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And the Stone and Brick Masons Marched– Jennie Marshal Brian 1901

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And the Stone and Brick Masons Marched– Jennie Marshal Brian 1901

I wrote about one of our iconic stonemasons Levi Brian a few years ago and he also owned for a short time the Leland and the Queen’s Hotel at one point. He sold the Queen’s Hotel in 1904 and the Leland Hotel in 1907. Darling resident, (“Huey’s Plains” ) Hugh O’Brien nearest known relative was Levi Brian in Carelton Place

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
17 May 1904, Tue  •  Page 9

Levi’s wife had died in a fire and I could not find out any information. Today I found the information and I am going to share it here to be documented.

On the 12th of July 1901 the funeral on Tuesday of Mrs. Levi Brian ( formerly Jennie Marshall of Clayton) was held in Carleton Place which was very largely attended. She died on Sunday night from the effects of burns, received that morning by the accidental explosion of a coal oil can. She was 45 years-old. The untimely death of such a highly esteemed lady, so faithful a mother, such a kind and generous neighbour, was a shock such as seldom comes to any community.

Six children are left with the grief stricken husband. They are Mrs. Albert Salter (Jennie), Eva. Melvin, Marshall, Warner and a 15 month old baby boy Hilton. In the funeral procession in body marched: the stone and brick masons and others engaged under Mr. Patrick McGregor in the erection of the Findlay buildings. The service in St. James Church, conducted by Rev. A. Elliott, was intensely solemn and impressive.

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The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
08 Jul 1901, Mon  •  Page 1

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) — see–

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
21 Jun 1907, Fri  •  Page 6
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
07 Dec 1900, Fri  •  Page 2

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Maurice Burke, a cooper, made barrels across the street from where the post office now stands.  His sister Julia taught school in the Public School for many years.  We often heard the youngsters rhyming c-a-t  CAT, r-a-t RAT, etc.  She was burned to death in a fire as was Levi Brian’s wife.

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

In Memory of Jack Wilson — The Mason’s Mason

Samuel J. Berryman Last Survivor of 1866 Militia–Genealogy

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Samuel J. Berryman  Last Survivor of 1866 Militia–Genealogy

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Samuel J. Berryman – 1847/1938

Mayor of Carleton Place – 1907 – Textile Foreman.

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

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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