Friday, March 21, 2014

52 Ancestors: #12 Mary Emma Doyle Bryan (1853-1933)

Mary Emma Doyle was the daughter of John William Doyle and probably Rebecca Elizabeth Johnson Doyle.  Mary Emma was born in December 1853 in Ohio County, Virginia.  This area is in the state of West Virginia. 

After Mary’s mother died in 1858, her father moved the family to Kansas where the Doyle family and the Bryan family were neighbors. Mary Emma Doyle and Olive Bryan married in Rawlins County, Kansas in 1880.  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)

The family were members of the Methodist church according to the 1895 Iowa State Census.  By 1900 the family is back in Kansas, again in Rawlins County.  By 1910 they were living in Delta County, Colorado.  Another move, before 1920, was to Southern California.  Mary Emma died in 1933 in Pomona.  I do not know where she was buried.