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Buhner, Mrs. Alice

Transcribed from: The History of Florida: Past & Present, The Lewis Publishing Co., Vol.
II, page 335, 1923.

BUHNER, Mrs. ALICE of St. Petersburg, is one of the talented women of Florida, a musician
with thoroughly trained talent, and has been prominent in musical educational work in Saint
Petersburg.

She was born on a ranch at Henrietta, Texas, daughter of WILLIAM LONGEE and VIRGINIA (VAN
ZANDT) AINSLIE. Her parents moved to Florida in 1884, and her father owned several orange
groves and was also a veneer manufacturer. Mrs. BUHNER is a pianist who is probably the
foremost exponent in Florida of the famous Virgil piano school method, which she has been
very successful in teaching. Her daughter MARY also possesses great musical talent, and
has a wonderful lyric soprano voice. Mrs. BUHNER has three children: MARY, born October
30, 1893, PAULINE VIRGINIA and WILLIAM.

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