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Search underway for families of boys buried at Dozier reform school

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USF researchers are trying to identify remains found at the former Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, FL. USF researchers are trying to identify remains found at the former Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, FL.
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - In the effort to identify the remains of children buried at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, USF is seeking the public’s help.

Do you know anyone on this list? If so, contact Master Detective Greg Thomas, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, 813-247-8678, with information.

Child's Name - Parent/Guardian - Death Year - Last Known Address

  • Willie Adkins, George Adkins, 1918, Tampa or possibly Polk County
  • Thomas Aikins, Nancy Aikins, 1918, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Joe Anderson, Ben Anderson, 1919, Lake County, Florida
  • Walter Askew, Toeury Askew, 1925, Palm Beach, Florida
  • Samuel Bethel, John Bethel, 1929, 443 N.W. 9 St., Miami, Florida
  • James Brinson, Elizabeth Payton (Aunt), 1932, Putnam County, Florida
  • Waldo Drew, Unknown, 1914, Pinellas County, Florida
  • Llyod Dutton, E.W. Dillon, 1918, Ft. Myers, Florida
  • Louis Fernandez, Unknown, 1914, Monroe County, Florida
  • Hilton Finley, J.D. Finley, 1918, Tampa, Florida
  • Walter Fisher, Unknown, 1914, Hillsborough County, Florida
  • Edward Fonders, Mamie Smith & Jim Fonders, 1925, Melborne, Florida
  • George Grissam, Peg Grissam, 1918, Caryville, Washington County, Florida
  • Louis Haffin, Unknown, 1914, Duval County, Florida
  • James /Joseph Hammond, Blanche Isham, 1936, Palm Beach or Jensen, Florida
  • Schley Hunter, M. Hunter, 1922, Mayo, Florida
  • Billey Jackson, Suzie and B.J. Jackson, 1952, Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Joshua James, Unknown, 1916, Unknown
  • Clifford Jeffords, Unknown, 1914, Pinellas County, Florida
  • Clifford Miller, John Miller, 1924, Lake County, Florida
  • Tillman Mohind, J.P. Mohind, 1916, Duval County, Florida
  • Sam Morgan, E. Morgan, 1921, Lee County, Florida
  • Richard Nelson, Unknown, 1935, Lake County, Florida
  • Charlie Overstreet, Mamie Jones, 1924, Marvin, Georgia
  • Clarence Parrot, Unknown, 1914, Sutherland or Palm Harbor, Florida
  • Robert Rhoden, Annie Doe & Jeff Rhoden, 1929, 441 12th St. N, St. Petersburg
  • Fred Sams, Theodora Onie (Aunt), 1932, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Nathaniel Sawyer, S. Sawyer, 1920, R13, Box 677, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Archie J. Shaw Jr., Archie J. Shaw Sr., 1932, 1609 Central Ave., Tampa, Florida
  • Leonard Simmons, Ben Simmons, 1919, Miami, Florida
  • Wilbur Smith, Tam Smith, 1918, Tampa, Florida
  • Lee Smith, Rev. W.M. Smith, 1932, 18th Ave, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Joe Stephens, Luke (Brother) & Elizabeth Stephens (Sister), 1932, Brevard County, Florida or possibly South Carolina
  • Lee Underwood, Olivia & Dave Underwood, 1932, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Puner Warner, Unknown, 1918, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Joseph Wethersby, Fred Wethersby, 1914, Duval County, Florida
  • Harry Wells, Unknown, 1914, Duval County, Florida
  • Ralph Whiddon, Cornelius Whiddon, 1918, Charlotte Harbor, Florida
  • Sim Williams, Unknown, 1916, Jackson County, Florida
  • Arthur Williams, Lilla Williams, 1921, Micanopy, Florida
  • John H. Williams, Jeanie Williams, 1921, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Calvin Williams, Grosman Williams, 1922, Wellborn, Florida



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