Charles J. Bryan

5 May 1842–16 September 1918 (Age 76)
Dunmanway, County Cork, Ireland

The Life of Charles J.

When Charles J. Bryan was born on 5 May 1842, in Dunmanway, County Cork, Ireland, his father, James Bryan, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Shannon, was 36. He married Anna E. Willis on 21 June 1881. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Burnside Township, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 September 1918, at the age of 76.

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Charles J. Bryan
Anna E. Willis
Marriage: 21 June 1881
Hester C. Bryan
Arthur W. Bryan
Ethel Annette Bryan
William Jay Bryan
Harold E. Bryan
Elizabeth ( Betty ) Hester Bryan
Charles Stuart Bryan

Spouse and Children


    Anna E. Willis


21 June 1881
Erie, Pennsylvania


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World Events (8)


Age 3

The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1862 · The Dakota Conflict/War

Age 20

The Dakota War was an armed conflict between the United States and several bands of Dakota Native Americans. It began along the Minnesota River four years after Minnesota was admitted as a state. The Dakota made attacks on hundreds of settlers, which resulted in their deaths. A military tribunal sentenced 303 Dakota men to death for their crimes but 264 of them were exonerated. The remaining 38 were apart of a mass hanging on December 26 that same year. It was the largest mass execution in United States history.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): habitational name (de Brionne) from either of two places called Brionne in northern France (in Eure and Creuse).2 Irish and English: from the Celtic personal name Brian ( see O'Brien ). Breton bearers of this name were among the Normans who invaded England in 1066 , and they went on to invade and settle in Ireland in the 12th century, where the name mingled with the native Irish name Brian. This native Irish name had also been borrowed by Vikings, who introduced it independently into northwestern England before the Norman Conquest.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Chas J Bryan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles J Bryan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles James Bryan in entry for Charles Stuart Bryan and Janet Knatvold Quillen, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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