For those of you who saw my earlier post today (I mistakenly clicked on "Publish" when this was far from ready to be posted.), I hope that you find this a big improvement. And if anyone using Blogger knows how to repair that situation, I would be happy to have some instructions.
|By the time that Buster entered high school, the family lived in Seymour, Baylor County, Texas. These are Buster's school pictures. The first was taken in 1919 and the second in 1920.|
|Buster's graduation announcement - Seymour High School. Thank you to Carla's family for keeping this for so many years!|
|In 1924 and 1925, Buster was attending Simmons College where he belonged to the Philosophy Club and the Seymour Club.|
|Juanita still had my|
oak side-by-side when
I visited her in 2001.
|Yesterday, I found Buster and Wanda's marriage record at Ancestry.com. |
H. Buster Bryan and Wanda Land were married January 1, 1935 in Ector County, Texas. Sometime that year, they moved to Lea, New Mexico along with Wanda's son Randall Dorman.
Buster's grave is unmarked. Although both of his parents, grandparents, and baby brothers were said to be buried together, only his mother has a marked grave.
|Buster and his brother, Whit.|
Buster did not have a step-daughter, but did have a step-son. His sister, Willie Mae (aka Willa Mae), was married to Jimmy Dudley, not Armstrong.
As stated in the obituary, my father, Whit, was not told about the death right away. It's unknown as to when he learned of his brother's death.
Ancestry.com. Texas, Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
Ancestry.com. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Death Certificates, 1903–1982. iArchives, Orem, Utah.
Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn.
"Levelview." Baylor County Banner [Seymour] 13 Apr. 1907: Microfilm.
"Levelview." Baylor County Banner [Seymour] 19 Nov. 1909: Microfilm.
Seymour High School. "1919 Yearbook". The Jackrabbit.
Seymour High School. "1920 Yearbook". The Jackrabbit.
Seymour High School. "1921 Yearbook". The Jackrabbit.
Simmons College. The Bronco, Yearbook of Simmons College, 1924. Abilene, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth38641/. Accessed February 9, 2014.
Simmons College. The Bronco, Yearbook of Simmons College, 1925. Abilene, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth38641/. Accessed February 9, 2014.