A pocos metros de la tumba de Vicente Martínez-Ybor/ Just a few yards away from Vicente Martínez-Ybor’s grave

A pocos metros de la tumba de Vicente Martínez-Ybor en Oaklawn Cemetery, Tampa, Florida, se encuentra esta lápida semi-hundida, de Mariano Colls, nacido en España (¿Girona?) en 1851. El directorio de la ciudad de Tampa de 1899 dice que era panadero y que su esposa se llamaba Andrea; el de 1906, que era tabaquero; el censo de 1910, que era agente inmobiliario. La inscripción (“recuerdo de su esposa y sobrinos”) hace pensar que no tuvo hijos. Un sobrino podría haber sido Salvador Colls Bota, tampeño, y camarero de profesión.

Just a few yards away from Vicente Martínez-Ybor’s grave in Oaklawn Cemetery, Tampa, Florida, we find this half-sunken marker of Mariano Colls, born in Spain (perhaps Girona) in 1851. The Tampa City Guide for 1899 lists him as a baker, and gives his wife’s name as Andrea; the same guide for 1906 says that he was a cigar maker; and for 1910, a real estate dealer. The inscription (from his wife and nephews) suggests that he died childless. One nephew might have been Salvador Colls Bota of Tampa, a waiter by profession.