If Not for Andrew Aulin in 1883, Oviedo Might Be Known Today as 'Alexandria'

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Title

If Not for Andrew Aulin in 1883, Oviedo Might Be Known Today as 'Alexandria'

Alternative Title

If Not for Andrew Aulin, Oviedo Might Be Known as Alexandria

Subject

Oviedo (Fla.)
Postmasters--United States

Description

A newspaper article about how Oviedo, Florida, got its name. According to the article, the town was named by Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), a Swedish immigrant and Oviedo's first postmaster. W. E. Alexander had suggested Alexandria as an alternative. The article also includes information provided by Novella Driggers Aulin, the widow of Theodore Aulin, Jr., the grandson of Aulin. According to Novella, Aulin graduated from Upsala College in Sweden before emigrating to Florida in 1870. Aulin married Lona Lawton Aulin (1853-1907) in 1874 and together the couple settled in the Lake Jesup community (present-day Oviedo). Aulin was a storekeeper, citrus grower, and real estate salesman. He also taught algebra and Latin following the freeze of 1895. With his wife, Aulin had five children: Theodore Aulin (1874-1907), Willie Aulin, Martha Lenora Aulin (b. 1844), Mary Hannah Aulin (1887-1974), and Andrew Aulin, Jr. (1893-1964).

Creator

Foronda, Kathleen

Source

Original newspaper article: Foronda, Kathleen. "If Not for Andrew Aulin in 1883, Oviedo Might Be Known Today as 'Alexandria'." The Oviedo Outlook, 1982: Private Collection of Kathryn Aulin Bunch.

Publisher

Date Created

1982

Date Copyrighted

1982

Date Issued

1982

Contributor

Bunch, Kathryn

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: Foronda, Kathleen. "If Not for Andrew Aulin in 1883, Oviedo Might Be Known Today as 'Alexandria'." The Oviedo Outlook, 1982.

Is Part Of

Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

420 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Uppsala, Sweden
Oviedo, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Kathleen Foronda and published by The Oviedo Outlook.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by The Oviedo Outlook and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Kathryn Aulin Bunch

External Reference

"RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 41: Oviedo, with Dr. Richard Adicks." RICHES of Central Florida. http://riches.cah.ucf.edu/audio/Ep41-Oviedo.mp3.
Adicks, Richard, and Donna M. Neely. Oviedo, Biography of a Town. S.l: s.n.], 1979.
Robison, Jim. Around Oviedo. 2012.
"History." City of Oviedo, Florida. http://www.cityofoviedo.net/node/68.

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