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Edmond Brister
Samuel Brister21 OCT 1831 -- 30 NOV 1864avatar
Annice Lavernia Guessabt 1839 -- 1898avatar
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  • Obituary, 17 JAN 1853: "Funeral Rites For Mrs. Brister'
    Mrs. Daisy McGlathery Brister, one of Greenwood's beloved gentlewomen, died at her home, 217 West Church Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock.

    Services will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the First Methodist Church with the Rev. N. J. Golding officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows cemetery with Wilson and Knight in charge.

    Mrs. Brister was one of the city's oldest residents, having lived here since 1880. She was the widow of Dr. S. L. Brister. She was a charter member of the Greenwood Garden Club, as well as a member of the Women's Club and the U. D. C. She was a Methodist. Mrs. Brister was born in Alcorn county.

    She leaves a son, Dr. Sam L. Brister, Jr., two daughters, Mrs. R. H. Wilson and Mrs. R. B. Wilburn.

    The family requests no flowers.

    Pallbearers will be: C. J. Stratton, Terrell Wells, Nathan Fountain, Earl Kinnebrew, W. L. Craig, Dr. Henry Kennedy, George C Roberts and Ben Pearce."
    --"The Greenwood Commonwealth," 17 Jan 1953, Sat, Page 1
  • Obituary, 25 AUG 1920: "ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT: Dr. and Mrs. S. L Brister announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Margaret Louise, to Robert Harris Wilson. The wedding will take place on Wednesday, September 15 at the First Methodist Church. No cards."
    --"The Commonwealth," 25 Aug 1920, Wed, Page 3
  • Obituary, 11 NOV 1938: "'Outstanding Physician And Fine Citizen Passes'
    Dr. S. L. Brister, for half a century a leading physician of Mississippi died yesterday evening following an illness of several weeks.

    Funeral services were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the First Methodist Church with the Rev. Shed Hill Caffey, pastor of the church, assisted by Dr. Edw. J. Caswell, conducting the service. Internment was made at the Odd Fellows cemetery.

    Dr. Brister was a native of Attala county. Born April 25, 1864, he graduated from the Memphis Medical College in 1888 and since that time has been steadily engaged in the practice of medicine in the Mississippi delta. He first located in Bolivar county immediately following his graduation and removed to Greenwood on January 2, 1891, where he speedily assumed a leading position as a medical practitioner and citizen of the community which he loved and which loved him with an increasing tenderness as the years rolled by.

    Dr. Brister was married in Greenwood on January 21, 1896 to Miss Daisy McGlathery, who with three children, Dr. S. L. Brister, Jr., Mrs. R. B. Wilburn, and Mrs. R. H. Wilson, survive him.

    No calls ever came to Dr. Brister, either in his duties as a physician or as a citizen which found him unready to answer and give of his magnificent ability both to service humanity and to give to his community. The soul of honor, with judicial temperament, with kindly spirit, Dr. Brister ever made the problems of the growing community his own responsibility and the community relied upon him implicitly with the confidence in his decisions merited by but a few other men who took an active part in its affairs.

    Although one of the county's busiest physicians[,] Dr. Brister gave largely of his time to the service of his community. For more than twenty years he was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Greenwood city schools and its largely to him in the program development that the Greenwood schools kept pace with the ever increasing needs of a growing and developing community.

    Dr. Brister took a leading part in the promotion of the Kings Daughters hospital in Greenwood, and served as president of the Board of Control which directed the affairs of the hospital successfully from its inception until it was taken over by the city and county a few years ago. He represented Leflore County upon the Board of Control until the by-laws were changed upon the hospital becoming a city and county institution under which no practicing physician could serve upon the board.

    Largely by his interest and direction was the hospital constantly expanded to perform the magnificent services which it has rendered. To him more than to any other person is due credit for interesting J. Aron in its splendid memorial in the form of a nurses home in memory of little Lois Aron.

    Dr. Brister was a member of the Board of Stewards of the First Methodist Church, and was active in all the interests of his church and its work in the community.

