"At the end of each sketch, to the extent possible, is shown the source and date of original
  publication.  There are numerous sketches from the Fannie O. Jones Scrap Book.  These will be
  identified by the term, 'FOJ Collection'. In some cases, dates of publication were unavailable."
                  Wayne Spiller , Compiler of McCulloch County History, Vol. I.   1976

        W. M. Bryson, 69, has lived in Mcculloch County 45 years.  Born at Cullowhee, N. C. august 10, 1866, Mr, Bryson came to Texas in 1889, taking up hios residence in Comanche for a year ahd a half before locating in Brady.  For many years, Mr. Bryson ranched in the section east of Brady; he also served a number of terms as county commissioner.  At present he is employed as night watchman.
     Mr. Bryson has seen marvelous progress in the near half century he has lived here; has seen grazing land developed into fine farm land, and has seen Brady grow from a shack town into one of the neatest and most attractive in this section.

    Mr. and Mrs. Bryson have five children:  Mrs. Chas. L. Roberts, Brady, Mrs. Maggie Hill, Abilene, Mrs., Cleo Renfro,  Brady, Joe W. Bryson, Fort Stockton and Leonard Bryson, Eldorado.
FOJ Collection
Submitted by: Louann Hall