Letter from William H. Lee to Michael Gladden, Jr. (March 14, 1931)

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Title

Letter from William H. Lee to Michael Gladden, Jr. (March 14, 1931)

Alternative Title

Letter from Lee to Gladden (March 14, 1931)

Subject

Apopka (Fla.)
Jacksonville (Fla.)
Afro-American Life Insurance Company
Life insurance--United States
Insurance--Florida

Description

Policy statement from the Afro-American Life Insurance Company for Michael Gladden, Jr. The letter was sent by the company's secretary, William H. Lee, on March 14, 1931, in regards to Gladden's unpaid life insurance policy account for the annual premium rate of $49.40.

Michael Gladden, Jr. (1899-1982) was the executor of the estate of George W. Oden (1862-1939), a successful businessman and citrus grower in Apopka, Florida. Gladden was born in South Carolina in 1899. He married Elizabeth Gladden and together they had a son, William, who was born around 1904. According to census records, the Gladden family had moved to Jacksonville as early as 1910 and then moved to Apopka. After Oden's death in 1939, Gladden continued to manage the legal documents of Oden's estate.

Creator

Lee, William H.

Source

Original letter from William H. Lee to Michael Gladen, Jr.: series I, box 1, folder 96, African American Legacy: The Carol Mundy Collection, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

1931-03-14

Contributor

Mundy, Carol E.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original letter from William H. Lee to Michael Gladden, Jr.

Is Part Of

Series I, box 1, folder 96, African American Legacy: The Carol Mundy Collection, 1720-2010, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.
Carol E. Mundy Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

180 KB

Medium

1-page typewritten letter on Afro-American Life Insurance Company letterhead

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Afro-American Life Insurance Company, Jacksonville, Florida
Apopka, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by William H. Lee and owned by Michael Gladden, Jr.
Collected by Carol E. Mundy between 1990 and 2009.
Purchased by the University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives in 2009.

Rights Holder

All rights are held by the respective holding institution. This material is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce and or for copyright information contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, (407) 823-2576. http://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Apopka Historical Society. Apopka. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2004.

Transcript

The Afro-American Life Insurance Company
INCORPORATED UNDER THE LAW OF FLORIDA
PAID UP CAPITAL STOCK $150,000.00
A. L. LEWIS, PRESIDENT
J. H. LEWIS, VICE PRESIDENT
LOUIS D. ERVIN, CASHIER
WILLIAM H. LEE, SECRETARY

HOME OFFICE
101-105 E. UNOIN STREET
OFFICE OF SECRETARY
P. O. BOX 95
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

3/14/34
LAPSE PREMIUMS

Mr. Michael Gladden, Jr.
Apopka, Fla.
Dear Policyholder: Policy# 62324

We note from our files that annual premium of $49.40 on your life insurance policy remains unpaid. The grace period thereon has expired, policy becomes lapsed and your loved ones thereby deprived of the splendid protection that this policy afforded.

It is not necessary that I call your attention to the vital importance of immediate effort on your part to [?] force and value this [?] and dependable source [?] that is carried in the policy.

We, do , however, earnestly urge that you communicate with this office at once, and assure you of our very generous and [?] cooperation in assisting you to again avail yourself of the many splendid advantages that are yours when protected by this policy.

Very urgently yours,
AFRO-AMERICAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY.
W.H.Lee
SECRETARY
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