In a brief story I posted about Maurice Burke the coppersmith of Carleton Place I added that Maurice’s sister died in a tragic house fire in Carleton Place along with Levi Brian’s wife Jane. Today, while looking for something else, I found this notation from the March 1, 1889 edition of the Perth Courier:
“The Moffatt Brothers have secured tender for the new bank at Carleton Place. Associated with them for the masonry is Levi Brian. The price is about $7,000. Central Canadian“
There was that name Levi Brian again. So after searching again I actually found some history about Levi Brian of Carleton Place.
Family pictured believed to be of Levi and Jennie (Jane) with their children. Photo from traveltales
St. James Cemetery, Carleton Place
After his wife Jennie ( Jane) died in the fire he married once again to Annie Mary (Mary) Fanning of Carleton Place in Almonte on June 5, 1911. (Note: Mary is also related to the McNeelys) Levi’s son Norman Clifford (Warner) worked for the Carleton Place CPR. After pouring through tons of Almonte Gazette’s I still not find out anything about the fire. But, it was nice to put a face and photo to another long lost resident of Carleton Place.
He also owned the Leland Hotel at one time and sold it in 1907.–
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 11 May 1907, Sat, Page 20
L-R: Brothers James Colin Bryan and Levi Brian. Photo from traveltales
Darling resident, (“Huey’s Plains” ) Hugh O’Brien nearest known relative was Levi Brian in Carelton Place