Wood-engraver; b. 20 April 1841 in Worthing, England, Frederick Brigden was the eldest son of
Thomas Brigden, a saddler and harness maker, and Eliza Fielder; m.
13 Oct. 1868 Frances Hannah Higgens in London, England, and they had two
sons and two daughters; d. 16 April 1917 in Toronto.
Frederick Brigden, with his two
brothers and two sisters, grew up in an atmosphere that his brother
William Henry later described as the "simple, unaffected, genuine
religion" of Wesleyan Methodism. John Wesley's concept of Christian
perfection and the notions of self-help and perseverance which social
reformer Samuel Smile
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