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Putting a Face to Levi Brian, Stonemason, of Carleton Place

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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.

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Family pictured believed to be of Levi and Jennie (Jane) with their children. Photo from traveltales 

St. James Cemetery, Carleton Place

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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.–

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  11 May 1907, Sat,  Page 20

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L-R:  Brothers James Colin Bryan and Levi Brian. Photo from traveltales 

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Levi BrianBirth:  ~1851    Place: Lanark County, Ontario

Death:  25 Aug 1919    [at age 69 yrs]   Place:

Burial:  Place:  St James Anglican Cemetery, Carleton Place, Ontario, Ramsey

Father: Hugh O’BRIEN (~1798-1880)

Mother: Laura Ann TOOLEY (1816-1870)

1st Spouse:   Jennie [Jane] MARSHAL3

Birth:           1 Jul 1856

Death:         7 Jul 1901

Marriage:    4 Dec 1871

Children: 

Jane Florence (1879-)

Melville [Melvin] Cuthbert (1882-)

James Marshall (1884-)

Eva Blanche (1887-)

Norman Clifford [Warner] (1890-)

Hilton R. (1899-)

2nd Spouse:  Mary FANNING

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Darling resident, (“Huey’s Plains” ) Hugh O’Brien nearest known relative was Levi Brian in Carelton Place