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Life in the Everglades

Not sure of the names of these women and children.

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Clara Bell Lariz and daughter, Rosemary

Clara Bell was the daughter of Clara Dina Knowles and Manuel Lariz. She married Jose Bello in Key West, FL.

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Richard Hamilton - Midwife in the Islands

Richard Hamilton was, according to depositions, the son of a Choctaw Indian and his owner, William Edwards. Edwards was a Portuguese plantation owner from Georgia who migrated to Ocala, Florida in the late 1800’s. Richard lived in Pine Level (Arcadia), FL, the Ten Thousand Islands, and in Key West. He was known as a renegade, a midwife, and reportedly died past the age of 100!

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William Joseph Hamilton, Sr.

William Hamilton disappeared into the swamps in February 1932. He was declared dead.

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