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Material Information

Title:
Marti Colon Cemetery Collection
Physical Description:
2.00 : (1.00 box and 1.00 large binder.) ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Echezabal, Henry

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Cemeteries -- Florida -- Hillsborough County   ( lcsh )
Genre:
ead   ( sobekcm )

Notes

Scope and Content:
The collection of correspondence and documentation span from 1887-2011, while the funeral home records span from 1887-1940.
Preferred Citation:
Marti Colon Cemetery Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library,  University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Acquisition:
Henry A. Echezabal, Sr.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
None.  The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at [url=http://www.copyright.gov/%C2%A0]http://www.copyright.gov/[/url] for more information.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - C33
usfldc handle - u29.230-c33-ead
System ID:
SFS0032045:00001


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abstract 520$a Abstract Henry A. Echezabal's keen interest in The Marti Colon Cemetery resulted in this collection of research materials compiled from 1997 to 2012.  From the records of the earliest burials in the 1880s, to the local news investigative report of 2000, the collection covers several different incidents and offers clues as to how the cemetery ended up embroiled in controversy over the issue of missing bodies and buryovers, covering news stories, City of Tampa records, and correspondence that shed light on the issues.lb The Marti Colon Cemetery found itself the center of controversy several times over the issues of multiple burials, missing bodies, neglect, and vandalism. Most of the controversy surrounds the construction of Columbus Drive, where it is suspected that several of the bodies buried that were supposed to be removed, in fact only had headstones relocated. Columbus Drive separated the cemetery in two, and the section to the north of the road was left in disrepair. A. P. Boza took lease of the cemetery in 1939, but also mismanaged the cemetery, compounding its problems. Upon Boza's death, his son refused to take up the maintenance of the cemetery, and by the late 1980s, articles began to surface concerning vandalism and grave robbing. The cemetery went unclaimed, and was eventually taken over by the City, which restored it. In 2000, an investigative report showed the extent of the mismanagement of the cemetery over time, that a large amount of the information on burials was inaccurate, perhaps as much as 1/3rd to 2/3rds of the graves inaccurately marked.
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Marti Colon Cemetery Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library,  University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
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Related Materials:
Funeral home records.
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Arrangement of Materials:
Box 1 is a binder of correspondence, documentation, and information, is arranged topically, with the correspondence arranged chronologically. Box 2 is a box of funeral records, and is arranged by date and labelled by funeral home owner.
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Scope and Contents
The collection of correspondence and documentation span from 1887-2011, while the funeral home records span from 1887-1940.
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Detailed List of Contents
