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44. George Washington BRYANT was born on 31 July 1891 in Centerpoint, Howard County, Arkansas. He died on 23 July 1951 at the age of 59 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. He was buried in Old Ringold Cemetery, McCurtain County, Oklahoma.93

World War I Draft Registration. 5 Jun 1917
Geo. Bryant, age 25, lived in Okla (can't read town, but it was Choctaw Co). born 31 Jul 1891, Center Point, Arkansas. Farmer. Has wife and one child.
He was tall and slender with brown eyes, black hair.

1920 Census. Ozark, Polk Co, AR
Bryant, George, age 24, b. AR as were both parents
Ertia, wife, age 26, b. AR, parents born KY
Lamar, son, age 5, b. OK
Hershell, son, age 7/12, b. OK

1930, Oklahoma, Pushmataha Co, Kiamichi Township, Household 70
Geo. W. Bryant, age 39, 18 when married, b. AR, father b. U.S., mother b. AR
Ortie, wife, age 36, 16 when married, b. AR, father b. KY, mother b. TN
All the children listed as born in OK
Lawrence, son age 16, [Lamar in 1920?]
Hershell, son, age 11
Ernest, son, age 8
Mamie, duaghter, age 5
Melvin, son, age 2
Lois, daughter, age 1/12
J. H. Dewees, father-in-law, age 66, widowed, born in KY as were both parents.

Oct 1939 - he apparently applied for his social security number - he was born Centerpoint, AR (Howard County) on 31 Jul 1891. He stated his parents as John Bryant and Cannis Hayes (obviously a bad transcript of her name - has only an index - not the images.

1940 Census. Kiamichi, Pushmataha, Oklahoma, Hh 78
Sobol Road. Lived in rural Pushmataha Co in 1935
George Bryant, 48, Farmer. Ertie, wife, 46.
Lawrence, son 26. Hershell, son 21. Ernest, son 18. Mamie, dau, 15. Melvin, son, 12. Lois, son, 10, Loyd, son 5. Maxine, dau, age 1. children all born Oklahoma

27 Apr 1942 World War II Draft Registration
George Washington Bryant lived 2 and 1/2 miles SW of Ringold, OK. Although Ringold is in McCurtain Co, he stated his county as "Push." for Pushmataha - perhaps he lived just over the county line. He was age 50, born 31 Jul 1891 in Howard Co, AR. Erite Bryant is wife would always know his address. He was self-employed as a farmer. He was 5'11', 155 lbs with brown eyes and black hair.

Oklahoma Death Certificate 016528
George W. Bryant died at University Hospital in Oklahoma City. His usual residence was Ringold, Pushmataha County. He was married. He died 23 Jul 1951, age 69. (date of birth was typed in as 31 Jul 1951 - an obvious error, since he was born 31 Jul 1891). Born in Arkansas. Father's name was John Bryant; mother's name Cass Hayes. He died of fractured vertebra; cervical cord transection - an accident that happened on his farm in Ringold when he fell off a horse. To be buried in Ringold.

George Washington BRYANT and Ertie Louanne DEWEESE were married on 27 May 1910 in Polk County, Arkansas. Ertie Louanne DEWEESE was born on 15 January 1894 in Arkansas. She died on 5 April 1979 at the age of 85 in Navarro County, Texas. She was buried in Old Ringold Cemetery, McCurtain County, Oklahoma.94

1900 Census. Jackson Twp, Newton Co, AR, Hh 163
John H. Dewees, b. Sept 1863, age 36, married 9 years, b. KY
Jennie, V., wife, b. May 1870, 30, 3 children, b. TN
Gerty L., dau, b. Jun 1894, age 6, b. AR
Maudie, dau, b. Jun 1896, age 3, b. MO
Elva, dau, b. Feb 1900, age 3 months, b. AR

1910 Census. Ozark, Polk AR, Hh 31
John Dewees, 46, married once for 18 years, b. KY
Jennie, wife, 38, 6 children - 4 are living, b. TN
Ertie, dau 16. Maudie, dau 14. Elva, dau 10. Homer, son, 2.
Elzie Bishop, servant, age 18

Ertie's death is in the Texas Death Index - she died in Navarro County. Social Security gives her last residence as Swink, Choctaw Co OK. She is said buried Old Ringold Cemetery, McCurtain, Oklahoma, along with husband George and several of her children.

Her actual death certificate give her name as Ertie Louanne Bryant. She did in Navarro County Memorial Hospital, Corsicana of heart disease and acute renal failure - she had broken her right hip and knee nine months previously. She had been in the hospital 5 months when she died on 5 Apr 1979. She residence was in Rice, Navarro Co. Ertie was born in Arkansas on 15 Jan 1894 and was 85 when she died. She was a widow. Her father was John Deweese; her mother's maiden name unknown. Mrs. Lois McIntosh was the informant. The body was removed to Ringold OK for burial, Ringold Cemetery.

George Washington BRYANT and Ertie Louanne DEWEESE had the following children:



Lawrence Virgil BRYANT was born on 17 March 1914 in Arkansas. He died on 8 March 1986 at the age of 71 in Grayson County, Texas. He was buried in Old Ringold Cemetery, McCurtain County, Oklahoma.95



Hershel Barner BRYANT was born on 25 October 1918 in Arkansas. He died on 17 December 1943 at the age of 25. He was buried in Old Ringold Cemetery, McCurtain County, Oklahoma.96



Ernest Ray BRYANT was born on 2 February 1922. He died on 4 May 1985 at the age of 63 in Hugo, Choctaw County, Oklahoma. He was buried in Old Ringold Cemetery, McCurtain County, Oklahoma.97

World War II - US Army
Enlisted 5 Dec 1942; discharged 4 Dec 1945



Mamie Faye BRYANT was born on 19 October 1924. She died on 2 December 1984 at the age of 60 in Smith County, Texas.

Married name was Tramel



Melvin Leonard BRYANT (private).



Lois Marie BRYANT (private).



Loyd Leon BRYANT was born on 25 September 1935. He died on 17 April 1949 at the age of 13. He was buried in Old Ringold Cemetery, McCurtain County, Oklahoma.98



Maudie Maxine BRYANT (private).