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Raphael W. Bryan
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Birth: Nov. 7, 1851
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1914
District Of Columbia, USA

The 1900 census reveals:

Name: Raffiel V Bryan
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1900
Event Place: Washington D.C. city, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 43
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Years Married: 31
Birth Date: Sep 1857
Birthplace: Washington D C
Marriage Year (Estimated): 1869
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Raffiel V Bryan Head M 43 Washington D C
Anna E Bryan Wife F 48 New Jersey
Sarah V Bryan Daughter F 31 Washington D C
Julia E Bryan Daughter F 19 Washington D C
Arthur A Bryan Son M 16 Washington D C
Raymond E Bryan Son M 10 Washington D C
Raffiel W Bryan Jr. Son M 7 Washington D C
District: 136 , Sheet Number and Letter: 5A , Household ID: 84 , Line Number: 16 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: T623 , GS Film Number: 1240164 , Digital Folder Number: 004120035 , Image Number: 00463

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 Jul 2014), Raffiel V Bryan, Washington D.C. city, Washington, District of Columbia, United States; citing sheet 5A, family 84, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240164.

Raphael W. Bryan d. 24 Jan 1914
Bryan. On Thursday, January 22, 1914 at 1:05 p.m., Raphael W., beloved husband of the late Annie E. Bryan. Funeral from his late residence, 1024 South Carolina avenue southeast, on Saturday, January 24, at 9 a.m.; thence to St. Peter's Church, where mass will be said at 9:30 o'clock. Relatives and friends invited to attend.

The Evening Star, January 23, 1914, p. 22
Raphael W. Bryan Dead
Was Former Police Sergeant, Retiring About Two Years Ago
Raphael W. Bryan, a former police sergeant, died at his home, 1024 South Carolina avenue southeast, yesterday afternoon. About two years ago he was retired from the force on account of ill health and had been sick since that time.
Bryan was a native of Southeast Washington, and most of his police duty during the thirty-five years he was connected with the force was performed in that section. He was in charge of the police squad at the White House for about ten years. He is survived by two sons and a daughter. His wife died several years ago, it is stated, and only recently a married daughter died. Funeral services will be held at St. Peter's Church, 2d and C streets southeast, tomorrow morning.

The Evening Star, December 31, 1905, part 2, p. 1
Guardians of President's Home
Sergt. Raphael Bryan, the senior sergeant in charge of the White House squad, is the second oldest sergeant, in point of service, on the police force, dividing the honor with Sergt. Slattery of the tenth precinct. In his long service of over twenty years as a sergeant he has always been active and energetic and was selected to take charge of the White House squad seven years ago. The assignment was regarded as a proper recognition of his services to the department. Sergt. Bryan was born on November 7, 1815, in this city, and has spent his life here.
After attending the public schools here he joined the navy in 1863 and was put aboard the U.S.S. Augusta. That boat was employed in the North Atlantic blockading squadron during the civil war and was used to convoy mail steamers and to protect them from privateers. Many an exciting time was known to the men on that ship in that service. In 1871 he was sent to the flagship Congress, under Commodore Green. Their first cruise was to Samina bay, where they did efficient service in a threatening time. After his return he was sent to the navy yard and later during the trouble with Cuba served as paymaster's yeoman aboard the U.S.S. Tallapoosa. He received his discharge about six months later. He is a member of the George G. Meade Post, No. 5, of the G.A.R., and has been prominent in its sessions.
He was appointed to the police force July 20, 1875, and he was first sent to the Bloodfield beat in the fourth precinct. He made many arrests in importance. At that time he made the arrest of a man named Braxton and two others for breaking into a millinery store on 1st street southwest and cleaning it out of its stock. The property was nearly all recovered through the officer's work. He was shortly afterward sent to the fifth precinct and there he made an excellent record, which finally resulted in promotion.

Raphael was appointed to the department on July 29, 1875, and promoted to acting sergeant on October 15, 1884.

The death records of Washington, DC reveal:

Name: Raphael W. Bryan
Gender: Male
Burial Date: 24 Jan 1914
Death Date: 22 Jan 1914
Death Place: District Of Columbia
Age: 62
Birth Date: 1852
Birthplace: D. C.
Occupation: Police Office
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Va.
Mother's Birthplace: Va.
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B02877-6 , System Origin: District of Columbia-EASy , GS Film number: 2115608 , Reference ID: 215346

Citing this Record

"District of Columbia Deaths and Burials, 1840-1964," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 Jul 2014), Raphael W. Bryan, 22 Jan 1914; citing District Of Columbia, reference 215346; FHL microfilm 2115608.

The pension records of the US Navy reveal:

Name: Raphael Bryan
Event Type: Pension
Event Date: 1907-1933
Event Place: United States
Form Type: Navy Invalid
Death Date: 22 Jan 1914
Affiliate Publication Title: Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933 , Affiliate Publication Number: M850 , GS Film number: 1634319 , Digital Folder Number: 004691956 , Image Number: 00440

Citing this Record

"United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933", index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 Jul 2014), Raphael Bryan, 1907-1933.

Family links: 
  Annie E Bryan (____ - 1907)
Congressional Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: R147/211
Created by: John Rentz
Record added: Mar 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66617861
Raphael W. Bryan
Added by: John Rentz
Raphael W. Bryan
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