Makers of Fort Worth Page: 20
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ORGAN BRYAN is one
of the originators of the
Fort Worth Elks Lodge
No. 124, a past exalted
ruler of the lodge and a
Miss H member of the board of
directors of the Elks' Building
Association, which constructed the
handsome club building at Seventh
and Lamar streets, the finest club
building in the entire South. He is
a descendant of the three Bryan
brothers, who were among the early
permanent settlers of America, coming
to North Carolina in 1687. His
father was Samuel J. Bryan, who
was born at Mt. Airy, North Carolina,
and his mother, Mrs. Sarah A.
Bryan, was a native of Kentucky. He
was born at Bonham, Texas, August
31, 1872. He attended Fannin College
at Bonham, graduating in 1890,
and later came to Fort Worth, where
he has become a prominent member
of the Texas bar. A lifelong Democrat,
he has taken a live interest in
political matters, but has never
sought public position. He married
Miss Helen Daggett, member of the
pioneer Fort Worth family of that
name, in 1898. They have one daughter,
Dorothy Lee Bryan, a young
school miss. In addition to his prominence
as an attorney, Mr. Bryan is
well known in lodge and social circles,
though most of the time that
can be spared from his professional
work is devoted to outdoor diversions.
He is an enthusiastic hunter and a
good shot. As a member of the
board of directors of the Elks'
Building Association he is one of
the men to whom Fort Worth is indebted
for the handsomest club
house in the South.
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Newspaper Artists' Association, Forth Worth. Makers of Fort Worth, book, 1914; Fort Worth. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth41334/m1/21/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Amon Carter Museum.