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Finding Our Warrick County, IN Ancestors

Bryan, Alvie C.

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 it.

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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