The Brydons

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Andrew Slater Brydon

Andrew Slater Brydon

Male 1876 - 1931  (54 years)

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  • Name Andrew Slater Brydon 
    Born 2 Jul 1876  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1889  USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1902  , Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He opened a store at 239 South Main St.
    Naturalization 1907  , Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1910  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Naturalization 1911  , Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1920  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • already married
    Residence 1930  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Mar 1931  , Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1457  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 11 May 2018 

    Father Robert Armstrong Brydon,   b. 25 Dec 1844, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1923, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Christina C. Slater,   b. 1848, Galt, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1912, , Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1869  Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F487  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Wallace Gordon,   b. 1 Jun 1884, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1974, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 11 Nov 1915  , Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Frances Elizabeth Brydon,   b. 3 May 1919, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 2009, Columbia, Boone, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +2. Andrew Gordon Brydon,   b. 20 Oct 1924, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 2012, Turlock, Stanislaus, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2011 
    Family ID F803  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jul 1876 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1889 - USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1902 - , Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 1907 - , Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 1911 - , Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Nov 1915 - , Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Mar 1931 - , Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Andrew Slater Brydon
    Andrew Slater Brydon
    taken in Southern California near Los Angeles.

    Histories
    Brydon Bros.
    Brydon Bros.
    Their mark on one of the saddles they made.
    saddle by Brydon Bros. of Los Angeles
    saddle by Brydon Bros. of Los Angeles
    Brydon Bros. ad
    Brydon Bros. ad
    Brydon Bros. saddle - side view
    Brydon Bros. saddle - side view
    Brydon Bros saddle - end view
    Brydon Bros saddle - end view
    Brydon Brothers holster
    Brydon Brothers holster

    Newspapers
    Brydon Bros. Harness and Saddlery Co.
    Brydon Bros. Harness and Saddlery Co.
    '...everything in the way of horse goods and carriage equipment'
    "...everything in the way of horse goods and carriage equipment"
    Brydon Bros in Los Angeles

    Places
    Los Angeles, California, 239 South Main St.
    Los Angeles, California, 239 South Main St.
    This once was the location of Brydon Bros. saddlery. This photo was taken in the 50s. Google maps in 2009 shows a parking lot at this address.
    photo by Charles W. Cushman

  • Notes 
    • Andrew, Robert and Richard Brydon created Brydon Bros Saddlery in 1902 at 239 South Main Street in Los Angeles. While they produced a general line of harness, equestrian and supplies, they are best remembered for their fabulous silver mounted saddles, a fixture at the Pasadena Rose Parade until Ed Bohlin relocated from Cody, Wyoming to Los Angeles in the late 1920s.

      The Brydon Brothers sold out in 1935 to F.O. Baird. The F.O. Baird firm closed shortly thereafter when an employee embezzled all the funds.

      from http://www.highnoon.com
      Andrew, Robert and Richard Brydon were brothers who created Brydon Brothers Saddlery. They had early training at the Lichtenberger firm, but opened their shop in 1902 at 239 South Main in Los Angeles. While they produced a general line of harness, equestrian equipment and supplies, they are best remembered for their cowboy saddles, chaps, and related gear.
      The Brydon shop opened at a time when the movie industry was just getting started. In time William S Hart, Tom Mix, Buck Jones and many other performers became customers of the firm.
      Their fabulous silver mounted saddles were a fixture at the Pasadena Rose Parade.

      The Brydon Brothers are mentioned in "Saddlemaker to the Stars The Leather and Silver Art of Edward H Bohlin" By James H. Nottage, Published by the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Los Angeles In Association With University of Washington Press, Seattle, London 1966 including a picture of "Andy Brydon" with one of the Saddles they created.
      -- Brydon Shirk