, 1982 in Lake County, FL40.  He married CLYDE M. POWELL40 Abt. 1919 in Florida40, daughter of HENRY POWELL and MAGGIE UNKNOWN.  She was born Abt. 1899 in Florida40.

More About PAUL NEELD and CLYDE POWELL:

Marriage: Abt. 1919, Florida40

      

Children of PAUL NEELD and CLYDE POWELL are:

                   i.    MARY M.4 NEELD41, b. Abt. 1920, Florida41.

                  ii.    HAZEL D. NEELD41, b. Abt. 1922, Florida41.

                 iii.    SARAH K. NEELD41, b. Abt. 1928, Florida41.

 

5.  GLADYS3 NEELD (WILLIAM P.2, ROBERT E.1)42 was born Abt. 1899 in Florida43, and died August 21, 1989 in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, FL44.  She married (1) CEM ELMER MCELVY45 1919 in Florida46.  He was born December 12, 1897 in Florida47, and died November 1967 in Jacksonville, Duval County, FL48.  She married (2) THOMAS NATHAN GASKINS49 Aft. 193050.  He was born May 18, 189751, and died September 1967 in Pasco County, FL52.

Notes for GLADYS NEELD:

Gladys' obituary appeared in the St. Petersburg Times on August 22, 1989:

Gladys N. Gaskins, 89, daughter of 19th-century Pinellas pioneers

ST. PETERSBURG - Gladys N. Gaskins, whose parents were Pinellas County pioneers, died Monday (Aug. 21, 1989) at the Masonic Home of Florida, 3201 First St. NE. She was 89.

Her mother was Mary Emma Leonardi, who once said she arrived here - probably during the 1860s - to join only three other families on the Pinellas Peninsula. Mrs. Gaskins' father, William P. Neeld, came to southern Pinellas in 1871 from Key West and bought 40 acres on Pinellas Point.

Mrs. Gaskins was the last of eight children born to Mary Emma and William Neeld.  One of her brothers, Chan Neeld, and the late George Gordon founded one of St. Petersburg's earliest feed and seed companies. The store, now in other hands, operates as the Neeld-Gordon Garden Center at 1258 19th St. N.

Evelyn M. Mullino of Jacksonville, one of Mrs. Gaskins' daughters, said her mother married C. Elmer McElvy of Tampa in 1919 and moved to Jacksonville, where McElvy worked as a tobacco jobber. She later married Nathan Gaskins, a Dade City orange grower.

After his death in 1967, she moved to Hillsborough County from Dade City to live at Methodist Place, a retirement home, until moving to the Masonic Home in 1980.

Before retiring, Mrs. Gaskins worked as a bookkeeper. She was a Methodist.

Other survivors include a daughter, Grace Whitecar, Tampa; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

No funeral services are scheduled. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg, is in charge of arrangements. - Some of the information in this obituary came from a story by Betty Jean Miller in the St. Petersburg Times.

More About GLADYS NEELD:

Funeral Home: Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg, FL53

More About CEM MCELVY and GLADYS NEELD:

Marriage: 1919, Florida54

More About THOMAS GASKINS and GLADYS NEELD:

Marriage: Aft. 193055

      

Children of GLADYS NEELD and CEM MCELVY are:

7.                i.    EVELYN L.4 MCELVY, b. December 19, 1921, Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL; d. June 16, 2000, Jacksonville, Duval County, FL.

8.               ii.    ELSIE GRACE MCELVY, b. Abt. 1923, Florida; d. Aft. 1999.

 

Generation No. 3

 

6.  MARTHA4 NEELD (BOXFORD CHANDLER3, WILLIAM P.2, ROBERT E.1)56 was born November 01, 1913 in Florida57, and died October 30, 200158.  She married RONALD A. BEATON59.  He was born July 15, 190460, and died February 15, 1986 in Pinellas County, FL60.

