Sumter Centenarians

Jensey Robbins BEVILLE

Jensey Robbins Beville was born 30 Dec or 31 Dec 1879, Center Hill, Sumter County, Florida, daughter of John W. Robbins & Mary Curry. Jensey lived with her parents near Bay Lake, Sumter County (now Lake County) in 1880. She died 8 Jun 1980, Hillsborough County, Florida.
She married John William Charlie Beville, 12 Jun 1902, Sumter County. Charlie was born 28 Sep 1877 and died 27 Aug 1959. They had two children, Gertrude born about 1904 and Earl born about 1913.
Undated news article from Daily Commercial  By NORMA HENDRICKS  Sentinel Staff
WEBSTER — When Mrs. Charlie Beville attends the Robbins family reunion at Dade Park June 19, she plans to take along her grandmother Louisa Robbins' Sunday bonnet.  She might even wear it, for though the bonnet is well over 100 years old, the material and stitching are in good condition.
Louisa Robbins came to Sumter County from Alabama, with her husband, Leonard, just before the Civil War. She died May 15, 1865, and the bonnet apparently was not quite new then.  WHOLLY handmade, with almost invisible stitches, the bonnet boasts tiny ruffles all the way around. The cotton material has a delicate flower woven in. The top of the bonnet, around the face, had slender stays of cedar to stiffen it, which may account for the lack of moth - holes in the fabric, Rural ladies of Louisa's day wore this type of bonnet to church, and a starched white apron trimmed with knitted lace over their Sunday dresses. Church in those days, in the Center Hill area, was a log building on Tuscanooga Island, which also served as a school, even when Mrs. Beville was growing up.
JENSEY Beville, nee Robbins, was born in Center Hill, Dec. 31, 1879, and lived here until she married, at 17. She and her husband, Charlie, moved first to a farm near Webster, and 35 years ago moved into town to the house in which she lives today.
Mrs. Beville takes as a matter of course the sturdy antique furnishings of her home, such as the hide-bottomed hand turned rocker in which she sits on the
porch; it is put together with pegs instead of glue and nails, and belonged to her husband's grandfather.
The rocker is more than 100 years old, and has probably helped to put many a baby to sleep, but it is still in fine rocking condition.
Mrs. Beville, who was named "Jensey” for her grandmother Curry, her sister being named "Louisa" after Grandmother Robbins, has a book of household helps that has been in the family 75 years. In the early days of Sumter County,
rest missing.
Florida Death Index, 1877-1998  Name: Jensey R Beville; Birth Date: 30 Dec 1979, Center Hill, Sumter, Fl  Death Date: 8 Jun 1980  County of Death: Hillsborough State of Death: Fl Age at Death: 0 Race: White

SSDI: Name: Jensey Beville . Last Residence: 33597 Webster, Sumter, Fl
Born: 31 Dec 1879 Died: Jun 1980  State (Year) SSN issued: Florida (1965)

Jensey R Beville  Birth: Dec. 30, 1879 Death: Jun. 8, 1980
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida
Charlie Beville  Birth: Sep. 28, 1877 Death: Aug. 27, 1959
1880 United States Federal Census : Bay Lake, Sumter, FL  John Robbins 26, Mary Robbins 26 ,
James T Robbins 6 , Jethro Robbins 4 , Louiza Robbins 2 , Jensey Robbins 7m , Leonard Robbins 12 bro
1900 U S Federal Census : Center Hill, Sumter, FL J W Robbins 46 , Mary Robbins 45 , Jamie L  Robbins 26 , Jethro Robbins 24 , Luiza Robbins 22 , Jensie Robbins 20 single, Susanna Robbins 15 ,
John E Robbins 15 Birth Date: Jun 1886 , F V Robbins 11 son

