Charles Mortimer Bryant

Charles Mortimer Bryant
b. 12 August 1894, Rosedale, Parke County, Indiana, to William Cleaster and Julia Louise (Grindle) Bryant
d. 24 November 1959, Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin

m. about 1923, Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin
Lucy Murphy
b. about 1898

Children with Lucy Murphy:

  • William Edward (1925-1982) married Joan Claire Goodreau
  • Elizabeth married Sylvester Campbell

Charles left Indiana in 1914, moving to Devils Lake, North Dakota with the W. R. Murray family. He left to join his brother, William Edward Bryant, but later moved to Superior, Wisconsin where he remained until his death.

For a time, he worked for the Great Northern Railway and The Express Company. He also served as deputy county auditor under J. A. Kramer. He was a clerk of the draft board and enlisted from Devils Lake in 1917. During World War I he served overseas. When he returned to Devils Lake, he resumed his position as deputy county auditor.

Charles was a charter member of the Tim Running Post of the American Legion and served as its first commander. He was also a member of the Masonic bodies and Kern Temple.

After leaving Devils Lake, he resided in Superior, Wisconsin, and was employed in the store department of the Great Northern Railway at Superior. He was married, raised a family, and lived in Superior until his death in 1959.

Submitted by:
Jennifer Cruse
Terre Haute IN
E-mail: jencruse@msn.com

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