Submitted by Descendant: Anisca “Nickey” Bronson NEEL
“Ike”, also known as “Handlebar Ike” due to his mustache, was born 16 January 1876 in Osceola County. He was the son of John James Bronson and Eliza Lanier, maternal grandson of pioneers John Lanier and Margaret Hogan and paternal grandson of James Robert Bronson and his first wife Sarah Yates.
“Ike” married Sarah C. Sullivan on 24 December 1900 in Osceola County. Sarah was the daughter of James Mitchell Sullivan and Elizabeth Padgett. “Ike” and Sarah’s children were Henry Grady, Columbus Dewey, Nathan Edward “Buddy”, Temperance Emma “Tempie”, Amos and Myrtle Lee Bronson.
“Ike” was a farmer and fruit rower and spent his entire life in Osceola County. In 1907 he was appointed Inspector of Marks and Brands in District 2 for Osceola County. “Ike” died 7 March 1951 and is buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Kissimmee, Florida.
William Isaac “Ike” Bronson was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2002