One of Canada’s oldest breweries, Molson has been a family business for six generations. John Molson founded his brewery in 1786. Beyond brewing, the Molson family has been involved with banking and the railroad.
Harry Markland Molson, great-grandson of John Molson, perished when the Titanic sank on April 15, 1912. Legend says he was last seen removing his shoes to swim toward a boat he saw in the distance. He never made it and his name appeared on newspaper lists of important people who died in the disaster.
See the article in the Syracuse Herald.
See the article in the Indianapolis Star.
Percival Talbot Molson, another of John Molson’s great-grandsons, is the namesake of McGill University’s Percival Molson Stadium. A former McGill sports star who donated money to build the stadium, Percival died while serving in WWI.
See the military record.