|Birth: ||Sep. 14, 1844, Canada|
|Death: ||Mar. 8, 1913|
South Dakota, USA
The following article appeared in the Wessington (Beadle Co.) Times Enterprise, March 14, 1913, page 1:
"ANOTHER VETERAN GONE
Another Comrade Drops From the Ranks of the G.A.R.
The news was received here Saturday afternoon that George Bryant had just passed away at the hospital in Pierre. While it was known that he was quite seriously ill it was thought that he was improving slightly. his sons had both been to see him lately, Charlie having brought him from the Government Sanitarium at Hot Springs to Pierre hospital only about two weeks before the time of his death.
George Edward Bryant was born in Canada in the month of September 1843. At an early age his parents moved to New York state and there he made his home until after the Civil War.
In 1862 he enlisted as a private in Company C 118 Regiment, N.Y. infantry and served for three years until he wasmustered out at Richmond, Virginia in June 1865 at the close of the war.
On October 23, 1875 he was married to Miss Julia Hypslop. To this union two children were born William and Charles, both of whom survive him.
In 1885 he moved to Dakota Territory filed on a homestead about twelve miles southwest of this town where he has made his mome ever since.
For several years he has been in poor helath, suffering greatly with rheumatism and various other ailments. Last fall he decided to go to the Battle Mountain Sanitarium at Hot Springs to spend the winter thinking that the treatment he would receive there would be beneficial, but the altitude proved too high for him.
Mr. Bryant was a good citizen, respected by those who knew him. He will be missed by the neighbors and friends from the southwest country. The only near relatives who remain to mourn his loss are two sons, his wife having gone on before some 8 or 9 years ago.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Monday afternoon and interment made at the Wessington cemetary west of town."
Note: Mr. Bryant's obit indicates that his brith year was 1843. I've used the date 1844 from his CW pension file, thinking it is probably more accruate.
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Pat from Sacramento
Record added: Jul 03, 2013
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