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Belle Totten Bright
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Birth: May 11, 1873
Adams County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 25, 1959
Harris County
Texas, USA

Mrs. James H Bright, 87, was a delegate to the 1928 Democratic Convention in Houston, which nominated Al Smith as candidate fro President.
Mrs. Bright, widow of one of the city's earliest real estate speculators, lived in Houston almost 70 years. She died yesterday at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Forrest Lee Andrews of 5 Tiel Way.
She lived in fashionable apartments almost from the time she came to Houston in 1890, including the first of its kind, Hutchison House which stood where the Rice Hotel now stands.
Hutchins House, the Rossonian, the Savoy, and the Beaconsfield all were home to Mrs. Bright, as they were to the city's most prominent town dwellers.
Mrs. Bright was living in the old Savoy on Main Street in 1941 when Mr. Bright died. They had moved there to escape the hustle and bustle at the old Rossonian on Fannin.
An elegant member of Houston's first society, Mrs. Bright saw the days of her fancy tasseled carriage with high-stepping horses pass to the bright-colored electric car which she drove around town.

Owned Downtown Lots

Her husband had owned and sold about every corner lot in downtown Houston, she often told her descendants.
She was among the founders of the First Church of Christ Scientist.
Mrs. Bright is survived by one daughter, Mrs. H R Bennett; two sisters, Mrs. Claude J Turner and Mrs. T.C. Bright; granddaughter, Mrs. Andrews; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 4 pm tomorrow at Geo H Lewis & Sons Chapel with burial at Forest Park Cemetery.
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  James Henry Bright (1856 - 1941)*
  Marie Bright Bennett (1895 - 1963)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Park Cemetery
Harris County
Texas, USA
Created by: Christine Smith
Record added: Jan 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63928041
Belle <i>Totten</i> Bright
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