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Nettie C. French Bryce
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Birth: Feb. 10, 1863
Leon
Decatur County
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 1927
Durant
Bryan County
Oklahoma, USA

Was born in Leon Decatur, Iowa and died in Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma.

She married John Young Bryce on Nov. 15, 1885 This is from the Chronicles of Oklahoma, Vol. 5, No. 3, Page 348; September 1927:

Secretary J. Y. Bryce, of the Oklahoma Historical Society, has been called upon to mourn the death of his wife, which occurred at Durant, Sunday morning August 14th, 1927.

Nettie French was born at Leon, Iowa, February 10, 1863. Her youth was spent in Kansas City, Missouri, where she graduated from the high-school. Her parents subsequently moved to Texas and, in 1883, they settled at Canadian, Indian Territory. She engaged in teaching at Kiowa. In what is now Pittsburg County, where she met her husband, then a young man just entering the ministry of the Methodist Church. They were married at Canadian, November 15, 1885. The following year, with her husband, she entered Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, where they labored together as fellow students for two and a half years. Returning to the Indian Territory, her husband resumed active work in the Indian Mission Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Throughout nearly forty years of active service in that ministry she was at once the light of the home, the inspiration of her husband's
efforts and his ever ready fellow laborer and, at the same time, a community leader in all that made for the advancement and upbuilding of the spiritual, intellectual and civic life of the vicinity.

Endowed with a gracious personality, a keen mind and a heart filled with charity, she won her way through life by the compelling power of love rather than by stern precept and words of rebuke.

Called upon to undergo great suffering during the last days of her life, she faced it calmly and courageously like the splendid pioneer wife and mother that she was.

To Mr. and Mrs. Bryce there were born six sons and two daughters, of whom three sons and the two daughters survive.

Her remains were laid to rest in the Highland Cemetery, at Durant. Secretary Bryce has the profound sympathy of his fellow workers on the Society's staff of employees and also of its Board of Directors, in the bereavement which he and his family have been called upon to undergo.
 
 
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 Parents:
  James Freeman French (1831 - 1897)
  Annie F Allison French (1837 - 1897)
 
 Spouse:
  John Young Bryce (1863 - 1937)*
 
 Children:
  Giddings Y Bryce (1887 - 1955)*
  Faye Bryce Grafa (1889 - 1938)*
  Sue Bryce McNutt (1892 - 1974)*
  Sam Lee Bryce (1898 - 1918)*
  John Cole Bryce (1904 - 1975)*
 
 Siblings:
  Wesley French (1859 - 1859)*
  Elizabeth Amy French Simms (1860 - 1931)*
  Nettie C. French Bryce (1863 - 1927)
  Frankie French (1865 - 1866)*
  Fred French (1867 - 1943)*
  Jessie May French Thomason (1871 - 1907)*
  Ida Viola French Crowder (1873 - 1959)*
  Kate Theo French Key (1878 - 1960)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Highland Cemetery
Durant
Bryan County
Oklahoma, USA
 
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