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Brierly, John Thomas

Brierly, John Thomas[1, 2, 3]

Male 1854 - 1928  (73 years)

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  • Name Brierly, John Thomas 
    Born 21 Apr 1854  Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Census 23 Jun 1855  Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 4 Aug 1860  Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 1 May 1865  Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Empl Between 1868 and 1870  Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    as a machinist 
    Census 1 Jul 1870  Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Occupation 1876  Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    bookkeeper 
    Occupation 1890  Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    salesman living 
    Address:
    16 Kilby Street 
    Fact 1 1892  Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    served as Sunday School Superintendent 
    Address:
    Pilgrim Church, Congregational, 902 Main Street 
    Fact 2 1893 
    was the author of two books 
    • "Book-keeping at a glance: a simple and concise method of practical book-keeping," [Publisher: New York: Platt & Nourse, ©1893], and "Manufacturing cost accounts; being a manual of instruction for bookkeepers and managers in factory cost accounting," [Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y.: The author, ©1913]
    Empl 1900  Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    by Crawford and Company 
    Residence 1902  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • According to Barbara Warren McCall, her mother's parents moved to Holden in 1900, when Edith was 14. She lived there until her marriage ten years later. "The Sycamores" is now a multi-apartment building at 1231 Main Street, Holden
    Occupation Between 1910 and 1920  Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    President of Brierly-Lombard (dealer in mill supplies) 
    Occupation 1923  Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    President of Thompson-Copeland Co. 
    • occ. Pres., Thompson-Copeland Co., Worcster; res. Holden
    Retired 1923  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
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    Died 24 Mar 1928  Orlando, Orange County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 20, 21, 22

    • Worcester Evening Gazette,
      Monday, March 26, 1928, pg. 15

      JOHN T. BRIERLY
      DIES IN FLORIDA
      Widely Known Retired Head of
      Brierly-Lombard Co. Made
      Home in Holden

      John T. Brierly, 74 years old, of Holden, for many years a widely known Worcester business man, died Saturday in Orlando, Fla. Mr. Brierly was born in Millbury April 21, 1854.
      On graduating from the Millbury High school he became associated with his father in cotton manufacturing. He held a position in the woolen mill of Ashworth & Jones, Valley Falls, and later became superintendent of the Brick City mill at Cherry Valley. Two years after he associated himself with the Sumner-Pratt Co. of Worcester, a business founded in 1847, being one of the oldest mill supply houses in New England.
      The firm of Sumner-Pratt & Co. became Crawford & Co., in 1898, Mr. Brierly being the junior partner, and in October, 1909, upon the retirement of Mr. Crawford, Mr. Brierly became the sole owner. In January, 1910, the Lombard Machine Co., consolidated with Mr. Brierly under the name of Brierly-Lombard Co., with Mr. Brierly as president, treasurer and general manager.
      He was a director of the Whittaker Reed Co. of Worcester and the Worcester Collateral Loan Association. He was a member of the Rotary Club and the Worcester County Mechanics association, was a past noble grand of the Anchoria Lodge, I. O. O. F., one of the charter members and a member Regulus lodge of Knights of Pythias.
      Mr. Brierly was an active worker in Pilgrim Church, Worcester, until his removal with his family to Holden, where he became a member of the Congregational church of that town.
      He interested himself in all town matters, serving on many of the important committees, especially at the time of the installation of the town water system.
      After his retirement from business he spent most of his time in Holden until the death of his wife, Julia E. Pierce, in October, 1923, when it became his custom to spend his winter in the South.
      He leaves four daughters: Mrs. George W. Field of Scarsdale, N. Y.; Mrs. Eugene A. Copeland of Worcester; Mrs. William H. Warren and Mrs. William J. Jamieson of Holden; 12 grandchildren; a brother Charles E., and two sisters, Elizabeth A., and Mrs. Albert W. Libby, all of Worcester.
      The funeral will be tomorrow in Holden at a time and place to be announced.
    Buried 27 Mar 1928  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Address:
    Grove Cemetery 
    Brierly, John Thomas - grave marker
    Brierly, John Thomas - grave marker
    Family plot at Grove Cemetery, Holden, Massachusetts
    Person ID I95  Tree_1
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2019 

