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 Benjamin Brewton Blitch Sr.

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Benjamin Brewton Blitch Sr.

Birth
Georgia, USA
Death
9 Oct 1941 (aged 67)
Chattahoochee, Gadsden County, Florida, USA
Burial
Marianna, Jackson County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID
22603839 View Source

The Miami News
Miami, Dade County, Florida
15 Oct 1941
Florida Minister Taken by Death
A record of more than 36 years of religious service in Florida was that of the Rev. B. B. Blitch, 67, where he died at Marianna following a long illness, Oct 9th.
Coming to Miami in 1926, his first work was to organize the church that is now West Little River Baptist. In 1930 he organized Flagler Street Baptist Church where he was pastor for nearly 11 years. Characteristic of the Rev. Blitch was his successful founding of churches in out-of-the-way places and out of unfavorable circumstances. Before the Flagler Street Church came into existence he held services in a warehouse across the street from its present location.
The Rev. Blitch, because of poor health, was forced to resign about 10 months ago. He was buried at Marianna. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Hattie Blitch, of 3401 S. W. 2nd Street; three sons, James A., of Hudsonville, IL, Roscoe J. of San Antonio, TX, and Benjamin H. of Miami; a sister, Mrs. Susie E. Marble, of Pensacola; a half brother, R. H. Purdom, of Tampa; and six grandchildren.

The Miami News
Miami, Dade County, Florida
15 Oct 1941
Florida Minister Taken by Death
A record of more than 36 years of religious service in Florida was that of the Rev. B. B. Blitch, 67, where he died at Marianna following a long illness, Oct 9th.
Coming to Miami in 1926, his first work was to organize the church that is now West Little River Baptist. In 1930 he organized Flagler Street Baptist Church where he was pastor for nearly 11 years. Characteristic of the Rev. Blitch was his successful founding of churches in out-of-the-way places and out of unfavorable circumstances. Before the Flagler Street Church came into existence he held services in a warehouse across the street from its present location.
The Rev. Blitch, because of poor health, was forced to resign about 10 months ago. He was buried at Marianna. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Hattie Blitch, of 3401 S. W. 2nd Street; three sons, James A., of Hudsonville, IL, Roscoe J. of San Antonio, TX, and Benjamin H. of Miami; a sister, Mrs. Susie E. Marble, of Pensacola; a half brother, R. H. Purdom, of Tampa; and six grandchildren.

Gravesite Details

Husband of Jane Elizabeth (Harrison) and married Hattie Barbara (Davis) 9 Nov 1913 Jackson County, FL; father of James Archibald, Roscoe Judson, Mary/Maisey & Benjamin Brewton Blitch, Jr


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