Brace, George Benjamin 1

Birth Name Brace, George Benjamin 2a 3a 4a 5a 6a
Gender male
Age at Death 75 years, 10 months, 6 days

Narrative

George Benjamin Brace went out West, to Tofield Alberta where he was a merchant. Edmonton paper, 1907: "Geo. Brace, of Fowler & Breen's hardware department, left this week for his old home, Summerside, P.E.I., to spend the winter there."

M. At St. James' Church Presbyterian Church, Charlottetown, Feb. 2, 1915, Miss Mabel H. Stewart, daughter of the late A. C. Stewart and of Mrs. Stewart of Georgetown, and Mr. George B. Brace, son of Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Brace, Summerside, Rev. T. F. Fullerton officiating. The bride, a graduate of nurse's training in the P.E.I. Hospital was "given away" by her brother, Allister. The groom has a retail business in Tofield, Alta., where the couple will live. (From Patriot. Feb. 3, 1915)

Summerside paper, from PEI Ancestry:
Mrs. L. R. Allen left on Monday, for Tofield, Atla., where she will visit her brother, Mr. George Brace, who recently was quite ill. (1922) Word was received in Summerside on Friday, that Mr. Geo. Brace, formerly of this town, had undergone a successful operation for appendicitis in Edmonton on Friday. (1922). The guardian newspaper had several social notes about George's visits to PEI.

One source said that George was the Mayor of Tofield, and in the history for that area he was named as a Councillor. There was one note in the Guardian where he was identified as Mayor.

from PEI Ancestry, Genealogical Resources for Georgetown, PEI, The Guardian.

1921 Canadian census:
Name: George Brace
Marital Status: Married
Age: 33 Birth Year: abt 1888
Birth Place: Prince Edward Island
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Mabel Brace
Father Birth Place: Prince Edward Island
Mother Birth Place: Prince Edward Island
Racial or Tribal Origin: Irish
Province or Territory: Alberta
District: Victoria
District Number: 12
Sub-District Number: 36
City, Town or Village: Tofield
Section Number: Second Ave E
Municipality: Tofield
Occupation: Merchant
George Brace 33
Mabel Brace 33

 

 

 

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth November 21, 1887 Summerside, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada on George Benjamin was on his baptism record, Trinity Church Summerside 2b 3b 4b 5b 6b
Residence 1891 Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada   3c
Residence 1901     4c
Residence 1906     5c
Residence about 1916     6c
Military Service 1914   served in the first World War  
Residence 1915   World War 1 2c
Occupation 1938   mayor or city councilor of Tofield Alberta - from History of the town George Brace and H. Lovell (members of the town council)  
Occupation 1916   hardware merchant  
Death September 27, 1963 Alberta, Canada    

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Brace, John AlbertDecember 28, 1855May 7, 1938
Mother Howatt-Leard, Margaret Eva RobertaOctober 12, 1855November 30, 1948
    Sister     Brace, Mary Irene July 17, 1881 October 13, 1933
    Sister     Brace, Winifred M. July 17, 1883 November 26, 1962
         Brace, George Benjamin November 21, 1887 September 27, 1963

Families

Family of Brace, George Benjamin and Stewart, Mabel Hilda

Married Wife Stewart, Mabel Hilda ( * March 1, 1887 + July 1968 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage February 2, 1915 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Brace, James AlbertAugust 29, 1996

Source References

  1. Mair, Nathan: Genealogical resource for Georgetown, P.E.I. Vol. 1&2
  2. Ancestry.com: Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918
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        Birth date: 21 Nov 1887 Birth place: Summerside Pej Residence date: Residence place: Tofiald Alta

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        Birth date: 21 Nov 1887 Birth place: Summerside Pej Residence date: Residence place: Tofiald Alta

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        Birth date: 21 Nov 1887 Birth place: Summerside Pej Residence date: Residence place: Tofiald Alta

  3. Library and Archives Canada: 1891 Census of Canada [database on-line]Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6290 to T-6427.
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        Birth date: abt 1888 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: abt 1888 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: abt 1888 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  4. 1901 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: 1887 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Summerside (Town/Ville), Prince (east/est), Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: 1887 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Summerside (Town/Ville), Prince (east/est), Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: 1887 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Summerside (Town/Ville), Prince (east/est), Prince Edward Island, Canada

  5. 1906 Canada Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta
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        Birth date: abt 1887 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1906 Residence place: Strathcona, Alberta, Canada

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        Birth date: abt 1887 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1906 Residence place: Strathcona, Alberta, Canada

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        Birth date: abt 1887 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1906 Residence place: Strathcona, Alberta, Canada

  6. 1916 Canada Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta
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        Birth date: 1888 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: abt 1916 Residence place: Tofield

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        Birth date: 1888 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: abt 1916 Residence place: Tofield

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1888 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: abt 1916 Residence place: Tofield