Bennie Cleveland Bryant

Male1920–5 January 1970

Brief Life History of Bennie Cleveland

When Bennie Cleveland Bryant was born in 1920, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Lonnie Bryant, was 28 and his mother, Lula Wilkins, was 29. He lived in Nash, North Carolina, United States in 1935 and Oak Level Township, Nash, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 5 January 1970, in Spring Hope, Nash, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Spring Hope, Craven, North Carolina, United States.

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Lonnie Bryant
Lula Wilkins
James Albert Bryant
Almeta Bryant
Bennie Cleveland Bryant

Sources (9)

  • Bennie C Bryant in household of Lannie Bryant, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cleveland Bryant, "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000"
  • Bennie C Bryant, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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World Events (8)


Age 0

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

1920 · Women Get the Vote

Age 0

In 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified making it so that women could vote. This achievement finally gave North Carolina the freedom to vote they had been fighting for since 1897.

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 15

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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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