Charles Herbert Bryant

2 February 1891–
Cherokee, Iowa, United States

The Life of Charles Herbert

When Charles Herbert Bryant was born on 2 February 1891, in Cherokee, Iowa, United States, his father, John Wesley Bryant, was 33 and his mother, Lucy Annette Boothby, was 31. He married Frances Mary Gass on 4 October 1911, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States for about 20 years.

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Family Time Line

Charles Herbert Bryant
1891–
Frances Mary Gass
1888–1977
Marriage: 4 October 1911
Charles Herbert Bryant Jr
1915–1942
John J. "Jack" Bryant
1917–2000
Paul F. Bryant
1922–2008
Ruth M. Bryant
1923–1993

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 October 1911
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 22

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 31

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Name Meaning

English (mainly southwestern England): variant of Bryan .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Chas H Bryant, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Charles H Bryant, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles Bryant, "United States Census, 1940"

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