Notes for MARTHA NEELD:

From the St. Petersburg Times, October 31, 2001:

BEATON, MARTHA NEELD, 87, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Oct. 30, 2001) at Carrington Place Convalescent Center, St. Petersburg. She was a St. Petersburg native and member of a pioneer family. Her father, B.C. Neeld, founded the Neeld-Gordon Garden Center. She was a 1931 graduate of St. Petersburg High School and received an degree in education from Florida State College for Women, where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. She taught kindergarten at Euclid Elementary School and was the Anhueser Busch family's private tutor at their Pass-a-Grille home during their winter visits for seven years. She was a member of the Saints and Sinners, the Stock & Bond Club, the Dragon Club, the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, the Tides Country Club and the Sunset Country Club. She was a president of the Junior League in the 1940s and was named the club's volunteer of the year. She was a delegate at two of the club's national conventions. She also was a volunteer for Maggie's Closet. She enjoyed bridge. Survivors include two sons, Ronald A. Jr., St. Petersburg, and John C. R., Largo; three daughters, Mary Martha Beaton, San Francisco, and Bonnie Beaton and Margaret Neeld Tharp, both of St. Petersburg; seven grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and a great-granddaughter. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

More About MARTHA NEELD:

Burial: Royal Palm Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, FL61

More About RONALD A. BEATON:

Burial: Royal Palm Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, FL61

      

Children of MARTHA NEELD and RONALD BEATON are:

                   i.    RONALD A.5 BEATON, JR.62.

                  ii.    MARY MARTHA BEATON62.

9.              iii.    BONNIE ANNE BEATON.

                 iv.    MARGARET BEATON62, m. UNKNOWN THARP62.

                  v.    JOHN C. R. BEATON62.

 

7.  EVELYN L.4 MCELVY (GLADYS3 NEELD, WILLIAM P.2, ROBERT E.1)63 was born December 19, 1921 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL64, and died June 16, 2000 in Jacksonville, Duval County, FL65.  She married FREDERICK MARTIN MULLINO III66, son of FREDERICK MULLINO and TULULAH RIVERS.  He was born December 11, 1917 in Ocala, Marion County, FL67, and died August 15, 1998 in Jacksonville, Duval County, FL68.

Notes for EVELYN L. MCELVY:

Evelyn's obituary appeared in the Jacksonville Times-Union:

MULLINO - Evelyn L. Mullino, 78, passed away June 16, 2000. She graduated in 1943 from St. Lukes Hospital School of Nursing and served many years as a Registered Nurse. She is survived by one son, John Brantley; sister, Grace Whitecar; several grandchildren and many relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick M. and daughter, Chera Lopez. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Lukes School of Nursing, c/o Rheta Voss, 2885 Sydney Street, Jax, 32205.

More About EVELYN L. MCELVY:

Cremation: Southern Crematory, San Mateo, FL69

Education: St. Lukes's Hospital School of Nursing70

More About FREDERICK MARTIN MULLINO III:

Cremation: Evergreen Cemetery Crematory, Jacksonville, FL71

Funeral Home: George H. Hewell and Son Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL71

Occupation: Railroad Clerk71

      

Children of EVELYN MCELVY and FREDERICK MULLINO are:

                   i.    JOHN5 BRANTLEY72.

                  ii.    CHERA MULLINO72, b. November 18, 1944, Florida73; d. November 30, 1994, Baytown, Harris County, TX74; m. UNKNOWN LOPEZ75.

 

8.  ELSIE GRACE4 MCELVY (GLADYS3 NEELD, WILLIAM P.2, ROBERT E.1)76 was born Abt. 1923 in Florida77, and died Aft. 199978.  She married ROBERT WARREN WHITECAR79, son of JOHN WHITECAR and ELSIE STEVENS.  He was born July 11, 1921 in Camden, Camden County, NJ80, and died December 21, 1991 in Leesburg, Lake County, FL81.

