Oliver Lawrence Bruyer Sr.


Oliver Lawrence Bruyer Sr.

Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 11 Apr 1978 (aged 80)
Springville, Erie County, New York, USA
Burial Springville, Erie County, New York, USA
Plot Section 18 Lot 1
Memorial ID 17324197 View Source
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son of Alexander Bruyere born 1847 in L'Assomption, PQ, Canada. Grandson of Charles Bruguier born 1819. On birth record found at Brant-Farnham, Erie County, New York. Birth cert. states Oliver Bruyer.

Not much is known about my grandfather :-(

said to have been the 13th child...I have found 12 of supposed 13...what a REAL challenge!!!!!!
birth cert. in Brant, New York;

states birth name is Oliver Bruyer.

death cert. in Concord, New York at Concord clerks office
cause of death; Pneumonia and Bronchitis

Lawrence Oliver Bruyere Sr.
13 Mar 1898 to 7 April 1978
Maplewood Cemetery
Springville, New York

Jinnie B. Chaffee Nursing Home, Springville, New York

Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home
Address: 222 E Main St, Springville, NY 14141
Phone:(716) 592-2871

Death Certificate;
Springville/Concord City Clerk


Maplewood Cemetery; Springville, New York

Maplewood Cemetery ~ 1864 - 1983 (B) Main Street and Forest Streets [Rt. 39 east of Rt. 219]

west edge of the village. Tony Hunchar 716-592-7404 . (Map) (Photo)
Maplewood Cemetery Selected listings.


Name: Lawrence Bruyere
State of Issue: New York
Date of Birth: Sunday March 13, 1898
Date of Death: April 1978
Est. Age at Death: 80 years, 1 months
Last known residence:
City: Springville
County: Erie
State: New York
ZIP Code: 14141
Latitude: 42.5220
Longitude: -78.7059
Location of Last Benefit Paid:
City: Springville
County: Erie
State: New York
ZIP Code: 14141


L.O. Bruyere

blood transfusion

Was born on the town line of Brant
and Farnham on Route 249 and
Route 20 from Buffalo going South.

There was a big tree that divided the
town of Brant and Farnham; imaginary line that they used for a border

Fred Strack lived on the south west corner of Hammond Road, parallel to Rt. 20, between Brant and Farnham. Lawrence was a farmer on his property and Lawrences sons Ernest and Lawrence Jr., stayed there in the late 1950's working for Fred Strack. The wife of Fred Strack was Elizabeth Mason, Lawrences' 1st cousin.

was enroute on train for World War One when
Peace treaty was signed.
did not go to war

was a beach bum collecting glass and copper next to Sandy's Boat house in Dunkirk, New York in the early late 1920's. Sandy's is not in business today; 2008

Crane operator
Stubborn man
Worked on his brothers farm on
Bruyer road in Cassadaga, New York

Bruyer Road named after Alphonso Bruyer, his brother.

brothers remodeled the barn and house of brother Alphonso.
Al had 600 acres of Hayfield.

Lived at 242 Abbey St.
Buffalo,NY 1952-1954


Work locations;

Bethlehem and/or Republic Steel Company which was Lackawanna Steel company on South Park street in Lackawanna,NY

W.J. Homes car dealer in Buffalo, NY

worked at a farm in Towns corners


Salamanca Republican Press ( Salamanca, New York)
Oct. 10, 1933 Page 3

(Court Order)

Lawrence Bruyer 35, Buffalo, was charged with abandonment by his wife who lives in Perry Street here, and was ordered to pay her $5 per week..


1900 United States Federal Census
about Elex Bruyere
Name: Elex Bruyere
[El Bre]
Home in 1900: Perrysburg, Cattaraugus, New York
Age: 52
Birth Date: Apr 1848
Birthplace: France
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Immigration Year: 1875
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: France
Mother's Birthplace: France
Spouse's Name: Lina
Marriage Year: 1877
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 23
Residence : Perrysburg Township (Excl. Cattaraugus Indian Reservation), Cattaraugus, New York
Occupation: View Image
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Household Members: Name Age
Elex Bruyere 52
Lina Bruyere 43
Charles Bruyere 21
Daisy Bruyere 17
Alphonzo Bruyere 14
Joseph Bruyere 9
Ida M Bruyere 7
Frankie Bruyere 4
Lawrence Bruyere 2

Lived on farm on Waterman Road between Hanover and Quarry Road in Forestville, New York (Smith Mills) in the 1940's


Name: Laurence Oliver Bruyer Titles & Terms: Event: Marriage Event Date: 27 Mar 1920 Event Place: Cattaraugus, New York Age: 22 Marital Status: Previous Spouse: Race: Birthplace: Estimated Birth Year: 1898 Father: Alex Bruyer Father's Titles & Terms: Mother: Nina Schambcher Mother's Titles & Terms: Additional Relatives: Spouse: Mabel H. Kirby Spouse's Titles & Terms: Spouse's Age: 30 Spouse's Marital Status: Spouse's Race: Spouse's Birthplace: Spouse's Estimated Birth Year: 1890 Spouse's Father: Harlond Quackenbush Spouse's Father's Titles & Terms: Spouse's Mother: Hattie Phillips Spouse's Mother's Titles & Terms: Reference Number: 8582 Film Number: 583818 Film Frame Number: Digital Folder Number: 4515431 Image Number: 373


Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950," Lina Schanbacher in entry for Lawrence O. Bruyere and Ida May Smith, 1940

Name:Lawrence O. BruyereTitles & Terms: Event:MarriageEvent Date:28 Jul 1940Event Place:North East, Erie, Pennsylvania, United StatesAge:42Estimated Birth Year:1898Father:Alexander BruyereFather's Titles & Terms: Mother:Lina SchanbacherMother's Titles & Terms: Spouse:Ida May SmithSpouse's Titles & Terms: Spouse's Age:22Spouse's Estimated Birth Year:1918Spouse's Father:John SmithSpouse's Father's Titles & Terms: Spouse's Mother:Grace BechtloffSpouse's Mother's Titles & Terms: Reference Number:223Film Number:2260330Digital Folder Number:004480646Image Number:00793
Source Citation
"Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 5 July 2012), Lina Schanbacher in entry for Lawrence O. Bruyere and Ida May Smith, 1940.


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