WILLIAM H. BRYAN
|William H. Bryan is a prosperous blacksmith and
wagon maker at Bonne Terre. He spent three years as a carriage-maker's apprentice in West
Virginia, and then went to Brownsville, Penn., where he was engaged in the machine shops.
After some time spent in Pittsburgh, he cme to St. Francois County in 1876, and located
near Bonne Terre, where he was the proprietor of a saw mill for a time. After a short
visit to his old home he returned in 1878 and again resumed his trade, which he has since
followed, but has been located at Bonne Terre since 1887.He was married to Miss Emma
Cannon in 1877, and this union has been blessed with two children. Mr. Bryan is a
Prohibitionist in political affairs, and is identified with the Masonic and A.O.U.W.
fraternities. His parents, James and Mary (Gable) Bryan, were living in Cincinnati, O., at
the time of his birth, July 22, 1842. They were natives of Pennsylvania and Virginia,
GOODSPEEDS HISTORY OF S.E. MISSOURI, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888, Page 625.
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