Notes for ROBERT WARREN WHITECAR:

Robert's obituary appeared in the St. Petersburg Times:

WHITECAR, ROBERT WARREN, 70, of Leesburg, formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (Dec. 21, 1991) at Leesburg Regional Medical Center. He was born in Camden, N.J., and moved to Leesburg from Tampa in July. He retired after 20 years as a topographic engineer for the Army and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a schoolteacher in Hillsborough County, retiring after 17 years. He was a member of the Davis Islands Yacht Club, Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 79, Tampa Power Squadron and the Retired Officers Association. Survivors include his wife, Grace M.; two sons, Robert A., Tampa, and Terrence L., Tarpon Springs; two daughters, Danajean Durrance, Middletown, R.I., and Linda K. Schnabel, St. Petersburg; three brothers, John W., Largo, Alten E., Port Charlotte, and Charles K., Turnersville, N.J.; a sister, Elizabeth Felch, Pennsauken, N.J.; a stepson, G. Michael Boyd, DeLand; a stepdaughter, Chris B. Jennings, Tampa; and 14 grandchildren. Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg.

More About ROBERT WARREN WHITECAR:

Cremation: Beyers Crematory, Leesburg, FL82

Funeral Home: Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg, FL83

Military service: World War II & Korean War83

      

Children of ELSIE MCELVY and ROBERT WHITECAR are:

                   i.    ROBERT A.5 WHITECAR84.

10.             ii.    TERRENCE LEE WHITECAR.

                 iii.    DANAJEAN WHITECAR84, m. RICHARD MYRON DURRANCE85, Gadsden, Etowah County, AL86; b. , Chelsea, Suffolk County, MA86.

More About DANAJEAN WHITECAR:

Event 1: Member, Chamberlain High School Band, Class of 1963, Tampa, FL

More About RICHARD DURRANCE and DANAJEAN WHITECAR:

Marriage: Gadsden, Etowah County, AL86

                 iv.    LINDA K. WHITECAR87, m. UNKNOWN SCHNABEL88.

 

Generation No. 4

9.  BONNIE ANNE5 BEATON (MARTHA4 NEELD, BOXFORD CHANDLER3, WILLIAM P.2, ROBERT E.1)89.  She married (1) FRANCIS J. JAKEL90.    She married (2) JOHN J. BERTHOLDE91. 

Notes for BONNIE ANNE BEATON:

From the St. Petersburg Times, February 26, 1997:

1494 63rd Ave. S., to Robert J. & Moira A. Dietrichsen by John J. & Bonnie Anne Bertholde, $68,000, 01/17/97

       

Children of BONNIE BEATON and FRANCIS JAKEL are:

                   i.    LOUISE ADAIR6 JAKEL92, m. ROSS HARRISON BOYD III92, June 27, 1992, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, FL92.

 

Marriage Notes for LOUISE JAKEL and ROSS BOYD:

From the St. Petersburg Times, July 25, 1992:

Boyd-Jakel

Louise Adair Jakel and Ross Harrison Boyd III were married June 27, 1992, at Riviera United Methodist Church, St. Petersburg.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Bonnie B. Bertholde and Francis J. Jakel, both of St. Petersburg. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross H. Boyd Jr. of St. Petersburg.

The bride is a graduate of St. Petersburg High School and the University of South Florida. She is a teacher at Young Junior High School.

The bridegroom is a graduate of Northeast High School and the University of South Florida. He is employed by the Pinellas County school system.  They live in St. Petersburg.

More About ROSS BOYD and LOUISE JAKEL:

Marriage: June 27, 1992, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, FL92

                  ii.    MARTHA A. JAKEL93, m. DEREK CAMERON MORGAN93, November 05, 1994, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, FL93.

Marriage Notes for MARTHA JAKEL and DEREK MORGAN:

From the St. Petersburg Times, December 3, 1994:

Morgan-Jakel

Mary-Martha A. Jakel and Derek Cameron Morgan were married Nov. 5, 1994, at Christ United Methodist Church, St. Petersburg.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Bonnie Beaton Bertholde and Francis Jakel, both of St. Petersburg. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Morgan of Smithfield, Va.

The bride is a graduate of Lakewood High School and the University of South Florida. She is a computer software trainer with NRG/New Horizons Computer Learning Center.

The bridegroom is a graduate of Taravella High School and the University of Florida. He is a pricing analyst with Bankers Insurance Group.  They live in St. Petersburg.

