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 Myrtle Jane “Mirtie” <I>Bryant</I> Bowman

Myrtle Jane “Mirtie” Bryant Bowman

Conway County, Arkansas, USA
Death 26 Oct 1974 (aged 82)
Formosa, Van Buren County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Formosa, Van Buren County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 33163259 · View Source
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"Mirtie" was the daughter of the late James Monroe Bryant & Roxie Ann Gordon.

Mertie married Joseph "Joe" Bowman in 1909 in AR. They had one daughter; Bernice Bowman who married Doy Walton Bell of Bell City, MO and one son; James Melancton "Lank" who married Erma Lee Malone of Formasa, AR.

Mertie's sisters and brother:

(1) Nancy "Zellar" Bryant Richardson married 12 Sept 1909 in Conway County, AR to Jacob Arthur "Jake" Richardson they lived in Groves, Jefferson County, TX. Children: Lillian Lee, Lucille Marvelle, Fay Dean, George Kilburn, Phillip Kavanaugh & Robert Fletcher Richardson.

(2) Lou Ella "Ellie" Bryant Harrington married Irving Harrington and lived at Malden, Dunklin, MO. Children: Montine, Roy Dee, Zulema, Jim & Benny. They also raised Ellie's nephew, Larry Robert "Bobby" (Johnny & Irene's son), Irene died when he was born.

(3) Cerrena Lina "Renie" Bryant Childress married to Granville Randal Childress, they lived in Hale Center, Hale, TX. Children: Gustine, Jackie, Jimmy & Franklyn D. Childress.

(4) John Thomas "Johnny" Bryant, who lived in rural Austin, AR. In 1926, Johnny married Irene Bowling Bryant daughter of Isom Bowling & Ella Winningham. Irene was Johnny's first wife, she died giving birth to Larry Robert. Larry Robert was raised by Johnny's sister Ella and Johnny raised the others. Children of Johnny and Irene: stillborn son in 1926, Daughter that lived for 2 days, Willard Frances, Ilene, Aneta, Sharon, Kenneth, Joe Kermit, James Isom, Eldon & Larry Robert. On 1 Apr 1956 he married his second wife, Maudie Harnish (d. 26 Dec 1978), they had no children.

Mertie's mother, Roxie Ann Gordon at the age of 15 married her first husband, Isaac Newton Halbrook (24 years old) on August 22, 1878 in Conway County, Arkansas. They had 5 children and Newton died on January 9, 1888 at age 33. Roxie then at the age of 27 married James Monroe Bryant (33 years old) in 1889 and they had 5 children.

Newton and Roxie's six children: (Mertie's Half Brothers & Sisters)

(1) Sarah Ann Halbrook: (b.2/28/1878 d./20/1962) - Sarah married Joseph Henry Bowling. They had two children (twin girls), Olene Bowling Childs (married to Harold) and Arlene Bowling Stobaugh.

(2) Charity Elizabeth "Lizzie" Halbrook: (b.10/1879)

(3) George W. Halbrook: (b. abt 1882)

(4) Joseph T. "Joe" Halbrook: (b.3/1884) - Joe married twice, Lula V. (maiden name unknown) and Margaret Louise Mahan.

(5) Newton Halbrook: (b.1886)

(6) Mary Nora Halbrook: (b.6/1888)

Mertie's Grandparents: Elizabeth "Lizzie" Prince Gordon Bradley and Alexander Gordon. After the death of Alexander Gordon, she married Isaac Bradley Apr 29, 1866 Conway Co AR.

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Gravesite Details On her tombstone it says her name was Mertie E. and this was an error, her middle name was Jane.
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Myrtle Jane “Mirtie” Bryant Bowman (29 Nov 1891–26 Oct 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33163259, citing Union Hill Cemetery, Formosa, Van Buren County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by mrscooper (contributor 47110616) .