Newspaper dated December 20, 1884
Henry W. BRITTON - died in Stapleton on Friday, 19th aged 33 years. Funeral
services will take place from the Church of Ascension Wet Bright, on Sunder
21st at 3 O'clock.
Newspaper dated September 16, 1884
"Fire at West Brighton"
On Sunday night last, the barn of Mrs. E. A. BRITTON & Sons, Clove Lake, West
Brighton, was discovered to be on fire. It was discovered by Edward GRIMES
and Daniel PARKER, who gave the alarm, and set to work getting the animals
out of the building. They succeeded in rescuing twenty animals. A valuable
horse and cow perished in the flames, and another horse was badly burned.
Considerable property, such as is used in the ice business, was lost, and
several men who were sleeping in the upper part of the building had a narrow
escape from death. They lost everything. The conflagration could not well
have occurred in a more inconvenient place to the men, and it was by their
earnest efforts that the adjoining buildings were saved. The companies
present were No 1 and 2 engines; Medora and Granite truck companies, and
Zephyr Hose company. The building and stock were insured in the Liverpool,
London Globe. Hanover and Phoenix Fire Companies, to the amount of $2,500
and the loss is calculated at about $7,500.
Newspaper dated October, 18, 1884
"A Very "Previous" Builder"
Mr. Harry C. BRITTON, of West Brighton, whose barn was recently destroyed by
fire, a few days since invited bids for the erection of a new building.
Before a contract was signed or security given, John O'BRIEN, a well known
builder, went to Mr. BRITTON''s place and began to make arrangements for
going ahead with the work. He was ordered to stop; but would not do so until
Mr. BRITTON caused his arrest. O'BRIEN was taken before Justice LANGTON
yesterday, when Mr. BRITTON stated that he did not wish to send him to
prison, his only desire was to have the man remain away from his place. Upon
promise to do so, O'BRIEN was discharged.