Calvin McDowell Brian, b. December 28, 1884, Inman, South Carolina; d. March 15, 1952, Mesa, Arizona, m. Mary Irene Blunt near Stephenville, Texas, 1904. She died June 22, 1962, Quine Creek, Arizona. To this union ten children were born.1. Willie Afton Brian, b. 1905, d. in 1963 in Kingman, Arizona. I don't know who he married but he has a daughter, Mrs. James Brian Love.I suppose I would have to say this about Calvin McDowell Brian, this is the way I remember him. He was short, heavy and stout, and his stomach was made so it rounded out. Late one evening he and his son Calvin drove up to our home at Estacado, Texas, in an open-top "T" Model Ford. This is the first time I remember seeing my uncle and cousin. We had a good laugh as Calvin, his son, told the following incident. That day somewhere, close to the town of Girard, Texas, two boys shot Uncle Mack on the arm. It really hurt him and he cried out, "Stop the car, Calvin I'm shot, I'm shot!" When Calvin stopped Uncle discovered the red place on his arm and realized what had happened and saw the two small boys running with their sling shots. He cried out, "Catch them, Calvin, and I will give them what they need." Calvin couldn't run for laughing, and the boys escaped in the mesquite brush.
2. Mattie Rebecca Brian Moody, b. 1907, m. Luther Moody, d. 1967 and buried at Truscott, Texas. They had two children:a. Glenna Louise Moody Green who lives in Abilene, Texas, and has three children: Lois, Rebecca and Paula.3. Calvin Alfred Brian, b. 1908, lives in Tacna, Arizona. No more information.
b. Tommy Mark Moody who has three children: Kim, Reda and Brian. Mattie Moody remarried in 1970 to Clyde Bullion
4. Kleber Dessex Brian, b. August 13, 1911, m., no children.
5. Marcus Liston Brian, b. June 9, 1913.
6. Alma Mae Brian Strickler, b. May 11, 1915
7. Charley Weldon Brian, b. March 2, 1918. He is in a Veterans Hospital, Los Angeles, California. No more information,
8. Irene Brian Wakby, b. March 3, 1920.
9. Lois Louise Brian Jenkins, b. March 1, 1924. No more information.
10. Doris Brian, b. March 1, 1924, d. March 5, 1924.
He was always very jolly and laughed a lot. The last time I remember seeing him was when I visited in his home at Sylvester, Texas, in 1927. He would pat his stomach, laugh real hearty, and say, "Ted, how do you like my bread-basket?" He and his wife made company welcome and had them to enjoy a hearty meal with them and the family. He was a wonderful person and a joy to be with.
Left to right: Kleber Dessex Brian, Charley Brian, Marcus Liston Brian, Calvin Brian, Irene Brian Wakby, Alma Strickler, Lois Brian Jenkins, Calvin McDowell Brian, and Irene Blunt Brian.