Daughters of veterans preserve history & heritage

Daughters of veterans preserve history & heritage

Osceola History celebrates May as History Month. Throughout May 2020, we are featuring local heritage organizations. United Daughters of the Confederacy and Daughters of Union Veterans Lineage societies for daughters of both Confederate and Union veterans were formed for the purpose of not just perpetuating the memory of their ancestors but to assist in Soldier’s Homes and participate in other benevolent works. They continue to […]

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Woman’s Club of St. Cloud helped establish city library

Woman’s Club of St. Cloud helped establish city library

April is National Volunteer Month. Throughout the month we are featuring articles about service organizations in Osceola County. Woman’s Club of St. Cloud The Woman’s Club of St. Cloud traces its beginnings to a small group of women who met in a tent on March 14, 1910, soon after the city of St. Cloud, Florida, was formed. Known as the Ladies Improvement Club, the women […]

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American Woman’s League offered music and books for residents

American Woman’s League offered music and books for residents

April is National Volunteer Month. Throughout the month we will share articles about the history of service organizations in Osceola County. American Woman’s League Edward Gardner Lewis, the publisher of two prominent women’s magazines, established the American Woman’s League (A.W.L.) in 1907 after the U.S. Postal Service told him the magazines didn’t qualify for lower postal rates due to being mostly advertising. The A.W.L. served […]

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Mary Crankshaw was first county resident to receive Jefferson Award for Public Service

Mary Crankshaw was first county resident to receive Jefferson Award for Public Service

Mary was the youngest of three daughters born to Kelton L. and Mary Belle Gentry Pepper. She was born on July 6, 1908, in Atlanta, Georgia, and was raised as an Army brat, traveling with the family to the Philippines, Japan, China and the Panama Canal. This afforded her the opportunity to meet famous people, such as Gen. Douglas MacArthur and Gen. George Patton, actors […]

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