The Bing Rooming House Museum is named after the late Mrs. Janie Wheeler Bing. Janie Wheeler Bing was born December 2, 1889 in Rochelle Florida. She was one of thirteen children. She was married to Elijah Bing and had three children. Janie Bing died August 16, 1984. Mr. Elijah died in 1955.
E. L. Bing (children - Harry Bing, Altrell Ellis, Anita Bing, Valerie Bing-, and Gloria Bing-);
Mildred Bing Majors (children -James Washington and John Washington-deceased, Kitty Majors Woodley, Marsha Majors Carr);
Janie Bing Green (Janell Green Johnson, Wayne Green, and Michael Green).
Upon her death the forming Rooming House was deeded to four grandchildren; whom later agreed to deed the property solely to Mr. James Washington (grandson), whom in the year 1999 deeded the property to the Improvement League of Plant City, Incorporated as a Life Estate.
(Late) Mr. E.L. Bing, son of Janie L. Bing- Key Educational Leader not only in Plant City but also Hillsborough County. He developed and implemented the Hillsborough County Desegregation Plan while serving as Assistant Superintendent, served as principal of Marshall High School, also known as Plant City Negro High School, and Glover School located in Bealsville. Served as Hillsborough County Commissioner in 1982 appointed by Governor of Florida to replace commissioners whom were forced to resign.
Wayne Green- Business Leader on staff with LazyDays RV Dealership (one of the largest nationwide)
Janell Green-Johnson- Head Start Teacher (State Certified), Lincoln Elementary IB School (Advanced Studies), Plant City, Florida
James Washington - Retired