More About DEREK MORGAN and MARTHA JAKEL:

Marriage: November 05, 1994, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, FL93

 

10.  TERRENCE LEE5 WHITECAR (ELSIE GRACE4 MCELVY, GLADYS3 NEELD, WILLIAM P.2, ROBERT E.1)94.  He married LINDA UNKNOWN95. 

Notes for TERRENCE LEE WHITECAR:

From the St. Petersburg Times, February 26, 1988:

Power firm workers shine with community projects

It's almost traditional to hate the electric company, especially when you're paying that monthly bill.  But next time you take the Florida Power Corp.'s name in vain, consider the philanthropic nature of the utility employees assigned to cover West Pasco and much of upper Pinellas County.

After working a full shift, many of those engineers, linemen, mechanics, draftsmen, clerks and others routinely get together to donate many more hours to improve the community. While the corporation provides equipment, the employees scrounge materials and secure donations to build things like playgrounds for the Boys and Girls Club and the Association of Retarded Citizens of Pasco. Last year they built a horse riding rink in New Port Richey for the Something Special project that helps handicapped people learn to ride horses, and most recently they built a shaded picnic shelter for Latchkey children at the Tarpon Springs Community Center.

``It's our way of being good citizens, good neighbors,`` offered Terry Whitecar, a field engineer who has worked for Florida Power 18 years. ``Most of us have children, and we want to make the community better for them. It makes us feel good.``

Whitecar and fellow worker Nelson Uher represented the utility Tuesday night as the Pasco County Commission paid tribute to a special effort that commands extra attention...

      

Children of TERRENCE WHITECAR and LINDA UNKNOWN are:

                   i.    TINA LOUISE6 WHITECAR95, m. JOHN RICHARD GLANDIS95, January 22, 1994, Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, FL95.

Marriage Notes for TINA WHITECAR and JOHN GLANDIS:

From the St. Petersburg Times, on March 27, 1994:

Glandis-Whitecar

Tina Louise Whitecar and John Richard Glandis were married Jan. 22, 1994, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Tarpon Springs.  The bride is the daughter of Terrence and Linda Whitecar of Tarpon Springs. The bridegroom is the son of Richard and Janis Glandis of Mobile, Ala.  The bride is a graduate of Tarpon Springs High School. She attended St. Petersburg Junior College and is employed by St. Mark Village.  The bridegroom is a graduate of Terry Parker High School. He attends St. Petersburg Junior College and works for Louis Pappas Riverside Restaurant.  They live in Holiday.

More About JOHN GLANDIS and TINA WHITECAR:

Marriage: January 22, 1994, Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, FL95

                  ii.    TAMMY WHITECAR95.

Notes for TAMMY WHITECAR:

From the St. Petersburg Times, October 16, 1991, by Pat Scarberry:

Student gets public relations job

Tammy Whitecar, daughter of Terry and Linda Whitecar of Tarpon Springs, has graduated with honors receiving a bachelor of health science degree in medical technology from the University of Florida.  Ms. Whitecar, a graduate of Tarpon Springs High School, will be working in the Immunology and Transplantation Laboratory at Shand's Teaching Hospital in Gainesville.

Endnotes

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2.  Ancestry.com. Also 1880 Federal Census, Florida, Hillsborough County. Also St. Petersburg Times, August 31, 1987.

3.  1930 Federal Census, Florida, Hillsborough County.

4.  1860 Federal Census, Florida, Hillsborough County.

5.  FamilySearch Ancestral File v4.01.

6.  1860 Federal Census, Florida, Hillsborough County. Also http://www.minorcanfamily.com.

7.  Rootsweb.com.

8.  FamilySearch Ancestral File v4.01.

9.  1880 Federal Census, Florida, Hillsborough County.

10.  Death Certificate, Florida.

11.  Kacy Davis Research, Ancestry.com.

12.  Ancestry.com.

13.  1880 Federal Census, Florida, Hillsborough County. Also Ancestry.com. Also Kacy Davis Research, Ancestry.com.

14.  Kacy Davis Research, Ancestry.com.

15.  Ancestry.com.

16.  Kacy Davis Research, Ancestry.com.

17.  1930 Federal Census, Florida, Hillsborough County.  Also Ancestry.com. Also Kacy Davis Research, Ancestry.com. Also World War I Civilian Draft Registration Database.

