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R. L. Hyer & Company Livery

Messrs. R. L. Hyer & Co., have sold their entire livery business to Menefee & Palmer and W. M. Matthews of the Orlando Transfer Company, Mr. Matthews buying two-thirds and Menefee & Palmer one-third of the outfit. The transfer took place Wednesday. Mr. Hyer will discontinue business in this city, but will spend the winter in Florida; he has not decided yet where he will locate.

Advertisement published in the 15 March 1895 The South-Florida Sentinel, page 3.

LIVERY SALE AND FEED STABLE
R. L. HYER & CO.
ARE AT THE OLD STAND WITH
EVERYTHING NEW IN THEIR LINE
Splendid Equipages, Safe Horses, Careful Drivers, Reasonable Prices
Horses And Mules For Sale Summer And Winter
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Lillian Hyer Dies 1911

Published in the Reporter Star on Wednesday 18 January 1911. Lillian Hyer was the daughter of Robert Lee Hyer and Henrietta Hyer. R.L....

Obituary - Hatabel Hyer - 1980

The obituary of Hatabel Hyer was publshed in the Sentinel Star on Monday 2 June 1980, page 4C. The Funeral Notice was also...

Edward Stewart Hyer Funeral Notice 1956

The Funeral Notice and Obituary for Edward Stewart Hyer were published in the Orlando Sentinel on 1 May 1956, page 4B. Edward Stewart...

Edward Stewart Hyer Obituary 1956

The Obiturary and Funeral Notice for Edward Stewart Hyer was published in the Oralndo Sentinel on 1 May 1956, page 4B. Edward Stewart...

James Shelby Hyer Funeral Notice 1958

The Funeral Notice of James Shelby Hyer was published on 31 October 1958 in the Orlando Sentinel page B6. James Shelby Hyer is...

1915-16 Orlando City Directory - Hyers in Orlando

The 1915-1916 Orlando City Directory (p. 162) shows the adult Hyer family members living in Orlando. Miss Edna E [Ewing] Hyer, clerk at...

Hyer Family - 1930 Telephone Directory

1930-1931 Orlando, Florida Telephone Directory, including Sanford and Longwood, Winter-Spring Issue, p.27. The directory shows David B. Hyer archtiect...

Joseph M. Hyer Obituary 1919

Obituary of Joseph M. Hyer, brother of Edward Pringle Hyer , Robert Lee Hyer and Alexander Means Hyer published in the Orlando...

Robert Lee Hyer Obituary 1950

Robert Lee Hyer died Friday 18 September 1950 in Orlando. There was nothing published under the DEATHS section in the Orlando Sentinel...

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Hatabel Hyer's Pioneer Party Line Part 1



Hatabel Hyer - Early Home Remedies, Area Doctors

On March 19, 1975, Hatabel Hyer recorded her recollections of early home remedies, before there were doctors in the area.  She then talks about     the early doctors who came to Orlando. 
 




Hatabel Hyer - Early Lawyers, Notable Women.

On March 19, 1975 Hatabel Hyer recorded her memories of early lawyers in the Orlando area and then talks about notable women and their accomplishments.
To read more about Margaret Ekdahl's "Miss America" fame please see  A Legendary Beauty: In '30, An Orlando Woman Was Called Miss America
Read more about Margaret Ekdahl's all too brief life and enjoy seeing collected photos of Florida's first "Miss America" at www.TampaPix.com/ekdahl.htm




Hatabel Hyer Part 9

(Cassette dated May 28, 1975.)  Continued  -  Mr. Sears visits Hatabel's mother in Kentucky to propose marriage, preparations for wedding, mother decided to marry Hatabel's father instead, church burned down, typhoid fever, mother's wedding dress and checkerboard stockings!, typhoid treatment, genetic ancestry, uncle's tragic story, ancestral families and notable relatives.
 
Ms Hyer's travels in search of family connections continues with Hatabel Hyer in search of ancesters, Part A.




Hatabel Hyer Part 8

Hatabel Hyer's recollections:  Church Street Bank / 1929 stock market crash, women's suffrage, speech classes, gardening - Hibiscus hybrid named after her, Brevard, N. C. camping, oral history project, living relatives, Canadian trip by Orlando Masons, Mr. Sears visits Hatabel's mother in Kentucky.
 




