The Brydons

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121 He's widowed and retired. He's living with his son Leo. Van Egmond, August Gysbert (I3262)
 
122 In 1836 he leased some coal property on the Polquhirter estate, at New Cumnock, Ayrshire, and also began operations on a lease on the Downiestown estate at Patna, work on his mine at the latter place being discontinued because of an inflow of water from the river Doon, the stream immortalized by the poet Burns.
Alexander Bryden and one of his sons came to the United States in 1842, proceeding directly to Carbondale, Pennsylvania, where they arrived in July. Mining operations were at low ebb at that time and Mr. Bryden accepted the first employment that came to his notice, which was with Hugh Brown, foreman of day laborers for the Delaware & Hudson Canal Company. He was afterward placed in charge of the mine pumps, and in March, 1843, was appointed mine foreman to succeed Archibald Law, who was permanently disabled, caused by a fall of roof slate. Mr. Bryden continued in this position
until 1852, when he moved to Pittston, Pennsylvania, there to assume charge of the operations of the Pittston Coal Company. On January 1, 1854, he became the mining superintendent for the Delaware & Hudson Coal Company, which position he held at death.
"History of Scranton and Its People, 1914"

In 1846 one of the top 10 mining disasters occurred when Alexander was the superintendent of that mine shaft, he and only a few others, dared to enter the mine which collapsed on 44 people, some found there own way out, Bryden rescued 18 of them, one was his own son Andrew, he carried one man with a broken back on his knees through the cave for 1 mile till he reached daylight, only to hear the mans last words as he lay in Alex's arms, was "Oh Bryden" and then passed away of heart failure. When he returned to find the 15 missing he stumbled upon John Hosie who had been in the mine for 48 hours in darkness, he then took him out, upon returning to find the last remaining 14 one of which was a 14 yr old boy and Brydens Horse. There rescue ended in the finding of 8 men that died, buried alive, the risk of finding the other six was too dangerous. The mine shaft was sealed up a year later in 1847 and was never reopened. Due to a fire in our local cemetery all information, of where the remains of Alexander, and the men that died was lost. Alexander was awarded a civic crown the highest military award for saving a citizens life. Alexander died August 25th 1854. His son Andrew Bryden Died in 1901.
-source: "The Gilroy's of Carbondale Pa." http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/g/i/l/Roland-William-Gilroy/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0110.html 
Bryden, Alexander (I4208)
 
123 In 1917 he volunteered in Company C, 101st United States Engineers, became a corporal, and after going to France in August, participated in the heavy fighting of the spring of 1918.
source: http://archive.org/stream/howlandheirsbein00emer/howlandheirsbein00emer_djvu.txt 
Bryden, Norman Monteith (I7193)
 
124 In July Alexander and Agnes and two children arrive at Quebec City aboard the Ionian. Their destination: Toronto. Milne, Agnes (I8632)
 
125 in St. John's ward McKee, Therza Anne (I3563)
 
126 in St. John's ward Ringham, Elizabeth (I2551)
 
127 indolent ulcer Brydon, Hannah Amanda (I7041)
 
128 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Brydon on Monday, June 14, 2010 at the Grace Hospital, aged 81 years. Don was predeceased by parents Albert and Norah and mother and father-in-law, Mary and Reuben Groves. Leaving to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 48 years, Agnes; son Stuart, daughters Melanie Russell (Gregory) and Michelle McDonald (Michael) and six grandchildren Alex, Katie, Stephanie and Evan Russell and Nicole and Sean McDonald. Born in Winnipeg on September 22, 1928, Don was adopted at the age of two by Albert and Norah Brydon. Don lived in Birtle until he was 14, when he and his family moved to Neepawa to live in the family homestead. When Don turned 18, he joined the R.C.A.F. and upon discharge five years later, he attended the Agricultural School in Brandon for almost three years. Once he decided farming wasn't for him, Don and good friend Stu Browning made their way to Winnipeg. He worked several years for MacDonald Brothers Aircraft Company (Bristol Aerospace) where he met his future wife. Never one to jump into things quickly, he finally proposed to Agnes after six years of courtship and they were married November 25, 1961. Don and Agnes enjoyed a long and loving life together. They shared a love of their Scottish heritage and spent many happy years dancing together with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS). Countless friendships and memories were created through their associations with the Lord Selkirk Boys Pipe Band, the RSCDS, the Manitoba Highland Dancers Association and the many summers spent volunteering at the Mug Pub Pavilion of Folklorama. In August of 1987, Don was forced to retire after surviving a near-fatal car accident, but the cottage they purchased at Winnipeg Beach the following summer, provided them with many summers of happiness and relaxation. And of course, his favourite times at the cottage were when his children and grandchildren came out to spend time with him. Don and Agnes enjoyed many holidays together including a family trip to Scotland, a trip alone to Italy and several winter holidays in Florida, Texas, Arizona, Hawaii, California, both coasts of Canada and several visits to Toronto. In 2008, they travelled to New York City to enjoy a holiday with both daughters and all six grandchildren. Don will be forever missed by his loving family and friends. We would like to thank all those who were involved in Don's care at the Grace Hospital - for treating him with such dignity and respect and for the compassion you showed his family during this difficult time. Brydon, Donald Brian (I4161)
 
