Solomon Fisk Worthington was born 17 June 1838 in Penn Yan, New York. In 1887, he and his wife came to the shores of the lake of Lake Worth, and lived with “Cap” Dimick in Palm Beach, just below where Whitehall now stands.
Two years later, the Worthingtons bought 5 acres of land on the west side of the lake for $200, from the Lanehart sisters. Located just south of present day West Palm Beach, it was their home for many years, until they moved to 220 Evernia Street.
Though he had retired from many years of government service and came to south Florida for rest and relaxation, S. Fisk Worthington went into the real estate business, according to the 1910 U.S. Census.
He died in West Palm Beach on 4 February 1917, survived by his widow, Elizabeth, and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.