Hatabel Hyer Part 7

Hatabel Hyer's recollections:  Races at Lake Eola (continued), 1913 first sewers, WWI, pavng roads, Miami trip, Insurance business, clubs, stamp collecting and John Massick.




Hatabel Hyer Part 6

Hatabel Hyer's recollections:  Courthouse clock (continued), first automobiles and paving, Carl Dann -subdivision developments:  Concord Park, Colonialtown, College Park, etc., father's death, Tuberculosis, roomers, courthouse job, Mr. Lockhart and races at Lake Eola.
 




Hatabel Hyer Part 5

Hatabel Hyer's recollections:  Mr. Sam Robinson & Mr. Freeze, Lake Eola recreation, armory, party, scandals, bicycles, church (First Presbyterian), graveyard, tobacco use, Milo Cooper, Augustus Jackson, Jeanette Robinson Murphy, courthouse clock.
 




Hatabel Hyer Part 4

Hatabel Hyer's recollections:  Sorosis Club, library, Mrs. Beardall, Spanish American War, growth of Orlando,  picnic trips, formal education was boring, made clothing for siblings, Mr. Albertson and the library,annual Christmas party, father's death (1909), Orlando's people.




Hatabel Hyer Part 3

Hatabel Hyer's recollections:  Banks of Orlando, 1892, Mrs. Abbott's school, Mrs. Johnson's school, teachers, Adventist's school, more teachers, 1903, mother's death, away to boarding school, grades 8 through 12 all in one room, members of graduation class, school burned down - 1905, recreation, Lake Eola  - swimming, racing, golf course, hunting venison, eating jerky and popcorn, northern visitors, serenading negro groups, the Cohens, Bermans, Solomons, social clubs.
 




Hatabel Hyer Part 2

Hatabel Hyer's recollections:  Family home; brothers and sisters; father's stroke; the Big Freeze of 1895; early trips; Coca Cola; downtown Orlando.




Hatabel Hyer Part 1

Hatabel Hyer's recollections:  Ancestry; Grandfather - bayonet maker in Covington, GA; slave; Spanish American War veterans; Civil War veterans; Civil War stories.




Hatabel Hyer in search of ancesters, Part A

Traveling in search of ancestors, finding family portraits, visiting mother's family home, visiting grandfather's third wife, Methodist "camp meeting", Brummel relative and Wild Bill Hicock, red heads in the family, the Richards; (long pause), 35 or 40 cassettes to be distributed to family, oral history project - "Pioneer Party Line", Jim Spence - president of the Southeast National Bank.
 




Hatabel Hyer in search of ancesters, Part B

Ms Hyer recounts visiting Perryville graveyard; the Samuel Warren Ewings; the Gregorys; "Aunt Duck"; the Brummels.




Hatabel Hyer in search of ancesters, Part C

Ms Hyer's continued searches for ancestors and relatives; antique collectors; Aunt Lizzie gathered relative remains in Lebonon, KY; more Ewings; the Ganos; John Logan; John Mottley Brummel; prepairing varoius trunks for storing and distributing family artifacts; John Mottley Brummel, cont.; Squire Goodlow; Cousin Sally; the "art of ancestor catching."
 




Hatabel Hyer in search of ancesters, Part D

Hatabel speaks of book, The Clan Ewing, and the Hyer ancestry.




Hatabel Hyer in search of ancesters, Part E

Hatabel speaks of the Hyer brothers coming to Florida; Grandmother Great; (there is a long pause on the tape); John Allen Gano and the establishment of Liberia, etc.; "The Trick of Catchin' Ancestors"
 




H Hyer discusses Gano papers, Pt 1

Ms Hyer discusses with James R. Spence some papers from John Allen Gano.  Mr. Gano was a prolific writer and had been the secretary of the Kentucky branch of the American Colonization Society.  This society's mission was to finance and arrange for freed slaves to return to Africa, to colonize the continent.  This lead to the founding of Liberia.  Hatabel had found the papers in an old family attic and donated the them to the University of Missouri in 1953.  This interview was conducted on September 20, 1976.




