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Henry Hamilton McCreary
Henry Hamilton McCreary was born in North Carolina and moved with his family to Cedar Key, Florida, when he was a child. He came to Gainesville in 1879 and established himself in the newspaper business, editing and publishing one of Gainesville's earliest newspapers, the "Weekly Bee." The "Bee" was consolidated, along with several other newspapers, into the "Gainesville Daily Sun," which Mr. McCreary edited and published until 1917. He served several terms in the Florida State Legislature, both in the House and in the Senate. His home stands today at 815 East University Avenue. Mr. McCreary died October 12, 1921, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery.
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