Thomas Jefferson BRONSON

Submitted by Descendant:  Thomas Edward BRONSON

Thomas Jefferson “Jeff” Bronson was the youngest child of William Jasper Bronson and Easter Lucinda Waters Bronson.  He was born abt. March 18, 1895 in Alachua Co., FL at this home near Trenton and Cherry Sink.  Currently this area is in Gilchrist Co., FL.  He married Edna Clayton Howell on April 24, 1930 in Bronson, Levy Co., FL.  As a young man he was inducted into the U. S. Army in Levy Co., FL on July 24, 1918 and was honorably discharged on February 15, 1919 on demobilization.

Jeff and Edna were the parents of two children, Thomas “Tommy” Edward Bronson and Patricia Gail Bronson.  They eventually settled in the Gainesville area where they raised their two children.  Jeff Bronson was a fireman with the Gainesville Fire Department until he took a position with the U.S. Postal Service in Gainesville.  He remained with the postal service for over 20 years until his retirement.  Jeff died at Shands Hospital in Gainesville on September 20, 1966, after a brief illness.  He is buried alongside his wife at the Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, also known as the Meadows East Cemetery, in Gainesville.

Thomas Jefferson Bronson was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2006