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& Boyd, 123 Sutherland Road, Brighton
D. & Christopher A. Wyatt
One of 10
houses in Blake Park constructed by the builders Burdo & Boyd,
including five in a row at this end of Welland Road, 99 Welland
Road was the home at first of Lillian and Christopher Wyatt.
Alleyne Wyatt (born in New York in 1884) was shown as a salesman
and later as a manager in the Street List. (He had been listed as
a pig iron salesman in both the 1910 and the 1920 U.S. Census.)
He and his wife Lillian (born c1879) and their family were listed
at this address from 1931 to 1939.
residents were Bessie L. and Joseph G. Brin who moved here from
74 Abbottsford Road. Joseph Brin (1898-1952) was a lawyer, a professor,
and managing editor and associate publisher of the Jewish Advocate
newspaper, which he and his brother took over from the previous
publisher in 1917. The Brins, according to 1942 Christian Science
Monitor article marking the 40th anniversary of the newspaper,
transformed it from a publication, mostly in Yiddish and "filled
with long reports from the Old World homelands, and with nostalgic
escapist material," into one addressed to the lives of Jews
as new Americans.
the Brin brothers took over the Advocate [wrote the Monitor],
they clearly saw the need for a paper, printed in English, and
designed primarily for Jews born in America and needing only a
little leadership to participate fully in the communal interests.
This did not mean loss of their religion and traditions in the
melting cauldron. It did mean co-operative participation in political,
charitable, and social affairs along with all the ethnical, political,
charitable and other groups that, taken together, comprise the
great American democracy.
perception of this need, and the substantial degree in which the
Advocate has answered it in the Boston area, merits -- and is
receiving -- unstinted praise at this anniversary time.
remained under the ownership and leadership of the Brin family until
was born in Russia and came to the U.S. in 1909. He attended Boston
University and the Boston University School of Law. As a lawyer,
he was active in the Jewish Prison Aid Society. He also taught speech
and semantics at Boston University.
his wife Bessie (born c1900) were listed at this address until the