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 James Hardy Sadler

James Hardy Sadler

Birth
South Carolina, USA
Death 28 Aug 1934 (aged 75)
Oakland, Orange County, Florida, USA
Burial Oakland, Orange County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 100013551 · View Source
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Sadler was born in 1859 in Abbeville, South Carolina. He was sent to live with his Grandfather, Judge Speer, in 1864 after his father was killed during the civil war. From his Grandfather, James learned to farm and grow oranges. In 1887 he married Matilda Minerva Tilden and constructed a home on what is now SR 438 but in 1906 the house was moved to the back of the property and new two-story Colonial Revival style was constructed and still stands today. Sadler was an influential member of the Oakland community and very successful in many ventures. He was the first to start growing vegetables after the ‘Great Freeze" of 1894 and 1895, this sustained his farm until his groves could begin to bear fruit again. He was the first to irrigate his fields which lead to more opportunities for truck farming. This made him a proponent for good roads and in 1886 he was appointed to the road commission by the Orange County Commissioners. He went on to organize the Bank of Oakland with C.H. Tilden. The bank building was purchased by the Town of Oakland in 1930 and has since been the Oakland Town Hall.

PARENTS
James Hardy Sadler
1829 – 1863
Catherine E Speer
1841 – 1922

SIBLINGS
Alice I Sadler
1861 –
Anna Eva Sadler
1863 – 1944
HALF SIBLING
VIRGINIA MAE WISE
1871-1950

CHILDREN
Douglas Sadler
1888 – 1922
Ruth Sadler
1890 –
Ralph Sadler
1892 – 1986
Calvin Sadler
1896 – 1974
Julian E. Sadler
1896 – 1954
Edith Sadler
1898 –
Catherine Sadler
1900 –
Floy Sadler
1903 –
Myra Sadler
1905 –
Luther F Sadler
1907 – 1994



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  • Created by: Laura Goodman
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100013551
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Hardy Sadler (21 Apr 1859–28 Aug 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100013551, citing Oakland Cemetery, Oakland, Orange County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Laura Goodman (contributor 47821434) .