Grandma’s Life Story: Finding the Missing Pieces

Lately, I have become obsessed with the “missing years” of my grandmother’s childhood. After her mother died in 1913, I have tried to find keys to her past, especially the years 1913–1928. With this in mind, I have decided to create a timeline of her childhood to help me keep track of my favorite grandmother.

  • As I continue to find information, I will update this blog.

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1908

Birth:                          10 July

Place:                          Independence, Montgomery, Kansas

Parents:                      William Franklin Bryant and Anna Strassburg Bryant

Doctor:                        Mamie J. Tanquary

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  • Note:  I have recently discovered the family spelled Strasburg with one “s” instead of two. (June 2017)

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  • A family picture from my grandmother’s collection ~ no name, no date.  Could this be a picture of my grandmother?  Taken in Montrose,  Colorado

Parents

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Annie Strasburg, 1910
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Frank Bryant

Doctor who delivered my grandmother:

Mamie J. Tanquary

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Mamie J. Tanquary

 

 

 

The Weekly Examiner. (Bartlesville, Indian Terr.), Vol. 12, No. 33, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 20, 1906
The Weekly Examiner
Bartlesville, Indian Territory, Sat Oct 20, 1906

 

1910

Residence:  Lower Gunnison Valley,  Gunnison, Colorado, Precinct 5

Family:  Anna Bryant and William and Mary Strassburg

  • Note: Annie Strasburg was listed as divorced.

 

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1910, US Federal Census

 

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1911

July 13

 

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The Evening Star
Independence, Kansas, Thu July 13, 1911, Page 1

 

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The Independence Daily Reporter, Independence, Kansas, Thu July 13, 1911, Page 1   

July 15

 

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The Coffeyville Daily Journal, Coffeyville, Kansas, Sat Jul 15, 1911,  Page 8

July 27

Divorce

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The Coffeyville Daily Journal,
Coffeyville, Kansas, Thur July 27, 1911, Page 5

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1912

February

Birth of half brother: Clifford Bryant

Date:                           13 Feb 1912

Place:                          Fresno Count, California

Parents:                      William Franklin and Lena Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

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1913

Death of Mother:      Anna Strassburg Bryant

Date:                           12 Aug 1913

Place:                          Ohio City, Gunnison, Colorado

Burial:                         Cedar Cemetery, Montrose, Colorado

 

 

Sources:

  • Ancestry.com.  1910 Census | 1910 US Federal Census Records | Ancestry.com, Online Publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original Data – Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA Microfilm Publication T624, 1,178 Rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Was, search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7884.
  • Ancestry.com. “California Birth Index, 1905-1995.” California Birth Index, 1905-1995, Online Publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.Original Data – State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.Original Dat, search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5247.
  • Ancestry.com. “Kansas, Births and Christenings Index, 1885-1911.” Kansas, Births and Christenings Index, 1885-1911, Online Publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original Data – “Kansas Births and Christenings, 1818–1936.” Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index Entries Derived from Digital Copies of Original and Compiled , search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2567.
  • “Dr Mamie J. Edwards Tanquary (1870 – 1927) – Find A Grave Memorial.” Dr Mamie J. Edwards Tanquary (1870 – 1927) – Find A Grave Memorial, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=12347102.
  • Haywood, Charles E. “The Weekly Examiner. (Bartlesville, Indian Terr.), Vol. 12, No. 33, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 20, 1906.” The Gateway to Oklahoma History, Examiner Publishing Company, 1 June 2013, gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc162515/m1/8/.
  • Newspapers.com – The Coffeyville Daily Journal – 15 Jul 1911, Sat – Page 8, The Coffeyville Daily Journal, Coffeyville, Kansas, http://www.newspapers.com.
  • Newspapers.com – The Coffeyville Daily Journal – 27 Jul 1911, Thu – Page 5, The Coffeyville Daily Journal, 27 Jul 1911, Thu, Coffeyville, Kansas, http://www.newspapers.com.
  • “ Newspapers.com – The Evening Star – 13 Jul 1911, Thu – Page 1.” Newspapers.com – The Evening Star – 13 Jul 1911, Thu – Page 1, The Evening Star, Independence, Kansas, http://www.newspapers.com.
  • Newspapers.com – Independence Daily Reporter – 13 Jul 1911, Thu – Page 1, Independence Daily Reporter, Independence, Kansas, http://www.newspapers.com.