    Father Brierly, James,   b. 5 Jun 1818, Oldham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1896, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Barrett, Hannah,   b. 9 Nov 1818, Butterworth Hall, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1899, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1840  Oldham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [23, 24
    Address:
    St. Mary 
    • "Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church." Witnesses: Abram Jackson and John Jackson. Signed by T. Fallowfield, clergyman.
    Census 1 Jul 1850  Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    • he a papermaker. Also in this household are nephew Benjamin Brierly (22) and his wife Ann (Henthorn) Brierly (28), recently married. Sarah Henthorn, age 22, was likely Ann's sister.
    Census 23 Jun 1855  Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • a cotton manufacturer
    Census 4 Aug 1860  Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 1 May 1865  Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    • James is a cotton manufacturer and Hannah is a housekeeper.
    Census 1 Jul 1870  Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Transcribed as "James Breesly" on Amazon.com
    Census 7 Jun 1880  Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Address:
    220 Chandler Street 
    • Name: James Brierly
      Age: 62
      Birth Date: Abt 1818
      Birthplace: England
      Home in 1880: Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
      Street: Chandler Street
      House Number: 220
      Dwelling Number: 128
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
      Marital status: Married
      Spouse's name: Hannah Brierly
      Father's Birthplace: England
      Mother's Birthplace: England
      Occupation: Cotton Manufac.
      Household Members: Name Age
      James Brierly 62
      Hannah Brierly 62
      Joseph Brierly 29
      Lizzie Brierly 24
      Ella Brierly 22
      Stella Brierly 18
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pierce, Julia Elizabeth,   b. 6 Sep 1853, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1923, Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 28 May 1874  Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [28, 29
    • Officiant was the Rev. George A. Putnam, clergy of the Congregational Church.
    Census 9 Jun 1880  Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    Address:
    224 Leicester Street 
    • Name: John T. Brierly
      Age: 26
      Birth Date: Abt 1854
      Birthplace: Massachusetts
      Home in 1880: Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
      Street: Leicester Street
      House Number: 3
      Dwelling Number: 224
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
      Marital status: Married
      Spouse's name: Julia E. Brierly
      Father's Birthplace: England
      Mother's Birthplace: England
      Occupation: Bookkeeper In Woollen Mill
      Household Members: Name Age
      John T. Brierly 26
      Julia E. Brierly 26
      Ethel E. Brierly 3
      Mary P. Brierly 11/12
    Residence 1889  Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [31
    Address:
    15 Merrick Street 
    Census 1 Jun 1900  Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [32
    Address:
    16 Florence Street (Ward 7) 
    • Name: John T Brierly
      [John Brierly] 
      Age: 46
      Birth Date: Apr 1854
      Birthplace: Massachusetts
      Home in 1900: Worcester Ward 7, Worcester, Massachusetts
      Ward of City: 7 (Precinct 3) Part Of
      Street: Florence Street
      House Number: 16
      Sheet Number: 1
      Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 8
      Family Number: 18
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Marital status: Married
      Spouse's name: Julia E Brierly
      Marriage Year: 1874
      Father's Birthplace: England
      Mother's Birthplace: England
      Can Read: Yes
      Can Write: Yes
      Can Speak English: Yes
      House Owned or Rented: O
      Home Free or Mortgaged: M
      Farm or House: H
      Household Members: Name Age
      John T Brierly 46
      Julia E Brierly 46
      Ethel E Brierly 23
      Edith M Brierly 13
      Ellen M Brierly 11
    Census 18 Apr 1910  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    Address:
    40 Main Street 
    Census 15 Jan 1920  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [34
    Address:
    Main Street 
    Children 
     1. Brierly, Allison Pierce,   b. 28 Jul 1875, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1875, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Brierly, Ethel Elizabeth,   b. 19 Sep 1876, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1946, Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Brierly, Mary Putnam,   b. 26 Jun 1879, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1963, Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Brierly, Edith Maude,   b. 22 Jun 1886, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1968, Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Brierly, Helen Marion,   b. 19 Nov 1888, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1980, Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2022 
    Family ID F53  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Apr 1854 - Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 23 Jun 1855 - Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 4 Aug 1860 - Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 May 1865 - Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmpl - as a machinist - Between 1868 and 1870 - Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jul 1870 - Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 May 1874 - Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - bookkeeper - 1876 - Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    224 Leicester Street - 9 Jun 1880 - Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    15 Merrick Street - 1889 - Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - salesman living,Address:
    16 Kilby Street - 1890 - Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - served as Sunday School Superintendent,Address:
    Pilgrim Church, Congregational, 902 Main Street - 1892 - Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsEmpl - by Crawford and Company - 1900 - Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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    16 Florence Street (Ward 7) - 1 Jun 1900 - Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1902 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - President of Brierly-Lombard (dealer in mill supplies) - Between 1910 and 1920 - Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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    40 Main Street - 18 Apr 1910 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts
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    Main Street - 15 Jan 1920 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - President of Thompson-Copeland Co. - 1923 - Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1923 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Mar 1928 - Orlando, Orange County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Grove Cemetery - 27 Mar 1928 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts
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  • Photos
    Brierly, John Thomas
    Brierly, John Thomas
    About 1875 as a student at Yale
    Brierly, John Thomas - about 1860
    Brierly, John Thomas - about 1860
    Brierly, John Thomas (d 1928)
    Brierly, John Thomas (d 1928)

