Gray MacWhorter Bryan
b. 14 August 1891, d. 15 September 1958
- Father: Charles Shepard Bryan b. circa 1866, d. 28 March 1956
- Mother: Annie Adams McWhorter b. 20 October 1866, d. 28 December 1940
- Gray MacWhorter Bryan was born on 14 August 1891 in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia. His middle is recorded as MacWharter although his mother's maiden name was McWhorter.
- Gray MacWhorter Bryan registered for the draft on 31 May 1917 in New York City, New York, while single and living at 129 East 17th Street, serving as a cadet at ORC camp at Plattsburgh, previously employed as an investment banker by Hodenpyl Hardy & Company at 14 Wall Street.
- Charles Shepard Bryan and Annie Adams McWhorter appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Manhattan, New York, at 78 Irving Place. Other members of the household included Gray MacWhorter Bryan, Mary Spaight Shepard Bryan and Margaret Donnell Bryan.
- He was employed as an engineer in banking and business, according to the 1920 census.
- He married Gretchen Schoen on 23 November 1922 in Manhattan, New York.
- Gray MacWhorter Bryan appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Manhattan, New York, at 1112 Park Avenue. Also in the household were children Gray (age 3) and Richard (2), and three female domestic servants.
- He was self-employed as a stock broker, according to the 1930 census.
- Gray MacWhorter Bryan and Gretchen Schoen appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Rumson, Monmouth County, New Jersey, at Tennis Court Lane. Also in the household were children Gray (age 13), Richard (12), John (9) and Marsh 6), and two female domestic servants.
- He was a stock broker, according to the 1940 census.
- The following appeared on 29 December 1940 in The New York Times: [Died] Annie McWhorter Bryan, on Dec. 28, in her seventy-fifth year, beloved wife of Charles S. Bryan of Asheville, N. C., and beloved mother of Gray MacW. Bryan, Mary B. Hartshorne and Margaret D. Bryan of New York. Funeral private. Augusta, Ga., papers please copy.
- Gretchen Schoen registered for the draft in 1942 in Monmouth County, New Jersey, while living with his wife In Rumson, employed as a partner at Reynolds & Company, 120 Broadway, New York City.
- The following appeared on 31 March 1956 in The New York Times: [Died] Charles Shepard Bryan, on March 28, 1956, in his ninety-first year, at Asheville, N. C., husband of the late Annie MacWhorter and father of Gray MacW. Bryan of New York City, Mary Bryan Hartwshorne of Asheville, N. C., and Margaret D. Bryan of Fairfield, Conn.
- Gray MacWhorter Bryan died on 15 September 1958 at age 67 in New Jersey.
- His wife Gretchen Schoen became a widow at his death.
- The following appeared on 17 September 1958 in The New York Times: Following are additional sketches of the identified dead persons and those listed as missing in the Jersey Central train accident Monday:
. . . Gray MacWhorter Bryan. Mr. Bryan was a partner in the brokerage house of Reynolds & Co., 120 Broadway. He is 67 and lives at 1107 Fifth Avenue.
He and Mrs. Bryan had spent the seek-end in Rumson, N. J., to watch three of their sons participate in the Rumson Country Club invitation golf tournament. The sons are Richard D. S. of Rumson, Marsh A. of Rumson and John F. of Fairfield, Conn. A fourth son is Gray MacWhorter Bryan Jr. of Mendham, N. J.
Mr. Bryan, born in Ga., was graduated from Princeton in 1913, and had always been associated with the brokerage business. The family had lived in Rumson for many years but in recent years had become week-end visitors.
He was a member of the Cottage Club of Princeton, the Racquet and Tennis Club of New York and the Downtown Association. He served as a captain in the field artillery in World War I.
He had two sisters, Mrs. Mary B. Hartshorne of Asheville, N. C., and Miss Margaret D. Bryan of Westport, Conn.
- The following appeared on 18 September 1958 in The New York Times: [Died] Gray MacWhorter Bryan, suddenly on Sept. 15, dear husband of Gretchen S. Bryan, father of Gray MacW. Jr., Richard D. S., John F. and Marsh A. and six grandchildren; brother of Mary B. Hartshorne and Margaret D. Bryan, Funeral or memorial services Friday, Sept. 19, 3 P. M., St. George's By-the-River, Rumson, N. J. In lieu of flowers those who wish may send a contribution to The Lighthouse. Train leaves Pennsylvania Station 1.05 P. M. for Red Bank. Cars will meet train. New Bern and Asheville, N. C., and Philadelphia papers please copy.
- Last Edited: 22 Dec 2014