H Hyer discusses Gano papers, Pt 2

The discussion continued.  Ms Hyer was related to Mr. Gano by his mother, Elizabeth Ewing.  In Part 2 Ms Hyer also relates more of the Ewing family line.




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Hatabel Hyer - 1910 U.S. Census

Edward Pringle Hyer, died in 1909 leaving his children Hatabel, Edna, Mary and E.P. Jr., ages 19, 15, 14, and 12, orphans, but surely under the watchful eye of his brother Robert Lee Hyer, who had remarried the childrens' former teacher May Rinaldi. The 1910 U.S. Census of Orlando, Orange County, Florida (NARA Series T624, Roll 126, ED 110, Sheet 18A, Page 46A) shows Edward and Josephine's orphaned children: Hattie B. [Hatabel] age 20, Edna E[wing] age 16, Mary B[rummal] age 15, and Edward P[ringle] age 13, living in the family home at 105 Jackson Street. Their father must have made arrangements for the children's well-being as the house is paid for and Hatabel is not employed.


Alexander Hyer - Indenture 3 March 1876

Alexander Means Hyer and Martha Harris of Mellonville, Florida (married in 1875) sold 80 acres of land in Orange County, Florida on 3 March 1876 to Joseph C. Harper for $450. One of the witnesses to the instrument is his brother E.P. "Edward Pringle " Hyer. The property description is as follows: The East half of the South East quarter of Section 17, in Township 22, South of Range 30 East containing 80 acres more or less.

Other people mentioned: Joseph C. Harper, Chas. (Charles) H. Munger, C. (Cassius) A. Boone - Justice of the Peace, J. P. Hughey - Clerk Circuit Court

The original document available at the Office of the Orange County Florida Comptroller http://occompt.com/


Alexander Hyer - Property Sale - 10 Dec 1884

In March 1876 Alexander Means Hyer and his wife Mattie sold 80 acres of land for $450 dollars. On 23 May 1884 they purchased the 10 acres of land described below from James R. Patrick and his wife Ava Patrick for $550. Just seven months later, Alexander Means Hyer and Martha Harris Hyer sold the same 10 acres of land in Orange County on 10 December 1884 to Thomas Stepheson for $800.

The property description is as follows: The North East quarter of the South East quarter of the South West quarter of Section 21 in Township 22, South of Range 29.

Other people mentioned: C. T. Gooding, R. E. Dasher - Notary Public, T. J. Shine, D. Shine

The original document available at the Office of the Orange County Florida Comptroller http://occompt.com/


Alexander Hyer - Deed - 23 September 1913

This deed dated 23 September 1913 shows that Alexander Means Hyer and his wife Martha "Mattie" Hyer were no longer residents of Orange County but Leon County, Florida.

Others mentioned: Petrea Bell, J. H. Smithwick, J. P. Williams, Eugene B. Bradley, A. M. Hyer, Mattie Hyer, F. B. Carter, Jr., B. M. Robinson, M. J. Gilchrist


Alexander Hyer Comptroller Documents

List of documents mentioning Alexander Means Hyer, A. M. Hyer, Alexander Hyer and his wife Martha Harris Hyer, Martha Hyer, Mattie Hyer available for inspecetion online at the Orange County Florida Comptroller Office http://or.occompt.com

 


Alexander Hyer - Deed - 23 May 1884

In March 1876 Alexander Means Hyer and his wife Mattie sold 80 acres of land for $450 dollars. On 23 May 1884 they purchased the 10 acres of land described below from James R. Patrick and his wife Ava Patrick for $550. Just seven months later, Alexander Means Hyer and Martha Harris Hyer sold the same 10 acres of land in Orange County on 10 December 1884 to Thomas Stepheson for $800.

The property description is as follows: The North East quarter of the South East quarter of the South West quarter of Section 21 in Township 22, South of Range 29.

