Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Zinc Pieces On A Pedestal Tomb

Located at Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.
John Paul Bryson
April 16, 1846
May 5, 1903

Mary Winter Bryson
November 14, 1853
April 22, 1891

Note: John is the son of James Bryson and Helen Campbell Bryson. Mary is the daughter of William Drew Winter and Sarah Milford Stirling Winter.

The following information is from

United States Census, 1880 for John P. Bryson

Name: John P. Bryson

Residence: St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
Birth date: 1845
Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Relationship to Head: Self
Spouse's Name: Mary S. Bryson
Spouse's Birthplace: Louisiana, United States
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Georgia, United States
Race or Color (Expanded): White
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Male
Martial Status: Married
Age (Expanded): 35 years
Occupation: Physician
NARA Film Number: T9-0733
Page: 152
Page Character: A
Entry Number: 156
Film number: 1254733
Household Gender Age
John P. Bryson M 35
Spouse Mary S. Bryson F 26
Child Sadie W. Bryson F 5
Child James H. Bryson M 3
Ruffin S. Winter M 18
Wm D. Winter M 15
Frank A. Winter M 13
Cornelia Crump F 19
Bettie Spradling F 30
William Spradling M 35
Annie O Hanlon F 35
Lizzie Brennan F 14

The following is from

Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929 about John P. Bryson
Name: John P. Bryson
Death Date: 5 May 1903
Death Place: St. Louis, MO
Type Practice: Allopath
JAMA Citation: 40:1446

Missouri Death Records, 1834-1910 about Mary W Bryson
Name: Mary W Bryson
Death Date: 22 Apr 1891
Birth Date: abt 1853
Cause of death: Carcinoma uteri
County: St Louis
Race/Ethnicity: White
Age: 37y, 5m, 8d
Gender: F (Female)


  1. Here I was thinking Mary Winter Bryson had the coolest name in the history of names, and then you hit us with Sarah Milford Stirling Winter! Whooooooaaaaaah..... Stirling Winter - has such a ring to it, no? I'm in the middle of reading George R. R. Martin's book series "Song of Fire and Ice" and he would totally have loved the name Stirling Winter for one of the characters.

  2. I love "mixed media" monuments!

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