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Frank T. Bryant, United States Navy

My grandfather was born Frank T. Helfenstein, but was adopted by Hartwell I. Bryant when his widowed mother married Harwell.
At age 20 he joined the Navy where he served in Cuba, Mexico, and, in World War One in the North Sea Mine Force. He served on the U.S.S. Blackhawk and was an electrical gunner.
Frank married Anna Theresa Knight in Brooklyn and there my mother Ruth Tilton Bryant was born in April of 1919. When my great grandmother, Mary Ellen Reilly Knight died in 1928,the family moved to Boston to be near Frank's mother, Nellie Tilton Bryant.
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Photo taken at Brooklyn, NY USA on