Pictou County Postcards
Vintage Postcards from Pictou County, Nova Scotia


The following information can be found at Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyons_Brook,_Nova_Scotia

"Lyons Brook is a Canadian rural community in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. Located along the West River of Pictou, Lyons Brook is immediately west of the town of Pictou and has several newer subdivisions as well as older homes fronting the river. The community is located on a former CN Rail line that ran from Oxford Junction to Pictou and on to Stellarton. Rail service was abandoned in 1986 and the tracks were removed in 1989. Lyons Brook is home to West Pictou Consolidated School and the former childhood home of Canadian grocery titan Frank Sobey."


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Collection ID#: PC 00654
Printer: Unknown - Real Photo postcard
Publisher: Airmaps Ltd., Toronto
Postmark: Unused card

Notes found at http://www.geni.com/projects/The-Stone-House-Lyons-Brook/10633 as of 2013 12 30 give us the following information about this house.

"The Stone House, Lyons Brook
Daniel McKenzie willed the Mill Brook Farm to John McKenzie in 1815.

By 1831, John McKenzie and his brother Charles McKenzie were operating the Sawmill Brook Quarry. John commissioned stonemasons Robert Hogg and his son John Hogg to build the Stone House on the Mill Brook Farm property.

After John passed away, his widow Mary lived at the Stone House with her fellow widowed mother Jean Fraser. Jean's daughter and Mary's sister Catherine married John Hogg the younger of the stonemasons who built the Stone House and John and Catherine came to live with them at the Stone House some time prior to 1871.

John and Catherine named a daughter Mary McKenzie Hogg after her aunt Mary, the widow of the original owner of the Stone House. Mary married Thomas O'Brien and they raised their family at the Stone House. After Thomas' death in 1898, Mary lived at the Stone House widowed for 40 years, the early part of which was spent raising her and Tom's six children, the eldest of which was 12 and a half at the time of his death."