Not related to this Bryant line. Found a few items from the newspaperarchive.com site:
Abilene Morning Reporter-News
March 7, 1937
Stamford, March 5:..DOROTHY BAKER, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. STEVENSON, became the bride of JOHN BRYANT, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. BRYANT....The groom is a member of one of the pioneer families of West Texas, being the grandson of J. C. BRYANT, one of the founders of the Bryant-Link stores located in a number of towns in west Texas... for the past three years, he has been a salesman for the Hamilton-Brown Shoe Company.
March 10, 1946
Article with photo:
Drouths, Depressions Given Beating by 62 Year Old Bryant-Link Company
Stamford, March 9:.... The first of the stores was founded in Anson in 1884 by JOHN CULTHBERT BRYANT and his brother J. A. BRYANT, who came from Missouri. J. A. Bryant lived only six weeks after arriving at Anson, but John continued to carry on the business. He let his mantle fall upon his son BERNARD when death closed his career in Stamford a short time ago. ... The founder was a self-made man. His father DENNIS BRYANT died when JOHN BRYANT was six months old. He was orphaned at 13 when his mother died. He was only 19 when he came to Anson with his brother. In 1886 he married SARAH CAROLINE HUIE of Anson. Four children were born, three surviving, R. B. adn W. J. and Mrs. CHARLES G. INGLISH, all of Stamford. In 1890 Mr. Bryant's eldest brother W. C. BRYANT from Missouri joined him at Anson in the business. The firm was called the Bryant Brothers... handled a general line of hardware. In 1895 W. C. Bryant returned to Missouri. In 1897 JOHN C. BRYANT bought a half interest in store with GEORGE H. BAKER and the firm was known as the Baker-Bryant Co....
July 12, 1954
BRUCE BRYANT Rites Set at Austin
Austin, July 12: Funeral for BRUCE BRYANT, 77, former assistant attorney general, was to be held here Monday and the body will be shipped to Haskell for burial Tuesday. Mr. Bryant died here Saturday. He is survived by his wife, three sons, FRANK BRYANT of San Angelo, JOE BRYANT of Greenville, and W. D. BRYANT of Corpus Christi; and a daughter Mrs. VIRGIL REYNOLDS of Denver, Colorado. Bryant also served as state representative in the 34th and 35th state legislature from Haskell. He was district judge for the 39th judicial district at Haskell and was a member of the first State Pardons Board.
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