Breor, Arthur Richard
The following data is extracted from Biography and Genealogy of Western Massachusetts, 1639-1925.
ARTHUR RICHARD BREOR-The Breor family originally came from France. The first ancestor of record was Charles Brouillard, who was born in France in 1668. He came to Montreal, Canada, in 1688, and is thought to be the progenitor of all of the name in Canada. Some of his descendants changed the name from Brouillard to Breor. In the Abbe Tonquay Genealogy of the French people Charles Brouillard is the only one of the name mentioned in the entire work.
John Breor, the grandfather of Arthur Richard Breor, lived and died in Canada. He had children: Alfred E., of whom further; James; John; Prudent; Mary; Jane and Joseph, all of whom are deceased.
Alfred E. Breor, son of John Breor, was born in St. Ami, Province of Quebec, Canada, in 1846, and died in Hatfield, Massachusetts, on November 21, 1920. He married Catherine Dalton, who was born in Ireland and who died in Hatfield September 1, 1924. She was a daughter of John and Mary (Londrigan) Dalton. Their children were: Mary J, deceased; Alfred, deceased; Edward Alfred, (q. v.) ; Louise A., who married John Mullain, of Holyoke, Massachusetts; Arthur R., of whom further; Maud, deceased; Constance C., who married Patrick Mullany, of Hatfield, Massachusetts, and they have a daughter, Mary.
Arthur Richard Breor, son of Alfred E. Breor, born in Hatfield, Massachusetts, September 1, 1 3, on the homestead where his father lived. He was educated in the public schools and at Smith Academy. When he was through with his studies he went into the market of Graves & Pellisier, in Hatfield, where he remained for twelve years. He then followed farming on the homestead where he was born, and where he has since lived, for some five or six years, where he raised tobacco and onions. In 19zo he was appointed Deputy Sheriff for Hampshire County, and in 1922 he was made Chief of Police of Hatfield. To these exacting and responsible offices he has since devoted his entire time. He is a faithful and efficient officer and a courteous gentleman at all times. Officer Breor was chairman of the school board for six years and was a member of the building committee that had to do with the erection of the new school building in Hatfield in 1914. He is a member of Lodge No. 997, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of Northampton.
Mr. Breor married, June 16, 1909, Gertrude E. Powers, of Northampton, Massachusetts, daughter of Richard and Ellen (Torestall) Powers. They are the parents of Arthur Richard, Jr., born in 1910; Elizabeth, born in 1913; and Paul, born in 1919.
Source: Biography and Genealogy of Western Massachusetts, 1639-1925