Kissimmee in Osceola County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
O. Jennings and Kate Knox
— Kissimmee Pioneer Families Memorial Wall —
1882-1936 — 1887-1983
O. Jennings — Kate
Alabamans, Kate worked for women’s suffrage prior to moving to Kissimmee in 1924. Jennings, a salesman, used Kissimmee as his base. Kate was active in the community and Episcopal Church, founded the local Red Cross and managed Knox Hotel. Honored as First Lady of Osceola Co. in 1956.
Children: Jennings and Robert Knox, Jack and Clayton Welch
Erected 1983 by City of Kissimmee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
Location. 28° 17.479′ N, 81° 24.262′ W. Marker is in Kissimmee, Florida, in Osceola County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Monument Avenue and Lakeview Drive. Marker located at the north side of the Berlinsky Community House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 E Monument Ave, Kissimmee FL 34741, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pat and Adalene Johnston (here, next to this Wilson MacArthur and Minnie Elizabeth Lancaster (here, next to this marker); Dixon (Dick) Forrest Lawson (here, next to this marker); F.S. (Beany) and Avice Cottrell Ledbetter (here, next to this marker); Samuel L. And Margaret J. Lupfer (here, next to this marker); Samuel L., Jr. and Corine Gilbert Lupfer (here, next to this marker); A.G. (Gus) and Dessie Samantha Mann (here, next to this marker); John Jones and Charlotte Johnston (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kissimmee.
Also see . . . Kate Knox helped establish county’s welfare system. (Submitted on August 24, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 26 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.