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Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday's Photo: A New Photo of Charles William Giddens

Charles William Giddens
1892 - 1972

Mom gave me this photo of Charles William Giddens a week or so ago. This was the first time I had seen it and it explained several pictures in my grandmother's album.  Charles was my grandmother's brother. She had several photos of him while younger and in the military. In most, he looked very fair and young and had no facial hair. In a few other photos, he looked more mature - very much like the man above and I often wondered if the photos were misidentified. 


Charles W. Giddens - Fort Sill MG School - Lawton, Oklahoma 1916


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Source

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn

Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday's Photo: The Family of Thomas Lawson Bryant and Alitha McCrary

Anne Taylor Bryant  - mother of Thomas Lawson Bryant, Thomas Lawson Bryant, Alitha McCrary Bryant
Back - Darrell J. Bryant, Kyle Bryant, and Foy Bryant

Mount Vernon, Franklin County, Texas

Click to enlarge this photo. You will see the names of some of the family members written in pencil. 

On the back - Mr. and Mrs. Lawson Bryant and family
Granny Frye's own aunt Litha McCrary - Litha Bryan
Ann Fuquay another sister
Mr. and Mrs. Lawson Bryant is written on the back of this photo found in the Frye Family Collection. I wasn't quite sure how this family was related to my Bryans so scanned it as it isn't unusual to see Bryan written as Bryant and Lawson is a frequent name seen when researching Bryans in Bienville Parish.  

The Frye family, who graciously opened their home to allow me to scan these photos, are descendants of my great-great-grandfather, Reddick Bryan. After looking at the Frye family tree, I found the Lawson Bryant family is not my family. However, a marriage does link the Lawson Bryant family to my Reddick Bryan family. 


Allie Belle Trott
Allie Belle Trott, great-great-granddaughter of Reddick Bryan and Elizabeth Regan, married Charles Jefferson Frye. Her parents were William Jackson Trott and  Laura Lula Cook. Her grandparents were Joseph W. Cook and Josie Bryan. Josie Bryan Cook was the biological daughter of Joseph B. Bryan and Sarah Margaret Wimberly and the adopted daughter of James Bryan and Alice Mary Wimberly (siblings of Joseph and Sarah).  Joseph B. and James were sons of Reddick Bryan. 
Alitha McCrary (Mrs. Lawson Bryant)

Charles Jefferson Frye's mother, Sarah Ann McKinney was the daughter of Alexander Fulton McKinney and Sarah Ann McCrary. Sarah Ann McCrary and Alitha McCrary (Mrs. Lawson Bryant) were sisters. 

To learn more about the family of Thomas Lawson Bryant and Alitha McCrary read pages 1268 to 1270 in A History of Texas and Texans, Volume 3 by Frank White Johnson. You can read it below or click on Google Books to read and download a larger version. 





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Sources

Ancestry.com. Public Member Trees [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006. Original data: Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.

Family photographs from the Frye Family collection. Accessed June 6, 2016. Used with permission.

Johnson, F. W., Barker, E. C., & Winkler, E. W. (1914). A history of Texas and Texans. Chicago: American Historical Society.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Her Father, Dr. Edward Clifton Cook


Dr. Edward Clifton Cook, born on January 29, 1887, was the son of Napoleon Bonaparte Cook and Pauline Porter Cook. He married Mary Marguerite "Maggie" Martin, daughter of Thomas Jefferson Martin and Laura Bryan, on April 10, 1905. 


Dr. Edward Clifton Cook graduated from the Atlanta Southern Dental College in 1913. I have questions about this that family might know.  Did his wife and children go with him to Atlanta while he attended college? Did he practice in Ringgold? 






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Source

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014, September 14, 2014, and November 9 to 11, 2016. Used with permission.