The Brydons

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James Young Brydon

James Young Brydon

Male 1849 - 1918  (68 years)

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  • Name James Young Brydon 
    Born 25 Dec 1849  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 3 Feb 1850 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1871  Burnside, RM Marquette, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He filed for a homestead in 1871. The farm was in SE 1/4 Section 4 Township 12 Range 7 West of the first Principal Meridian, 3 miles west of Portage la Prairie.

      The 1881 census listed the location as Burnside, Marquette, Manitoba. The household members James, Christina, and son Allen.

      The 1916 census lists the location as Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Household members are James(widowed), Frank, Ida E., and Etta C. (this name is actually Ella)
    Residence 1881  Burnside, RM Marquette, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1906  Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1916  Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 19 Sep 1918  Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Hillside Cemetery, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1487  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 19 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 Margaret Fraser,   b. 20 Nov 1856, Clinton, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1909, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1879  Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Dr. Allen Bell Brydon,   b. 13 Apr 1880, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1940, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +2. Margery Mabel Brydon,   b. 1 Jul 1882, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1960, Brandon, RM Cornwallis, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +3. Catherine Agnes Brydon,   b. 25 Feb 1885, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1936, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +4. Francis Armstrong Brydon,   b. 13 Nov 1885, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1959, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Elizabeth Ida Brydon,   b. 22 Nov 1887, Burnside, RM Marquette, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1968, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. James Roland Brydon,   b. 15 Feb 1890, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1894, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     7. Ella Christina Brydon,   b. 7 May 1893, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1962, , San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     8. John Fraser Brydon,   b. 24 Sep 1896, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1902, Burnside, RM Marquette, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     9. Brydon,   b. 12 Sep 1898, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1898, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F473  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Dec 1849 - 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 MapsResidence - 1871 - Burnside, RM Marquette, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jun 1879 - Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Burnside, RM Marquette, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1906 - Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1916 - Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Sep 1918 - Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hillside Cemetery, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    James Young Brydon's family
    James Young Brydon's family
    James Young Brydon
    James Young Brydon
    'The Stalwart Brydons'
    "The Stalwart Brydons"
    Studio portrait of members of the Brydon - Young line.
    The occasion is a family reunion.

    Headstones
    Brydon - Fraser
    Brydon - Fraser
    James and Christina

    photo by Jean Schultz

    Histories
    Brydon threshing gang
    Brydon threshing gang
    Portage la Prairie
    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.
    Frank, James and John Brydon, pt1
    Frank, James and John Brydon, pt1
    from 'The Tread of the Pioneers'
    Frank, James and John Brydon, pt2
    Frank, James and John Brydon, pt2
    from 'The Tread of the Pioneers'
    Frank, James and John Brydon, Pt3
    Frank, James and John Brydon, Pt3
    from 'The Tread of the Pioneers'

    Newspapers
    Fire and Loss of Life
    Fire and Loss of Life
    Daily Norwester reporting on James Brydon's house fire.
    '..are not much discouraged on account of the plague.'
    "..are not much discouraged on account of the plague."
    Frances, James and John Brydon
    'A stalwart family'
    "A stalwart family"
    Brydon reunion:
    "..the first time they have all been together for fifteen years."

    Obituaries
    Funeral of Jas. Brydon's little boy.
    Funeral of Jas. Brydon's little boy.
    "The procession of a mile of vehicles showed the respect and sympathy..."

    Daily Nor'wester

  • Notes 
    • Stalwart Brydons' James II.

      He homesteaded SW1/4 - 4 - 12 - 7 W (the southwest 1/4 section 4, Township 12 and in Range 7 West of the first Principal Meridian). He filed for a homestead in 1871, lived and died there in 1918 on the farm 3 miles west of Portage la Prairie.

      Contracted the building of the first schoolhouse in Mt. Pleasant district of Portage La Prairie. The first teacher was a Miss Christina Fraser.