Minnie Pickles was the daughter of James Irwin Brett of Robinson, Indiana Co., PA.James Irwin Brett was the son of Thomas Brett & Mary Ann Irwin of County Sligo in Ireland.James came to the US in the late 1870's and worked mining clay / making bricks.James Irwin Brett was my husband's great-grandfather.I have pieced together some history from newspaper articles and from other genealogies posted on the web.A synopsis of what I have:
1. James Irwin BRETT was born March 8, 1864 in County Sligo, Ireland and died August 19, 1933 in West Wheatfield Twp (Robinson), Indiana Co, PA. He married Elizabeth CABLE (nicknamed "Lizzie").She was born 1867 and died 1951.
Children of James Irwin BRETT and Elizabeth CABLE:
i. 2. Robert BRETT was born May 10, 1886 in PA and died January 1974 in PA.
ii. Lizzie BRETT was born January 27, 1889 and died June 13, 1892.
iii. Thomas Benjamin BRETT was born December 20, 1890 in PA and died February 1975 in Bolivar, Westmoreland, PA.
iv. 3. Lillie C BRETT was born April 12, 1893 in West Wheatfield Twp, Indiana Co, PA and died March 1919 in Lockport, Westmoreland, PA.
v. Albert H BRETT was born July 11, 1895 in West Wheatfield Twp, Indiana Co, PA.
vi. 4. James H BRETT was born April 12, 1897 and died March 19, 1950.
vii. 5. George Ralph BRETT was born March 2, 1899 in West Wheatfield Twp, Indiana Co, PA and died November 29, 1939.
viii. 6. Bessie BRETT was born 1902 in PA.
ix. 7. Minnie C BRETT was born 1904 and died 1960.
x. Raymond P BRETT was born October 11, 1906 and died October 3, 1907.
xi. 8. John Sherman BRETT was born 1910 and died 1965.
2. Robert BRETT was born May 10, 1886 in PA and died January 1974 in PA. He married Cora ?.
Children of Robert BRETT and Cora ?:
i. Robert A BRETT was born May 12, 1905 and died October 1982 in Armagh, Indiana, PA.
ii. Sheridan J BRETT was born 1908.
iii. Sarah E BRETT was born 1909.
3. Lillie C BRETT was born April 12, 1893 in West Wheatfield Twp, Indiana Co, PA and died March 1919 in Lockport, Westmoreland, PA. She married Herbert M RIDDELL.He was born 1893 and died 1871.
Other events in the life of Lillie C BRETT
Burial : West Fairfield Methodist Cemetery, Fairfield Twp, Westmoreland, PA
Other events in the life of Herbert M RIDDELL
Burial : West Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield Twp, Westmoreland, PA
4. James H BRETT was born April 12, 1897 and died March 19, 1950. He married Minnie M PENROSE.She was born April 25, 1901 in Garfield, Indiana, PA and died 1955, daughter of Malcolm Lloyd PENROSE and Clara J CLARK.
Children of James H BRETT and Minnie M PENROSE:
i. 9. Dale Malcolm BRETT, Sr was born October 21, 1924 and died April 25, 1994 in Windber, Somerset, PA.
ii. 10. James BRETT was born August 1, 1921 and died November 1974.
iii. 11. Bebe Larue BRETT was born August 2, 1935 and died August 15, 1996 in Ligonier, Westmoreland, PA.
iv. Betty BRETT.
v. Jean BRETT.
vi. Audeen BRETT.
vii. 12. Harold "Rink" BRETT was born December 22, 1936 in West Wheatfield Twp, Indiana Co, PA and died September 17, 2005 in Greensburg, Westmoreland, PA.
viii. Jack BRETT.
ix. 13. Margareath BRETT was born November 27, 1918 in West Wheatfield Twp. (Robinson), Indiana Co., PA and died February 13, 1999 in White Twp., Indiana Co., PA.
5. George Ralph BRETT was born March 2, 1899 in West Wheatfield Twp, Indiana Co, PA and died November 29, 1939. He married Edith MCCLURE.She was born 1900 and died 1945.
Children of George Ralph BRETT and Edith MCCLURE:
i. Florence Brett RICHARDS.
ii. Inez BRETT.
iii. Sherman BRETT was born March 21, 1921 and died September 19, 1991.
iv. William BRETT.
v. James BRETT.
vi. Richard BRETT.
6. Bessie BRETT was born 1902 in PA. She married Russell JONES June 1919 in Cumberland, MD.
7. Minnie C BRETT was born 1904 and died 1960. She married Paul Cecil PICKLES May 1927 in Indiana Co., PA.He was born 1903 and died 1953.
8. John Sherman BRETT was born 1910 and died 1965. He married Gladys HALL November 16, 1929 in Robinson, Indiana, PA.She, daughter of F B HALL and (unknown).