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  • Bob Graham, Florida Governor & U.S. Senator (1936 - 2024)
    Robert "Bob" Graham (born November 9, 1936) is an American politician and author. He was the 38th Governor of Florida from 1979 to 1987 and a United States Senator from that state from 1987 to 2005.Gra...
  • Betty Frances Drake (1926 - 2017)
    Betty Frances Sikes Drake, age 90, of Gainesville, Florida, passed away on January 3, 2017. She was born in Cobbtown, Georgia on April 5, 1926 to Troy Shay and Annie Louise Sikes. She graduated from Ge...
  • Wilford Watts Jordan (1919 - 1985)
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    Wilbur Leonidas Floyd (1866 - 1947)
    Find a Grave:Son of Avery and Penelope Ophelia Williams Floyd, husband of Belvadera Thomas.CONWAY - Wilbur L. Floyd, Horry native, 81 years old, died yesterday at his home in Gainesville, Fla. Burial w...
  • Robert Charles Sowers, Jr. (1932 - 2019)
    Robert Charles Sowers, Jr. passed away midday on May 24th, 2019 at North Florida Regional Hospital, after a brief illness. He was 86.Robert was born in December,1932 in Canton, Ohio, to Robert Sr. and ...

This project is for those that were born, lived or died in Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida.

Gainesville was established in 1854 and named after Edmund P. Gaines. The town of Gainesville was incorporated in 1869 and chartered as a city in 1907. The University of the State of Florida was moved from Lake City to Gainesville in 1906 and its name was simplified to University of Florida in 1909.