Stalwart Brydons – Chapter 5

The Stalwarts in Manitoba, 1870 to 1914

Portage La Prairie Aerial view of Portage La Prairie, 1905. The area where the Stalwarts settled had a variety of names: The Portage, The Portage Plains, Belle Plain and Beautiful Plains.

Horses in Portage,1880s Walter II Brydon recounts:" Frank left and , travelling by boat, canoe, and stage for six weeks, reached what is now the city of Winnipeg. Continuing by boat up the Assiniboine River to Portage, he filed for a homestead about a miles west of Portage..."

Threshing photo Brydon custom threshing outfit, circa 1900. Frank I Armstrong Brydon (centre front) owned it and there is evidence that James II (on the buggy) was an investor. The Brydon custom threshing outfit. Frank Armstrong Brydon (shown centre) owned it and there is evidence that James II Brydon, on the buggy, was an investor.

 
Brydon Threshing photo guide
 

 1. Allan Brydon
 3. Robert V Brydon
8. Frank II Brydon
 15. Alexander ‘Sandy’ Brydon
19. James IV William IV Brydon
20. Frank I Brydon
22. John II Brydon
23. James II Brydon
24. Christina II Brydon
25. Mabel Brydon
26. John VIII Brydon

Robert Brydon and wife Christine visits George his wife Catherine and fmily Reginald, Lucy, Florence, Shirley and Karl Robert IV, third from right, visiting his brother GeorgeIV (4th from left) at his home in Calgary, ca. 1908. Robert Brydon and wife Christine visits George his wife Catherine and fmily Reginald, Lucy, Florence, Shirley and Karl Robert IV, third from right, visiting his brother GeorgeIV (4th from left) at his home in Calgary, ca. 1908.