Memorable Manitobans: John Bryce (1852-1884)
Born in Scotland in 1852, he came to Emerson and worked as a builder, and also operated a brickyard. He and wife Margaret Purdie (1852-?, later married to Duncan McArthur) had two daughters: Jean Marion Bryce (1879-1937, wife of Leonard Howe Ashby) and Margaret Bryce (1881-?, wife of William Hershfield). He died at Emerson on 17 June 1884 and was buried in the Emerson Cemetery.
1881 Canada census, Ancestry.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Marriage registration [Jean Marian Bryce, Leonard Howe Ashby], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Dallas Manicom for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 14 April 2022