Jesse Judson Bryant

Jesse Judson Bryant

Conway, Horry County, South Carolina, USA
Death 6 Nov 1980 (aged 75)
Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, USA
Burial Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 36622204 · View Source
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Jesse Judson Bryant was the oldest child of Ervin Van Buren and Margie Chestnut Bryant. Jesse was born in 1905, in Conwayborough, Horry CO, SC. Jesse was taken out of school at an early age by his father, never finishing school, to work in the saw mill. He eloped at the age of 19, with Virginia Nancy Sarvis, age 16 to Dillon, SC. Wanting a better life for their family, they moved to Lakeland, FL where Jesse worked for the Atlantic Coast Line railroad. Jesse was injured while working on the railroad, but it didn't keep him from doing what he loved. As a train passed one day, it threw a hot coal, resulting in the loss of one eye. He worked for the railroad for over 40 years and retired as an electrician. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening, fishing and enjoying his lakeside home while smoking his pipe. Jesse had a worm farm at the house and sold bait to other fishermen. He also loved visits from his children, grandchildren and family from SC. After his wife Virginia died in 1972, he remained in his home and was assisted by his daughter Shirley. Jesse died in 1980 and is resting in Lakeland Memorial Garden, Lakeland, FL.


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