129 J/14164 Royal Canadian Air Force

The Register, Berwick, 8 November 1945

Tribute to Francis BRYDON - by Allison Best - "Pilot Officer Francis Samuel Brydon, RCAF, went overseas in July, 1943. In the early morning of June 1, 1944, the bomber in which he was flying as navigator set out on a bombing mission to France. They reached their target successfully. and were on return trip, about twenty minutes flying time from the French coast, when they were picked up by searchlights and became the target of ack-ack guns. One motor was damaged and the plane set on fire. Three boys baled out but Francis and three of his companions were unable to escape before the plane crashed." Frances took his high School work at Somerset, where his whole life was spent until, at the age of nineteen, when he volunteered in the RCAF, and took training at Truro, Lachine, Quebec and Rivers, Manitoba, graduating at the latter place as Sergeant Navigator in June, 1943. His commission as Pilot Officer came shortly before his service ended at twenty-two years of age. His friendly nature and ready smile won him friends everywhere. Early in his teens, Francis united with the Berwick Baptist Church, and was a regular attendant at service there, and at Sunday School at Somerset. Guided by his strong Christian principles, he developed into splendid manhood - strong, ambitious, clean, reliable and upright. Those who watched him develop and knew him best, loved and admired him most and often said, 'Francis will make something of his life.' The Commanding Officer of his squadron in England wrote, 'Francis was extremely popular with his squadron and fast becoming an ace navigator. He is greatly missed by his comrades.' "One of his bomber comrades, who survived him, said of him, There wasn't a harder worker or more conscientious navigator. I am proud to have been privileged to fly with Francis. He was a game fighter and completely loyal to the best traditions of the Service." "Rest in peace under the beautiful sky of France, Son of Canada and glorious martyr; You have given your life for our deliverance your name be forever blessed in heaven." 
Brydon, Francis Samuel (I6601)
 
130 January 1943...
Interviewing officers assesment...
"Stocky lad, good education, alert and keen. Well motivated. Good appearance and manners. Very keen on pilot duties. Has over 30 hrs. logged solo in Taylorcraft. This lad should do well."

"Applicant has been interested in Air Force for sometime. Parents refused to give consent when he was 17 and a half years. Has read technical literature - built model planes and taken instruction in flying. One brother in R.C.O.C. No parental objections now. Seems a steady, confident type, motivation sound. Accepts selection but prefers pilot." 
Brydon, Edward Dale (I33)
 
131 John Bertram was born in Peeblesshire and spent his childhood at his family's home there. He attended the Parochial school at Eddlestone and afterwards took up an apprenticeship at Galashiels, in the County of Selkirkshire, where he learned the trade of a machinist with his uncle, Thomas Aimers.After finishing his schooling, John moved to Galashiels, in the County of Selkirkshire to work as an apprentice.
In 1852, a month after he married, John and Elizabeth Bertram sailed for Canada They arrived in Montreal in July but the city was devastated by fire so they continued on to Toronto then to Dundas on a suggestion for employment. John and Elizabeth established a home in Dundas for a short time before the factory in which John worked had to layoff workers. After losing his job, John Bertram moved his family to a hundred acre bush farm in Kent County along with Elizabeth's brother James Bennet. In Kent County, John built a log house for his family and lived there with his family for five years until 1862, when the iron business had picked up again, allowing John to move back to Dundas to work as an engineer. John's work in Dundas prospered allowing him to construct a mansion, called Glenholme, for his family overlooking the Bertram Works. John Bertram lived in Glenholme until his death in 1906.
---from https://www.archeion.ca/bertram-john-1829-1906 
Bertram, John (I1098)
 
132 John Ross was born in 1811 in little York He has devoted his whole life to agriculture and purchased his present farm lot 7 concession 4 in 1836. His early experience was such as has been the lot of many and he suffered all the inconvenience and hardships of a pioneer life. In 1836 Mr Ross married Emma Elson of England they had eleven children all of whom are alive and prospering their names being as follow: Thomas, Philip, Sarah, James, Carrie, Elizabeth, Henry, Richard, William, James, Ruth and John. Mr Ross is a member of the Disciple Church and is a Reformer in politics.

--from History of Toronto and County of York, Ontario: Biographical notices , C.B. Robinson, 1885 - Toronto (Ont.) 
Ross, John (I3546)
 
133 John Tennant Bryden, son of Thomas Bryden to Helen Georgina Ruth Carman, daughter of Frederic Carman Bryden, John Tennant (I7686)
 
134 Kenneth R. Bryden Jr., 62, of Exeter, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Born in Pittston, he was the son of Beverly (Wilson) Bryden and the late Kenneth R. Sr. Ken was a 1972 graduate of Wyoming Area High School and earned his Eagle Scout Badge with Troop #352. He was employed as an assistant operator at the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority, Hanover Township.

