Obituary of Francis Celestino "Tino" Brent Jr., 1882-1929



Funeral services for F.C. Brent, Jr., were from St. Michael's Catholic church yesterday at 9 a.m. Burial was in St. Michael's cemetery.

Mr. Brent died in Elgin, Ill., while on a visit to friends in that city. He was a member of one of the oldest families in Pensacola.

Pallbearers were John B. Guttman, Jr., Hunter Brown, Merritt Bell, Earl Thornton, S.A. Leonard, Wilmer Hayward, Roger Collins, and Ralph Dickinson. T.M. Lloyd Co., was in charge of arrangements.


Well Known Resident Had Attack Of Influenza; Body Due Here

F.C. Brent, Jr., of 200 West LaRua street, died yesterday at 7 p.m. in Elgin, Ill. where he was visiting when taken ill several weeks ago.

Mr. Brent was a member of one of Pensacola's oldest and most widely known families. His father F.C. Brent, was founder of the well known Brent Estate.

Death occurred at the home of Mrs. Louise Reis where he was attending a house party when taken ill with influenza. His condition remained serious until his death.

Body Arrives Today

The body will arrive in Pensacola tomorrow at 3:45 p.m. accompanied by a sister, Miss Belle Brent, and a brother, George L. Brent. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by T.M. Lloyd Co.

Mr. Brent was 47 years old. He was born in Pensacola, was educated in the public schools here and at Notre Dame university. Throughout his school life he took a great interest in athletic events of all kinds. He was a member of the Pensacola country club.

Had Service Station

He began his business life with an active connection with Empire Rubber Sales Co. He and his brother George, S. Brent, organized Brent Bros. garage and filling station and built at the intersection of Romana and Baylen streets.

He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Thomas W. Brent and Mrs. J.C. Watson, of Pensacola; Mrs. Rufus S. Manley, of Orange Tex.; [Mrs.] Alba H. Warren, of San Antonio, Tex.; Mrs. William O. Turtle, of Pensacola; Robert I Brent, of Orange, Tex.; Mrs. Lieut. Harold F. Fick, U.S.N., of San Diego, Cal.; George S. Brent, Miss Isabelle E. Brent, and Mrs. J.B. Mare, of Pensacola.

The obituary, top left, appeared in the Pensacola Journal, Wednesday morning, 17 July 1929, p.1. The short notice of death, bottom right, appeared in The Pensacola Journal, Saturday, 20 July 1929, p.2.

Francis Celestino "Tino" Brent was born 10 May 1882 in Pensacola to Francis Celestino Brent, Sr., and Mary Ella Shuttleworth. He was the sixth child and second son in the family. He died 16 July 1929 in Elgin, Illinois, and was buried in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Survivors: Mrs. J.C. Watson was Catherine Merced Brent; Mrs. Rufus S. Manley was Celestine Angela Brent; Alba H. Warren was the husband of Cora Emily Brent and the obituary should read Mrs. Alba H. Warren; Mrs. W.O. Turtle was Genevieve Anna Brent; Robert I. Brent was Robert Innocent Brent; he was probably not living in Orange, Texas. That would have been his brother, William Louis Brent, who did live in Orange; Mrs. Harold F. Fick was Frances Louise Brent; and Mrs. J. B. Mare was Mary Ella "Mollie" Brent.

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1 April 2009
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