The Brydons

Scotland to Canada

John Bryden

Male 1843 - 1879  (35 years)


Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name John Bryden 
    Born 22 Nov 1843  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1851  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Household...
      James Brydon 52, farmer, b. Scotland
      Mary Brydon 44, b. Scotland
      James Brydon 22, labourer, b. Scotland
      Francis 19, labourer, b. Scotland
      John Brydon 17, blacksmith, b. Canada
      Elizabeth Brydon 15, b. Canada
      William Brydon 13, b. Canada
      Robert Brydon 11, b. Canada
      Jannet Brydon 9, b. Canada
      Euphemia Brydon 7, b. Canada
      Walter Brydon 5, b. Canada
      Thomas 3, b. Canada
    Died 22 Oct 1879  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Internal bleeding caused by fall. Ill two days.
    Buried Doon Presbyterian Cemetery, Doon, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3386  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2018 

    Father James Bryden,   b. 5 Mar 1809, , Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1892, Galt, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Mary Tillie,   b. 1818, , Yarrow, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1883, Doon, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 24 May 1839  , Yarrow, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F526  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Nov 1843 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1851 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Oct 1879 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Doon Presbyterian Cemetery, Doon, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Headstones
    Brydon
    Brydon
    John, son of James and Mary

    photo by Tom Brydon

  • Notes 
    • from the Galt Reporter Oct 24, 1879...

      A most deplorable accident happened in Galt on Monday last, whereby a young man named John Bryden, one of two brothers occupying a farm on the Blair Road, close to the town, met with such injuries as to result in his death. Mr. Bryden had been on a visit to his brother James, who lives in Puslinch, and was returning from thence by way of Galt about 7 o'clock in the evening. Mr. Bryden was driving a high spirited team, one of them being a very fine young colt and while coming down Beverly Street in this town he was overtaken by some parties riding on horseback, who were apparently running their horses. This caused Mr. Bryden's team to start off on a run, seeing which the parties commenced shouting. The frightened team then got beyond Mr. Bryden's control, and they dashed down the street. At the intersection with Main Street the now maddened team endeavored to take the turn, but they failed in doing so., and ran with great violence against the post of the verandah in front of Mr. Eby's hotel, dashing the deceased from his seat and ripping the box completely off the vehicle - the horses continuing on their course with the running gear behind them. Mr. Bryden on being picked up and carried into Mr. Eby's complained greatly of his leg, and upon Dr. brown's arrival that gentleman pronounced it to be broken between the knee and the ankle. Prompt steps were taken to convey the injured man home, he being made as comfortable as possible for the journey; and on his arrival at this residence the broken limb was set, and it was hoped that a speedy recovery from his injuries would result. Such was not to be the case, however. During the whole of Tuesday poor Bryden did not rest well; and about midnight of that day it was evident to his brother and sister that a great change was taking place in hm. Drs. Brown and Lundy were at once sent for and were as quickly as possible at the house; but all their efforts to stay the advance of the dread visitor were in vain, and about 7 o'clock on Wednesday morning the injured man breathed his last. It was evident that he had received internal injuries when thrown from the wagon, and that these injuries were the cause of his death.

      The deceased was an exemplary young man, and was universally respected by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. He was unmarried, and was aged 35 years and eleven months at the time of his death. His funeral took place yesterday afternoon, the body being interred in the Doon Cemetery.

      We should mention that the horses with the running gear of the wagon attached, continued their maddened race down Main Street after Mr. Bryden had been thrown out until they struck the iron bridge at the foot of the street. Here the wagon ran up the truss, throwing the horses over, and they were secured. One of them was cut rather badly, but no serious injuries were sustained.