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Transcribed from: The History of Florida: Past & Present, The Lewis Publishing Co., Vol.
III, page 36, 1923.
BRANT, JACK is one of the younger business men of Dade County, had nearly two years of service
in the navy during the World war, and since his return to civilian life has developed an
important business as a road contractor and builder. Mr. BRANT's home and business headquarters
are at Coconut Grove.
He was born at Kissimmee, Florida, in 1896, but spent most of the years of his youth in the
far Northwest. The family removed to Seattle, Washington, in 1898, and he was educated in
that city. Returning to Florida in 1912, Mr. BRANT lived at Coconut Grove, and five years
later, in 1917, volunteered at Miami for service in the United States Navy. He joined the
naval forces comprising the Seventh Naval District. After the necessary training he was
assigned to duty as a machinist on a submarine chaser.
After twenty-two months of service in the navy Mr. BRANT received an honorable discharge,
and then began business in Coconut Grove as a road builder and contractor for building materials.
He started with a capital of $200.00, but by constant hard work, enterprise and intelligence,
has developed not only a profitable, but an important business. He has done a large amount
of the highway construction through the town of Coconut Grove and in various residential
sub-divisions of the Miami District. His roads are built with the best materials and are of
such honest and trustworthy construction as to rank among the very best in South Florida.
The strict reliability of his work has brought him a reputation that places heavy demands upon
his organization and his facilities for road construction and the providing of road materials.
Mr. BRANT has acquired valuable property of his own in the subdivision known as The Pines,
and has built a modern home in Coconut Grove. He is a member of the Lindley De Garmo Post
of the American Legion at Coconut Grove and the Modern Woodmen of America. He married Miss
EMILY FUSSELL, of Leesburg, Florida, and they have a son, JACK BRANT, Jr.
Transcribed by Nancy Rayburn
©2010 Fran Smith
This page presented August 14, 2010