18.  Death Certificate, Florida.

19.  Kacy Davis Research, Ancestry.com.

20.  Kacy Davis Research, Ancestry.com. Also Rootsweb.com. Also World War I Civilian Draft Registration Database.

21.  Kacy Davis Research, Ancestry.com. Also Death Certificate, Florida.

22.  Kacy Davis Research, Ancestry.com.

23.  1920 Federal Census, Florida, Pinellas County.

24.  Rootsweb.com.

25.  Kacy Davis Research, Ancestry.com.

26.  Sibling's Obituary. Also 1920 Federal Census, Florida, Pinellas County. Also Death Certificate, Florida.

27.  1920 Federal Census, Florida, Pinellas County. Also Death Certificate, Florida.

28.  Sibling's Obituary. Also Death Certificate, Florida.

29.  1920 Federal Census, Florida, Pinellas County.

30.  1930 Federal Census, Florida, Pinellas County.

31.  1920 Federal Census, Florida, Pinellas County. Also Death Certificate, Florida.

32.  Death Certificate, Florida.

33.  Rootsweb.com.

34.  1930 Federal Census, Florida, Pinellas County.

35.  1920 Federal Census, Florida, Pinellas County.

36.  1920 Federal Census, Florida, Pinellas County. Also Rootsweb.com.

37.  Rootsweb.com.

38.  1930 Federal Census, Florida, Pinellas County. Also Rootsweb.

39.  Rootsweb.com.

40.  Kacy Davis Research, Ancestry.com.

41.  1930 Federal Census, Florida, Hillsborough County.

42.  Obituary.

43.  Obituary. Also 1930 Federal Census, Florida, Duval County.

44.  Obituary.

45.  Spouse's Obituary.

46.  Obituary. Also Kacy Davis Research, Ancestry.com.

47.  Kacy Davis Research, Ancestry.com.

48.  Kacy Davis Research, Ancestry.com. Also Death Certificate, Florida.

49.  Spouse's Obituary.

50.  1930 Federal Census, Florida, Duval County.

51.  Social Security Death Index.

52.  Spouse's Obituary. Also Death Certificate, Florida.

53.  Obituary.

54.  Obituary. Also Kacy Davis Research, Ancestry.com.

55.  1930 Federal Census, Florida, Duval County.

56.  1920 Federal Census, Florida, Pinellas County.

57.  1920 Federal Census, Florida, Pinellas County. Also Social Security Death Index.

58.  Obituary.

59.  St. Petersb urg Times.

60.  Death Certificate, Florida.

61.  Rootsweb.com.

62.  St. Petersburg Times. August 31, 1987.

63.  Mother's Obituary.

64.  Death Certificate, Florida.

65.  Obituary.

66.  Spouse's Obituary. Also Death Certificate, Florida.

67.  Death Certificate, Florida.

68.  Social Security Death Index.

69.  Death Certificate, Florida.

70.  Obituary.

71.  Death Certificate, Florida.

72.  Mother's Obituary.

73.  Social Security Death Index.

74.  Mother's Obituary. Also Social Security Death Index.

75.  Mother-in-law's Obituary.

76.  Mother's Obituary.

77.  1930 Federal Census, Florida, Duval County.

78.  Sibling's Obituary.

79.  Mother-in-law's Obituary. Also Obituary.

80.  Social Security Death Index. Also Obituary.

81.  Obituary.

82.  Death Certificate, Florida.

83.  Obituary.

84.  Father's Obituary.

85.  Father-in-law's Obituary.

86.  Ancestry.com.

87.  Father's Obituary.

88.  Father-in-law's Obituary.

89.  St. Petersburg Times. August 31, 1987.

90.  St. Petersburg Times. December 3, 1994.

91.  St. Petersburg Times. August 31, 1987.

92.  St. Petersburg Times. July 25, 1992.

93.  St. Petersburg Times. December 3, 1994.

94.  Father's Obituary.

95.  St. Petersburg Times.