Obituary of Daniel Gonzalez Brent, 1842-1918


Col. Daniel G. Brent died yesterday afternoon at 3:10 o'clock at his home, 100 West Jackson street. The funeral service will take place this afternoon at 3:15 o'clock from the residence, leaving St. Michael's church at 3:30 o'clock. Acting pallbearers will be Messrs. R.G. Bushnell, R.S. Quina, Gus Eltzen, J.T. Peele, J. H. Cross, W.E. Craig, Dr. C. Ray Mitchell and Knowles Hyer.

Colonel Brent was born in Washington, D.C., April 17, 1842. He was the eldest son of Capt. Thomas W. Brent, of the United States and Confederate navies. His mother Mrs. Merced Gonzalez Brent, is still living at the advanced age of 94 years. He is also survived by one brother, Robert J. Brent and two sisters, Miss Anna Pauline Brent and Mrs. E.O. Saltmarsh all of whom reside in Pensacola.

After the war he served on the editorial staff of the Mobile Register under Col. John Forsyth, of which staff he was the last member. He returned to Pensacola in 1872 and engaged in the mercantile and saw mill business.

Mr. Brent has a wide circle of friends, who held him in high esteem not only for his gifts of mind, but also for his genial nature, which had room for many in the radius of its kindliness, and news of his death will cause keen regret.

The obituary appeared in the Pensacola Gazette, Friday morning, November 29, 1918, p.6.

Daniel Gonzalez Brent was born 17 April 1842 in Washington D.C. and died in Pensacola, Florida, 28 November 1918. He never married.

Mrs. E.O. Saltmarsh was his sister Margaret Eveline Brent, married to Ernest Olmstead Saltmarsh.

Related Links:
Gravestone of Daniel Gonzalez Brent
Children of Thomas William Brent and Merced Gonzalez

27 February 2009
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