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George Thomas Bronson

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George Thomas Bronson was born on 07 Mar 1899 in Kansas, the son of Kentucky natives, Thomas and Sarah Bronson. He was raised on a farm, the seventh of ten children. His siblings included: Standish, Eliza, William, Mary, John, Robert, Sarah, Arthur, and Albert. He graduated from Waldo High School in 1919.

On 09 Sep 1919, he entered K-State, pursuing an education in veterinary medicine. He listed the family farm in Waldo, KS, as his permanent address. He attended the Vet ROTC Camp during the summer of 1922. He was awarded a commission as 2nd Lt. in the Veterinary Officer's Reserve Corps on 31 May 1923.

During his first year, he lived at 618 Yuma, before moving to the Phi Beta Sigma Chapter House, 1020 Colorado, where he resided for the remainder of his college years.

He graduated from K-State on 29 May 1924, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, he moved to Wichita, KS, where he began working as an assistant to fellow Sigma, Thomas Gilbert Perry.

On 09 Apr 1928, he married Dora May Starnes in Wichita, KS. He was a life-long resident of Wichita, where he owned and operated the Bronson Dog and Cat Hospital.

George Bronson died in 04 Aug 1966 while on vacation in Denver, CO, and was buried in the Old Mission Cemetery, Wichita, KS. He was survived by his widow, five brothers and one sister.

Sources of Information:

K-State Transcript
K-State Directory, 1919-1923
Royal Purple, 1921-1924
1900 Census: Kansas - Osborne County - Valley - District 103
1910 Census: Kansas - Russell County - Waldo - District 180
1920 Census: Kansas - Russell County - Waldo - District 192
Social Security Death Index
WWI Draft Registration
Obituary: Wichita Eagle, Wichita, KS, 1966 Aug 05 (courtesy of Midwest Historical and Genealogical Society)