Agnes Person (Orlando) and Jean Person Floyd (Leesburg) were interviewed by Hatabel Hyer on December 1, 1971, for her Pioneer Party Line project. Hatabel Hyer refers to these sisters as representative of the backbone of the early community. They were the daughters of Dr. William C. Person, a veteran of the Civil War who came to Orlando from Mississippi in 1890 and was the city physician for several years.
Agnes served as President of the Annie Coleman Chapter 225, United Daughters of the Confederacy from sometime before the end of World War I until she was elected as President of the Florida Division, UDC, in 1922.
Jean was born in Orlando, married Bruce Floyd and moved to Leesburg in 1936. She was a member of the Daughters of the Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Friendly Gardeners, Mid-Lakes Orchid Society (Leesburg) and the Rosalind Club of Orlando.
We are grateful for the Orange County Regional History Center‘s making this recording available for Orlando Memory.
Interview with Agnes and Jean Person Part 1
Interview with Agnes and Jean Person Part 2
Interview with Agnes and Jean Person Part 3
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Part one of three. This is an example of Hatabel Hyer's early interviews for the Pioneer Party Line. The conversation is already underway as the recording begins.
Agnes Person and Jean Person Floyd, Part 2
Part 2 of three: This recording starts off with a bit of a rough beginning but becomes better with time.
Agnes Person and Jean Person Floyd, Part 3
Part 3 of three. This is a brief conclusion with added comment by Ms Hyer.