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Annie Self Langford

Interviewed on May 7, 1975, by Hatabel Hyer for her Pioneer Party Line,  Annie Self Langford grew up in Winter Park.  Professionally trained as a nurse she married local banker Thomas Albert Langford and was the mother of Orlando Mayor Carl T. Langford.

We are grateful for the Orange County Regional History Center‘s making this recording available for Orlando Memory.

PART 1 – Parents homesteaded on Lake Howell in 1892, moved into Winter Park for better schools; Freezes of December, 1894-January, 1895 killed father’s 30 acre orange grove; father elected marshal of Winter Park; oil street lamps were replaced in 1904 with electric lights; automobiles and motorbikes; post office; passenger trains; the popular F. W. Shepherd general store; William E. Schultz general store (The Pioneer Store); Dr. Miller A. Henkel; W.C.T.U. Reading Room (Woman’s Christian Temperance Union); public library; Miss Evalin Lamson (Mrs. C. L. Smith); Rollins College; Commencement Week activities; Dr. Jery Allen Trovillian); schools; Miss Gertrude Ford; Miss Maude Chapman; C. P. Dickenson; Leo Rebinder (sp?); Miss Florida Howard; Miss Ada Bumby (Mrs. Wll Yothers); Jean Yothers; Eleanor Fisher;  mother’s fortitude;  reading her fictional essay, “In Retrospect”; nursing; Grand Avenue School; Miss Annie B. Lord;  “Ode to a School Teacher”

LISTEN Part 1 (30:25)

 

PART 2 – Visiting Harry P Leu; Leu Gardens; receiving the Exchange Club’s Golden Deeds Award; teaching in Geneva, Florida; wedding; honeymoon at Chuluota Inn; revisit to Chuluota Inn; Mickler’s bookstore in Chuluota; Mosquito County; Indians (Seminoles); Reverend Dean Spencer, Indian Commissioner for State of Florida.

LISTEN Part 2 (27:13)

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Interview with Annie Self Langford, Part 1

Interviewed on May 7, 1975, by Hatabel Hyer.

Part 1 - Parents homesteaded on Lake Howell in 1892, moved into Winter Park for better schools; Freezes of December, 1894-January, 1895 killed father's 30 acre orange grove; father elected marshal of Winter Park; oil street lamps were replaced in 1904 with electric lights; automobiles and motorbikes; post office; passenger trains; the popular F. W. Shepherd general store; William E. Schultz general store (The Pioneer Store); Dr. Miller A. Henkel; W.C.T.U. Reading Room (Woman's Christian Temperance Union); public library; Miss Evalin Lamson (Mrs. C. L. Smith); Rollins College; Commencement Week activities; Dr. Jery Allen Trovillian); schools; Miss Gertrude Ford; Miss Maude Chapman; C. P. Dickenson; Leo Rebinder (sp?); Miss Florida Howard; Miss Ada Bumby (Mrs. Wll Yothers); Jean Yothers; Eleanor Fisher; mother's fortitude;  reading her fictional essay, "In Retrospect"; nursing; Grand Avenue School; Miss Annie B. Lord; "Ode to a School Teacher"




Interview with Annie Self Langford, Part 2

Interviewed on May 7, 1975, by Hatabel Hyer.

Part 2 - Visiting Harry P Leu; Leu Gardens; receiving the Exchange Club's Golden Deeds Award; teaching in Geneva, Florida; wedding; honeymoon at Chuluota Inn; revisit to Chuluota Inn; Mickler's bookstore in Chuluota; Mosquito County; Indians (Seminoles); Reverend Dean Spencer, Indian Commissioner for State of Florida.




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