(photo courtesy of Mike Seeman)
Julia SEEMAN was born on 19 Sep 1894 in Colorado, the fourth child of
Henry Jesse and Eva (ADAMS) SEEMAN. By age two, she and her
family had moved to Freeport, Stephenson co., Illinois, near
where her maternal grandparents lived. Her father
enrolled in medical school while the family was in Illinois,
and after his completion of the medical program, moved to
Dubuque, Iowa, where her father was an assistant to his
brother, Dr. Fred Seeman.
When Mazie was
10, the family moved to Rockham, Faulk co., South Dakota,
where her father opened up his own medical practice.
They may have lived in Dell Rapids, South Dakota, just prior
to this time.
About 1913, Mazie
left Rockham and moved to Sioux City, Woodbury co., Iowa,
where she obtained work as a stenographer at a railroad
About 1921, she
married Walter E. BRYANT, an Army
veteran and Iowa native. He was born in Jul 1895, the
son of John H. BRYANT and Anna C. TRUXES. Over
the next few years, she did domestic work, and also worked
as a store bookkeeper.
In 1930, Walter
had relocated to Harlingen, Cameron co., Texas, and was
working as an autombile salesman while living at a rooming
house. Mazie was still in Sioux City, renting a room
and working as a bookkeeper for a store. She
eventually joined Walter in Harlingen, and lived out the
rest of her life there.
They had no
Walter died on 28
Oct 1959 in Cameron co., Texas, at the age of 64.
Mazie lived another 22 years, passing away on 12 Jan 1981 at
Harlingen, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, at the age of 86.
She was buried at Mission Burial Park at San Antonio, Texas.