Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Louis McBrine

Male 1866 - 1937  (71 years)


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  • Name Louis McBrine 
    Born 26 Feb 1866  King Twp. York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Business L. McBrine Company Ltd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    L. McBrine Co. Ltd. 
    Kitchener-McBrineLuggage-toyluggage-McCordMuseum.jpg
    Kitchener-McBrineLuggage-toyluggage-McCordMuseum.jpg
    Musée McCord Museum - Suitcase, toy. (2019). Collections.musee-mccord.qc.ca. Retrieved 20 October 2019, from https://collections.musee-mccord.qc.ca/scripts/large.php?Lang=1&accessnumber=M988.142.4&idImage=320368
    Club Membership 1893  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Master Masonic Lodge 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Valise Manufacturer 
    Busy Berlin 1901
    Busy Berlin 1901
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Manufacturer, Trunks 
    Residence 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Anglican 
    Occupation 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Manufacturer, Trunks 
    Kitchener,L.McBrine-Postcard.jpg
    Kitchener,L.McBrine-Postcard.jpg
    Residence 1921  87 Ahrens St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • It is reported that Louis had this house built.
    Residence 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Church of England 
    Residence 1937  32 Maynard Ave., Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-40292 
    Died 16 Oct 1937  Kitchener Daily Record Newspaper, Kitchener, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I40292  Generations
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2022 

    Family 1 Caroline "Carrie" Robson,   b. 14 Feb 1870, Brant Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1896, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Children 
     1. Frank Stanley McBrine,   b. 10 Apr 1891, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1977, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Laura McBrine,   b. 5 Jul 1892, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1987, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     3. Louis Graham McBrine,   b. 10 Jun 1893, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1919, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F5015  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha Walker,   b. 21 Dec 1864, Esquesing, Halton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1936  (Age 71 years) 
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F10491  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • W. G. Cleghorn was an important figure in early 20th century Berlin/Kitchener as an industrialist, politician, sportsman and civic-minded citizen.

      He and partner Louis McBrine founded McBrine Luggage that became one of the world's largest luggage manufacturing companies. The company employed thousands of people from 1905 until the 1960s.

      When the Four Wheel Drive Company came to Kitchener in the early 20th century, Cleghorn served as treasurer on its board of directors and he was prominent on the local Board of Trade.

      In civic life, Cleghorn served on the board of the Berlin-Waterloo Hospital for five terms. He was an alderman on city council during the rancorous era of the Berlin-to-Kitchener name change of which he was in favor and spoke eloquently about during the debate.

      It was on the sporting field that he also made a major mark. Scotty Cleghorn, as he was known in Ontario Lawn Bowling circles, helped the Berlin/Kitchener club capture several provincial championships and his team represented Canada at the British Commonwealth Games in 1934. He was also one of the first to introduce curling to the community.


      The Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-12 Page 19.

    2. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div 35 Page 8.

    3. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 24 Page 18.

    4. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name:Louis McBrine
      Gender:Male
      Age:71
      Birth Date:15 Feb 1866
      Birth Place:York Twp, Ontario
      Death Date:16 Oct 1937
      Death Place:32 Maynard, Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
      Father:McBrine Louis
      Mother:Jean Graham
      Spouse: Martha Walker

    5. [S2173] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/207381933/louis-mcbrine.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - L. McBrine Co. Ltd. - - L. McBrine Company Ltd., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsClub Membership - Master Masonic Lodge - 1893 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Valise Manufacturer - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer, Trunks - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Anglican - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer, Trunks - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Church of England - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Oct 1937 - Kitchener Daily Record Newspaper, Kitchener, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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