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 Brewster B. Cameron

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Brewster B. Cameron

  • Birth 5 Apr 1852 Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 3 Oct 1908 Guelph, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada
  • Burial Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
  • Memorial ID 15680509

B. BREWSTER CAMERON b: 05 Apr 1852 Danville, Montour Co, PA d: 3 Oct 1908 Niagara Falls, Welland County, Ontario, Canada, Drowned in Niagara Falls while visiting New York, s/o Elizabeth LEINBACH (1828-1918) & Simon Cameron (1829-1902), married abt 1876 Katharine FERGUSON b: 1855 Pennsylvania d: 10 Aug 1929 Los Angeles, Calif. formerly of San Francisco, Calif. Brewster & Katharine are both buried at the Evergreen Cemetery, Tucson, Pima, Arizona. *3 Children: 1) Brewster Cameron Jr. b: 09 April 1877 St. Louis, MO d: 04 Mar 1957 San Francisco, Calif m: 1906 Bertha E. BROZELL (1879-1941 Ca); 2) Helen Cameron b: 27th Feb 1878 St. Louis, Missouri d: 13 Mar 1962 San Diego, Calif, m: abt 1903 Brig General, Raymond W. BRIGGS b: 19th July 1878 Beaver, PA d: 23 Dec 1959 San Diego, Calif, both buried at the San Franscico National Cemetery, California; 3) Martha CAMERON b: 08 Dec 1884 Washington D. C. d: 22 Jan 1944 Berkley, Alameda, California m: L.A., California 09/08/1908 Col. James F. BRADY b: 13 Jul 1874 New York d: 10 Dec 1954 both buried at the San Franscico National Cemetery, California. *3 Grandchildren: Admiral Cameron BRIGGS (1904-2001), Katharine Briggs Coverdale (1908-1990); & Col. Brookner W. BRADY (1905-1977).

*FYI: gs/o Henry L. Leinbach (1784-1829) & Mary Barnhart (1889-1846) & Collin Cameron (1780-1859) & his wife Martha (1789), families formerly of Turbot Twp, Northumberland Co., PA & Montour Co, PA, Brother & Sisters are: Colin Cameron (1849-1911); Martha J. 'Jennie' (1854 -aft1880); Nancy R. (1857-aft1860); & Minnie (1862-abt1920).

HISTORY: He attended College at Lafeyette College in Easton, PA in 1872, passed the Bar in 1875 in Lancaster, PA. Was in the Lafeyette Men Alumi 1891; Ranched at San Rafael Ranch in Arizona Territory in 1882; work for the U.S. Goverment and was in MO in 1877. He worked for the Dept of Justice in the 1880's. In 1850 Census family lived in Montour County, 1860 Lived in Turbot Twp, Northumberland Co, PA, 1870 Census family lived in Lancaster Co, PA, parents lived in Mitchell county, KS in 1880 & 1885, not sure about Brewster? 1882 Moved to Arizona with his brother Colin. In 1900 I think he was a mining expert living in Brooklyn, King, NY.

Idaho Statesman, October 5, 1908, "Cameron Known in Arizona",
Man Swept over Niagara Falls Prominent in Southwest.
Tucson, Ariz., Oct. 4.—Brewster CAMERON, who was carried over the Niagara falls last night, was one of the best known men in the southwest, having large property interests in Arizona, Texas and Mexico. He became prominent a number of years ago when assisting his uncle, Attorney General Brewster, to prosecute the Star route cases. He was formerly a United States marshal for Arizona. He is survived by a wife, a son, and Brewster CAMERON, Jr., now of Kansas City, and two daughters, one the wife of Captain BRIGGS of Fort Riley, Kan., and one the wife of Captain BRADY of the Presidio, San Francisco. "Cameron Known in Arizona", Idaho Statesman, October 5, 1908. *PSorensen2181 04/14/2010. Thanks for Sharing.

Check the History for his brother Colin Cameron mentions the brother, Brewster Cameron. Source Arizona, The Youngest State, 1913.
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/az/pima/bios/cameron.txt

Also Evergreen Cemetery Records.
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/az/pima/cemeteries/evergreen.txt


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  • Created by: Patsy Hittle Gore
  • Added: 9 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15680509
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Brewster B. Cameron (5 Apr 1852–3 Oct 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15680509, citing Evergreen Memorial Park, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Patsy Hittle Gore (contributor 46839033) .