Other people mentioned: L. J. Dollins, T. J. Shine - Thomas Shine, Jessup Patrick,

The original document available at the Office of the Orange County Florida Comptroller http://occompt.com/


Edward Pringle Hyer - 1900 U.S. Census

The 1900 U.S. Census of Orlando, Orange County, Florida (NARA Series T623, Roll 175, ED 116, Page 21B, Sheet 11B) shows the family of Edward P. Hyer age 48, born March 1852 in Georgia; his wife Josephine B. age 42, born in Kentucky in April 1858, married 13 years, had five pregnancies with four living children. The children are Hattie B age 10, born Oct 1889 in Florida; Edna E. born Oct 1893 in Florida; Mary Brummal born Jan 1895 in Florida, and Edward P born Oct 1896 in Florida.

The fifth child was Dorothy who died as an infant in 1888.

Full names: Mary Brummal Hyer, Edna Ewing Hyer, Hatabel Hyer, Josephine Ewing Hyer, Edward Pringle Hyer

 


1879 Deed Edward P. Hyer and William A. Patrick

Edward Pringle Hyer and William A. Patrick purchased property from James Delaney and Margaret Delany on 5 December 1879 for $200. It appears to be part of the property that comprised the Livery stable and mule lot owned by E. P. Hyer in the 1890s.
 Property Description: North portion of Lot number Six in the plat and Survey of the Town of Orlando, Fronting twenty two feet on the Street running north and south between Lot number Six and the Court House Square and running back west Seventy feet; said lot number Six being described as follows; bounded on the north by Lot number five or Jail lot on the east, by the Street running north and South between Lot number six and the Court House Square on the South by the Street running east and west between lot number Six and lot number Seven, and on the west by the lands now owned by Robert R. Reid. Said lot number six having a front on the Street west of the Court House Square of seventy feet and running back west one hundred feet and being in the south east quarter of Section twenty six in township twenty two, South of Range twenty nine, each containing sixteen hundreths of an acre, more or less.
Others mentioned: J. C. Anderson, D. T. Shine, S. B. Harrington, J. P. Hughey.The 1884 Business District map reproduced in Bacon's Orlando a Centennial History, Volume 1, pp. 120-21 shows that this is a mule lot which in 1884 is owned by P. A. Foster who also owns the livery stable at the corner of Orange and Central. The mule lot is bordered on the north by Central Ave, on the east by Court Avenue, on the south by Pine Street.


1882 Deed Edward P. Hyer and William A. Patrick

"the above is part of the same land conveyed by James Delaney to W. A. Patrick and E. P. Hyer all of which will now fully appear lay reference to a plan of the town of Orlando on file in theclerks office of said county and state."

Others mentioned in deed: Edward Pringle Hyer, E.P. Hyer, William A. Patrick, Jane E. Patrick, T. J. Shine, J. P.  Hughey, L. J. Dollins, James Delaney.

The 1884 Business District map reproduced in Bacon's Orlando a Centennial History, Volume 1, pp. 120-21 shows that this is a mule lot which in 1884 is owned by P. A. Foster who also owns the livery stable at the corner of Orange and Central. The mule lot is bordered on the north by Central Ave, on the east by Court Avenue, on the south by Pine Street.


Edward Pringle Hyer - Property Records

List of property documents on file at the Comptroller of Orange County Florida and available online at the Comptroller web site.
Comptroller Orange County Florida http://www.occompt.com


Thomas Hyer Family - 1860 Census

Four Hyer brothers: Alexander Means, Edward Pringle, Joseph, and Robert Lee, came to Orlando as pioneers. Their parents were Thomas and Martha Hyer of Covington, Newton County, Georgia.

The 1860 U.S. Census of Covington, Newton County, Georgia (NARA Series M653, Roll 133, Page 427) shows family of Thomas [Farr] Hyer age 42, wife Martha [Caroline Stewart] age 40, sons: W.S. [William Stewart] age 17, E.F. [Emory Few] age 15, Alex M [Alexander Means] age 13, Th [Thomas] Goodrich age 11, Edward H P [Henry Pringle] age 9, Joseph S age 7, Martha C [Caroline "Aunt Carrie"] age 5, Joseph O A age 1.


Thomas Hyer Family -1870 Cenus

Four Hyer brothers came to Orlando as pioneers. They were sons of Thomas and Martha Hyer of Covington, Newton County, Georgia.

