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- “Bay of Pigs & The Taxpayers’ Whorehouses” Annie Douglass Broward Hallby Sharon Hardee JimenezMy great-grandmother dreamed of going to Vassar College while growing up in New York City. Vassar was founded in 1861 to offer higher education for women in the United States. Annabelle, as she was affectionately called by her Scottish immigrant grandparents, was encouraged to dream big. Her mother Margaret Anne had died giving birth to Annie. Her grief-stricken father, who worked on boats and ships in New York harbor during the Civil War years, hadContinue reading ““Bay of Pigs & The Taxpayers’ Whorehouses” Annie Douglass Broward Hall”
- Hereditary Diseases! Pandemics! And Quarantines!by Sharon Hardee Jimenez“My Dear Dear Wife,” that’s how Napoleon, my great grandfather, begins his letter to his new wife Annie, my great grandmother. In the Summer of 1888, Annie had gone to visit her family in New York City. Now her husband pleads with her not to come home. August 24th, 1888 Jacksonville, Florida My Dear Dear Wife, We are quarantined all around by other states and counties and the outlook is anything but encouraging. I wouldContinue reading “Hereditary Diseases! Pandemics! And Quarantines!”
- Bury Me Next to My Sergeant Sonby Sharon Hardee JimenezEnid Lyle Broward Hardee 1894 – 1943 My grandmother was the third daughter of First Lady and Florida Governor Annie Douglass and Napoleon Bonaparte Broward (1905-1909). Enid was an early Christmas present for the growing family born December 8th, 1894, as her father was serving in his first important elected position as Sheriff of Duval County Florida. She was born at home at 1011 Church Street close to where Annie and Napoleon had their firstContinue reading “Bury Me Next to My Sergeant Son”
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