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Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine$
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Thomas Graham

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049373

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049373.001.0001

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Final Days, 1912–1913

Final Days, 1912–1913

(p.476) 22 Final Days, 1912–1913
Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine

Thomas Graham

University Press of Florida

In January 1912, Flagler's railroad reached Key West, and Flagler arrived to a triumphant reception. President Taft visited St. Augustine. In March 1913, Flagler fell in Whitehall and was confined to bed with a broken hip. Flagler died in May. William R. Kenan Jr. assumed leadership of the Flagler empire. Abbie M. Brooks, also known as Sylvia Sunshine, died soon thereafter. William Dean Howells made St. Augustine his winter home, as did Chauncey Depew. Mary Lily Kenan survived her husband by only four years. Harry Harkness Flagler became a patron of music in New York City. Andrew Anderson became the town's elder statesman, donating a pair of marble lions to decorate the new bridge over Matanzas Bay. Flagler's hotel buildings and churches survive as monuments to Flagler.

Keywords:   Andrew Anderson, Abbie M. Brooks, death, Harry Harkness Flagler, William Dean Howells, Mary Lily Kenan, William R. Kenan Jr., Key West, William Howard Taft, Matanzas Bay

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