The 1870 U.S. Census of Covington, Newton County, Georgia (NARA Series M593, Roll 168, Page 67) shows family of Martha C, Hyer, widow age 49, with children Thomas [Goodrich Hyer] age 20, Edward P [Henry Pringle] age 17, Joseph M [Michael] age 15, Carrie [Martha Caroline] age 12, and Robert L [Lee] age 8.


Alexander Hyer - 1880 Census

The 1880 U.S. Census of the 3rd Division, Orange County, Florida (NARA Series T9, Roll 131, ED 2, Sheet 431B, Page 2B) shows Mattie, married to A. M. Hyer age 32, occupation - keeps liquor store. Children: James (1876-29 Oct 1958), Thomas (b. 1878), (b. Oct 1879). Records show Alexander was the fourth mayor of Orlando from 1879-1880.

 


Alexander Hyer - 1885 Florida State Census

Alexander Means Hyer "A.M.", "Doc Hyer" was one of Orlando's pioneers. Census records show that he was involved in a variety of commercial and political ventures. The 1885 Florida census shows that son Thomas is no longer in the household. Cemetery records show that he died 6 February 1883 at the age of 5 1/2 years old.

The 1885 Florida State Census of Orange County (E.D. 1, Page 13B ) shows A. M. Hyer age 37, profession/occupation/trade: Hotel, wife Mattie age 30, children: son James age 12, Pauline age 9, daughter B. age 5, daughter "baby" age 1.


Alexander Hyer - 1900 U.S. Census - Pensacola

The 1900 U.S. Census of Orange County, Florida (NARA Series T623, Roll 175, ED 116, Sheet 12A, Page 22A) shows Mattie (b. May 1853) on Jackson street just one house down from R.L. Hyer and his family. A.M. Hyer is not in the household but she indicates she is married. All four living children reside at home: James (b. July 1876) plumber, Beatrice (b. Dec 1880), Mattie B (b. July 1885), and Stewart (b. Feb 1888).
In contrast, the 1900 U.S. Census of Escambia County, Pensacola, Florida (NARA Series T623, Roll 168, ED 23, Sheet 7A, Page 277A) shows Alexander Hyer, b. 1846, single, occupation real estate agent, living in a boarding house.


Alexander Hyer - 1900 U.S. Census - Orlando

The 1900 U.S. Census of Orange County, Florida (NARA Series T623, Roll 175, ED 116, Sheet 12A, Page 22A) shows Mattie (b. May 1853) on Jackson street just one house down from R.L. Hyer and his family. A.M. Hyer is not in the household but she indicates she is married. All four living children reside at home: James (b. July 1876) plumber, Beatrice (b. Dec 1880), Mattie B (b. July 1885), and Stewart (b. Feb 1888).
If you look a little further down the census page, you will also see the family of Alexander's brother Robert Lee "R.L.", "Bob" Hyer who also live on Jackson Street.
In contrast, the 1900 U.S. Census of Escambia County, Pensacola, Florida (NARA Series T623, Roll 168, ED 23, Sheet 7A, Page 277A) shows Alexander Hyer, b. 1846, single, occupation real estate agent, living in a boarding house.


Alexander Hyer - 1910 U.S. Census - Pensacola

According to the 1910 U.S. Census of Orange County, Florida (NARA Series T624, Roll 166, ED 108, Sheet 3B) Alexander's wife Martha is listed as 54 year old widow, [Mrs.] Alexander M, [Mattie], mother, residing with her son James S as head of household and with her children Beatrice (23), and Stewart (21).
At the same time, Alex M. Hyer age 62 is still living in Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida and is listed as a single, land agent (NARA Series T624, Roll 160, ED 15, Page 52A, Sheet 25A).
It certainly seems the two are separated, however, a 1913 an indenture recorded in Orange County on 23 September 1913 shows that A.M. and Mattie reside in Leon County, Florida.


Alexander Hyer - 1910 U.S. Census - Orlando

According to the 1910 U.S. Census of Orange County, Florida (NARA Series T624, Roll 166, ED 108, Sheet 3B) Martha is listed as 54 year old widow, [Mrs.] Alexander M, [Mattie], mother, with her son James S as head of household and children Beatrice (23), and Stewart (21).
At the same time, Alex M. Hyer age 62 is still living in Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida and is listed as a single, land agent (NARA Series T624, Roll 160, ED 15, Page 52A, Sheet 25A).
It certainly seems the two are separated, however, a 1913 an indenture recorded in Orange County on 23 September 1913 shows that A.M. and Mattie reside in Leon County, Florida.


