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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Census Sightings: Whit C. Bryan

Whit Criswell Bryan - This is the same picture used in the
article seen in last Monday's post

Last week announced that it indexed all of the 1940 census records so I immediately put Dad's name in the search boxes. A few months ago, I found his sisters in his hometown of Borger, Texas, but he wasn't listed as part of the family and I knew that he joined the Navy in 1940.

Well, Dad was the only Whit Bryan in the 1940 census and he was residing at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego where he was attending Hospital Corps School.  There were no new facts on the record. He was 19 years old, born in Texas, and stated that he lived in Borger, Texas in 1935.

I have more pictures from San Diego.  The one below is of Dad and two other very young men.

On this picture Dad wrote 
Bill Smith
 ? Winters
Whit Bryan 
Hospital Corps School San Diego Cal (Spring?) 1940 

A little more searching on the 1940 census told me more about the others in the picture with Dad. 

William Smith was 20 years old, born in Texas, but in 1935 resided in Fredrick, Tillman County, Oklahoma. 

Robert Winters was also twenty years old. He was born in Montana and resided in Glasgow, Valley County, Montana in 1935. 


The following pictures are also from Dad's time in San Diego. 

Administration Building - U.S. Naval Hospital Corps School 1940

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