The Shemwell Family

Merritt BryantAge: 60 years19081969

Name
Merritt Bryant
Given names
Merritt
Surname
Bryant
Birth July 1, 1908 43 24
Census April 28, 1910 (Age 21 months)
Birth of a sisterMary Nunnley Bryant
August 29, 1910 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 7 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 8 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 9 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Census January 18, 1920 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a brotherJoe Richard Bryant
March 15, 1925 (Age 16 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJoseph Mason Shemwell
May 9, 1925 (Age 16 years)
Cause: Suicide
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 21 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census April 8, 1930 (Age 21 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Osborne Bryant
November 11, 1935 (Age 27 years)

Death of a fatherJohn Richard Bryant
April 1, 1937 (Age 28 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherJosephine “Josie” Gibbs
November 15, 1940 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 33 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 41 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 37 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death February 10, 1969 (Age 60 years)

Burial
Cemetery: Greenwood Cemetery
Last change September 20, 201709:56:34

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 18, 1904McCracken, Kentucky, United States
9 months
elder sister
17 months
elder brother
John Osborne Bryant
Birth: April 8, 1906 41 22Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 11, 1935
2 years
himself
Merritt Bryant
Birth: July 1, 1908 43 24Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 10, 1969
2 years
younger sister
Mary Nunnley Bryant
Birth: August 29, 1910 45 26Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 16, 1996Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
15 years
younger brother
Joe Richard Bryant
Birth: March 15, 1925 60 41Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 6, 2000Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
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himself
Merritt Bryant
Birth: July 1, 1908 43 24Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 10, 1969
wife
Private

Merritt Bryant has 5 first cousins recorded

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - John Richard Bryant - Household

Civil District 4 Montgomery, Tennessee

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Bryant, R JohnheadMW44M6TNTNKYMerchantGeneral store
Bryant, GeniewifeFW23M633KYKYTN
Bryant, ThelmadaughterFW5STNTNKY
Bryant, AusburnsonMW4STNTNKY
Bryant, MerettsonMW1-10mSTNTNKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - John Richard Bryant - Household

Civil District 4 Montgomery, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Bryant, John RichardheadMW53MTNVAKYFarmerGeneral farm
Bryant, Genie BellewifeFW36MKYKYKY
Bryant, ThelmadaughterFW15STNKYKY
Bryant, AusburnsonMW13STNTNKY
Bryant, MerettsonMW11STNTNKY
Bryant, MarydaughterFW9STNKYKY

Thelma & Mary's father born in KY ? -b

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - John Richard Bryant - Household

219 7th Street Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Bryant, John RheadMW64M38TNTNKYMerchant???
Bryant, GeniewifeFW46M20KYKYTN
Bryant, MarydaughterFW19STNTNKY
Bryant, MerrittsonMW21STNTNKYLaborerTobacco
Bryant, Joe RsonMW5STNTNKY
Wallace, JamesBoarderMW39Wd25TNTNKYCarpenterHouses
Wallace, NellBoarderFW22STNTNKYOperatorPhone