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Marriage News & Documents

Tampa Tribune - 21 July 1904

Married, Sunday evening, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Garrison, Miss Julia Garrison, of Plant City , to J. B. Harpe of Tampa . The newly married couple left for their home in Tampa Sunday evening. We unite with their many friends in wishing them a happy and prosperous future.

Transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Marriage Record of Cristobal Perez and Pastora Benitez-1933
Submitted by Tam Inman.

Marriage Record of Jose Patino Jr. and Isabel DelRio-1933
Submitted by Tam Inman.

Marriage Record of Antonio Patino and Graciela Benitez-1933
Submitted by Tam Inman.

Marriage Record of Raul Perez and Josefa Patino-1934
Submitted by Tam Inman.

Marriage Record of Manuel Ricardo and Dora Patino-1939
Submitted by Tam Inman.

Mrs. Albert Martinez

Who was Miss Fifi Capitano before her marriage yesterday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Capitano, 1302 twenty-fourth street. Upon their return from their wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Martinez will reside at 2306 Second avenue. Mr. Martinez is the son of Mrs. Manuel Martinez of Second avenue.

[Source: The Tampa Tribune; Page 10, Friday, December 16, 1932.]
Transcribed by Marla Zwakman


At nine o'clock Tuesday evening, July the tenth, the Methodist Episcopal church at Plant City was the scene of a very lovely wedding when Miss Mamie Crutchfield White, of that city, formerly of Ocala, was united in marriage to Dr. William G. Mason, of Tampa. The marriage was solemnized by Rev. J. N. Snow, of Tampa, assisted by Rev. Mr. Inman, of Plant City.

The church was crowded with the friends of the two contracting parties, a special train having conveyed a party one one hundred Tampa friends of Dr. Mason to be present at the wedding.

The church was beautifully decorated in honor of this occasion. The altar was surrounded with a profusion of beautiful ferns and palms, smilax intertwined with bamboo and other evergreens being used with pleasing effect in the decoration of the body of the building. The ceremony was performed beneath an arch of evergreens from which was suspended a horseshoe of white roses, in the center of which was the monogram "W. M." in silver letters. As the familiar notes of Mendelsshon's wedding march pealed forth, rendered by Mrs. Rouse, of Plant City, the bride, who was costumed in a blue silk traveling dress with hat to match, and carrying a bouquet of bride's roses, entered on the arm of her father, Mr. C. H. White and attended by her sister, Miss Tee White as maid of honor, joined the groom, who was awaiting her at the alter supported by his best man, Mr. L. E. Durham, the only other attendants being the four ushers, Ike Maas, W. T. Martin, W. W. Trice and J. K. Merrin. Miss White's dress was of Paris mousseline and she also carried a bouquet of bride's roses.

Immediately after the close of the ceremony Dr. and Mrs. Mason left for the Atlantic Coast Line depot, where, amid a shower of rice, they boarded the northbound train for Jacksonville, in which city they spent Wednesday, leaving Thursday on the Elks' special for Denver, the bridal tour being spent there and at other points in the west, after which they will be at home to their many friends in Tampa at their residence on West Tenth avenue.

As an evidence of the large number of their friends and their popularity throughout south Florida, the happy couple were the recipients of a number of very handsome and costly presents sent by friends from all parts of the state.

Mrs. Mason is a sister of Mr. Joe White and a first cousin of Judge Joseph Bell and Miss Daisy Bell, of this city.

[Source: The Ocala Banner., July 20, 1906, Page Twelve, Image 13]
[Transcribed by Sheila Pitts Massie]


Mr. and Mrs. Morris A. Sparmar are expected to arrive shortly from Baltimore, where they are spending their honeymoon, visiting relatives of the former. Mr. Sparmar is a representative of Bryan & Company of Jacksonville, with headquarters in this city and last week was wedded to Miss Margaret Stanton, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Stanton in Tampa, their marriage being a prety but quiet event. Mr. and Mrs. Sparmar will have rooms at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Harris.

[Source: The Ocala Evening Star, Monday, December 6, 1915, page 3, Image 3]
[Transcribed by Sheila Pitts Massie]


A Tampa Marriage in which Local Interest is Felt.

An event in social circles of Tampa in which Punta Gordans will be interested was the marriage of Fleming Rhode and Miss Dorothy Straight, which occurred on Tuesday evening, May 11th, at 8:30 o'clock, Pastor Broyles of the Hyde Park Methodist church, officiating.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Williams in Hyde Park, where the happy event took place, had been attractively decorated in flowering vines and palms; and the bride, becomingly gowned, carried a bouquet of bride's roses; and to the otherwise impressive occasion was thus added the charm of beauty.

As is remembered here, Mr. Rhode was for several years assistant in the local postoffice, a position he resigned to enter the service during the world war. He served in France and after his discharge accepted a position in the Tampa postoffice. He enjoys the esteem and confidence of many friends here and elsewhere, who offer congratulations on this happy occasion.

His bride is an attractive young lady, formerly of Demorest, Ga., where she was connected with Piedmont College; and in her circle of acquaintances she has many friends, who wish her all happiness in her wedded life. Mr. and Mrs. Rhode will make their home in Tampa.

[Source: The Punta Gorda Herald, May 20, 1920, Image 1]
[Transcribed by Sheila Pitts Massie]


Pensacola friends will learn with interest of the marriage in Tampa on June 25th, of Mrs. Kate Darlington Langley and Mr. Robert Sweeting, of that city.

[Source: The Pensacola Journal, June 29, 1913, Section Three, Page 3, Image 13.]
[Transcribed by Sheila Pitts Massie]


A marriage of social interest to a wide circle of friends was that of Miss Lois Jewel Lastinger and Mr. Herbert Gray, which was solemnized Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock at the First Baptist church at Tampa, Dr. C. W. Duke performing the impressive ceremony in the presence of a large assemblage of friends of the young couple.

