Miami Pioneers Charter Member: J. E. Lummus

Miami Pioneers Charter Member: J. E. Lummus

by Miami Pioneer Historian Darlene Crum additional information provided by Seth Bramson John Edgar Lummus was one of the original 14 charter members of the Miami Pioneers historical society. J. E. Lummus was born in 1867 in Marion County, Florida. A civil engineer, he...
MP/NOD Charter Members: John Sewell

MP/NOD Charter Members: John Sewell

(July 20, 1867 to December 1, 1938) Third Mayor of Miami John Sewell was one of the 14 original charter members of the Miami Pioneers Historical Society. Sewell was born in 1867 in Elbert County, Georgia, and moved with his parents to Florida when he was 19 years old....
A History of The Miami Pioneers

A History of The Miami Pioneers

The History of the Miami PioneersHow did the Miami Pioneers come to be?By the 1930s, Miami steadily emerged from its status as a pioneer settlement at the start of the twentieth century — some likened it to a tropical jungle on the edge of the bay — to a...