1910 United States Federal Census : Webster, Sumter, FL Charles Bevill 32 , Jennie Bevill 26 m. 8y, 1 ch, Gertie Bevill 6
1920 United States Federal Census : Webster, Sumter, Fl Charles Beville 41 , Jennie Beville 39 ,
Gertrude Beville 16 . Earl Beville 7
1930 United States Federal Census : Webster, Sumter, FLCharlie Beville 52 m. age 42
Jensie Beville 46 m. age 19.Earl Beville 17
1930 U S Federal Census : Tampa, Hillsborough, FLGeorge A Goode 65,  Zula E Goode 52 ,Gertrude Beville 26 boarder, saleslady, dry goods store

Florida, State Census: 1935 Locality: Precinct 63 County: Hillsborough  Gordon Stewart 46 single

Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001: Name: Gertrude Beville; Name: Gordon Stewart ; Marriage Date: 1935; County of Marriage: Pasco ;Volume: 307 Certificate: 15258
Source: Florida Department of Health
Florida, State Census: 1945 Locality: Precinct 38 County: Hillsborough  
Gordon Stewart 56 b. Fla, RR Engr  Gertrude Stewart 42 b. Fla

C Leonard BROOKS

April 22, 1911 - August 11, 2013
Daily Commercial, The (Leesburg, FL) - August 14, 2013
Deceased Name: Leonard Brooks
Leonard Brooks, 102 of Bushnell, Fl went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 11, 2013.  He was born on April 22, 1911 outside of Greeneville, TN. Mr. Brooks was the Principal of South Sumter High School from 1962 until he retired.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Virginia Rambo Brooks, and his precious daughter, Sarah "Sally" Brooks Harris.  Leonard is survived by his two daughters, Marjorie Brooks Gatley and Johnnie Brooks Amato (Chauncey); one son, Stgephen Rambo Brooks, Sr. (Gayle), and  son-in-law, Wayne Harris.  He also leaves seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  Family will great friends from 4:30 - 6:30 pm at Prucell Funeral Home Chapel in Busnell, Friday, August 16, 2013 and a celebration of his life will be held Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 11 am at the First Methodist Church in Bushnell.  IN lieu of frlowers a donation may be made to one of his favorite organizaitons: First Methodist Church of Bushnell, 221 W. Noble Ave,k Bushnell, FL 33513, or South Sumter Hgh School Athletic Boosters, C/O Mrs. Chris Morris, 309 W. Cherokee Ave, Busnell FL 33513.  To leave a condolence and to view the full obituary, please visit  Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, FL
Obituary also appeared in  Sumter County Times (Bushnell, FL - August 14, 2013


Jettie Pearl Mickler Smith Marsh Gulley

Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - May 21, 2014
JETTIE PEARL GULLEY , 100, Lake Panasoffkee, died Sunday. Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell.
Daily Commercial, The (Leesburg, FL) - May 20, 2014
Deceased Name: Jettie Pearl Gulley
Jettie Pearl Gulley , 100, of Lake Panasoffkee, FL, died Sunday, May 18, 2014. She was born January 31, 1914 in Webster, FL. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bushnell, taught Sunday School for 70 years, and was a member of the Joyful Hearts in Bushnell, and the Young at Heart in Lake Panasoffkee. Mrs. Gulley was the first secretary at SECO, and retired in 1972 after 20 years. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Neal Marsh Lasley of Lake Panasoffkee, FL, and Betty (Duffy) Marsh Vanderford of Helena, AL; and four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. A Visitation will be held at the First Baptist Church of Bushnell on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 9:30 - 11 am. Services will follow at 11:00 am with Pastor Bob Gant, Pastor Ron Thomas, and Pastor Casey Ferguson presiding. Interment will follow at Sumterville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to FBC Bushnell at 125 W. Anderson Ave., Bushnell, FL 33513 or the Florida Baptist Children's Home online at Online condolences may be left at Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, FL.
Sumter County Times (Bushnell, FL) - May 23, 2014
Deceased Name: Jetti Pearl Gulley
Jettie Pearl Gulley , 100, of Lake Panasoffkee, Florida, died Sunday, May 18, 2014. She was born Jan. 31, 1914, in Webster. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Neal Marsh Lasley of Lake Panasoffkee, and Betty (Duffy) Marsh Vanderford of Helena, Alabama. A visitation was at the First Baptist Church of Bushnell, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Services followed with Pastor Bob Gant, Pastor Ron Thomas, and Pastor Casey Ferguson presiding. Interment was at Sumterville Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell.
D/o SC & Martha Mickler

"Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993"  Name: Dormer G Smith  Event Type:  Marriage
Event Date:  14 Feb 1937 Event Place:  FL,USA  Spouse's Age:  23  Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated):  1914  GS Film number: 2115719;
Digital Folder  Number: 004707012  Image Number:  03816
"Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993"  Name: O'Neal Marsh  Event Type:  Marriage
Event Date:  18 Jun 1947 Event Place:  FL, USA  Spouse's Name:  Jettie Pearl Mickler  GS Film number: 002115808  Digital Folder Number: 005205795
Image Number:  02906
"Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001"  Name:  Jettie Pearl Marsh Event Type:  Marriage Event Date:  26 Jan 1973 Event Place:  Sumter, FL USA
Gender:  Female, Race:  White Spouse's Name: Mickler (should be maiden name)
Volume:  3321, Certificate Number:  004779
"Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001"  Name:  Jettie Pearl Richey 
Event Type:  Marriage  Event Date:  14 Oct 1979  Event Place:  Sumter, FL USA
Spouse's Name: Mickler (should be maiden name)
Volume:  4558, Certificate Number:  083418



Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - December 19, 1995
Deceased Name: HJALMAR. F. ''ELMER'' LILJESTRAND , 104
owner and operator of a grocery store
MR. LILJESTRAND, 57 Big Oak Lane, Wildwood, died Monday, Dec. 18. He was owner and operator of a grocery store. Born in Sweden, he moved to Wildwood in 1985. He was a member of Main Street Baptist Church, Leesburg. Survivors: son, Ed, Wildwood; 15 grandchildren. Page-Theus-Blanchard Funeral Home, Leesburg.
FL Death Index,1877-1998 Hjalmar F Liljestrand  Birth Date: 26 Dec 1890 Death Date: 18 Dec 1995
County of Death: Lake State of Death: FL  Age at Death: 104 Race: White
SSDI   Hjalmar F. Liljestrand  Last Residence: 34785 Wildwood, Sumter, FL, USA
Born: 26 Dec 1890  Died: 18 Dec 1995    SSN issued: NJ (1952-1953)
U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  : Frans Hjalmar Liljestrand
Montclair County: Essex State: NJ  Birthplace: Arnal, Sweden  Birth: 26 Dec 1891 Draft Board: 3
U.S., WW II Draft Registration Cards, 1942  Name: Hjalmar Frans Liljestrand  Birth Date: 26 Dec 1890 Birth Place: Sweden  Residence: Essex, NJ   Race: White
1920 US Fed Census: West Caldwell, Essex, NJ  Hjalmer Lilljestrand 28, Anna Lilljestrand 28,
Edward Lilljestrand 1 9/12
1930 US Fed Census: West Caldwell, Essex, NJ  Elmer F Liljestrand 38, immi 1910; Anna Liljestrand 38, Sweden, immi 1900; Edward Liljestrand 12; Theodore Liljestrand 10

1940 US Fed Census: West Caldwell, Essex, NJ   11 Farrington Street, Elmer Liljestrand 48,
Anna Liljestrand 48, Edward Liljestrand 22, Theodore Liljestrand 20
Information supplied by GFAHS

Sarah Faralee Vaughn MORENO

Sarah Faralee Vaughn Moreno Sarah Faralee (Vaughn) Moreno was born December 10th, 1908 in Centerhill, Florida to Lindsey and Mary Vaughn.

Sarah lived most of her 102 years in Lebanon, Missouri and worked as an LPN in the nursery at Lebanon's Wallace Hospital. She was a long-time member of the 2nd Baptist Church of Lebanon.

