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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sunday's Obituary: Harriet Albritton Bryan

Harriet Albritton Bryan

Harriet Albritton Bryan died on February 9, 1909.  She was my great-grandmother. She was born on August 15, 1836 in Twiggs County, Georgia to Peter and Hollen Albritton. Hollen's maiden name has not been determined.  She and Terrell were married on Febrary 20, 1855 in Bienville Parish. 

This obituary and the following article,  were published in the Stephenville Tribune in February 1909. The exact date of the following issue was not obtained. The copy of this obituary was obtained from the Dick Smith Library at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas

Stephenville Tribune
Feb 1909
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About 12 o'clock Tuesday while Mrs. Terrell Bryant was preparing dinner and while opening a can of corn, she was seized with a pain in the back of her neck and called to her husband.  A neighbor was called  in a physician sent for.  He administered to her wants and left.  The good woman grew worse and the doctor was again sent for.  She died at one o'clock.  Mrs. Bryant has long been a resident of Stephenville and was endowed with an unusually kind disposition and loving heart, there being few better women than she in this old world.  She was a true type of old southern womanhood, and possessed many fine traits of the mind and heart.  In her simple life and unostentatious way see exemplified the true Christian character.  Owing to the remoteness of some of the children of deceased the funeral did not take place until Wednesday. Among those who came in Tuesday were Reddick Bryan and wife of Big Springs, Mrs. J. R. Hammett of Seymore {Seymour}, Mrs. Tom Wylie of Bronte, Mrs. Tom Latta and Milton Wylie of Fort Worth, J. E. Biggs of Denton, and J. D. Biggs and family of Morgan Mill.

Stephenville Tribune
19 Feb 1909
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When the clouds of affliction hang heavily over a Stephenville home it is then that the good citizens and neighbors lay down their own burdens and minister gently to those in dire distress. This was exemplified most forcibly when our wife and mother, Mrs. Terrell Bryan, was stricken down, and passed away, and each of us desire to thank the many dear friends who rendered assistance at a time when we were heartbroken over the sudden termination of a life we held in such reverence. Respectfully, Terrell Bryan, Reddick Bryan, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Biggs, J.R. Hammett, Mrs. Dollie Wylie, Harve Keith, Lon Latta and family.


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