Everyone asks, "Are you related to the BRINK'S ARMORED TRUCKS?"
In a simple answer, YES! and NO. (Here are some pages from the Brinks Link Newsletter documenting a May 1995 Brink Family reunion held in Glendale, California. (Cover Page Centerfold Pages) My GREAT, GREAT, GREAT Grandfather Washington Perry Brink, founded Brink's City Express, or what we now know as Brink's Inc. in 1859, in Chicago Illinois. He was known as Perry Brink. After Perry Brink's death (1874), Brink's Express continued to grow and prosper under the leadership of his son Arthur P. Brink, Also known as A.P. BRINK, who was my Great, Great Grandfather. A.P. Brink resigned from the company in 1912 and went to
California a year after his son Percy Arthur Brink (My Great Grandfather) quit to move west. The company was no longer part of our family, as there was a lot of different accounts as to how it was lost.
One account was that a partner in the company, "Stole the company" out from A.P. Brink, and that was why he resigned. At any rate, we are no longer part of the Brink's Company Inc.
Percy Arthur Brink was also known as P.A. Brink had a son in 1903 named Laurence Brink (Sr., My Grandfather) in Chicago Illinois. Laurence Brink got married to Lucille (Brink) from Alexandria, Minnesota. They were married in Los Angeles, CA in 1927. They Lived in Eagle Rock, Ca just outside of Los Angeles, just west of Pasadena, Ca. They had 2 sons. My dad Laurence Brink, Jr., born in Glendale, Ca in 1928; and my Uncle William Brink, born in 1932, also in Glendale (My uncle passed away in 2007). My dad Larry Brink Jr. met and married my mother Carolyn (Brink) of Los Angeles, CA in 1957.
My brother Steve was the first born, followed by me. We lived in Village Green, (Baldwin Hills area of Los Angeles) where we were in the Baldwin Hills Flood of December, 1963. In 1967, my mother, who is an Architect, designed and built our house in Arcadia, CA. This was one of my best memories, where I got to pick my own bedroom, and "Walk through the walls" of the house, as it was being built. Dad STILL lives in that house, Mom passed away in 2011.
I moved out, got married and had one son, Tyler.
and one stepson, Shawn. I am very proud of them and their accomplishments.
We helped plant a new church that started in Monrovia in 2005. If you are in the area, come check us out. Our new church website is http://www.rlifefellowship.com You should check out the videos from that website.
I have been blessed by many things in my life. One is my relationship with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ!!! The other is to have a Loving and supportive family. Thank you all so much for everything you have all done for me, and the support you all have given me. God and Family are always number one.