The Winn Sisters

The Winn Sisters

Women’s History Month 2021 The Winn Sisters: A family of teachers Alfred W. and Bertha Hall Winn moved to Kissimmee from Polk County, Florida in 1904 with their four children, Norman, Essie, Grace and Augusta. Their fifth child, Mae, was born a couple of years later.   Essie Winn Dale The eldest daughter, Loretta Esther “Essie” Winn, was born February 18, 1894, in Highlands City, Polk […]

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Tiller sisters spent three decades teaching in Central Florida schools

Tiller sisters spent three decades teaching in Central Florida schools

Women’s History Month 2021 Virginia, Mary and Ida Katherine Tiller Mason and Ida Tiller were blessed with four children, three daughters and a son. Their son William Mason died at the age of 39, leaving a wife and young daughter. The daughters, Virginia, Mary and Ida Katherine, never married but devoted their lives to teaching the children of others.   Virginia Tiller The first of the […]

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Lawler twins left their mark on Kissimmee business community

Lawler twins left their mark on Kissimmee business community

Women’s History Month 2021 Lawler Twins: Lola and Lottie Which twin arrived in the world first is a mystery, but what is known is the Lawler twins left their mark in the community of Kissimmee, Florida. Lottie and Lola Lawler were born on May 15, 1888, in Wildwood, Florida, to circuit-riding Methodist minister, Rev. Samuel W. Lawler and his wife Mary. The family was in […]

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Clark sisters dedicated their lives to education

Clark sisters dedicated their lives to education

Women’s History Month 2021 Clark Sisters: Parah and Sarah Born in Indian Territory, the Clark sisters, Parah and Sarah, moved to Osceola County as young women and dedicated their lives to education. Parah and Sarah were the last two of eight children born to Rev. Milton A. and Mary Roberds Clark. Rev. Clark, a Methodist minister from Georgia, spent 30 years in the Indian Territory […]

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