My great grandfather, William Russell Roesch, was very active and involved in many professions at once. He was a fruit grower of oranges and grapefruit, a farmer who had milking cows and grew watermelon, green beans and other vegetables. He was also the Mayor of Eau Gallie, Florida. He was Postmaster for a period of nine years, and he began the Eau Gallie Record newspaper and was its writer and editor.
I wondered what else I might find and set out to research old Florida newspapers. And find I did, not only stories about vacations, dentist appointments, trips to the city, snakes under the house, etc., I found this ad in the Florida Star dated Friday, November 23, 1901.