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Transcribed from: The History of Florida: Past & Present, The Lewis Publishing Co., Vol.
III, page 330, 1923.
BRAMMAR, SAMUEL, one of the most progressive citizens and business men of Saint Cloud, Osceola
County, claims the "Right Little Isle" of England as the place of his nativity, his birth
having occurred at Hanley in Staffordshire on the 22nd of April, 1886. He is a son of THOMAS
and MARY (DARLING) BRAMMAR, of whose eleven children he was the ninth in order of birth. He
was reared and educated in his native land and there remained until 1907, when, shortly after
attaining to his legal majority, he came to the United States and located at Trenton, New
JERSEY, where he remained about three years and where he attended the School of Arts and
Sciences. He became identified with the building business at that place, and he resided
for a time also at Princeton, New Jersey.
In the autumn of the year 1910 Mr. BRAMMAR came to Florida and engaged in contracting in
mason work, with headquarters at Saint Cloud. He erected several buildings here, and continued
his contracting operations until 1915, since which time he has owned and conducted a well
equipped clothing and shoe store which receives a substantial and representative supporting
patronage. He is a member of the County School Board in his home village, is chairman of the
building committee having in charge the erection of the new library building at Saint Cloud,
and is secretary of the local organization of the Ocean to Gulf Highway Association. Mr.
BRAMMAR is actively identified with the advancement of the citrus fruit industry in this
section and is vice-president of the local Board of Trade, and was a leader in patriotic
service in Osceola County in the period of the World war, he having been an executive in
the local drives in support of Government war loans, Red Cross work, etc. He is aligned
loyally in the ranks of the democratic party, and is a Knight Templar Mason.
In 1915 Mr. BRAMMAR wedded Miss HARRIET BARTLETT, of Saint Cloud, and they have two sons,
CHARLES HENRY and SAM NEILL.
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