Gwen Whidden Murphy

Gwen Whidden Murphy

Gwendolyn “Gwen” Whidden Murphy Early Years in Kissimmee One of twelve children born to Lewis and Maggie Whidden, Gwendolyn “Gwen” entered this world on February 28, 1918 in their house on Cherry Street in Kissimmee, Florida.  Her father had bought the entire block with an orange grove; in the middle of the grove sat their eleven room house.  All of the children attended local schools […]

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A Special Talent

A Special Talent

When born to Alabama farm laborer Jolly Bracy and his wife Easter in 1897, James Charles “Charlie” was blessed with a special talent.  In 1920, Charlie, wife Queenie and young son Walter lived in Jasper County, Texas where he worked in the turpentine industry.  According to his son Walter “Doc”, the family moved to Osceola County, Florida in 1925 where Charlie used his special talent […]

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Goldie King

Goldie King

No time for playing Washington “Wash” and Lucinda Tyson worked hard and raised their children to do the same.  One of the eight children born to Wash and Lucinda was Goldie, born on August 2, 1919 in Alabama.  The family moved to Kissimmee, Florida between 1920 and 1930.  Wash was a section foreman for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, and while Lucinda did laundry, one […]

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Narcoossee Area History

Narcoossee Area History

Narcoossee Area History From the area’s unique name to its interesting residents over time, the history of Narcoossee is fascinating and worth preserving and sharing for years to come.  The Narcoossee Area Chapter of Osceola History was created in 2012 for this purpose.  As the first-ever Chapter of Osceola History, our members have worked hard to, first and foremost, preserve and restore the 1886 Narcoossee […]

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