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344 Charles Grover Burgoyne, The Businessman

Posted By Najari M. Murrell, Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Burgoyne Garden
Garden Location: FIU Jogging Path (Temporarily)

Behind the Businessman

            What exactly does it take to become a truly successful businessman? Members in society ponder this question everyday just to figure out the answer. For Charles Grover Burgoyne, he did more than just figure out the answer, he showed that he proved that he was indeed a successful businessman. At the age of fourteen Charles G. Burgoyne did more than what your average fourteen does now; Charles G. Burgoyne entered the Civil War as a Union Soldier. At the age of twenty-eight, Charles G. Burgoyne moved to New York City where he made lots of money within the printing company and also married his third wife Mary Therese MacCauley. (FindAGrave) Soon after, Charles and his wife moved to Daytona in 1894, where he became mayor and helped shaped Daytona as a popular residential and tourist destination. Charles threw many parties, celebrations, and also held events for the children. Because of all this, I am dedicating my garden site to Charles Grover Burgoyne. He was a successful businessman who helped shaped Florida into what it is today.

            The Blanket Flower seeds, which are planted alongside the jogging path of Florida International University is there as a reminder for individuals that they do make matter. I believe that’s what Charles Grover Burgoyne would want, is for all of us in society to feel like we belong and matter. Charles Burgoyne did more in his time than anyone could have imagined, all his hard work and perseverance changed one of Florida’s major cities. Daytona most certainly would not be the city it is today without the Businessman, Charles Grover Burgoyne.

Above is the link to the website that was created for Charles Grover Burgoyne. All information was retrieved from Flor500 and FindAGrave. There were no for sure images of Charles G. Burgoyne to my knowledge. Any questions or concerns please email me at

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