John Alan Bryant

9 May 1937–
Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of John Alan

When John Alan Bryant was born on 9 May 1937, in Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States, his father, Alan Arthur Bryant, was 47 and his mother, Martha Wessels, was 32. He died in Sparks, Washoe, Nevada, United States.

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Alan Arthur Bryant
Martha Wessels
John Alan Bryant

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World Events (6)

Age 4
Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1961 · The Buccaneer Arena
Age 24
The Buccaneer Arena was built for the Des Moines Buccaneers ice hockey team before their first season. It was known as the Metro Ice Sports Arena until 2004 when it got its new name. Its presence has sparked the love of ice hockey in the area during its time in the community.
Age 31
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. , is assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Celtic personal name Brian (from brigo- ‘high’ + the suffix -ant-), with excrescent -t. Breton bearers of this name were among the Normans who invaded England in 1066. They went on to settle in Ireland in the 12th century, where the name mingled with the native Irish form Briain (see O'Brien ). The latter had also been borrowed, as Brján, by the Vikings, who introduced it independently into northwestern England before the Norman Conquest.Breton: very rare variant of Briant (see Briand ) and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.History: The American poet William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878) came of a New England family, being descended from Stephen Bryant, who had settled in Plymouth Colony in 1632.

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

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Sources (2)

  • John Alan Bryant, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"
  • John A Bryant in household of Alan A Bryant, "United States Census, 1940"

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