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J. (Jordan) Asher Peter

J. (Jordan) Asher Peter – Interviewed by Jean Yothers on March 5, 1975.  Mr. Peter was a local real estate businessman who, along with other civic leaders, founded Woodlawn Memorial Park.  He was the president of the park for many years.   Born June 30, 1893, in “Saint Joe,” Asher moved to Orlando for his health and to earn a living.

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

Part 1: Birth; arrival in Orlando; first impressions; first job; Rosalind Club Ball; population (1916); real estate; first sale; married Doris Yarnell from Lake Wales (1926); the Depression; beginning of Woodlawn Memorial Garden; old Catholic cemetary on Edgewater Drive; Ocoee election of 1920; first time he saw the ocean; first hurricane; Rotary Club; Edgewood Boys Ranch; (Ms Yothers comments: Margaret Eckdahl, Professor Henry Nehrling, daughters and families); WWI German spy.

 

Part 2:  Real estate; early social life; outstanding men of the community; Woodlawn population;  evicted from boarding house; Harry Voorhis; H.W. Barr; Cary Hand; appraising 4 million acres in the Everglades; notable burials: Margaret Eckdahl, Toby Tyler, Professor Henry Nehrling, Raymer Maguire; daughters and families.

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Interview with Asher Peter Part 2

J. (Jordan) Asher Peter - Interviewed by Jean Yothers on March 5, 1975.  

Part 2:  Real estate; early social life; outstanding men of the community; Woodlawn population;  evicted from boarding house; Harry Voorhis; H.W. Barr; Cary Hand; appraising 4 million acres in the Everglades; notable burials: Margaret Eckdahl, Toby Tyler, Professor Henry Nehrling, Raymer Maguire; daughters and families.

 

 




Interview with Asher Peter Part 1

J. (Jordan) Asher Peter - Interviewed by Jean Yothers on March 5, 1975.  

Part 1: Birth; arrival in Orlando; first impressions; first job; Rosalind Club Ball; population (1916); real estate; first sale; married Doris Yarnell from Lake Wales (1926); the Depression; beginning of Woodlawn Memorial Garden; old Catholic cemetary on Edgewater Drive; Ocoee election of 1920; first time he saw the ocean; first hurricane; Rotary Club; Edgewood Boys Ranch; (Ms Yothers comments: Margaret Eckdahl, Professor Henry Nehrling, daughters and families); WWI German spy.

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