She died November 15, 2011 in Springfield, MO.  Services were held November 26th at the Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home, 1947 East Seminole St., Springfield, MO. .She is survived by two daughters, a son, seven grandchildren and 6 greatgrandchildren.
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Daily Commercial, The (Leesburg, FL) - March 27, 2012
Polly Wideman, 109, of Wildwood/Royal died Sunday, March 25, 2012. Anderson-Hence Funeral Home, Wildwood.
Daily Commercial, The (Leesburg, FL) - March 30, 2012
Polly Maxserlena Patterson-serlena Patterson-Wideman was born in Royal, FL on July 22, 1902 (109 years old), to Jim and Ellen Bloom-Patterson. She was the fourth of nine children who were all taught to love the Lord and each other. She married George W. Wideman on August 24, 1924. After over 57 years of marriage, George preceded her in death on January 14, 1982. She was also preceded in death by a loving daughter, Flossie Patterson. Mother Wideman was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Heroines of Jericho until her transition from earth to glory on Sunday, March 25, 2012. She leaves to cherish her memories, a loving son, George G. Wideman and a devoted daughter-in-law, Yvonne Wideman; adopted daughters Rachel Williams and Irene Hunt; 13 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family will receive visitors at Anderson-Hence Funeral Home, Wildwood, FL from 5pm to 7pm on Friday, March 30, 2012. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Second Bethel Baptist Church, Royal, FL followed by interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Royal. Anderson-Hence Funeral Home, Wildwood, FL.

Lathada Moore Bradham RICHARDSON

 Daily Commercial, The (Leesburg, FL) - September 27, 2011
Deceased Name: Lathada Richardson, 100, of Florida died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. Eastside Funeral Home, Leesburg.

Daily Commercial, The (Leesburg, FL) - September 30, 2011
Deceased Name: Lathada Richardson
Lathada Richardson, 100, of Wildwood, died Monday, September 26, 2011 at Lane Purcell Hospice House, Sumterville. Lathada Richardson was born in Bushnell and was a cook. She was a member of New Life Center Ministries. Survivors include brother, Elder Joseph Moore of Winter Park; sisters, Lillie B. Greene of Wildwood, Rebecca Agnes Allen of Altamonte Springs; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held at New Life Center Ministries on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 3:00 PM. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. [Royal, Sumter County Florida].  Bishop Leslie Hannah will officiate. Arrangements entrusted to Eastside Funeral Home (326-5688), Leesburg.

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2   Name: Lathada Richardson  Birth Date: 22 May 1911
Address: PO Box 738, Wildwood, FL, 34785-0738
Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001  Lathada Moore Name: Isiah Bradham  Marriage Date: 1932  County of Marriage: Sumter  Volume: 176 Certificate: 5029
Source: FL Department of Health
1930 United States Federal Census : Bushnell, Sumter, Florida Caesar J Moore 53 Birthplace: AL., Rebecca Moore 38  Birthplace: FL , Kelly Moore 19 Birthplace: FL, Lathada Moore 18, Birthplace: FL, C J Moore 16 male Birthplace: FL, David Moore 14 Birthplace:FL,  Sudie V Moore FL,  Lile B Moore 4 Birthplace: FL, Joseph Moore 2 Birthplace: FL, Mattie L Moore 9/12 Birthplace: FL
WWI Civilian Draft Registrations ,Name: Moore, Caesar
Birth Date: 8 Mar 1877 City/County: Sumter  State: FL ,Ethnicity: B
1930 United States Federal Census : Bradenton, Manatee, FL
 Isiah S Bradham 36 , Pinkie Bradham 37 ,

Florida Deaths, 1877-1939 Name: Pinkie Bradham  , Dath Date: 05 Jan 1932
Death Place: Bradenton, Manatee, FL Gender: Female  Race (Original): Colored  , Death Age: 39y 9m 25d  , Estimated Birth Year: 1893  , Birthplace: Wakulla,  Marital Status: Married 
Spouse's Name: I.H. Bradham 

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