Beatrice Hyer - 1920 U.S. Census - Orlando

The 1920 U.S. Census of Orange County, Florida (NARA Series T625, Roll 228, ED 114, Sheet 18B, Page 49B) shows Martha age 6 5, married, living with her daughter Beatrice age 39, occupation: dressmaker at house, listed as lodgers at 142 [?] Central Ave in Orlando but head of household is not listed.


Joseph Michael Hyer - 1900 U.S. Census - Orange County

According to the 1900 U.S. Census of Covington, Newton County, Georgia (NARA Series T623, Roll 214, ED 92, Sheet 20B, Page 253B) 13 year old Estelle "Essie" Hyer resides with her Uncle James, Auntie Carrie, and cousins Ethel and Ruth Worsham - probably due to her mother's death on 8 Nov 1889.

The 1900 U.S. Census of Florida shows widowed Joseph Hyer age 46 is listed as farm laborer living in the Conway District of Orange County (NARA Series T623, Roll 175, ED 124, Page 131B, Sheet 3B).

Joe's son Harry joined the Navy at the age of 15 to fight in the Spanish American War. The 1900 U.S. Military and Naval Population Census (NARA Series T623, Roll 1842, Company or Troop 137, Sheet 2C, Page 137C) shows 16 year old Harry (b. 13 Aug 1883) on the "U.S.S. New York" in the port of Newport in Rhode Island.

 


Harrison Pringle Hyer - 1900 U.S. Military Census

Joseph Michael Hyer's son Harrison Pringle Hyer "Harry" joined the Navy at the age of 15 to fight in the Spanish American War. The 1900 U.S. Military and Naval Population Census (NARA Series T623, Roll 1842, Company or Troop 137, Sheet 2C, Page 137C) shows 16 year old Harry (b. 13 Aug 1883) on the "U.S.S. New York" in the port of Newport in Rhode Island.

According to the 1900 U.S. Census of Covington, Newton County, Georgia (NARA Series T623, Roll 214, ED 92, Sheet 20B, Page 253B) 13 year old Estelle "Essie" Hyer resides with her Uncle James, Auntie Carrie, and cousins Ethel and Ruth Worsham - probably due to her mother's death on 8 Nov 1889.

The 1900 U.S. Census of Florida shows widowed Joseph Hyer age 46 is listed as farm laborer living in the Conway District of Orange County (NARA Series T623, Roll 175, ED 124, Page 131B, Sheet 3B).


Estelle "Essie" Hyer - 1900 U.S. Census

According to the 1900 U.S. Census of Covington, Newton County, Georgia (NARA Series T623, Roll 214, ED 92, Sheet 20B, Page 253B) 13 year old Estelle "Essie" Hyer resides with her Uncle John, Auntie Carrie, and cousins Ethel and Ruth Worsham - probably due to her mother's death on 8 Nov 1889.

The 1900 U.S. Census of Florida shows widowed Joseph Hyer age 46 is listed as farm laborer living in the Conway District of Orange County (NARA Series T623, Roll 175, ED 124, Page 131B, Sheet 3B).

Joe's son Harry joined the Navy at the age of 15 to fight in the Spanish American War. The 1900 U.S. Military and Naval Population Census (NARA Series T623, Roll 1842, Company or Troop 137, Sheet 2C, Page 137C) shows 16 year old Harry (b. 13 Aug 1883) on the "U.S.S. New York" in the port of Newport in Rhode Island.


Harrison Pringle Hyer - 1910 U.S. Military Census

The 1910 U.S. Military and Naval Population Census (NARA Series T624, Roll 1784, Page 42A) shows 26 year old Quartermaster 1st Class Harry Hyer aboard the U.S.S. Des Moines .


