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Ulysses S. Bristol


Ulysses S. Bristol was born in 1876, in Constantine, St. Joseph County, MI, the son of Lemon W. and Rebecca (Ferguson) Bristol

He lived with his parents when the 1900 census was taken, employed as a day laborer. In 1910, still single, he made his home with his widowed mother and sister Ellen. 

Ulysses married Eva James (1887-1962), an Iowa native who was the daughter of Samson and Ella James. The wedding took place in May 1926 in South Bend, IN. 

The Bristols had nine children -- Lillie Musary, Nora Fortner, Bertha Clark, Clara Baker, Betty Lloyd, James Bristol, Leaman Bristol, Frank Bristol and Ulysses Bristol. Sadly, son Ulysses died in childbirth in September 1926.

They apparently lived in Buchanan, Berrien County, MI.


Horses and buggies on Front Street in Buchanan, 1905


Tragedy struck the family on April 21, 1937 when Ulysses passed away of bronchial pneumonia at the age of 64. His death left his wife of 11 years to raise their eight young children. Eva survived her husband by a quarter of a century. She made her home along Route 1 near Buchanan.

She died at her home in Buchanan on Nov. 1, 1962. She was laid to eternal rest in the Oak Ridge Cemetery. 


~ Daughter Lillie (Bristol) Musary ~

Daughter Lillie Bristol ( ? - ? ) was born in (?).

She married (?) Musary ( ? - ? ).

The couple resided in Mishawaka, IN.

Mishawaka's railroad depot, early 1900s


~ Daughter Nora (Bristol) Fortner ~

Daughter Nora Bristol married (?) Fortner and lived in Berrien Center, MI.


~ Daughter Bertha (Bristol) Clark ~

Daughter Bertha Bristol married (?) Clark and made her home in Lyddick, IN.


~ Daughter Clara (Bristol) Baker ~

Daughter Clara Bristol married (?) Baker and resided in Niles, MI.


~ Daughter Betty (Bristol) Lloyd ~

Daughter Betty Bristol married (?) Lloyd and resided in Nashville, TN.


~ Son James Bristol ~

Son James Bristol made his home in Niles. 


~ Son Leamon Bristol ~

Son Leaman Bristol lived in Buchanan.


~ Son Frank Bristol ~

Son Frank Bristol resided in Buchanan.


Copyright 2007 Mark A. Miner