Saturday, October 31, 2009

Charles R. Usina died October 30, 2009

A message from the Los Floridanos society sent the information about Charles Usina's death this morning:

It is with deep sorrow that I report the death of Charles Usina who passed away at his home Friday morning. Charles was a very active member of Los Floridanos and a major contributor to the society. We will miss him.

Visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Craig Funeral Home, with prayer services at 6 P.M. Funeral services will be held 2 P.M. Tuesday at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine.
There is a news article in the St. Augustine Record from October 31, 2009 that describes highlights from his full life. It can be read at:

Charles Robert Usina is a descendant of Joseph Simeon Sanchez, Francis Roman Sanchez' brother.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Los Floridanos Society Meeting - 10/10/09

Los Floridanos Society, Inc.

Florida’s First Spanish Families 1565-1763

P. O. Box 1891

St. Augustine, FL 32085

Sanchez Solana

Society News Updates October 2009

10/10/09 – 9:00 am - Informal membership breakfast to be held at the

IHOP Restaurant, 2600 Ponce DeLeon Blvd., St. Augustine, FL.

Please continue to support this organization by your participation at our scheduled events.

Remaining 2009 Calendar

11/14/09 – Informal breakfast – 9:00 AM - IHOP Restaurant

12/12/09 – Christmas Luncheon; Time & Location to be announced

For those of you who may not have heard, the City of St Augustine is sponsoring a historical marker program. The markers are placed at various locations around the city and inform the visitors to St Augustine of the events, persons and buildings that are a part of the city’s diverse history.

Los Floridanos Society is in the final development stages of a marker to commemorate our “Los Floridanos” ancestors. At the September membership breakfast, the marker layout by member Jeremy Cain was unveiled. A delegation has presented the layout to the city and found the cost of the marker will be $1,300. We are seeking donations to help defray the cost of the marker. To date we have collected $800 toward the cost of the marker. Thank you to the 4 members who have donated so far.

For members wishing to make a donation, kindly mail a check to the above address made out to Los Floridanos Society. Indicate on the check it is for the marker project. Thank you for your support.