From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Bryson '29

Date of birth: August 9, 1905

Date of death: April 21, 1934

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1929 Lucky Bag:


William "died suddenly" on April 21, 1934, in the hospital in Key West, Florida. From a Bryson family researcher via email on June 10, 2019: "William was in the hospital at Key West for a tonsillectomy. He had left the hospital heading home when complications - pneumonia - developed. What I have as official cause of death is Adrenalitis contributory cerebral cadema."

He is buried in Illinois and was survived by his wife, mother, four sisters, and three brothers. One of his younger brothers who was killed in action in Italy as an Army 1st Lt.

Class of 1929

William is one of 29 members of the Class of 1929 on Virtual Memorial Hall.