The Tampa Morning Tribune of Tuesday, Nov. 14, carries a beautiful description of the nuptial ceremony, and costumes of bride and attendants.

The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Lastinger and is one of Tampa's most popular society girls. Possessing unusual personal beauty, she is also gifted with a charming personality, and is a favorite among the younger social set. She is an accomplished musician, and after graduating from the Hillsborough high school she attended National Park seminary at Forest Glen, Md., from which institution she was graduated in June of this year. Since the announcement of her approaching marriage she has been honored with a series of delightful pre-nuptial courtesies.

Mr. Gray is originally from Hot Springs, Ark., but has made his home in Tampa for the past five years, and is a foster son of Mr. J. B. Acken of 209 Cedar avenue. He is also well known and popular in social and business circles, and is connected with the G. Norman Baughman company of Tampa.

Upon their return to Tampa, Mr. and Mrs. will be at home to their friends at their attractive new bungalow, 112 South Willow avenue. They will have the best wishes of their host of friends for every future happiness.

[Source: The Pensacola Journal, November 18, 1922, Page 5, Image 5.]
[Transcribed by Sheila Pitts Massie]


The following marriage notice, which is taken from the Tampa Tribune, will be read with much interest here, where the bride, who is a niece of Mrs. J. A. Petersen, is well known. Mr. Peterson went to Tampa to perform the marriage ceremony:

A very pretty marriage was that of Miss Lucile Maude Crenshaw to Mr. Richard Erich Carr, at the First Methodist church yesterday at high noon, the ceremony being performed by her uncle, Rev. John Peterson, of Pensacola, assisted by Dr. W. E. Thompson, pastor of the church.

During the time the guests were assembling, Mr. Stippich of the Y. M. C. A., sang "I Love You Truly." The wedding march from Lohengrin was played the ushers, Mr. S. George and Mr. Clarence Hilderly, Jr., filed down the aisle to the altar, Miss Mona Martin, maid of honor following. The groom and his best man, Mr. J. P. Woodberry, entered from the pastor's study, and met the bride who came in from the center aisle leaning on the arm of her uncle, Captain H. B. Reynolds who gave her in marriage.

Mrs. Carr is a very attactive and lovable young woman, and has made many friends here since her sojourn in Tampa. Mrs. Carr was dressed in a handsome going-away gown of tan cloth coat suit wearing a tan French hat and accessories to match, carrying a large arm bouquet of Bride's roses and maiden hair fern.

Miss Martin wore a becoming gown of canary, color charmeuse and lace with picture hat and carrying an arm bouquet of pink Kiliarney roses.

Mr. Carr is the efficient shipping clerk of the Perkins-Sharps Company. The gentlemen wore conventional black cloth suits. Mr. and Mrs. Carr left over the Seaboard Limited for Montgomery, Ala., to be gone several weeks.

[Source: The Pensacola Journal, April 09, 1914, Page 5, Image 5]
[Transcribed by Sheila Pitts Massie]

Mr. Jack Martin wedded to Miss Martha Whidden.

A wedding which occurred on September 14th was that of Mr. Jack Martin and Miss Martha Whidden, both of this city, who were united in marriage in Tampa by Judge White. The wedding was kept a secret from all but a few close friends, until today, when the young couple decided to announce it.

The bride is originally from Sebring, but came to Lakelnad about three months ago, taking a position with the Lakeland Jewelry Co. The grrom is the son of Mrs. Martin, proprietoress of the Loyal Hotel, and assists his mother in the conduct of the hotel. The good wishes of their friends is extended the happy couple for a long and happily wedded life..

[Source: The Lakeland Evening Telegram, September 25, 1920, Page 5, Image 5]
[Transcribed by Sheila Pitts Massie]


Mr. Palmer Sumner and Miss Frances Skinner of this city were quietly married in Tampa, Monday night. This marriage comes as a surprise to the friends of the young couple. They are now at home to their friends in this city.

[Source: The Lakeland Evening Telegram, June 06, 1914, Image 5.]
[Transcribed by Sheila Pitts Massie]


On Thursday, Feb. 16, at Bushnell, Fla., Mr. Richard Mims of Tampa was united in marriage to Miss Alice Colins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Collins formerly of Ocala. The bride is favorably known in this city and has many friends here who wish for her a long and happy married life. Mr. and Mrs. Mims will reside in Tampa.

[Source: The Ocala Evening Star, February 21, 1900, Image 1.]
[Transcribed by Sheila Pitts Massie]

Wedding This Morning In Dixieland.

A pretty home wedding was celebrated this morning in Dixieland when Miss Bessie Lee Watson of his city and Mr. Carlton E. Solie, of Tampa, were united in marriage, Rev. Isaac C. Jenkins officiating.

The attendants were Miss Anna Watson and Mr. Boynton, of Tampa. Only the family and a few intimate friends were present to witness the ceremony.

The bride is a charming Kentucky girl who came to Florida with her parents from Frankfort about three years ago. The family first olcated [sic] at Dade City, and only about a month ago removed to Lakeland. During her stay here she had made numberous friends who extend sincerest congratulations and good wishes.

[Source: The Lakeland Evening Telegram, June 10, 1912, Page 3, Image 3]
[Transcribed by Sheila Pitts Massie]


J. A. Edward of Houston co., GA to Miss Emma J. Miller of Tampa, FL by Rev. J. M. Bonnell on July 1, 1868 in Cuthbert, GA.

[Source: Southern Christian Advocate, 1867-78; Sub by MS]

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