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Charlotte County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Charlotte County

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  • Punta Gorda Indian Spring Cemetery

    Indian Spring Cemetery
    Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Florida
    Founded 1886
    Politicians buried here:
      Albert Waller Gilchrist (1858-1926) — also known as Albert W. Gilchrist — of Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Fla. Born in Greenwood, Greenwood County, S.C., January 15, 1858. Democrat. Civil engineer; real estate dealer; orange grower; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1893-96, 1903-06; Speaker of the Florida State House of Representatives, 1905; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; Governor of Florida, 1909-13; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1912 (speaker), 1924; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Florida, 1916. Member, Freemasons. Died, from a tumor of the thigh, in the Hospital for the Ruptured and Crippled, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 15, 1926 (age 68 years, 120 days). Interment at Indian Spring Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William E. Gilchrist (1828?-?) and Rhoda Elizabeth (Waller) Gilchrist.
      Gilchrist County, Fla. is named for him.
      Gilchrist Hall (opened 1926), a dormitory at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Albert Folger Dewey (1857-1935) — also known as Albert F. Dewey — of Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Fla. Born in Connecticut, 1857. Contractor; Vice-Consul for Great Britain in Punta Gorda, Fla., 1899-1907. Died December 28, 1935 (age about 78 years). Interment at Indian Spring Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, June 24, 1885, to Mary Fannie Royers (1869-1957).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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