Viola Mae Bryant
Contributed By: Julie Sullivan (d/o Mary Walker Bryant Sullivan)
I'd like to clear the record on my grandmother's name. She is listed wrong in every place I have found her. Her name is Viola Mae Bryant, but she is recorded as Mary Bryant. My grandfather's first wife was Mary Etter Cravens, (buried in Cravens Cemetery, Gentry's Mill, Adair Co, KY). In the Census records of 1910 & 1920, Mary Bryant appears with Joe, but she passed away in 1921. I'm assuming that when people see his wife as May in the 1930 Census, that they assume it is a mistake and that he is still married to Mary.
Then to confuse it more, the obituary for her own mother listed Viola Mae Bryant as Mary Bryant. Her mother's obituary. Her mother was actually named Rutha Belle, but the children who buried her misspelled it in her obituary and on her tombstone.
Viola Mae Bryant is buried at Free Union Cemetery as Mae Bryant. She is beside her husband who is buried as Joe Bryant.
Descendants of Josephus "Joe" Bryant
1.JOSEPHUS "JOE"5 BRYANT (ALEXANDER MONROE "CHICK"4, CHARLES HENRY "SQUIRE"3, PETER2, JOHN1)1,2,3,4,5 was born 24 Dec 1877 in Adair Co, KY6,7,8,9,10, and died 24 Apr 1960 in Adair Co, KY11. He married (1) MARY ETTER CRAVENS11 15 Dec 1898, daughter of SYLVESTER CRAVENS and ANGELINE POWELL. She was born 13 Jan 1870 in Adair Co, KY11, and died 30 Aug 1921 in Adair Co, KY11. He married (2) VIOLA MAE (aka May) BRYANT12 08 May 1925 in Sano, KY, daughter of JOHN Austin BRYANT and RUTHA Belle BROCKMAN. She was born 27 Jan 1892 in Russell Co, KY, and died 04 May 1976 in St. Francis Hospital, Indianapolis, IN.
More About MARY ETTER CRAVENS:
Burial: 30 Aug 1921, Cravens Cemetery, Gentry's Mill, Adair Co, KY
Children of JOE BRYANT and MARY Etter CRAVENS are:
2. i. EMER6 BRYANT, b. 07 Oct 1899, Adair Co, KY; d. 09 May 1929. (name might be Emmer)
ii. MARVIN BRYANT, b. 08 Feb 1902; d. 08 Jan 1924, Chicago, IL.
iii. NORA BRYANT, b. 07 Nov 1903; d. 12 Jul 1971, Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY.
iv. EFFIE BRYANT, b. 17 Jan 1905; d. 23 Oct 1967.
v. NONA BRYANT, b. 31 Dec 1906; d. 05 Dec 1988.
3. vi. OWEN BRYANT, b. 10 Jun 1908; d. 21 Nov 1984, CA.
vii. ARTHUR BRYANT14,15, b. 25 Jan 1910, Adair Co, KY16; d. 10 Dec 2002, Indianapolis, Marion Co, IN16.
viii. LUCIAN BRYANT