Martin Byrne Bradford  

Martin Byrne Bradford was born on 21 Jan 1856 in Robbinston, Washington Co., Maine, the son of Capt. Benjamin F. Bradford and his wife Mary Helen Cookson. He married Lola Jane Barney on 24 Apr 1882 in Eastport, Washington Co., Maine, daughter of Ira J. Barney and Florinda Tucker. Lola was born on 06 May 1866 in Addison, Washington Co., Maine. Martin died on 24 February 1917 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick and Lola died on 22 May 1949 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick.

It is obvious Martin Byrne Bradford was named after Martin Byrne, an Irish sailor who would eventually married Martin's great aunt, Hulda Bradford. The story goes that the sailor Martin Byrne upon sailing into St. Andrews, New Brunswick, noticed a red haired girl along the banks and said "that is the girl that I will marry one day". Well he did, and he and his wife would have at least eight (8) children. Martin Byrne must have been well liked by the Bradford family for his name was used a couple of times by the Bradford family.

Around 1892 or early 1893, Martin and Lola, along with their children, moved to Canada from Eastport, Maine. He and his wife, Lola, were employed in the local sardine industry; first at the sardine cannery in Beaver Harbour and then, less than a year later, at the sardine cannery at Blacks Harbour. Martin Byrne Bradford, or "Byrne" as he was more commonly known, passed away in 1917 while three of his sons were serving overseas in the First World War. The cause of death is not known.

Bradford Family Photo
top/back row, left to right: Cecil Wilkerson, Victor Bradford (27), Lola Jane (Barney) Bradford (44), Marion Stuart, Linnie (Towers) Bradford (Victor's wife), Martin Byrne Bradford (54), Millie (12) , Kathy (21), Gladys (13), Freda (5), Helen (18), Martin (17) , Eric (16), Miles (9) and Ernest (8), Ted (3) and Donald (6)

 

Children of Martin Byrne & Lola Jane (Barney) Bradford:

1. Victor Hugo Bradford was born on 02 Aug 1883 in Lynnfield, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. He died on 18 Jun 1975 in St. Andrews, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick (Passamaquoddy Lodge). He married Linnie E. Towers on 05 Nov 1906 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick, daughter of George Henry Towers and Prudence Wilcox. She was born on 02 May 1891 in Bayside, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. She died on 02 Sep 1970 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. Victor had eight(8) children.

2. Harold Lester Bradford was born on 28 Oct 1884 in Eastport, Washington Co., Maine. He died on 04 Dec 1957 in Oak Bay, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. He married (1) Margaret Davies in Apr 1917 in Farnham, Surrey County, England, daughter of Thomas C. Davies and Ester Elson. She was born on 12 Nov 1895 in England. She died on 07 Jan 1930 in New Brunswick, Canada. However Harold first married Helen Nolan on 28 Feb 1911 in New York City, New York, daughter of Martin Nolan and Annaliza Rossitor. She was born about 1885 in Wexford Co., Ireland. She died on 27 May 1913 in Manhattan, New York. Harold and Margaret (Davies) had eight(8) children.

3. Bailey John Bradford was born on 12 Mar 1886 in Eastport, Washington Co., Maine. He died on 17 Aug 1889 in Eastport, Washington Co., Maine.

4. Royce Reginald Bradford was born on 05 Mar 1888 in Eastport, Washington Co., Maine. He died on 20 Mar 1888 in Eastport, Washington Co., Maine.

5. Kathleen "Kathy/Kate" Beulah Bradford was born on 17 Nov 1889 in Eastport, Washington Co., Maine. She died on 14 Jun 1971 in Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick. She married Warren Charles Justason on 28 Nov 1906 in Beaver Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick, son of George Washington Justason and Ida Mae Call. He was born on 19 Dec 1882 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. He died on 16 Oct 1974. Kathleen and Warren Justason had at least seven (7) children.

6. Helen Beatrice "Nellie" Bradford was born on 17 Nov 1891/92 in Eastport, Washington Co., Maine. She died on 27 Jan 1968 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. She married John Albert Justason on 31 Mar 1909 in Pennfield, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick, son of George Washington Justason and Ida Mae Call. He was born on 12 Mar 1888 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. He died on 08 Dec 1963 in Saint John, St. John Co., New Brunswick. Nellie and John Albert Justason had six(6) children.

7. Martin Benjamin Bradford was born on 28 Apr 1893 in Beaver Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. He died on 28 Aug 1918 in Cherisy, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France (Killed in Action in France).

8. Eric Allison Bradford was born on 23 Dec 1894 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. He died on 24 May 1919 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick (Due to War Wounds).

