Edith (Jerrett) Bryant

Edith Hannah (Jerrett) Bryant (1898 - 1985)

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Edith Hannah "Edie" Bryant formerly Jerrett
Born in Witless Bay, Newfoundlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Cavendish, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, map
Descendants descendants
Died in Lynn, Massachusettsmap
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Date: 20 AUG 1898
Place: Witless Bay, NL, Canada


Marriage between Cecil Bryant and Edith Jerrett[1]
Date: December 5, 1917
Place: Shoal Harbor, Newfoundland
Groom: Cecil Bryant
Age: 20 (b.1897)
Residence: Heart's Delight
Religion: Church of England
Bride: Edith Hannah Bryant
Age: 20 (b.1897)
Residence: Cavendish
Religion: Methodist
Married by: R.S. Smith
Redistered: February 4, 1918
Witnesses: Victor Jerrett, Delilah Sooley


Canadian Immigration Service[2]
Date: 14 May 1923
Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Name: Edith Bryant
Last Address: Hearts Delight Nfld
Birthplace: Nfld
Carrying money?: $80
Destination: Husband, Cecil Bryant, 94 Birch Avenue, Hamilton, Ont.
Type: Arrival
Date: 20 Apr 1924
Place: Buffalo New York

Census Data

1925 New York State Census - 392 South Clinton Ave., (upstairs) Rochester Ward 04, Monroe, New York[3]
Cecil Bryant - 27 (1898) b. Newfoundland; o. Carpenter
Edith Bryant - 26 (1899) b. Newfoundland
Charles Bryant - 14 (1911) b. Canada
Allen Bryant - 07 (1918) b. Newfoundland

1930 U.S. Census[4] - 71R Ruck Street, Ward 1, Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Cecil Bryant M - 32 (1899) B. Newfoundland; Parents birthplace: Newfoundland; Immigrated 1925; Rental apartment; Box Factory carpenter
Edith H Bryant F - 31 (1899) B. Newfoundland; Parents birthplace: Newfoundland; Immigrated 1925
Allen Bryant M - 10 (1920) B. Newfoundland; Immigrated 1925
Charles Bryant M - 6 (1924) B. Newfoundland; Immigrated 1925
Gwendolyn Bryant F - 3 (1927) B. Massachusetts
Douglas Bryant M - 2 mth (1930) B. Massachusetts

1940 U.S. Census[5] - 52 Howard Street, Revere, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Cecil Bryant - 42 (1898) B. Newfoundland; 11th grade education; lived in the same house in 1935; Construction carpenter; Earnings: $1920
Edith Bryant - 41 (1899) B. Newfoundland; 12th grade education; Construction carpenter
Charles Bryant - 16 (1924) B. Canada; 9th grade education;
Gwendolyn Bryant - 13 (1927) B. Massachusetts;
Douglas Bryant - 10 (1930) B. Massachusetts;
Donald Bryant - 5 (1935) B. Massachusetts;
Patricia Bryant - 5 (1939) B. Massachusetts;


Death of Edith Bryant[6]
Last Residence: 01949 Middleton, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Born: 20 Aug 1898
Died: Nov 1985
State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (Before 1951)
Place: Lynn, MA, USA


Date: 3 DEC 1985
Place: Pine Grove Cemetery


"A copy of Certificate of Baptism, Edith Hannah Jerrett was baptized on October 9, 1898 at Witter's Bay into the Methodist Church of Canada. Her father's name as: Charles Jerrett and her mother's name as: Aseneth Jerrett. It states Edith was born August 20, 1898 at Witter's Bay. The baptism was by Minister S. Matthews and was recorded at Green's Harbor.
A copy of her Certificate of Citizenship states, Edith Hannah Bryant, of 52 Howard St., Revere, age 41 years, born August 20, 1898, became a United States citizen on November 20, 1939. Date of order of admission Nov. 20, 1939. Date certificate issued: Nov.20, 1939 by the U.S. District Court at Boston, Massachusetts, petition No.201886.
Edith Hannah Jerrett died November 27, 1985. Burial: December 3, 1985, Pine Grove Cemetery, Topsfield, MA, Cause of Death: myocardial infarction-immediate, arterial fibrillation C.O.P.D."
Source: Donald Bryant (son)

"Aunt Edie was a dear and we visited them again in summer 1947 for several weeks when I bonded with their son, Donny...they visited with us the following summer in P.A (Port Arthur (Thunder Bay)).- last I saw of my pal, Donny..." - Danford MacKay


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  1. "Newfoundland Vital Records, 1840-1949", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKQF-613C : accessed 10 April 2016), Cecil Bryant and Edith Hannah Jerrett, 1917.
  2. Library and Archives Canada. Border Entries. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, n.d. RG 76-C. 1908-1935 Border Entries; Roll: T-15262.
  3. New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1925; Election District: 04; Assembly District: 03; City: Rochester Ward 04; County: Monroe; Page: 32.
  4. "United States Census, April 7 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQPK-RDS : accessed 31 March 2012), Edith H Bryant in household of Cecil Bryant (Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts) Enumeration District Number: 0413; Family #205.
  5. United States Census, April 16 1940, Digital Image 15 of 24; Sheet 8A, Sub-D. 11, ED 13-79, Ward 4, Revere, Suffolk, Massachusetts
  6. Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration. SSN: 010-20-4228; Issue State: Massachusetts; Issue Date: Before 1951.

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