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William Ivey Blitch
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Birth: Apr. 13, 1878
Middleburg
Clay County
Florida, USA
Death: Oct. 14, 1950
Bartow
Polk County
Florida, USA

Married first, Kate E. Olmsted, 28 Mar 1906, St. Lucie County, FL and secondly Hattie Theo Rivers 27 Dec 1916 in Green Cove Springs, Clay County, FL.

TAMPA TRIBUNE
TAMPA, HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL
Sunday, 15 Oct 1950 Page A12

William Ivey Blitch died this morning at 11 o'clock at the Bartow City Hospital after a long illness. He was born April 12, 1878 at Green Cove Springs, Fla. A retired locomotive engineer, he came to Mulberry in 1919, was employed by the IM&C until 1928, when he moved to Pierce and was employed by AAC from 1928 to 1944 when he retired.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hattie T. Blitch, two sisters, Mrs. Alma Geer, Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. Pearl Brooker, Green Cove Springs; five brothers, O.T. Blitch, Hendersonville, N.C., H.C. Blitch, Blanton, Ga., F. L. Blitch, Jacksonville, Fla., R. E. Blitch, Coral Gables, Fla., and R. H. Blitch, Quincy, Fla. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, afternoon at 3 o'clock at the A. M. Seigler Funeral Home, the Rev. L. T. Ivey, Green Cove Springs, Rev. Angus McClelland, pastor First Baptist Church, Mulberry and Rev. W. P. Padgett, pastor, Main Street Baptist Church, Bartow officiating. Interment in the Gandy cemetery. A. M. Seigler in charge of arrangements.
NOTE: He died on the 14th of October.

2. NAME AND DATE OF NEWSPAPER UNKNOWN
From the Collection of Mary Kidd

Bartow, Oct 14 (Special) ---
William I. Blitch, grove owner and retired locomotive engineer, died at 11 a.m. today at Bartow General Hospital where he had been a patient for four days. He was a native of Green Cove Springs and was an engineer for the Florida East Coast Railroad for a number of years before injuries received in a wreck caused him to resign and move to Mulberry in 1919. He worked for a phosphate company there, as locomotive engineer, for about nine years, and then accepted a similar position at Pierce, retiring in 1944 to live on his grove at Connersville. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Hattie R. Blitch; two sisters, Mrs. Alma Greer*, Atlanta, and Mrs. Pearl Brooker, Green Cove Springs; and five brothers, O. T., Anderson, N.C.; H. C., Blanton, Ga.; F.L., Jacksonville; R. E., Coral Gables and R. H., Quincy. Last rites will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at A. M. Seigler Funeral Home in Mulberry. Officiating will be the Rev. L. T. Ivey of Green Cove Springs, the Rev. Angus McClelland of Mulberry First Baptist Church and the Rev. W. P. Padgett, pastor of Main Street Baptist Church, Bartow.
Interment in Gandy Cemetery.
*Should be Geer.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Henry Blitch (1852 - 1932)
  Elizabeth Estillee Hall Blitch (1852 - 1931)
 
 Spouses:
  Katie E. Olmstead Blitch (1887 - ____)*
  Hattie Theo Rivers Blitch (1887 - 1978)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ozias Theodore Blitch (1876 - 1956)*
  William Ivey Blitch (1878 - 1950)
  Henry Clinton Blitch (1880 - 1963)*
  Faro Lafait Blitch (1883 - 1963)*
  Rayford Elbert Blitch (1885 - 1959)*
  Verlinda Alma Blitch Geer (1888 - 1965)*
  Leila Pearl Blitch Brooker (1890 - 1969)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Gandy Cemetery
Connersville (Polk County)
Polk County
Florida, USA
Plot: location: B12-4 (n/w)
 
Created by: Ann Parkinson
Record added: Oct 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16281879
William Ivey Blitch
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William Ivey Blitch
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William Ivey Blitch
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Rest In Peace!
- Juanita Goolsby Langston
 Added: Sep. 12, 2009

- Diana
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- LFB
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