Robert Byrd Family Archives

March 29, 2017
by: jtracy
My father was actually born in Orlando here on the 22 of July in 1912. One of the things I've been doing is recovering an announcement of my father's birth and it mentions...
March 29, 2017
by: jtracy
Dr. Robert Byrd, an Orlando native, recalls the sacrifice and work ethic of his uncle, Marshall Edwards, in this excerpt from an oral history interview with Dr. Byrd at the...
March 29, 2017
by: jtracy
Marshall Edwards, pictured right, with fresh, hot Merita bread. According to Eve Bacon's Orlando A Centennial History, the American Bakery Company purchased the Reed Baking...
March 29, 2017
by: jtracy
Merita bread baker, Marshall Edwards, pictured, second row, second from the right, with coworkers in this company photo at the Orlando plant, November 22, 1936. According to...
March 29, 2017
by: jtracy
A NEW DELIGHT - THE FINEST CAKE GOOD THINGS WILL MAKE - I'VE APPROVED THE RECIPE AND INGREDIENTS A promotional photo advertising Merita Cakes featuring employees pictured...
March 29, 2017
by: jtracy
Delivering fresh baked Merita bread and cakes, the Merita bread truck photographed outside the plant on the corner of South Street and Hughey Avenue in Orlando, November 1933...
March 28, 2017
by: jtracy
My father's family was kind of a produce specialist for many years. He worked for various produce companies. I think worked at one time for the Blue Goose which bought...