9. Winnifield Walter "Winnie" Bradford was born on 15 Apr 1896 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. He died on 16 Oct 1949 in Pennfield, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. He married Margarite "Maggie" May Donahue on 11 Mar 1922 in St. Stephen, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick, daughter of James Donahue and Catherine "Kate" Doran. She was born on 10 Jul 1901 in Newcastle, Northumberland Co., New Brunswick. She died on 09 Oct 1972 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. Winnie and Maggie had twelve(12) children.

10. Gladys Aldena Bradford was born on 01 Jun 1897 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. She died on 07 Jan 1984 in Lachute, Quebec, Canada. She married Chipman "Chippy" Heron Brewer on 30 Oct 1922 in St. Stephen, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick, son of Herbert Benjamin Brewer and Susan Ann Heron. He was born on 22 Jun 1898 in Marysville, New Brunswick. He died on 15 Jul 1973 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. Gladys and Chippy had at least two(2) children.

11. Mildred Marguerite "Millie" Bradford was born on 21 May 1898 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. She died on 23 Oct 1990 in St. George, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. She married John Welsey Leavitt about 1925, son of Samuel B. Leavitt Jr. and RosannaRoseta "Rose" Leslie. He was born on 25 Feb 1898. He died on 30 May 1973 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. Millie and Sam Leavitt had seven(7) children.

12. Myles Standish "Mylo" Bradford was born on 28 Oct 1900 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. He died on 24 Apr 1979 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. He married Alma Mae Wade on 04 Apr 1923 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick, daughter of Hiram George Wade and Floretta Rouse Collins. She was born on 05 Nov 1899 in Penniac, York Co., New Brunswick. She died on 23 Feb 1978 in Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. Mylo and Alma had seven(7) children.

13. Ernest Linden Bradford was born on 02 Dec 1901 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. He died on 16 Oct 1941 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. Ernest never married and had no children.

14. Donald Edgar Bradford Sr. was born on 24 Feb 1903 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. He died on 09 Oct 1991 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. He married Cora Sevilla Burrell on 26 Jun 1926 in Pennfield, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick, daughter of John Howard Burrell and Clara "Carrie" McLaughlin. She was born on 11 Jan 1911 in McAdam, York Co., New Brunswick. She died on 27 Dec 1991 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. Don and Cora had thirteen(13) children.

15. Freda Belle Bradford was born on 13 Jul 1905 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. She died on 13 Sep 1989 in Mill Cove, Queens Co., New Brunswick. She married Wendall Morland Estabrooks on 09 May 1922 in Devon, York Co., New Brunswick, son of James Alexander Estabrooks and Annie Love. He was born on 06 May 1901 in Marysville, York Co., New Brunswick. He died on 13 Jul 1971. Freda and Wendall Estabrooks had ten(10) children.

16. Lola May Bradford was born on 12 Apr 1906 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. She died on 21 Jun 1906 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick.

17. Theodore "Ted" Roosevelt Bradford was born on 24 May 1907 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. He died on 05 Aug 1971 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. He married Marion Effie Camick on 23 Nov 1928 in Saint John, St. John Co., New Brunswick, daughter of William James Camick and Stella Morton May Cook. She was born on 24 Oct 1910 in Deer Island, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. She died on 13 Dec 1989 in Welshpool, Campobello Island, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick (Campobello Nursing Home). Ted and Effie had six(6) children.

18. Avis Irene Bradford was born on 15 Dec 1907 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. She died on 17 Mar 1909 in Blacks Harbour, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick.

Bradford Family Genealogy

Bradford Family History:

  • Lineage of Martin Byrne Bradford
  • A Historical sketch of Col. William Bradford - 1880s Article
  • Massacre at Friendship, Maine - Murder of Joshua & Hannah Bradford
  • Benjamin Bradford - The Loyalist
  • Ships and Sea! Bradford Shipbuilders and Sailors
  • Bradford Brothers Go To War
  • Mrs. Lola Jane (Barney) Bradford - 80th Birthday News Article
  • Bradford Family Obituaries
  • Bradford Family Photos

  • Martin Byrne Bradford - Family Tree - Download (PDF File; 3.86MB / July 2014)

     

    Bradford Related Web Links:
  • Descendants of Martin Byrne Bradford & Lola Jane Barney (Facebook)
  • General Society of Mayflower Descendants
  • Gov. William Bradford (Wikipedia Article)
  • Plimoth Plantation - Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • Forest of Trees: Loyalist Descendants of New Brunswick - Martin B. Bradford

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