Harrison Pringle Hyer, Estelle Hyer 1920 U.S. Census - Jacksonville

The 1920 U.S. Census of Duval County, Florida (NARA Series T625 , Roll 219, ED 81, Page 242A, Sheet 10A) shows Harry – sailor in Naval Reserve - living with sister Estelle age 30, her husband Benjamin Wright age 30, occupation: farm operator and their 1 year 9 month old son.
Harry was back in Orlando in 1930, died in 1934 in Duval County and was buried in the family plot at Orlando’s Greenwood Cemetery.


1884 Deed Edward Pringle Hyer and Joseph Michael Hyer
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Robert Lee Hyer - Property Records

Property Records for Robert Lee Hyer on file at the Comptroller's Office Orange County, Florida


1887 Deed - Robert L. Hyer and

On the 9th of April 1887 Robert L. Hyer purchased property in Apopka from Luther and Emily Tilden for the sum of $100.

Property description: Lot number two in Block G of L F Tilden addition to the Town of Apopka a plat of which is on file in the clerks office at Orlando Florida Plat Book A, page 140.

Witnessed by Walter Sadler, Arthur Spier. Deputy Clerk D.T. Shine


1892 Deed Cemetery Plot - Robert Lee Hyer

Mary Ruth Hyer, one year old daughter of Robert Lee Hyer and Hennie Coleman Brown Hyer died in January 1892, triggering the purchase of the cemetery plot described in this indenture dated 2 February 1892. The cemetery plot is located in Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando.

Names mentioned: Elijah Hand, Ingram Fletcher, L.P. Wescott, Bill Robinson, E. G. Sharpe, Orlando Cemetery


1905 Deed Robert Lee Hyer - George Stewart

Property Description: East half of the southwest quarter, southwest quarter of southeast quarter, section twenty-five, northwest quarter of northeast quarter and northeast quarter of northwest quarter of Section thirty-six all in Township twenty-three South of Range twent-eight East.

This deed is made for the purpose of correcting a deed made the 14th day of November 1904, by R. L. Hyer and his wife, Hennie C. Hyer to George T. Stewart ...


1940 Deed Robert Lee Hyer to Laulie Hyer

Indenture between Robert Lee Hyer and Mary Graves Rinaldi Hyer (Robert's 2nd wife) and Laulie Hyer of Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. Property is described as Lot Six of Golden Oak Lake Lots according to plat thereof recorded in Plat Book "J" page 112 of the Public Records of Orange County, Florida.

The document is witnessed by Ruth Worsham - daughter of Robert Lee Hyer's deceased sister Martha Caroline "Auntie" "Carrie" Hyer Worshm and Anne Harris.


1947 Deed Robert Lee Hyer and Ruth Worsham

On 29 April 1947 Robert Lee Hyer and Mary Rinaldi Hyer granted to their niece Ruth Worsham - daughter of Robert's deceased sister Martha Caroline "Carrie" Hyer Worsham, an undivided one half interest in the following property:
Begin one hundred and twenty feet north of the north west corner of Church street and Orange Avenue in the City of Orlando and run North thirty one feet, thence west eighty two and one half feet, thence South one foot, thence West one half foot, thence South thirty feet, thence East eight three feet to place of beginning, being part of Lots one and eleven of block thirty eight of R.R. Reids addition to Orlando as recorded in Plat Book "C" page 63 of the Public Records of Orange County, Florida.
Witnessed by Margy V. Clay notary.


1903 Purchase Robert Lee Hyer and Jerome Palmer

Property purchased for $5000 on 21 February 1903: Beginning at a point one hundred fifty seven and nine tenths feet North of the Southwest corner of Block twenty seven of R. R. Reid's Addition to the Town of Orlando according to the plat of said addition filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Orange County aforesaid, and running thence North ninety feet, thence East one hundred and sixty six and seventy one one hundredths feet, thence South one hundred nad fifty feet, thence West forty nine and seventy one one hundredths feet, thence West one hundred and seventeen feet to the place of begining.

And also beginning ninety seven and one half feet North and twelve feet West of the Southeast corner of lot t hree of Block twenty seven aforesaid and running thence North two and one half feet to corner of the foregoing tract thence West fifty feet, t hence South two and one half feet, thence East fifty feet to the place of beginning.

