John Alden Philbrick

b. 5 March 1865, d. 8 May 1939
  • John Alden Philbrick was born on 5 March 1865 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
  • He married Margaret LeGrand Johnstone, daughter of Robert A. Johnstone and Cornelia Anne Elizabeth LeGrand, on 7 October 1933 in Glen Ridge, Essex County, New Jersey, at 96 Ridgewood Avenue, at the residence of the bride, with Rev. Thomas Travis officiating.
  • The following appeared on 8 October 1933 in The New York Times: The marriagte of Miss Margaret Le Grand Johnstone of 96 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, N. J., to John Alden Philbrick of 375 Park Avenue, this city, took place yesterday afternoon at the home of the bride in the presence of relatives. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Thomas Travis of Montclair, N. J.
         The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Hampden L. Johnstone. She dispensed with attendants. John Alden Philbrick Jr. was best man for his father.
         Mr. Philbrick and his bride will reside at 277 Park Avenue, this city.
         Mrs. Philbrick is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnstone of Glen Ridge. Her husband was graduated from Amherst in 1886. His clubs are the New York, the Union League and the Oakland Golf. His first wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Van V. Wilson Philbrick, died in June, 1920.
  • John Alden Philbrick died on 8 May 1939 at age 74 in Lichtfield County, Connecticut.
  • His wife Margaret LeGrand Johnstone became a widow at his death.
  • The following appeared on 9 May 1939 in The New York Times: (Lichtfield, Conn., May 8) John A. Philbrick of 277 Park Avenue, New York, suffered a heart attack while being driven through Litchfield by his chauffeur en route to his home this afternoon and died shortly after being taken to the office of Dr. Charles H. Turkington.
         Mr. Philbrick and his wife were on their way from Concord and Taunton, Mass., where they had visited their daughter and Mr. Philbrick's sister. His brother, Joseph, and his son, John A. Jr., both of Greenwich, arrived here a few hours after his death.
         Mr. Philbrick, who was graduated from Amherst in 1886, was treasurer and a director of the General Builders Supply Corporation and a member of the Union League Club. His first wife, Elizabeth Van V. Wilson Philbrick, died in 1920. In 1933 he married Miss Margaret Le Grand Johnstone of Glen Ridge, N. H. sic].
  • Last Edited: 19 Jul 2014

Family: Margaret LeGrand Johnstone b. circa 1875, d. 20 February 1940