Edward William Bok was born 9 October 1863 in Den Helder, Netherlands. He become a noted author and publisher of "The Ladies Home Journal" and was involved in many social causes and philanthropic activities, including the creation of the Mountain Lake Sanctuary and Singing Tower (now Bok Tower Gardens). Mr. Bok passed away on 9 January 1930 at his winter home in Mountain Lake Colony in Lake Wales, Florida. A funeral was held on 10 January 1930 inside the Singing Tower and Mr. Bok was interred in front of the tower.
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