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The Mysteries of the Marti Colon Cemetery
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1
Folder 1
Index
id110382
1
2
Introduction
id110383
1
3
Index of funeral homes record volumes
1887-1940
c03
id110494
1
3
1
Marti Colon Cemetery burials only
id110384
1
4
Henry A. Echezabal, Sr.'s database of Marti burials
1887-1940
id110401
1
4
1
Burials by Name
id110402
1
4
2
Burials by Date of Birth
id110403
1
4
3
Burials by Date of Death
id110385
1
5
Alphabetical list of black burials
id110386
1
6
Black burial records from funeral homes
id110387
1
7
1900's Correspondence & Documentation
id110404
1
7
1
Ghira Family Last Will and Testament: Land bequeathed to Josephine (Ghira) and Alfred Parslow
2/12/1901
id110405
1
7
2
Cemetery land deeded to J.L. Reed: Josephine and Alfred Parslow -> J.L. Reed
12/20/1902
id110388
1
8
1930's Correspondence & Documentation
id110406
1
8
1
J.L. Reed -> Ben T. Davis: Willing to sell property for Columbus Dr. Right of Way
9/10/1934
id110407
1
8
2
Ben T. Davis: Columbus Dr. Right of Way
9/10/1934-5/5/1936
id110408
1
8
3
City of Tampa Resolution 2782-B: Acquisition of Marti land for Right of Way
10/8/1935
id110409
1
8
4
Cemetery Deeded to City of Tampa: Deed Book 1029 p. 538-544: J.L. Reed -> City of Tampa
11/1935
id110410
1
8
5
J.L. Reed Deposition Removal of bodies: City of Tampa, J.L. Reed vs. J.W. Sheely et al
4/13/1936
id110411
1
8
6
Mayor -> Board of Representatives: Resolution Opening of Columbus Dr. Right of Way
5/5/1936
id110412
1
8
7
Cemetery Lease Agreement: City of Tampa -> A.P. Boza
Scope and Contents
6/22/1939
id110389
1
9
1940's Correspondence & Documentation
id110413
1
9
1
Petition A Protesting Black Burials in Marti
12/17/1940
id110414
1
9
2
Davis Causeway conveyed to FDOT: Deed Book 1269 p. 598
3/10/1944
id110415
1
9
3
A.P. Boza Breech of Lease: City Clerk -> A.P. Boza
8/19/1944
id110416
1
9
4
Mayor Curtis Hixon -> City Attorney Whitaker: Manner of burials
11/20/1944
id110417
1
9
5
City Attorney -> Mayor Curtis Hixon: Status Report of cemetery
11/21/1944
id110418
1
9
6
Parks Dept. -> City Attorney Whitaker: Field inspection report of Cemetery
Scope and Contents
11/23/1944
id110419
1
9
7
Mayor Curtis Hixton -> City Attorney Whitaker: Remitting Field Inspection report from Parks Dept.
Scope and Contents
12/04/1944
id110420
1
9
8
City Attorney Whitaker -> City Clerk Bourqurdez: Requesting burial plot reports filed by A.P. Boza
Scope and Contents
12/06/1944
id110421
1
9
9
City Attorney Whitaker -> Supt. City Parks Dept.: Condition of cemetery
Scope and Contents
12/06/1944
id110422
1
9
10
City Attorney Whitaker -> City Hall Comptroller Pelbank: Request for A.P. Boza rental payments report
12/06/1944
id110423
1
9
11
City Attorney Whitaker -> Mayor Curtis Hixon: Cemetery Investigation report
12/08/1944
id110424
1
9
12
Mayor Curtis Hixon -> A.P. Boza: Condition of cemetery
12/08/1944
id110425
1
9
13
City Attorney Whitaker -> City Clerk: Return of City and Boza lease agreement
12/09/1944
id110426
1
9
14
City Attorney Thompson -> Mayor Curtis Hixon: Cemetery Appraisal report
7/29/1947
id110427
1
9
15
Mayor Curtis Hixon -> City Attorney Thompson: Lawsuit pending
8/01/1947
id110428
1
9
16
City Burial Certificates
7/07/1949
id110390
1
10
1950's Correspondence & Documentation
id110429
1
10
1
Petition B Protesting Burials of Blacks in Marti
7/24/1959
id110391
1
11
1960's Correspondence & Documentation
id110430
1
11
1
Asst. City Attorney -> Mayor Dick Greco: New lease with A.P. Boza
7/15/196?
