Born: June 12, 1897

Died: June 5, 1960 1

Married: Alta Smith

Children: Betty, Raymond

Percy Bryant was an American bobsledder who competed in the early 1930s. He won the silver medal in the four-man event at the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, June 6, 1960

Percy Bryant Dies, Champion Bobsledder

Percy Bryant, of 1 Adirondack Street, a 1932 Olympic champion bobsledder, died suddenly of a heart attack yesterday morning at his camp at Franklin Falls.

Mr. Bryant was born June 12, 1897 at Rainbow Lake, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dayton Bryant. He was married to the former Alta Smith in Georgia in 1940. He was a veteran of World War I. The other members of the bobsled team which won the silver medal at the Olympics held in Lake Placid in 1932, were Edward Horton, Paul Stevens, and Henry Homburger. For the past 11 years he has been the chef at Will Rogers Hospital. He was a member of the Saranac Lake and Adirondack Bobsled Clubs.

Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Betty McGraw; a stepson, Raymond Wood; and two grandchildren.

He is reposing at the Fortune Funeral Home, where there will be a service at 2 p.m. Tuesday under the direction of the Rev. Lionel Driscoll, Interment will be in Brighton Cemetery, Gabriels.



1. Wikipedia has the birth and death dates as June 12, 1899 – August 26, 1961.