In addition to his father, Kenneth R. Sr., he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, John V. Gunsior; and nephew, Jason Bryden.

Surviving are his wife of 33 years, the former Deborah Gunsior; and children, Danielle Bryden and Kenneth R. Bryden III. He is also survived by his siblings, Richard and Denise Bryden, of Mountain Top, Kirk Bryden, of Pittston, and Amy Bryden-Biscontini; mother-in-law, Maria Rose Gunsior; siblings by marriage, Leonard and Carol Gunsior, Rebecca (Gunsior) and Phil Worby, Michele Gunsior, John and Carlene Gunsior; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Kenny will be remembered for his love for his family, his outgoing, fun-loving nature and his laughter and contagious smile. He was always ready for each day's adventure and embraced life to its fullest. He is greatly missed by all who knew him.

The family will have a celebration of Kenny's life from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Arturo's Restaurant in DuPont (lower level.) Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.

To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com.

Published in Times Leader from Mar. 17 to Mar. 18, 2017
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Bryden, Kenneth R. Jr. (I12108)
 
135 Living in St. James ward. Short, Elizabeth (I2365)
 
136 living with widowed father. Murray, Phyllis Brydon (I6000)
 
137 living with widowed mom and aunt Brydon, Susan Virginia (I7942)
 
138 Lot 12, Concession 8 (the property is owned by her brother Thomas) Oliver, Mary (I2289)
 
139 Many of the old residents will remember the advent into King Township of the late Richard Perry who bringing with him his wife and three children settled upon lot 24 concession 7. He was born in Ireland in the year 1797 and was thirty four years of age when he came to Canada and located in this section in 1831. Young vigorous and active possessing moreover the peculiar energy of his race he was in a word just the sort of pioneer required in a new and undeveloped country.

The large and productive acreage now under cultivation by his sons testifies to his strong and determined purpose to rank not among the least of those who first laid open the forests of Ontario as a foundation for new industrial enterprises During his lifetime he exerted himself in all matters that would prove of benefit to the community and by that means succeeded in gaining the respect of all his neighbours His strongly imbibed Conservatism and his genuine attachment to old fashioned political ideas may at times have caused him to ill conceal his dislike to the Reform element which in his day broke forth in such a startling manner and culminated in the Rebellion of 1837 8 Mr Perry at the commencement of the affair seeing the Rebels with their pikes painted red and uttering treasonable menaces made with the assistance of his son John sixty five rounds of ball cartridges and was at Bond Head before daylight next morning offering his services to Colonel Dusen The gallant Colonel complimented Mr Perry upon his vigilance and declared that he was the only one who up to that time was prepared to meet the insurgents He lived to the good old age of eighty two years and his death which took place in 1879 was felt as a personal loss throughout the section.

-- source: History of Toronto and County of York, Ontario: Biographical notices, C.B. Robinson, 1885 - Toronto (Ont.) -- 
Perry, Richard (I759)
 
140 Marion R. (Lamont) Bryden, 88, of Albion died Monday, March 14, 1994, at Briskie's Adult Foster Care in Albion. She was bom Feb. 2, 1906, in Sheridan Township to Myron and Rosa (Linebaugh) Lamont. She graduated from Albion High School in 1924, moved to Jackson in 1928 and to Horton in 1934 and returned to Albion' in 1944. Mrs. Bryden was a clerk at McClelan's Dime Store for 23 years, retiring in 1968. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
On-Aug. 26, 1925, she married Robert C. Bryden in Albion. He died Dec l7, 1980. She is survived by daughters, Shirley Morgan of Elkhart, Ind., and Ruth Neufer of Marshall; sons, John Bryden of Jackson and Robert Bryden of Holland; 10 grandchildren; 17 greatgrandchildren..."
-- source: Battle Creek Enquirer, Battle Creek, Michigan, Pg 2, 16 March 1994 -- 
Lamont, Marion R. (I11088)
 
141 Married, four children. Saunders, Kitty Toby (I2703)
 
142 Married, one child. Brydon, Agnes (I3324)
 
143 Married, seven children at home. Mitchell, Margaret (I13016)
 
144 Married, seven children. Belo, Rhoda Gertrude (I11218)
 
145 Married, three children at home. Brydon, Barbara A. (I2849)
 
146 Married, three children. Bryden, Eliza Jane (I5331)
 
147 Married, two children at home.
Says immigration in 1876. 
Abigail S. (I10838)
 
148 Married, two children. Godwin, Ada (I11227)
 
149 Married, two children. Hansen, Elizabeth Lowell (I10830)
 
150 Married. Girard, Harriet Mae (I4144)
 

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