id110431
1
11
2
A.P. Boza -> City: Report on the Removal and reinturnment of bodies
10/26/1960
id110432
1
11
3
Desk memo from City Parks Dept. Director Kyle: Reeves did not remove bodies
12/30/1960
id110433
1
11
4
Amendment to A.P. Boza lease
12/30/1960
id110434
1
11
5
A.P. Boza -> City Engineer: List of all remains buried in Sections 4 & 5
3/15/1962
id110435
1
11
6
Release of Lease: City -> A. P. Boza Official Record Book 1328 p. 203
3/19/1964
id110392
1
12
1970's Correspondence & Documentation
id110436
1
12
1
Chelsea Title Co. -> City of Tampa Land Office: Ownership title search report for North side of Marti
9/18/1978
id110437
1
12
2
Title Search for North side of Marti
9/25/1978
id110438
1
12
3
City Ordinance No. 151 dated 11/13/1913
id110439
1
12
4
Deed Book 711/536 dated 5/22/1926
id110440
1
12
5
Deed Book 1029/538 dated 11/9/1935
id110441
1
12
6
Official Record 1328/203 dated 6/22/1939
id110442
1
12
7
Official Record 1489/22 dated 7/12/1948
id110443
1
12
8
Official Record 4589/889 dated 6/24/1985
id110393
1
13
1980's Correspondence & Documentation
id110444
1
13
1
Jones College -> A.P. Boza: Consumer complaint
11/3/1981
id110445
1
13
2
State Comptroller Office -> Parks Dept.: Consumer complaint regarding Marti
12/9/1981
id110446
1
13
3
Land Office Manager -> Parks Director Ferlita: Maintenance of cemetery
12/29/1981
id110447
1
13
4
Land Sales Agreement North Side of cemetery: City of Tampa -> Sam Leone
12/6/1984
id110448
1
13
5
Ordinance No. 8825-A: Rezoning North Side of cemetery
3/7/1985
id110449
1
13
6
Resolution 8133: Approving Deed between City -> Sam Leone
6/13/1985
id110450
1
13
7
Resolution 8134: Approving Amendment to Land Sales Agreement: Reduced area/sidewalk encroachment
Scope and Contents
6/13/1985
id110451
1
13
8
Land Sale North side of cemetery: City of Tampa -> Sam Leone
6/24/1985
id110452
1
13
9
Resolution 7033-H: Approving Land Sales Agreement between City and Sam Leone
12/6/1985
id110453
1
13
10
City Attorney -> Assistant City Attorney: Maintenance fees for cemetery
3/23/1987
id110454
1
13
11
Assistant City Attorney -> Memo to file: Telephone conversation with State Dept. of Banking and Finance
4/6/1987
id110455
1
13
12
Assistant City Attorney Prentice -> City Real Estate Div.: Requesting Ownership and Encumbrance Search
4/10/1987
id110456
1
13
13
City Attorney Fogarty -> A.P. Boza Funeral Home: Notification of Non-exemption
4/13/1987
id110457
1
13
14
Assistant City Attorney Prentice -> Memo to file: Meeting with Garden of Memories President Mark Panter
5/13/1987
id110458
1
13
15
Parks Dept. Diana Kyle -> City Legal Dept. Tyrone Brown: Condition of Cemetery/Maintenance
11/30/1988
id110394
1
14
1990's Correspondence & Documentation
id110459
1
14
1
City Council -> Parks Department Director Ferlita: Condition of Cemetery/Maintenance
4/18/1990
id110460
1
14
2
Parks Dept. -> City Attorney: Memo dated 1/27/1982 / Maintenance
8/29/1990
id110461
1
14
3
Parks Dept. -> City Attorney: Memo dated 1/27/1982 / Maintenance
9/29/1992
id110462
1
14
4
Parks Dept. -> Ted's Landscaping: Employee at Marti Colon Cemetery
11/15/1994
id110463
1
14
5
Cemetery HIstory: Prepared by Joseph Murray, City Parks Dept.
