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John Edward Brant fonds
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1912 - 1958 (Creation)
- Brant, John Edward, 1894-1958
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0.01 m of textual records.
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John Edward Brant was a descendant of Mohawks of the Six Nations tribe near Brantford, Ontario. He was born in 1894 to John Ojijatekha Brant-Sero and Mary McGrath Sero in the County of Blackburn, Lancashire. Brant worked as a butcher in Yorkshire, and then joined the Royal Navy in 1912. He married Mabel Anderson in 1919 in the County of York, and Elsie Christie in Niagara Falls, Ontario on May 12, 1955, and died three years later on February 11, 1958. Elsie later moved to Victoria B.C., and became a member of the B.C. Indian Arts and Welfare Society.
This material was left to the B.C. Indian Arts and Welfare Society in Elsie Brant’s will, ca. 1968. Includes birth, marriage, and death certificates for herself, her husband, John Edward Brant, and his father, John Ojijatekha Brant-Sero.
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The fonds consists of a certificate of service in the Royal Navy, 1912-1922; genealogical records of John Brant and his family, including certificates of birth, marriage and death of Brant and his wife Elsie Reed Brant, and his father John Ojijatekha Brant-Sero, 1914-1958; and a typescript of a family history by Brant-Sero: "Some Descendants of Joseph Brant".
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Donated by V.B. Rossiter, via Victoria City Archives, October 1991.
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British Columbia Indian Arts Society was de-accessioned April 20, 2011 and transferred to Royal B.C. Museum.
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Created by JF, January 4, 2022.
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