William BRYANT was undoubtedly devastated after the death of Nellie, his first wife. He was introduced to Evalena TINDALL. A family member states that William’s sister Gertrude thought Eva, a “society girl,” would be good for William dealing with his loss and so encouraged the marriage.

Eva TINDALL was born 15 Aug 1871 in Algansee, Branch County, Michigan, the daughter of Jonathan S. TINDALL and Mary Elizabeth CLINE. She became the second Mrs. William C. BRYANT in Newaygo, Michigan on the one-year anniversary of the death of the first Mrs. William C. BRYANT, 8 Sep 1888. William and Eva had a son Donald J. born 3 June 1892 in Fremont, Michigan. By 1894, the family had moved to Thompsonville, Benzie County, Michigan. The marriage was apparently a bad match and relatively short-lived, ending in divorce by about 1898. Eva moved with their son Donald to Detroit. There she was married 23 Apr 1904 to Frank LAMOREAUX. In 1920, Donald lived with his mother and stepfather and worked in Frank’s saw manufacturing company in Detroit. In the 1930 census, Eva and Frank were still living in Detroit. Donald had married in Wayne County to Hilda A. DAHNKE on 11 Mar 1921. With his wife and two children were also in Detroit at the time of the 1930 census.

Eva’s father, Jonathan born about 1836 in New York State, moved to Algansee, Michigan about 1859 and was enumerated in 1860 living in Algansee with his brother, Peter B. TINDALL. Jonathan enlisted in Co. B, 11th Michigan Infantry 24 Aug 1861 at Algansee, Branch County, Michigan, for three years, age 25. He was mustered out at Sturgis, Michigan 30 Sep 1864. He was a son of Andrew TINDALL of Wayne County, New York.

Eva’s mother, Mary Elizabeth “Libbie” CLINE was born about 1848 in Wurtemberg, Germany. The marriage of Jonathan and Libbie occurred in Algansee, Branch County on 12 Mar 1865 after Jonathan returned from serving in the war. Jonathan moved to Newaygo County from Branch County about 1874. They were located in Brooks Township at the time of the 1880 census. Libbie died at Sheridan Township 14 Nov 1881. Jonathan indicated in the 1894 census that he had been in Michigan since 1859. He lived in Newaygo County until his death in Bridgeton Township which was a result of being thrown from a buggy and breaking his neck. He died 28 Nov 1902 and is buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Holton, Muskegon County.

The TINDALL children, all born in Michigan were:

  1. William H. b. about Mar 1866, probably Branch County
  2. Eva above
  3. Frederick b. about 1875, Newaygo County
  4. Cora May b. 20 Nov 1877 Newaygo County, MI (Cora was enumerated with Frank & Eva LAMOREAUX in the 1920 census in Wayne County).