Friday, March 23, 2012

Mrs. Lucinda Bryant

Submitter: Linda Stewart (
Source: Bethany Democrat, Dec. 30, 1903


Lucinda Stewart was born in Wheeling, Virginia, September 11th, 1816, and departed this life at the residence of her nephew, Wm. C. Shumard, in this city, December 26th 1903. She moved with her sister, Mrs. Susan Shumard to Harrison county, Missouri in 1856, and for several years made her home with her sister and brother, Elder E. Stewart, now of Iowa. She was united in marriage with Stephen Bryant in 1859. Mr. Bryant died a few years after his marriage, after which Mrs. Bryant made her home with the family of the late John S. Allen up to about fifteen years ago, when she went to live with her nephew, Wm. C. Shumard, with whom she ever after resided. Mr. and Mrs. Shumard were at all times devoted to her welfare and made her declining years peaceful and happy. The funeral was held Sunday, Dec. 27th, from the Shumard residence, conducted by Mr. Oren Orahood, pastor of the Christian Church, after which burial occured at the Morris cemetery.
Early in life Mrs. Bryant became a member of the Christian church and was a consistant Christian the balance of her life. Mrs. Bryant was retiring in disposition and kindly to all. Those who knew her most intimately loved her best. She was sick but a few days and seemed to suffer but little. From the first day of her sickness her recovery, owing to her extreme age, was not expected. Her long life is now closed on earth and she will doubtless meet the reward that the righteous may expect. Peace to her memory.


1 comment:

jean said...

The Stephen Bryant mentioned was my great great grandfather. He was first married to Elizabeth Hancock, who was my great great grandmother and is buried in Miriam Cemetery, Bethany, MO.

They were the parents of Joseph Francis Bryant.