This book has no cover, and no index, and no author. I bought it on
Ebay; it just has the insides, but it is full of Indiana biographies. I
am not researching this family, just thought I would share. I do not
know anymore about these families or these surnames. NOTE: I don't know
if there is any additional mention of this family in the book, it has no
index. I do not want to sell this book. I am typing the biographies from
Typed by Lora Radiches:
Surnames in this biography are: Bryan, Burdick, Shrode, Wallace, Powell
ALVIE C. BRYAN is not only one of the leading merchants in the City of Boonville, Warrick County, but was also mayor of the city from 1925 to 1929. Mr. Bryan was born on the parental home farm in Warrick County, October 31, 1862, and is a representative of one of the honored pioneer families of this county. His father, Jones N. Bryan, passed his entire life in Warrick County, where he was a substantial farmer at the time of his death, in 1880. He offered his service in defense of the Union at the time of the Civil war and was assigned to special duty on the Ohio River. His wife, whose maiden name was Susan Burdick, was born in Ohio and was an infant when her parents made settlement in Warrick County, Indiana, where she was reared and educated and where she continued to reside until her death. A. C. Bryan was the fourth in the family of eight children of Jones N. and Susan (Burdick) Bryan. William L. gave many years of service as a teacher in the public schools.
He was a postmaster of Boonville two terms, and is now living retired
at the age of seventy-three years. He married Miss Idolia Shrode,
daughter of the late Marion Shrode, of Warrick County, and had five
children. The schools of his native county afforded Alvie C. Bryan his
earlier education, which was advanced by his attending the public
schools of Danville, Indiana, including the high school. He was the
first resident of Pidgeon Township, Warrick County, to receive a high
school diploma. Mr. Bryan made a record of seventeen years of successful
and popular service as a teacher in the schools of his native county,
teaching in rural districts and smaller villages. Since the year 1893 he
has been engaged in the general merchandise business at Boonville. His
store has been continuously in its present location during the long
intervening years, and he controls a substantial and representative
business. Mr. Bryan is a staunch advocate and supporter of the
principles of the Republican Party, and after having served four years
as a member of the City Council he was elected mayor of Boonville in
1924. He served one term of four years and refused to run for reelection
on account of business demands. Mr. Bryan is a stockholder in the First
National Bank of Boonville, in the Southern Indiana Light & Gas Company,
and has other capitalistic interests, besides which he owns valuable
real estate in Boonville, including his store building and his
attractive home place. December 2, 1888, recorded the marriage of Mr.
Bryan to Miss Martha E. Wallace, who likewise was born and reared in
Warrick County and who is the youngest of the family of thirteen
children. Her father, Peter A. Wallace, was born in Kentucky, was a
saddler by trade and became one of the prosperous farmers of Warrick
County. Mr. Wallace served as a loyal soldier of the Union during the
closing year of the Civil war. He was born January 22, 1823, and died
September 10, 1880. Velma, first born of the children of Mr. and Mrs.
Bryan, was born August 18, 1891, and is the wife of Harrison Powell, who
has been a successful school teacher and who is one of the progressive
farmers of Warrick County, the children of this union being Thomas A.,
Martha E. and Julia A. Clarence Wallace, only son of Mr. Bryan, was born
September 20, 1893. Edith born March 26, 1896, is the wife of Carl E.
Swenson, a prosperous rancher and dairy farmer in the State of
Washington, and they have two children, Carl E., Jr., and Joseph Bryan.
Frances Allison, youngest of the children, died at the age of twelve
years, her birth having occurred June 4, 1898.
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