THE FLAGLER TRIBUNE
Thursday, July 27, 1944
Thomas Edward Fitzgerald, 65, attorney, publisher and resident of Daytona Beach for 43 years, died at the family home there Tuesday morning. He had been in failing health all summer.
A native of Elroy, Wis., he began his newspaper career at 14 when he became the printer's "devil" on the Ellsworth, Wis., Gleamer, a weekly paper. In 1901 he went to Daytona Beach.
He sold 50 percent of his interest in the newspaper property in 1926, then 10 per cent more in December 1928, and finally the remaining 40 per cent in 1937. For about 10 years he has published a weekly paper on the peninsula side of Daytona Beach.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edna Fitzgerald; three sons, Raymond V. Fitzgerald of Ocala; Capt. Franklin E. Fitzgerald, now stationed in England, and Sgt. Frederick C. Fitzgerald, stationed at Amarillo, Texas, with the army.