    To the people of Greenwood for the almost forty-seven years in which he lived and labored among them Dr. Brister typified the nobelist ideals of the medical profession and highest perfection of good citizenship and to those friends and neighbors who paid their final tribute this afternoon as they followed the funeral cortege to its last resting place, his life has been a benediction and an inspiration and their sense of loss in his passing is that of a deep personal bereavement as they join with his family in morning the passing of a truly good and great man.

    At the services this afternoon, the following friends served as pall bearers.

    Active -- Earl Kinnebrew, Wat Smylie, Nathan Fountain, W. L. Craig, Warner Wells, J. W. Quinn, J. H. Blanchard, W. S. Vardaman, S. R. Keeser Frank Wright.

    Honorary -- Allen Hobbs, George Bell, Allen Saffold, Upton Blach, Jack Humphreys, J. R. Ferguson, Jesse Quinn, Arthur Stevens, B. M. Crawford, C. A. Maxwell,

    H. Y. Fraiser, W. W. Redditt, W. D. Chambley, Robert Gardner, S. F. Parker, R. V. Pollard, W. D. McLeod, R. T. Jones, C. S. Tomlinson, Frank Young, T. H. Hargrove,

    E. O. Simmons, C. E. Saunders of Aberdeen, Charles Sims of New Orleans, C. R. Crull, Dr. G. Y. Gillespie, Jr., Dr. L. B. Otken, Dr. J. P. Bates, J. T. Kerr,

    Charles Edward Wright, Dr. Henry Kennedy, Prof. J. W. Fox, Means Johnston, L. N. Chandler, O. F. Bledsoe, Will Gayden, Everette Hemphill, Pat Hempel,

    Pamplin Smith, W. W. Neblett, T. R. Wells, J. T. McIntyre, Harry Smith, Will Turner, Ben Miller, Bogalusa La.

    Members of the Delta Medical Association."
    --"The Greenwood Commonwealth," Greenwood, MS; 11 NOV. 1938, Fri., p. 1
  • Obituary, 06 JUL 1976: "'Mrs. Wilburn dies a Rochester, Minn.'
    Mrs. Virginia Brister Wilburn of 1104 [____ ?],. died unexpectedly early [____?] at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Services will be held at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist [church ?] with the Rev. A. L. Meadows [presiding ?] . Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery under the direction of [_______?] and Knight Funeral Home. [Her ?] will be at the family home noon on Wednesday. [She ?] the widow of Robert [Bunk ?]Wilbun, a long-time long-time long-time [Greenwood ?] insurance man.

    Born in Greenwood, Mrs. Wilburn was [a or the ?] daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. S. L. Brister Sr. She was educated in the Greenwood public schools and was a graduate of Brenau College, Gainesville.

    [Mrs. ] Wilburn was active in her church [and ?] community affairs, having served [many ?] organizations as president. She was member of Alpha Chi Omega

    Surviving is one sister, Mrs. R. H. Wilson.

    VIRGINIA BRISTER WILBURN [accompanying photo]"

    "The Greenwood Commonwealth," 06 Jul 1976, p. 1. Left side of copy blurrily / smudged.
  1. Findagrave Dr Samuel L. Brister
  2. FamilySearch United States Census, 1880
  3. FamilySearch United States Census, 1910
  4. FamilySearch United States Census, 1920
  5. Book:The Standard medical directory of North America, 1902: Including a directory of practicing physicians in the United States of America, Canada, Cuba, Mexico, and Central America. ; Free Google eBook; Greenwood, MS: "Brister, S. L. -- Tenn.4-'88" (p. 271); Website
  6. Book:Google eBook, The Memphis Lancet: v. 1-4, July 1898-Apr. 1900, v. 3-4; "Proceedings of The Tri-State Medical Association of Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee"; "[O]n the recommendation of the Credentials Committee the following were elected to membership: ... S.L. Brister, Greenwood, Miss." ; Website
  7. Book:The Greenwood Commonwealth; Obituary: S. L. Brister, Sr.; newspapers.com; originally published Greenwood, MS: the newspaper, 11 NOV 1938, FRI, p. 1; Website
  1. Findagrave M Atossa Brister
  2. Website:David Thompson, "Attala County MS Families & Individuals from 1830 ~ 1930"; wc.rootsweb.com; Updated: 2017-12-20 14:13:07 UTC (Wed);
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