Friday, March 14, 2014

52 Ancestors: #11 Oliver Bryan (1851-1944)

Oliver Bryan was the oldest child of Albert and Ann Parker Bryan.  He was born in 2 October 1951 in Jefferson County Iowa.  In 1860 Oliver and his family were living in Poweshiek County, Iowa.  I have been unable to find Oliver in the 1870 census.  Oliver is in Rawlins, Kansas for the 1880 census.  Then Oliver married Mary Emma Doyle in December 1880 in Rawlins County, Kansas. 

Oliver and Mary Emma had six children.  Myrtle died as an infant and Oliver Herman died when he was about 17.  These children were born in Kansas.

               John Albert Bryan (1882-1975)
               Myrtle Bryan (1884-1884)
               Sylvia Augusta Bryan (1885-1973)
               Alma Viola Bryan (1888-1974)

These two children were born in Iowa, so obviously the family moved.

               Bertha Jane Bryan (1890-1943)
               Oliver Herman Bryan (1893-1910)

By the time the 1900 census was recorded the family was living in Kansas again.  Then in 1910 Oliver and Mary were living in Colorado.  They moved again before 1920 because they were enumerated in California, where they continued to live until their deaths.  Oliver died in 1944 in Pomona, in Los Angeles County.  I don’t know where Oliver was buried and I don’t have a copy of his death certificate.