The Brydons

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Robert Armstrong Brydon

Robert Armstrong Brydon

Male 1844 - 1923  (78 years)

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  • Name Robert Armstrong Brydon 
    Born 25 Dec 1844  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1871  Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Living on lot 2 con 8, next door to his brother Francis.
    Residence 1901  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 1912  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 
    • He's widowed and living in his son Andrew's house.
    Died 1923  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1485  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2017 

    Father Robert Brydon,   b. 30 Aug 1810, , Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1866, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Margaret Armstrong,   b. 25 Mar 1813, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1889, Osprey, Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 3 Nov 1843  Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Walter Brydon's story
    Walter Brydon's story

    Walter Brydon describes pioneer life in Manitoba.
    This is an oral history compiled and finished by Nora and Bert Brydon in January 1967.
    Albums
    Brydon - Young family
    Brydon - Young family (76)
    They're from Roxburghshire and settled in Galt, Waterloo Co. before heading to Manitoba and California.
    Family ID F483  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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 
    Children 
    +1. Robert Walter Brydon,   b. 9 Jun 1869, Galt, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1935, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +2. Janet Common Brydon,   b. 23 May 1871, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1896, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    +3. Margaret Armstrong Brydon,   b. 11 Aug 1873, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1952, , Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +4. Andrew Slater Brydon,   b. 2 Jul 1876, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1931, , Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +5. Richard Slater Brydon,   b. 1 Jul 1878, Galt, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1944, La Verne, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2012 
    Family ID F487  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Dec 1844 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jan 1869 - Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - 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 - 1912 - 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 MapsDied - 1923 - Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    'The Stalwart Brydons'
    "The Stalwart Brydons"
    Studio portrait of members of the Brydon - Young line.
    The occasion is a family reunion.
    Robert Brydon
    Robert Brydon

    Histories
    Brydons in North Dumfries Twp., County of Waterloo, Ontario
    Brydons in North Dumfries Twp., County of Waterloo, Ontario
    Page 2 from the Gazeteer and Directory of the County of Waterloo 1867

    abbreviations used:
    f - freeholder (owns land)
    h - householder (does not own)
    Brydons in North Dumfries Twp., County of Waterloo, Ontario 1864
    Brydons in North Dumfries Twp., County of Waterloo, Ontario 1864
    page 22 from the Gazeteer and Directory of the County of Waterloo

    abbreviations used:
    f - freeholder (owns land)
    h - householder (does not own)
    The Brydons of Los Angeles visit the Brydons of Calgary
    The Brydons of Los Angeles visit the Brydons of Calgary

    Robert and wife Christine of Los Angeles, visiting brother George, his wife Catherine and family Reginald, Lucy, Florence, Shirley and Karl in Calgary (undated)
    James Young Brydon's family
    James Young Brydon's family
    After settling in California in 1891, Robert Armstrong Brydon made several trips back to Manitoba. One visit, with this picture taken in front of his brother James' family farm house which was rebuilt after the fire in Dec 1894. This photo was probably taken in 1908.

    Ida never married, and Ella (Darling), Frank and Agnes ( MacKay) had not yet married when the picture was taken. Their mother, Christina Margaret Brydon, nee Fraser, was not well at that time and died in 1909.

    Newspapers
    'An Event of Interest'
    "An Event of Interest"
    Article gives a date to Robert Brydon's residency in Los Angeles in 1901.
    Portage La Prairie News and Weekly Review
    'A stalwart family'
    "A stalwart family"
    Brydon reunion:
    "..the first time they have all been together for fifteen years."
    'A large party left Galt For Manitoba.'
    "A large party left Galt For Manitoba."
    Robert Brydon and others head west to check it out.

  • Notes 
    • Stalwart Brydons' Robert IV.