Scots Descendant in America
Part V - Biographies
John Ross Bremner
ROSS BREMNER was born October 8,
1870, in Invergordon, Ross-shire, Scotland, the son of Donald Bremner and
Jessie Mackenzie Bremncr. His father is living at the old homestead in
Mr. Bremner attended the public
school in Invergordon. In 1892 he came to New York, and in 1897 became a
citizen of the United States. In 1896 he started in the business of
furniture, upholstery and interior decoration, and the firm was
incorporated in 1908 as the John R. Bremner Company, of which he is the
President. The business has not only devel-
oped extensively in New York and other cities,
but has extended throughout the eastern states from Maine to Texas. This
growth has been largely due to the genial personality of the President, as
well as to the fine quality and reliability of the work that has built up
the reputation of his firm.
Mr. Bremner is highly respected and has a wide circle
of business and social acquaintances. He is Exalted Ruler of the
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, a Mason, a member of the St.
Andrews Society of the State of New York, a member of Clan MacDuff (New
York), and a Royal Deputy of the Order of Scottish Clans (New York). He is
a member of the Presbyterian church, and has contributed generously to
charitable and worthy objects.
He married, April 14, 1900, at Albany, New York, Miss
Jennie Watson, of Portmohomack, Ross-shire. They have three children:
Donald John, Alexander Watson, and Ross Mackenzie. Mr. Bremner's business
address is 680 Madison Avenue, New York City; his residence, 35 Davis
Avenue, White Plains, N. Y.
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