LMNA Paid Members

Paid Members List  – Updated January 15, 2017 If you feel there is an error, please contact us. We are all just volunteers and are capable of making mistakes! We will happily correct it. historiclmna@gmail.com Last name First Name Membership Expiration Allen/Allore Tim & Leslie 12/31/17 Allen/Moran CJ 4/30/17 Beerman Karen 12/31/17 Beers Bill, Carol 12/31/17 Boring Jon, Christine 12/31/17 Boyd Charles, Julie 1/31/17 Braden Debra 4/30/17 Bristol/Noonan Ken/Nancy 7/1/17 Buxton Matthew 12/31/17 Calhoon Mike & Joy 12/31/17 Chadwell Chris & Duke 3/31/17 Collins Dave, Alice 12/31/17 Corbin Catherine 12/31/17 D’Aunoy Mary 10/31/17 Eddy Ken & Beatrice 4/31/17 Edwards Jim 12/31/2017 Flagler Chuck 2/28/17 Forest Don, Wilma 5/1/17 Foss Brittany 4/30/17 Foss Charles 4/30/17 Foster Emily 6/30/17 Francis Karen 8/30/17 French Ashlee, John 1/31/17 Gardner Dick. Johnathan 4/30/17 Gary Glen 12/31/17 Goding Christine, Brian 1/31/17 Graham Wesley, Michelle 2/28/17 Haffey Cynthia 12/31/17 Haney Jim, June 2/28/17 Harrison James, Marilyn 1/31/17 Hartney Mary 3/31/17 Hasson Brian 12/31/17 Henderson Edie, David 11/30/17 Hunter Richard. Luz-Edith 2/28/17 Joyce Richard 4/30/17 Kenny Randy, Jackie 1/31/17 Knaak Eric & Cypress 4/30/17 Lamb Ken, Heidi 12/31/17 Lannon Steven, Peggy 5/1/17 Malless/Seggerman Jim/Karen 4/30/17 Mann Ed 1/31/17 Martin Snow 12/31/17 Maturo Fern 1/31/17 McCole Kevin & Kim 5/1/17 Moses Rob, Nancy 1/31/17 Musser Wayne, Joan 3/30/17 Norden Bill , Joanne 3/14/17 Orologas Claire 12/31/17 Partain/Guira John/Scott 2/28/17 Persohn Lindsay 12/31/17 Potter Darrin 12/31/17 Quarles Dave, Cookie 12/31/17 Radabaugh John, Ursula 12/31/17 Raymond Maurice, Beatty 12/31/17 Roche Caridad 12/31/16 Ross Jeff 12/31/17 Rudden Peter 12/31/17 Santini Anne 1/31/17 Scruggs Tammy, Steve 4/30/17 Sebree Susan, Bill 12/31/17 Shuff Wayne, Becky 2/28/17 Slavkovsky Nancy, Bob 4/31/17 Stewart Bradford 12/31/17 Sylvester Christopher 12/31/17 Taylor Cliff & Romaine 12/31/17 Thomas Nicholas 12/31/17 Tomlin Ron 1/31/17 Townsend Julie, Billy 1/31/17 Valk Dirk 4/31/17 Vallianatos Nancy 1/31/17 Van Camp Dave 10/4/17 Wade Matt 5/1/17 Walters Marten 7/1/17 White John, Tammy 12/31/17 Williams Gil 12/31/17 Winslow Tom 1/31/17 Winter Jeff, Dawn 1/31/17 Winter Susan 12/31/17 Witte Gary, Mary...

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More about 839 Mississippi: Lakeland Woman Left Teaching Career for War

