Headstone of Percival Mazel Helseth at Viking Cemetery

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Title

Headstone of Percival Mazel Helseth at Viking Cemetery

Alternative Title

Percival Helseth Headstone

Subject

Fort Pierce (Fla.)
Cemeteries--Florida
Graveyards

Description

The headstone of Percival Mazel Helseth at Viking Cemetery in Fort Pierce, Florida. Helseth was born in 1918 and died in 1995. Viking Cemetery is one of the last remaining pieces of the small town of Fort Pierce, Florida. The area was first settled in 1892 by Major B. Daniels (1860-1947), who used the land largely to grow pineapple, a significant crop in Florida at the time. By 1895, Norwegian immigrant Jens Helseth (1858-1944) moved to the area and also grew pineapple on his 80-acre farm. From these early homesteads, the tiny village of Viking grew, named so due to the abundance of Scandinavian families who settled there. Helseth granted a portion of his homestead to serve as the community cemetery by 1905, the date of the first interment. It has since then served the descendants of Helseth, his family, and friends in the small community. The cemetery is today privately owned by the great-great grandchildren of Helseth, who maintain the site.

Source

Original color digital images, January 14, 2016: Order 26, Field Specimen SL11910, Florida Historic Cemetery Recording Project, Florida Public Archaeology Network , Division of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida.

Date Created

2016-01-14

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color digital images, January 14, 2016.

Is Part Of

Order 26, Project 1, Florida Historic Cemetery Recording Project, Viking Cemetery Collection, Florida Historic Cemenetery Recording Project Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Medium

4 color digital images

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Viking Cemetery, Fort Pierce, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by Florida Public Archaeology Network.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Florida Public Archaeology Network and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Florida Historic Cemetery Recording Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Byrn, John D., Susan McSwaim, and Mary J. Wolf. St. Lucie County Almanac. Fort Pierce, FL: St. Lucie County Library, 2007.
Rights, Lucille Rieley. A Portrait of St. Lucie County, Florida. Virginia Beach, VA: Donning Co., 1994.

Transcript

MAZEL HELSETH
PERCIVAL
1918-1995
THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD

I SHALL NOT WANT.

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