And also beginning two hundred and forty seven and ninetenths feet North of the Southwest corner of Block twenty seven aforesaid, and running thence North seven feet, thence one hundred and seventeen feet, thence South two and one half feet, thence East fifty feet, thence South four and one half feet and thence West one hundred and sixty seven feet to the place of beginning. See book 116 page 99.


Indenture 1903 Robert Lee Hyer and Jerome Palmer
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1911 Deed Robert Lee Hyer to Braxton Beacham

For the amount of $1000 the following property was conveyed to Braxton Beacham and Nannie Giles: beginning at a point One Hundred and Fifty seven and nine tenths feet North of the Southwest corner of Block 27 of R. R. Reid's Addition to the Town of Orlando, according to the plat of said Addition filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Orange County aforesaid; and thence running North Ninety feet to Central Avenue; thence East Ninety feet to a Ten foot alley hereby created; thence South along with West side of said alley Ninety feet; thence West Ninety feet to the place of beginning; and being a part of the property conveyed to the said R. L. Hyer and Jerome Palmer by deed recorded in Deed Book 116 at page 101, and there is conveyed by this deed all the frontage on Orange Avenue now owned by said parties of the first part.
And in consideration aforesaid the said parties of the first part hereby agree to establish an alley ten feet wide on the east side of the lot hereby conveyed and running south from its northeast corner the full length of said lot, said alley to be for the exclusive use and benefit of the property hereby conveyed on the west side of said alley and for the property on the east side of said alley hereby reserved by said parties of the first part.


1904 Indenture Sheriff Vick and Robert Lee Hyer

Property purchased by Robert Lee Hyer in a Sheriff's Sale as a result of a law suit brought by Margaret Logan against Nat Poyntz.


Edward Pringle Hyer, Jr. Obituary 1967 Obituary and Funeral Notice for Edward Pringle HyerJr

Edward Pringle Hyer, Jr. died on 6 September 1967 in Rome, Georgia. He was the brother of Hatabel Hyer, Edna Hyer, and Mary Hyer.
Mentioned: Young Presbyteers, Theresa Hyer, Miss Hatabel Hyer, Mrs. Edna Newbanks, Mrs. Mary Dale, Reverend John C. Spring.


Edward Pringle Hyer Jr. Obituary

Obituary and Funeral Notice for Edward Pringle Hyer, Jr. -
son of Edward Pringle Hyer, Sr. and Josephine Hyer; brother of Hatabel Hyer, Edna Hyer, and Mary Hyer.

Mentioned: Theresa Hyer, Miss Hatabel Hyer, Mrs. Edna Newbanks, Mrs. Mary Dale.


Beatrice Hyer Obituary

Mentioned: Beatrice Caroline Hyer, Alexander Means Hyer, Mattie Hyer, Mrs. L. C. Murrow, Dickson and Ives


Alexander M. Hyer - General Land Office Deed

This document was signed by President Rutherford B. Hayes on 13 December 1878 but description of the document show it dates 3 March 1876. The property description is exactly the same as the indenture for the land he sold to Mr. Harper in 1876 except the acreage is listed as 79.79 on this document and the other describes the property as 80 acres more or less.


1910 Census - Robert L. Hyer

The 1910 U.S. Census of Orlando, Orange County, Florida (NARA Series T624, Roll 166, ED 110, Page 45B, Sheet 17B) shows the Robert Lee Hyer family residing at 106 South Street. (This seems wrong, as all other sources show the family residing on Jackson Street.) The household includes Robert L age 48, proprietor of a livery stable married three years to his second wife Mary R [Rinaldi] age 38; daughter Lillian age 16, and son Robert L age 4.


1900 Census - Robert Lee Hyer

The 1900 U.S. Census of Orlando, Orange County, Florida (NARA Series T623, Roll 175, ED 116, Page 22A, Sheet 12A) shows the family of Robert L Hyer residing on Jackson Street just down from his brother Edward and his brother Alexander's family. The family includes Robert L age 37 born January 1863 in Georgia, occupation: stock dealer, owns his home free of mortgage, married 10 years to Henrietta age 35 born September 1864 in Georgia, 2 births / one child living; daughter Lillian age 7, born January 1893 in Florida.


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