The Gehron, Oliver,and Saxons families.
Three generations of Fort Lauderdale natives.

Michael Gehron’s great grandparents (Frank and Eva Oliver) were the first couple married in Fort Lauderdale at the current location of Colee Hammock (Massacre) Park at Tarpon Bend, just off Las Olas Boulevard. The couple stood in a rowboat at the trading post dock on the New River where the ceremony was performed. Mike’s grandfather (Joe B. Oliver) and his older sister Margaret were the first children born in Fort Lauderdale. His grandmother’s side of the family (Joe’s wife Vera Saxon) was from the Pompano Beach area. Many Saxons in her family are buried in the Pompano Beach city cemetery, as are his Mom and Dad.

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