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Priscilla Dale (Shepard) Walthour

05/17/2016 (Thursday)


James Wayne Dann

James was the first child born to Stephen Smithson and Priscilla Jane (Roberson) Dann.

James had nine siblings, seven of whom grew to adulthood.

James was a farmer, as was his father before him. In December 1896, James married Minne Lee Patrick. The couple bought the family farm from James' mother, an 80-acre farm in Clarcona Fl, when James' father passed.


Elise Josephine (Wescott) Buchan

Elise was the daughter of Walter Leoline Wescott and Elise Josephine deFrondat Dallas. She had two sisters, Marie Leoline Wescott Mayer and Caroline Wescott Earls and one brother, Walter Wescott Jr.

Elise married Thomas Frank Buchan I on May 20, 1914 in Orlando FL. She and Thomas had nine children, seven of whom lived to adulthood. Elise devoted herself to raising her children and helping with her grandchildren. At the time of her death, she had 20 grandchildren.


Thomas Frank "Buck" Buchan I

Thomas was the eleventh and last child of Dr David M. Buchan and Nancy Jane Lancaster of Pulaski County, GA.

His father, David, and grandfather, Dr James Monroe Buchan, were well respected medical doctors in Georgia.

Thomas was married for 43 years to Elise Josephine Wescott Buchan of Orlando FL.

After their marriage, Thomas and his family lived next to one of the first airports in Orlando FL at the corner of what was then called Buchan Street (now John Young Pkwy) and Old Winter Garden Road.


Rodney Bruce Dann, Jr.

Rodney was the son of Georgia (Buchan) and Rodney Bruce Dann Sr.

Rodney was the second child and only son in a family of three children.


Rodney Bruce Dann, Sr.

Rodney was the tenth child in a family of twelve children born to Minnie Lee (Patrick) and James Wayne Dann. The Dann and Patrick families were early pioneers in a young Orlando.

Rodney was born and grew up on an 80-acre farm in Clarcona, Fl.

On May 18, 1940, he married Georgia Martha Buchan. Their union produced two daughters and one son. They were married for 40 years when Rodney passed.

Rodney loved fishing and spent most of his spare time following this love. In his later life he returned to his garden.


Jerry Lee Danner

Jerry Lee Danner passed away on April 29, 2016 in Orlando, FL at the age of 74.

Jerry was born on October 15, 1941 in Frankfort, Indiana to Charles Samuel Danner and Anna Marie Lindauer. He graduated from Lebanon High School in 1960 and served in the Air Force from 1962 - 1968. Afterward, he worked for the Stewart Warner Corporation in Lebanon and then the Headback Corporation in Indianapolis, which eventually brought him to Tampa and then Orlando.


Eduard Hermann Peters

Eduard Herman Peters was born in Stolpmunde, Kreis Stolp, Pommern, Germany on December 15, 1885, to parents Gustav Eduard Peters (1850-1935) and Emilia Friedrika Maria Wilm (1851-?). He was the manager of a Spa in Stolpmunde until the Russians occupied the town at the end of World War II. He also served as the Red Cross leader in Stolpmunde from before the first World War until he left Stolpmunde. He married Erna Minna Ernstine Thom on November 23, 1920 in Stolpmunde and they had two children: Jurgen Ernst Peters was born on July 2, 1922 and died two days later.


Jo Anne Feldstein

Jo Anne Feldstein, 88, grew up in Detroit and moved to New York City where she modeled for more than a decade during the late 1940s and 1950s. "It was the best time," she said. "The war was over, fabric was available, and people had jobs. Everything was good." Following her long, successful modeling career, Feldstein returned to school to earn her master's degree and then went on to pursue her Ph.D. in sociology at the City University of New York (CUNY). She left CUNY with all but her dissertation completed toward her doctorate.


Charles David Kieser

Charles David Kieser was the youngest son of Robert J & Elizabeth (Stalder) Kieser and a lifelong resident of Orlando. He was born in Orlando on 27 Oct 1946 and was an active member of Delaney Street Baptist Church. David attended local schools and graduated from Florida Military School in 1964. After a year at University of South Florida, David enlisted in the Navy in 1966. He was attached to the FV-74 Flight Squadron on the USS Forrestal. where he was an aviation and electrician's mate third class.


Lucia Marie (Cortez) Rodrigue

Lucia Marie Cortez Rodrigue passed away on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016, at the age of 94 years. She was a native of Vacherie, Louisiana, and a resident of Marrero, Louisiana for the past 71 years.