June 7th, 2006


Answers=Questions

Here’s the obituary of Sam Bryant as published on July 4, 1951, in the Corpus Christi Caller. Before I read the obituary, here’s what I knew about Sam Bryant: he was the son of Guy and Maria Bryant (see 1900 census, Aransas county, Texas). His siblings were named Mandy, Hattie [my great-grandmother], Aldelia, Thomas, Ada, Pearl, Monroe, and a half-brother, …Continue reading →

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Kudos to Corpus Christi Public Libraries!

This past weekend, I mentioned the obituary archives maintained by the Corpus Christi Public Libraries. I noted that the Libraries’ Local History Department will respond to e-mail requests for scanned copiees of archived obituaries from the Corpus Christi newspapers. So I tried the service, e-mailing a request for two obituaries (one from 1951, and one from 1989). And three days …Continue reading →

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