Bryant, Amanda J. – Obituary

Following is an obituary for Amanda J. Hammack, for the purpose of information, you the reader must be aware of Amanda’s marriages or this obituary could be confusing. As far so far Amanda J. had six husbands (subject to change) they are:

George W. See  m. 1868, C.A. Anderson  m. 1875, John A. Childers m. 1878, Joseph Weathers  m. 1895,  Mr. Bryant  m. ?,   William T. Grider  m. ?.

There is some question of her marriage to William T. Grider, he doesn’t seem to belong to Amanda J.

Obituary for Amanda J. Bryant

Mrs. Bryant Dead.

Well known Citizen of This County  Indigestion Victim

At 1:15 this morning Mrs. J. A. Childers Bryant, aged 68 years and 12 days, died at 1514 Jefferson of acute indigestion.

The deceased was born in Wayne County, Iowa, April 26, 1848 and was married to J.A. Childers, January 6th, 1878. Mr. Childers dies in 1893.

The funeral will be held from the Christian Church Thursday at 2 o’clock preceded by a short service at the home at 1: o’clock.
She was the last of a family of 10, her parents are both dead. Her children who survive her are Grace and Joanna, the former of this city and the latter of Portland, Oregon.

Mrs. Bryant was a pioneer Oregonian. She came to the Willamette valley in 1863, coming west with an ox team train. After living there for a time the family moved to the Grande Ronde valley and Mrs. Bryant made her home in this county continuously since that date.

Amanda has been the mother of seven children, four being dead and the others as follows: Joannie A. Childers, married to Don Mclachlen, living in La Grande; Minnie E., married to Jesse W. Spencer, living on a farm eight miles east of La Grande; Gracie P. Childers, living with her mother.

La Grande Evening Observer, Tuesday, May 9, 1916, Page 8.

Notes for Amanda J. Hammack
Amanda married her husband George W. See in 1865, they drove an oxen team to the Willamette valley and then moved to La Grande, Oregon where she and George See got into the freighting business. Later, Amanda was force to work for the support of her self and orphaned child. I have no information on the four dead children. Amanda has led an interesting life and I am sure more information will follow.

Thanks to Gerald (Gary} Jaensch for providing this information.

– La Grande Evening Observer Tuesday May 9 1916

MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy Wallis. Union County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved. Web. 27 January 2015. - Last updated on Feb 16th, 2013

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