    Documents
    Brierly, John Thomas obituaries
    Brierly, John Thomas obituaries

  • Notes 
    • from "Who's Who in New England," 1916, edited by Albert Nelson Marquis, pg. 156;
      (abbreviations expanded by JBM):

      Brierly, John T., merchant, manufacturer; born Millbury, Massachusetts, April 21, 1854; son of James and Hannah (Barrett) Brierly; educated in public schools; worked in his father's cotton mill; married Millbury, 1874, Julia E. Pierce. Learned the business of manufacturing woolen goods in the mills of Ashworth & Jones, Valley Falls; became superintendent of Brick City Mill (Edward D. Thayer), Cherry Valley, Massachusetts, 1886; 2 years later engaged in the machinery and supply business with Sumner Pratt & Company, and has since been identified with that line, the firm name becoming Crawford & Company in 1898; title changed, 1909, to the Brierly-Lombard Company, of which he is president and treasurer; president Taxicab Service Copany, Whitaker Reed Company; director Worcester Collateral Loan Association, Stone & Berg Lumber Company. Congregationalist. Odd Fellow; member K. of P. Home (?), Holden, Massachusetts. Office: 653 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts.

  • Sources 
    1. [S72] Pierce Genealogy, Frederick Pierce.

    2. [S135] Henthorn(e) family of Lancashire, England.

    3. [S1369] Who's Who in New England, pg. 156.

    4. [S915] 1870 US Census - MA: Worcester County, pg. 552D.

    5. [S858] 1920 US Census - MA: Worcester County, ED89, pg. 2A.

    6. [S128] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910 (AA), Vol. 83, pg. 194.

    7. [S650] Brierly, John Thomas (1854-1928) - FindaGrave #124703901, John Thomas Brierly; 1854–1928; 124703901.

    8. [S1238] 1855 MA State Census - Worcester County, image 33 of 42.

    9. [S913] 1860 US Census - MA: Worcester County, Millbury; dwelling 1747, family 1942; household of James Brierly; 16 December 2016.

    10. [S564] 1865 MA State Census - Worcester County, Millbury; James Brierly household; Dwelling 437; Family 597, img 38 of 48.

    11. [S40] Worcester, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1870.

    12. [S915] 1870 US Census - MA: Worcester County, Millbury (Grafton PO); dwelling 476, family 698; household of James Brierly; 16 December 2016.

    13. [S73] Worcester, Massachusetts, City Directories.

    14. [S47] Worcester, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1890.

    15. [S124] Worcester, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1900.

    16. [S125] Worcester, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1902.

    17. [S127] Worcester, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1910-1920 inclusive.

    18. [S41] Worcester, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1923.

    19. [S126] Worcester, Massachusetts, Suburban Directories, Holden Section.

    20. [S144] Brierly, Edith B Warren - ledger pages.

    21. [S157] Brierly, John T - obituary.

    22. [S254] Florida Death Index, 1877-1998, pg. 390 of 885.

    23. [S2] Millbury, Centennial History, pg. 529.

    24. [S142] Brierley, James - marriage certificate.

    25. [S914] 1850 US Census - MA: Worcester County, Millbury; dwelling 336, family 404; household of James Brierly; 16 December 2016.

    26. [S564] 1865 MA State Census - Worcester County, Millbury; James Brierly household; Family 597, line 32.

    27. [S1339] 1880 US Census - MA: Worcester County, Worcester, Ward 7; 900; Roll: 568; Page: 530C; Family 214; James Brierly household; 5 January 2009.

    28. [S2] Millbury, Centennial History, pg. 719 (Reliability: 2).

    29. [S1198] Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, 18 December 2016; Millbury marriage records, 1874, pg. 107.

    30. [S1339] 1880 US Census - MA: Worcester County, Worcester, Ward 7; 901; Roll: 568; Page: 552D; family 338; John T. Brierly household; 12 June 2012.

    31. [S909] Worcester, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1889, pg. 81.

    32. [S1352] 1900 US Census - MA: Worcester County, Worcester Ward 7; 1772; pg. 1; Dwelling 8, family 18; John T. Brierly family; 12 January 2014.

    33. [S910] 1910 US Census - MA: Worcester County, Holden; 1762; pg 3B; 40 Main Street; Brierly, John T - household; 2 December 2016.

    34. [S858] 1920 US Census - MA: Worcester County, Holden; 89; 2A; John T. Brierly household; 17 August 2015.