Brander, John Alexander

Birth Name Brander, John Alexander
Gender male
Age at Death 65 years, 1 month, 29 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth November 3, 1866 Lot 11, Prince Edward Island  
Death January 1932 Saugus, Essex, Massachusetts  


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Brander, James A.
Mother Ellis, Agnes
         Brander, John Alexander
    Sister     Brander, Eliza A.
    Brother     Brander, Herbert


    Family of Brander, John Alexander and Lee, Matilda J.
Married Wife Lee, Matilda J.
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage April 13, 1890 Boston, Massachusetts  
  1. Brander, Gladys
  2. Brander, Earl Wilbur
  3. Brander, Joyce Elizabeth


ame: John A Brander
Age: 32
Birth Date: Oct 1867
Birthplace: Canada
Home in 1900: Boston Ward 1, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Immigration Year: 1870
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Tillie J Brander (Matilda Lee)
Marriage Year: 1890
Years Married: 10
Father's Birthplace: Canada English
Mother's Birthplace: Canada, England
Household Members:
Name Age
John A Brander 32
Tillie J Brander 34
Gladys L Brander 8
Earl W Brander 6
Joyce Brander 4
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Boston Ward 1, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: 675; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 1158; FHL microfilm: 1240675.

Things were sometimes rocky in the Brander household. In 1910, John was before the district court charged with neglecting to support his wife and three children. His wife testified that he earned $25/week and that he had not contributed anything towards support of herself and their children for 5 weeks. John said he only earned $18/week, and that he left home because his wife refused to speak to him or to get his meals. The Judge ordered him to pay his wife $10/week. At first he said he would rather go to jail, but changed his mind and agreed with the settlement.

Funeral services for John A Brander, former member of the Board of Public Works, were held in his residence this afternoon. Mr Brander died Monday in Saugus. He had been in poor health for a year. Two weeks ago he suffered a heart attack. He was living in Saugus with his oldest daughter Mrs Gladys Garofano, wife of Representative Tony Garafano. He was employed as a salesman by a large packing company in Boston for many years. He leaves his wife, Mrs Matilda, two daughters, Mrs Garafano and Mrs Joyce Murphy of Chelsea and one son Earl, of this city. Boston Globe 27 January 1932 page 22



  1. Brander, James A.
    1. Ellis, Agnes
      1. Brander, John Alexander
        1. Lee, Matilda J.
          1. Brander, Gladys
          2. Brander, Earl Wilbur
          3. Brander, Joyce Elizabeth
      2. Brander, Eliza A.
      3. Brander, Herbert