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Edward W. Fishback
Born here in 1911, the son of Davis Erwin and Lillian (Wilmot) Fishback.  In this recording Mr. Fishback reads and discusses his recollections of life here in Orlando.  This interview was conducted by James R. Spence on November 8, 1994.  W ... Read more
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Orville Rhoads Davis
Orville Rhoads Davis came to Orlando in 1929 to serve as principal of Memorial Junior High School, which was located on Rosalind Avenue, facing Lake Eola, where The Metropolitan at Lake Eola condominiums stands today.  (Many may remember this locatio ... Read more
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Fanny and Donald Cheney
Hatabel Hyer interviewed Judge Cheney and his wife Fanny Sophia Robinson Cheney on June 20, 1974.  Mrs. Cheney moved to Orlando from Sanford as a child with her parents. After attending public schools in the city she enrolled at Rollins College, wher ... Read more
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Judge Donald Cheney
Judge Donald Cheney - (Born January 23, 1889) Donald Alexander Cheney was the son of Judge John Moses Cheney who moved here from Massachusetts in 1885.  After attending local public grade schools Donald graduated from Rollins College Academy (prep sc ... Read more
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Mary Branham
Mary Branham - This is a copy of a recording of Mary Branham made by her great nephew, John Abberger.  John states that his great aunt "lived her whole life" in a residency on the shores of Lake Lucern (her parents moved here in 1885 from Tennessee) ... Read more
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Frank W. Chase, Sr. - Citrus grower
Born (1908) and raised in Sanford, Florida, Mr. Chase tells of riding up and down Florida's rivers on steam driven paddle boats; narrow and standard  gauge trains; air plane rides; and Florida's citrus industry. This interview was conducted on A ... Read more
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Dixie P. Barber
Dixie Barber - Supervisor of Elections for 24 years.  Part 1: Dixie arrives in Orlando (1921); Meets Katz Barber, her husband; Mizell feud; Phar family; Conway area; Store; dead son; Education. Part 2: Katz Barber; Started working in the Registration ... Read more