Bryant, Lorenzo S.
Age: 22, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 176th NY INF
Service: drafted; enl, Malone, NY, 7/22/63, m/i, Pvt, Co. I, 176th NY INF, 7/22/63, m/o 5/15/65, Albany, NY
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Birth: abt 1841, Vermont
Death: Before 2/19/1904
Burial: Elmhurst Cemetery, St. Paul, MN
Marker/Plot: 44 27
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dan Taylor
Findagrave Memorial #: 74207378
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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L. S. BRYANT OF GREAT WESTERN MOTOR LINE, SWALLOWS CARBOLIC ACID:
Lorenzo S. Bryant, one of the oldest conductors in the employe of the Chicago Great Western Railroad, committed suicide last evening at his home, 142 South Robert Street, by drinking carbolic acid.
As he had been working steadily, and has appeared to act the same as usual recently, his closest friends are at a loss to account for his unexpected deed. Bryant was well known in St. Paul, where he had lived for over thirty six years, and the announcement of his death will be received with surprise.
Bryant had been living alone at his home in a flat at 142 South Robert, his wife being away visiting relatives in Montpelier, Vermont.
He made his runs on the Great Western motor between St. Paul and South St. Paul yesterday morning, the same as he had the last twelve years. As he did not run Saturday afternoon and Sunday, he came home yesterday noon and passed the remainder of the day in his rooms.
FIND HIM ON THE FLOOR;
At about 7 o'clock last evening Bryant was found lying on the floor, wrapped in a blanket, by Millie and Eddie Magin, daughter and son of Mrs. Mary Magin, who lives in the flat next to that occupied by Bryant, who, in the absence of Mrs. Bryant, had been attending to his rooms. The children, seeing Bryant upon the floor, did not disturb him, thinking that he was asleep. When their mother returned, soon after, they told her that they had found Bryant sleeping on the floor. Wondering why he had chosen to lie on the floor Mrs. Magin went into the room, and after speaking to Bryant, found him dead. Dr. Johnson discovered that Bryant had been dead over two hours, and coroner Miller was summoned. Coroner Miller found that death was due to carbolic acid poisoning, and decided that an inquest was unnecessary.
Bryant was 63 years old and survived by his wife. He had no children. The closest relative he has besides his wife is a nephew, Fred Bryant, of South Haven, Minn. Bryant had been in the employ of the Great Western since May, 1856, and ran on the South Paul motor since shortly after the line was established. Recently he received from the company a notice that he was entitled to wear three service stripes.
He was born in Vermont, and after residing a few years in Muscatine, Iowa, came to St. Paul thirty six years ago. Mrs. Bryant was notified last night of the death of her husband, and the funeral will not be held ‘till her arrival in St. Paul.
Source: St. Paul Globe (MN), Oc. 11, 1903
Courtesy of Deanna French