The Barre Daily Times (Barre, Vermont) 3 March 1911, Friday - page 7.
WAS WELL-KNOWN MAN.
Thomas Jefferson Bryant Died at Richmond, Aged 90.
Richmond, March 3,—Thomas Jefferson Bryant died Tuesday at his home after a brief illness with the grippe. He had reached the advanced age of ninety years and was hale and hearty up to the time of his death. Mr. Bryant is survived by two sons, Allen and Elmer of this place, one daughter, Mrs. George Bryant of Lowell, Mass., four brothers, William, James, George and Rollin, and one sister, Mrs. Eliza Drew. The funeral was held yesterday at the Congregational church. The familiar figure of the kind old gentleman will be greatly missed by the
Mr. Bryant was a blacksmith, wheelwright, carpenter and cobbler. He practiced the veterinary art with great success for more than half a century. He was a dentist, and practiced medicine to the extent of administering homemade medicines. He was a botanist, and had especial skill in finding ginseng roots, in which he did a thriving business. He invented and made a velocipede, which he propelled through the village streets, a machine which ran on three light carriage wheels. Finally he was a musician of rare skill. He was the oldest of a family of thirteen—a number with which he connected his luck—and all possessed musical ability, and the Bryant orchestra furnished music for all the dances in town and round about.
Mr. Bryant had long been a subject of conversation and interest, and he will be missed by multitudes, both acquaintances and strangers.
The Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont) 3 March 1911, Friday - page 8.
The funeral of Jefferson Bryant, who died Monday, was held at the Congregational Church Thursday afternoon at two o’clock, the Rev. Mr. Kent of Williston officiating. Burial was in the family lot in the old cemetery.
Allen J. Bryant
Sponsored by Ancestry