Viola Gertrude Bryant

Female28 March 1877–15 June 1966

Brief Life History of Viola Gertrude

When Viola Gertrude Bryant was born on 28 March 1877, in Washington District, Richmond County, Virginia, United States, her father, William Alexander Bryant, was 27 and her mother, Madora Ann Ficklin, was 22. She married Rev. William Bladen Jett on 28 March 1895, in Richmond, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Chesdin Landing, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States in 1930 and Matoaca District, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 15 June 1966, in Petersburg, Virginia, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Petersburg, Virginia, United States.

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Rev. William Bladen Jett
Viola Gertrude Bryant
Marriage: 28 March 1895
Viola Mitchell Jett
Mary Newton Jett
Dora Ficklin Jett

Sources (17)

  • Viola B Jett in household of William B Jett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Viola G. Bryant, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Viola Bryant Jett, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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  • Marriage
    28 March 1895Richmond, Virginia, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 4

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

    Age 17

    On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 24

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    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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