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William Lafayette Bryant
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Birth: Feb. 27, 1868
Alabama, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 1941
Tupelo
Lee County
Mississippi, USA

"Mr. W.L. Bryant, Marshal of Blue Springs, who was wounded by gunshot in stopping the escape of the three bandits on their way in high powered machine from Tupelo to Memphis. ......Mr. Bryant is a life-time cripple and has lost in this transaction everything he had. However, he saved his honor in doing his sworn duty. Thanks for whatever you wish to contribute to him -- "Lets Go" Give to the man who gave his blood to uphold the law that protects us all."

William L. Bryant and his brother James Thomas Bryant married two Bryant sisters who were not related to their family. William married Mary Etta Bryant and James married her sister Sarah Jane Bryant.

The 1930 U.S. census shows the family living in Jackson, with William serving as the Door Keeper of the Mississippi State Senate.

"W. L. Bryant; Former Marshal at Blue Springs Dies at Tupelo; Aug. 30 - W. L. Bryant, 73, former marshal of Blue Springs, Miss., and for the past 20 years a resident of Tupelo, died here Saturday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. M. Bratton. He had been ill for several months. Mr. Bryant had achieved a measure of fame during his days as officer in the Blue Springs Community and walked with a limp as a result of a single handed capture of bandits excaping from a Tupelo jewelry holdup. He is survived, besides Mrs. Bratton, by three other daughters, Mrs. W. W. Little of Sherman, Mrs. Hilliard Parnell of Jackson, Miss., and Mrs. Brady Warren of Mobile, Ala.; four sons, Walther of Mobile, Joe of Reidville, N. C., Arthur of Pontotoc, and Luther Bryant of Tunica. Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at the Fairfield Chruch." (Tupelo Journal) 
 
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 Parents:
  Jasper A. Bryant (1846 - 1928)
  Sarah J. Lackey Bryant (1842 - 1912)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Etta Bryant Bryant (1873 - 1930)*
 
 Children:
  Martha Margaret Bryant Bratton (1890 - 1958)*
  Luther Alexander Bryant (1894 - 1978)*
  Joseph Earl Bryant (1896 - 1990)*
  Lonnie Alfred Bryant (1898 - 1926)*
  Pearlie May Bryant (1901 - 1905)*
  Beulah Jane Bryant Little (1904 - 1991)*
  Jewell Bertie Bryant Parnell (1906 - 2000)*
  Walter Gurney Bryant (1909 - 1945)*
  Valeria V. Bryant Sudduth (1912 - 1998)*
 
 Sibling:
  James Thomas Bryant (1865 - 1935)*
  William Lafayette Bryant (1868 - 1941)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairfield Cemetery
Ellistown
Union County
Mississippi, USA
 
Created by: Rick Bryant
Record added: Sep 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58646810
William Lafayette Bryant
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William Lafayette Bryant
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