Ezra Wilson Bryner

Ezra Wilson Bryner (1868 – 1939) – The son of Israel C. and Catherine (Cook) Bryner he was born on April 12, 1868.  He married Nettie Mortimer, who died soon after the birth of their daughter Lucy.  He then married Grace Josephine Stover, the daughter of Aquilla and Catherine (Delo) Stover.  Ezra and Grace had six children.  Ezra was a farmer and worked in the lumber industry.  He lost his leg in an accident in the lumber industry.  On December 4, 1923 Ezra and Grace’s home burned to the ground destroying all the contents.[1]  Ezra W. Bryner died on April 10, 1939.[2]

[1] Notarized statement signed by Katie E. Stover dated December 4, 1923 requesting a duplicate of her Widows Pension Certificate which was destroyed by the October 9th fire which burned E. W. Bryner’s, her son-in-law’s, house to the ground.  She stated that she was living in that house the time of the fire.

[2] Death Certificate, Ezra Wilson Bryner

Ezra W. Bryner – Newspaper Obituary Clarion, PA, April 11, 1939:

Ezra W. Bryner, lifelong resident of Clarion County, died early yesterday at his home in Shippenville after a brief illness.

Mr. Bryner was born in Paint Township and had spent his entire life in the vicinity of Shippenville.  He was well known in that community.

He is survived by his widow and the following children:  Mrs. E. A. Hazlett, Titusville; Mrs. C. E. Snow, Butler; Merrill Bryner, Midland; Harold Bryner, Beaver;  Evelyn, Homer and Wayne at home.  Two brothers, I. C. Bryner of California and B. D. Bryner of Punxsutawney, one sister, Lillian Bryner, of Tampa, Florida and eleven grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at the home in Shippenville at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon.


Father*                       Israel C. Bryner (b. 10 May 1824, d. 20 Dec 1914)

Mother*                      Catherine Cook (b. 14 Dec 1827, d. 14 Oct 1904)


Birth*               12 Apr 1868                Clarion County, PA.  

Marriage*         __ ___ ____                Nettie Mortimer (b. 13 Jun 1871, d. 20 Apr 1903)

Daughter:         14 Jan 1898                Lucy Nettie Bryner (b. 14 Jan 1898, d. 13 Sep 1976); Shippenville, Clarion, PA.; married Edward Hazlett  

Marriage*         __ ___ ____                Grace Josephine Stover (b. 08 Oct 1884, 16 Apr 1954)

Son:                18 Sep 1904               Harold Aquilla Bryner (b. 18 Sep 1904, d. 30 Sep 1984); Clarion County, PA.; married Eva Engle Flesher

Daughter:        22 Dec 1905                Margaret Catherine Bryner (b. 22 Dec 1905, d. 12 Jan 1973); Clarion County, PA.; married Clyde E. Snow (b. 20 Aug 1907, d. 26 Mar 1966)

Son:                13 Jun 1909                Merril Edward Bryner (b. 13 Jun 1909,d. 4 Sep 1984); Clarion County, PA.

Daughter:         31 Oct 1911                Laura Evelyn "Eb" Bryner (b. 31 Oct 1911, d. 27 Apr 2005); Clarion County, PA.

Son:                13 Dec 1920               Homer Wilson Bryner (b. 13 Dec 1920, d. 24 Mar 1993); Clarion County, PA.

Son:                16 Jul 1922                Wayne Stover Bryner (b. 16 Jul 1922, d. 12 Oct 1975); Clarion County, PA.

Death*             10 Apr 1939               Clarion County, PA.  

Photo of Ezra W. and Grace J. Bryner's tombstone


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