Stanley Whitted Jr. enjoyed sharing history found in old family Bible

Stanley Whitted Jr. enjoyed sharing history found in old family Bible

Stanley Henry Whitted Jr. was born in Narcoossee, Florida, on January 24, 1924, one of four children born to Stanley H. Sr. and Ella Short Whitted. When Stanley was two, Ella died – her youngest child was only seven months old. Seven years later, Stanley Sr. died; the children were separated and sent to various family members. Stanley’s Aunt Wiggins brought the Whitted children together […]

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Coach Woodruff: From the classroom to the Osceola Q

Coach Woodruff: From the classroom to the Osceola Q

Claude Earnest Woodruff Jr. was born on January 6, 1927, in one of the oldest houses in the black community of Bartow, Florida. He was the son of Claude Earnest and Lula Mae Coles Woodruff. He attended Union Academy High School in Bartow, which had been built in 1897 and was the same school his grandmother and mother attended. Upon finishing 10thgrade at the age […]

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Patterson served as KHS principal and coordinator of student relations

Patterson served as KHS principal and coordinator of student relations

William Edward Patterson was born on February 28, 1913 in Reddick, Florida and was the eldest son of 10 children born to Moses Edward Patterson and Evelena Hart Patterson. He received a bachelor’s degree from Tuskegee Institute and a master’s from Columbia University in New York. William’s graduate work was at Indiana State Teacher’s College in the area of guidance and audio-visual with further advance […]

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Chambers died while serving his country in Vietnam.

Chambers died while serving his country in Vietnam.

Cornelius J.B. Chambers was born in Kissimmee on January 29, 1947. He graduated from Kissimmee High School and worked at Tarcai Farm and Garden Center before enlisting in the U.S. Army. He is Kissimmee’s only black resident to die in Vietnam and was killed on April 3, 1967, along with his entire patrol, when he stepped on a Viet Cong mine.  He was survived by […]

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