More about 839 Mississippi: Lakeland Woman Left Teaching Career for War

Reprinted from the Ledger By Bill Rufty Published: Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 4:53 a.m. Elizabeth Thompson of Lakeland holds a photo of herself as an officer in the Navy during World War II. LAKELAND | Elizabeth McGinnes Thompson disliked teaching school so much that she strapped on a .45-caliber pistol and took hundreds of thousands of dollars, sometimes alone, into isolated Navy and Marine training stations in southern California during World War II. Now 90, Thompson, a lifelong Lakeland resident, still speaks with the blunt, no-­nonsense voice of a Navy disbursement officer. Male chauvinism in the military didn’t bother her because she ignored it and the men it came from. “I was in Norfolk for eight months as an ensign but was a glorified secretary, collecting statistics on the amount of paper, glass and other materials used. I put in for a transfer and the commander thought he was punishing me by sending me to San Diego. “I loved it and the boys loved to see me coming. I was paying somebody all the time.” She was born in Lakeland and grew up on Mississippi Avenue, attended Lake Morton Elementary School, swam with friends in Lake Morton and graduated from Lakeland High School — the one on Florida Avenue, which is now Lawton Chiles Middle Academy. Lakeland was a small, close-knit town in the 1920s and ’30s where almost everyone knew almost everyone else. Her father owned McGinnes Lumber Co. in Lakeland, and later another location in Plant City. Her two brothers, Clyde and Willard, took over the companies after the war and kept them in the family for a long time before they were sold. JOINING THE NAVY After graduating with a major in math from Stetson University, Elizabeth taught school for two years in Madison County. She did not like the job. “Most people joined the military for patriotic reasons,” she said. “I joined because I didn’t like teaching school.” With the majority of men in combat, the military branches were in need of female officers and enlisted personnel in the United States. The military in the early 1940s, however, was not the fully balanced group it is today. And while some regular military officers had to tolerate change, they didn’t have to like it. Thompson and other female Navy officer candidates, WAVES, were trained at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass., after she enlisted...

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LMNA Board Announcement

LMNA Board Announcement

Congrats to the 2015 LMNA Board of Directors! Alice Collins – President Jeff Winter – 1st VP – Membership Ursula Radabaugh – 2nd VP – Programs Susan Sebree – Secretary Bill Sebree – Treasurer Julie Townsend – At Large Pam Williams – At Large We have PLENTY of need for help with all kinds of things, so don’t think you missed out on a chance to serve because you are not on the board. We have projects that need directing, parties that need coordinating, tasks that need executing!!   We will share our 2015 priorities list later this year, but we are always open to input from our neighbors. Tell us what is important to YOU! Mark your calendars for the LMNA holiday gathering on December 11, 2014. More information to...

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SNOWFEST

SNOWFEST

The City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation Department is proud to host the 34th Annual Snowfest Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This year’s event will feature a change in location – Munn Park in Downtown Lakeland! Of course, all of the traditional elements will remain including two snow mountains, children’s entertainment, inflatables and arts & crafts and food vendors to complete the day. Price for admission to the Snow Mountains will be a donated canned food item or a $1.00 donation. All canned food items will be donated to Polk County Senior Orphans and VISTE charities. Admission to the inflatables will be $1.00. For more information, please call Julie Adams at (863) 834-8228, or email julie.adams@lakelandgov.net....

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If those walls could talk…

If those walls could talk…

by Ursula Radabaugh, 13 November, 2014 I’m trying a new series in the newly restarted neighborhood news and I hope you will all find something here to love. The plan is to select one home from our Lake Morton historic district for each news cycle, collect the stories through U.S. Census records, land records, old newspaper articles and 1st person interviews, if possible. Aren’t we all a little curious about past stewards of our treasured homes? I’ve always been interested in the people that occupied the spaces around me in time gone by. When I was 4 years old we moved to Turkey and one of our first outings was to the ancient Greek city of Ephesus, built in the 10 century B.C. and famed for its Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. I don’t think when I walked the partially uncovered cobblestoned streets I knew any of this, but, I do remember being in awe that people, very far back in time, had walked these same streets and my imagination went wild trying to conjure up their lives. Fast forward a few years (ahem), and as my husband and I settled into our new, old home in the South Lake Morton Historic District, I found myself wondering about the people that had lived here since it was built. So, the first history in this series will be what I’ve discovered about my own home at 839 Mississippi Ave. It was built in 1922 by Dean U. McGinnes, who moved from Maryland to Hawthorne in Alachua County, Florida with his parents and siblings around 1886. His father was a fruit buyer in the citrus industry and both parents are buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Bartow. Dean married and was found on the 1910 Census to be living in Levon, Marion County, where he was employed as a stenographer. By 1920 he and his family were living at 1011 Tennessee Avenue in our neighborhood, and he was employed as a bookkeeper for the Lakeland Manufacturing Company (a lumber company). On the 1930 census he resided at 839 Mississippi Avenue with his wife Hallie, their sons Williard and Clyde and their daughter Elizabeth. Dean was at this time, a partner in the Sneed-McGinnes Lumber Company, but two years later he was listed as sole proprietor of the McGinnes Lumber Company located on West Main...

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