Kate <I>Whitaker</I> Blood

Kate Whitaker Blood

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Death 1927 (aged 77–78)
Burial Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 68449862 · View Source
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Kate Blood- maiden name was WHITAKER (note only 1 T and not 2 as shown in death record)

Florida Deaths
Katharine Blood
Death: 30 OCT 1927
Death place: Winter Haven, Polk, Florida
Gender: Female Race: white
Age: 87y 15d [should be 77]
Birth: 15 Oct 1849
Birthplace: Stark, Ill
Marital status: Widowed
Father: Oliver Whittaker
Father birthplace: Ny
Mother: Broadhead
Mother birthplace: N.Y.
Occupation: Retired
Cemetery: Mousoleum 2
Burial: 02 Nov 1927

News of the sudden passing of Mrs. Kate Blood, of Winter Haven, Florida, was received with regret by friends in Stark county. Mrs. Blood’s death followed a period of declining health that extended over a number of months.
Mrs. Blood was born in Toulon, Illinois, October 15, 1849, the daughter of Oliver and Catharine Whitaker. On December 28, 1869, she was united in marriage with Henry F. Blood, of Stark, Illinois. In 1885 the family moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where they lived until 1888, when they moved to Winter Haven, then a tiny hamlet numbering only a few souls.
Mrs. Blood and her family became prominent with the growth of the city in church and community work. She was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian church and a leading factor in the building of the first church edifice.
Mrs. Blood is survived by three sons, Prescott Blood and Norman Blood, of Winter Haven, Florida, and Fred H. Blood, of New York City; one daughter, Mrs. W. H. Halsey, of Terra Ceia, Florida; one brother, Andrew J. Whitaker, of Washington, D. C.; and one sister, Mrs. Stella Mathews, of Los Angeles.

Source: The Stark County News, Toulon, Ill., Nov. 16, 1927
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Don Schmidt, aka Don Saxon

Supt. Toulon Cemetery


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  • Created by: Donna McPherson
  • Added: 16 Apr 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 68449862
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kate Whitaker Blood (1849–1927), Find a Grave Memorial no. 68449862, citing Oaklawn Cemetery, Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Donna McPherson (contributor 46906329) .