Breor, Edward Alfred
The following data is extracted from Biography and Genealogy of Western Massachusetts, 1639-1925.
EDWARD ALFRED BREOR - This family came from France originally. The ancestor was Charles Brouillard, born in France in 1661 He came to Montreal, Canada, in 1688 and is thought to have been the progenitor of all of that name in Canada. The name has been changed to Breor by some of his descendants. In Abbe Tonquay Genealogy of the French people, Charles Brouillard is the only one of the name that appears in the entire work.
John Breor, the grandfather of Edward Alfred Breor, lived and died in Canada. He had children: Alfred E., of whom further; James; John; Prudent; Mary; Jane; and Joseph, all deceased.
Alfred E. Breor, son of John Breor, was born in St. Ami, Province of Quebec, Canada, in 1846, and died in Hatfield, Massachusetts, November 21, 1920. He came to Massachusetts in 1862 and went to Medford, where he worked at brick-making for two years. He came to Hatfield in 1864, where he resided up to the time of his death. For a few years he worked for others, but in 1878 he bought a farm and was thereafter a successful grower of tobacco and onions. He had a farm of some sixty-five acres, all in tillage, and one of the best in town. He was still active at the time of his death. He was a man of sterling character and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. He married Catherine Dalton, born in Ireland, died in Hatfield, September 1, 1924, daughter of John and Mary (Londrigan) Dalton. They had children: Mary J., deceased; Alfred, deceased; Edward Alfred, of whom further; Louisa A., married John Mullain, of Holyoke; Massachusetts; Arthur R, (q. v.) ; Maud, deceased; Constance C., married Patrick Mullany, of Hatfield, Massachusetts, and they have a daughter Mary.
Edward Alfred Breor, eldest son of Alfred E. Breor, was born in Hatfield, Massachusetts, January 21, 1873. He acquired his education in the public schools of Hatfield, and was always a farmer. He has always been a grower, buyer and packer of tobacco. For five years he was manager of a large farm in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, and later was an agent for S. Rossin & Sons of New York, large dealers in tobacco. For a number of years he has been associated with A. & S. Hartman, of Hartford, Connecticut, as agent. They are large tobacco buyers and dealers, with extensive warehouses in Hartford. Mr. Breor has from seventy-five to one hundred persons in his employ and has had a wide experience in the tobacco field and in handling men. He is a man of the strictest integrity and stands high in the estimation of the people with whom he is associated, as well as with his townsmen. Mr. Breor served on the Board of Selectmen for five years, and was chairman of the board for three years. He is a member of the Order of Red Men; and Lodge No. 997, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of Northampton.
Mr. Breor married, May 8, 1901, Mary Flemming, of Whately, Massachusetts, daughter of Thomas and Johanna (Haffey) Flemming. They are the parents of Catherine, deceased; Alfred Edward, born November r1, 1903; Constance Elizabeth, born October 17, 1909; Robert Thomas, born in 1912; and Edward Francis, born July 31, 1920.
Source: Biography and Genealogy of Western Massachusetts, 1639-1925