2/29/1996
id110464
1
14
6
Mr. Joe Garcia Requeset for Commemorative Marker
6/09/1999
id110395
1
15
Newspaper Articles
id110465
1
15
1
The Morning Tribune: J.L. Reed advertisement
id110466
1
15
2
The Morning Tribune: "J.L. Reed Buys a Fine Corner"
id110467
1
15
3
The Tampa Morning Tribune: West Tampa's 3rd Mayor "Death Rather Than Separation; Mayor Milian is a Suicide"
9/24/1908
id110468
1
15
4
The Tampa Morning Tribune: "Thousands Attend Funeral of Milian"
9/25/1908
id110469
1
15
5
The Tampa Tribune: "Abandoned Cemetery Still Holds Many of Tampa's Unknown Dead"
6/14/1959
id110470
1
15
6
The Tampa Tribune: "Old Cemetery To Be Fenced And Repaired"
6/19/1959
id110471
1
15
7
The Tampa Tribune: "Marti Burials Draw Protests"
7/10/1959
id110472
1
15
8
The Tampa Tribune: "Cemetery Lease is Explained"
8/20/1959
id110473
1
15
9
The Tampa Tribune: "City Group Agrees to Boza Deal on Cemetery"
9/18/1959
id110474
1
15
10
The Tampa Tribune: "Cemetery Area Urged As Park"
11/30/1959
id110475
1
15
11
The Tampa Tribune: "Cemetery Lease is Amended"
12/9/1960
id110476
1
15
12
The Tampa Tribune: "Work is Started on Park"
12/10/1960
id110477
1
15
13
The Tampa Tribune: "Cemetery To Become Park"
12/20/1960
id110478
1
15
14
The Tampa Tribune: "Grave Robbers take 2 boys' coffins; incident is 2nd in Tampa in week"
3/26/1989
id110479
1
15
15
The Tampa Tribune: "Old Cemetery causing tax woe"
1/24/1990
id110480
1
15
16
The Tampa Tribune: "Appraiser treks to Tallahassee to solve cemetery tax problem"
1/26/1990
id110481
1
15
17
The Tampa Tribune: "Cemetery sags with no one to claim it"
4/24/1993
id110482
1
15
18
The Tampa Tribune: "Cemetery protesters seek council action today"
4/29/1993
id110483
1
15
19
The Tampa Tribune: "City approves funds to clean cemetery site"
4/30/1993
id110484
1
15
20
The Tampa Tribune: "City to hire crew to clean up cemetery"
5/7/1993
id110485
1
15
21
The Tampa Tribune: "Funding sought to help cemetery ward off vandals"
10/20/1993
id110486
1
15
22
The Tampa Tribune: "Missing graves haunt historic cemetery"
2/21/2000
id110487
1
15
23
The Tampa Tribune: "City confirms report of buryovers"
3/21/2000
id110396
1
16
Exhibit A
id110488
1
16
1
Plat Book 1/100 Marti Cemetery
5/18/1903
id110489
1
16
2
Colon Cemetery as Re-Subdivided by Gerald Boza
6/1945
id110490
1
16
3
Ben T. Davis' Causeway Map
1934
id110397
1
17
Exhibit B
id110491
1
17
1
1938 Aerial Photo of Marti
id110492
1
17
2
2011 Aerial Photo of Marti
id110398
1
18
Exhibit C
id110493
1
18
1
Two photos condition of cemetery /1935 Bugert Brothers Photos
id110399
1
19
News Channel 8 Investigation of "The Mysteries of Marti" and disk containing electronic file of Marti database
id110400
1
20
Resources
id110362
2
Funeral Homes Record Volumes
id110363
2
1
Volume 1: Lovengreen
1887 1905
Scope and Contents
Went with the largest span of years since this is reflected in the scans
id110366
2
2
Volume 1: J.L. Reed
1887-1905
Scope and Contents
Went with the largest span of years since this is reflected in the scans
id110367
2
3
Volume 2: J.L. Reed
1905-1906
id110368
2
4
Volume 3: J.L. Reed
1906-1908
id110369
2
5
Volume 4: J.L. Reed
1908-1910
id110370
2
6
Volume 5: J.L. Reed
1912-1915
id110371
2
7
Volume 6: J.L. Reed
1910-1916
id110372
2
8
Volume 7: J.L. Reed
1916-1918
id110373
2
9
Volume 8: J.L. Reed
1918-1920
id110380
2
10
Volume 9: J.L. Reed
1920-1924
id110374
2
11
Volume 10: J.L. Reed
1924-1927
id110375
2
12
Volume 11: J.L. Reed
1927-1929
id110376
2
13
Volume 2: A.P Boza
1931-1934
id110377
2
14
Volume 3: A.P Boza
1934-1936
id110378
2
15
Volume 4: A.P Boza
1936-1938
id110379
2
16
Volume 5: A.P Boza
1938-1940