THE FLAGLER TRIBUNE
Thursday, August 24, 1922
John M. Fuquay, 81 years of age and one of the oldest settlers of Daytona Beach, died at the home of his son, D. F. Fuquay Monday morning at 5:30. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the home, Rev. Crisler, officiating, and interment was in Pinewood Cemetery. Mr. Fuquay is survived by his wife, Mary E. Fuquay, two daughters, Mrs. Ida A. Upson of Ocean City and Mrs. M. J. Lowe of Seabreeze, and three sons, B. L, D. F., and A. C. Fuquay.
The deceased had been falling in health for the past three months and following an internal operation on the Fourth of July, hope of recover was given up.
Mr. Fuquay was born in Thomasville, Ga., July 19, 1841, and during his younger days saw service in the Civil War in Federal armies. He moved to Daytona in 1887 from near St Augustine, and after residing with his family in Daytona for three years, removed to Daytona Beach, which at that time was hardly a town at all, there being only about six houses on the whole peninsula.
The deceased was a leading citizen of the Triple Cities and numbered among his friends practically all of the old timers and most of the newer citizens. He was engaged in various occupations during his years of residence here and toward the later part of his life became engaged in the building and selling of houses, which business his son D. F. Fuquay took up and studied, building up one of the largest construction companies in the Triple Cities – - DAYTONA MORNING JOURNAL
Captain John M. Fuquay was a familiar figure about Ocean Beach and Bunnell for the past several years, owning some valuable property at the former place.
Capt. Fuquay was well known and liked by most citizens of this section and his sterling worth as a citizen and as a friend made him popular with all. He will be greatly missed, and his many friends here extend sympathy to his bereaved widow and friends.