Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
ALBERT G. BRYANT, who lives at
Lucerne, Washington, and who is a well known mining man of the Lake Chelan
country, was born in Centerville, Iowa, on January 30, 1872, being the
son of John C. and Kate (Norwood) Bryant natives of Pennsylvania and Indiana,
respectively, now deceased. In 1878 the parents moved to Nebraska,
and in that state Albert lived until 1895. Our subject has one sister,
Minnie, wife of John Whittenghen, of Brazil, Iowa. Mr. Bryant took
an active part in the Sioux lndian war of 1890-1, at Pine Ridge agency.
Albert G. was educated in Iowa, then went to York, Nebraska, where he graduated
from the high school. He then turned his attention to a life of industry
and left Nebraska in October, 1895. Going to Iowa, he farmed for
two years and in 1897 landed in Chelan. For a time thereafter he
drove stage between Chelan and Orondo now called Riverview, between Chelan
and Brewster and between Brewster and Coulee City. Then he was engaged
as cook and night watchman on the boats of the Columbia river plying between
Wenatchee and Brewster. Later we find him with a government surveying
party until 1899, when he went to Wilbur, Lincoln county, Washington, being
engaged there until 1901. In that year Mr. Bryant came back to Chelan
and engaged in government work until the spring of 1902. Since that
time he has been employed by the C. T. & S. company and the company
operating the Holden mine. In addition to this, Mr. Bryant has done
considerable prospecting and has one of the fine claims on Meadow Creek,
at Republic, Washington, which runs twenty-five dollars in copper.
Fraternally, he is affiliated with the M.
W. A. and the K. P. lodges, while in political matters he is a Republican
and takes an active interest demanded from every good citizen in this realm.