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  • Florence Maria Peterson-Popham (Barletta) (1919 - 2003)
    FLORENCE POPHAM OBITUARY Popham, Florence Maria (83) Passed away August 10, 2003 at her home in Clearwater, Florida surrounded by her family who cared for her, reminisced about great times and prayed w...
  • Henry Albert Cash (1902 - 1960)
    Henry Albert Cash (1902-1960), 58, Crescent City, died April 13 in the Veteran’s Administration hospital, St. Petersburg. Graveside service will be in Eden Cemetery, Crescent City, Saturday at 2:30 p....
  • Harry Martin Bosshammer (1877 - 1952)
  • Pvt. Walter Lee Matthews (1873 - 1957)
  • Aaron William Dixon (1848 - 1937)

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St. Petersburg, informally known as St. Pete, is located on the Pinellas Peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay.

St. Petersburg was founded in 1888 by John C. Williams, who purchased the land, and by Peter Demens, who brought the railroad industry into the area. As a part of a coin toss bet, the winner, Peter Demens, named the land after Saint Petersburg, Russia, while Williams opted to name the first hotel built which was named the Detroit Hotel, both named after their home towns respectively. St. Petersburg was incorporated as a town on February 29, 1892 and re-incorporated as a city on June 6, 1903.

With an average of some 361 days of sunshine each year, and a Guinness World Record for logging the most consecutive days of sunshine (768 days between 1967 and 1969), it is nicknamed "The Sunshine City". Due to its good weather and low cost of living, the city has long been a popular retirement destination, although in recent years the population has moved in a much more youthful direction. American Style magazine ranked St. Petersburg its top mid-size city in 2011, citing its "vibrant" arts scene.