E. G. Bryan, Ralls
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E. G. Bryan
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ELMER GUY BRYAN ( is the son of Jonathan Tate Bryan and Ann Eliza (Bennett) Brayn. Elmer was born on May 8, 1886 in Savoy, Texas. On September 27, 1908, Elmer Bryan married Nellie Kate James in Caviness, Texas. Nellie was born on July 13, 1891 in Childress, Texas and is the daughter of Robert Kirkland James (born January 28, 1851, Alabama) and Julia Ann (Pittman) James (born 1853, Texas). Elmer and Nellie Bryan were the parents of eight children:
   Sam Tilton Bryan (, b. September 9, 1909, Durant, Oklahoma
   Audy Everett Bryan (, b. January 31, 1911, Paris, Texas
   Celes Bryan (, b. October, 1912, Texas
   Mary Nellene Bryan (, b. October 28, 1914, Caviness, Texas
   Ruby Bryan (, b. December 12, 1919, Durant, Oklahoma
   Fairy Beatrice Bryan, b. April 12, 1922, Ralls, Texas
   James Edward Bryan, b. September 9, 1931, Ralls, Texas
   Boyce Ardell Bryan (, b. August 14, 1933, Ralls, Texas 

In 1920, Elmer and Nellie Bryan were living in Crosby County, Texas. Elmer Bryan died on July 26, 1968 in Ralls, Texas and Nellie (James) Bryan died on April 14, 1972 in Crosbyton, Texas. Both were buried in the Ralls Cemetery in Ralls, Texas. Fairy Bryan married Bruce Strickland and they had two children: - Linda Strickland, - Vicki Strickland. Fairy (Bryan) Strickland died on August 15, 1991 in Durant, Oklahoma and was buried in the Ralls Cemetery in Ralls, Texas. James Bryan died as a small child on March 2, 1934 in Ralls, Texas and was buried there in the Ralls Cemetery.

References: 1) 1920 Census, Crosby County, Texas; 2) Family Group Sheet by Candi Seaton, August, 1993; 3) Family Group Sheets, Boyce Bryan, October, 1996

Funeral services for E.G.Bryan, 83, who died at 1 p.m. Saturday, were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Emma Church of Christ in Ralls. Officiating wee James Eubank, minister, and Rev. E. R. McGregor.

Burial was in Ralls Cemetery with the Carter Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

He and Mrs. Bryan had observed their 60th Wedding anniversary in September of last year. He was a native of Grayson County. In 1908 he married Nellie Kate James.

He moved to the Ralls area in 1920 from Lamar County, and was a retired farmer.

Survivors are his wife and three sons, Boyce and Audy of Ralls, Sam of Happy; four daughters, Mrs. Perry Anthony of Plains, Mrs. Phillip Robertson of Batesville, Mrs. Rubye Smith of Crosbyton, and Mrs. Farry Bea Strickland of Ralls.

Ralls Banner, July 30, 1969
Obituary provided by Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum

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