Surname: Bruce

Bolton Massachusetts Warnings 1737-1788

In the following information all the names, dates and other essential particulars which appear in the returns to the Court in the County of Worcester during the entire period – a full half-century, from 1737 to 1788 – in which these entries were made, are given. The returns from each place have been brought together and arranged under the name of the town or district, in this case Bolton Massachusetts.

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Richard Dexter Genealogy, 1642-1904

Being a history of the descendants of Richard Dexter of Malden, Massachusetts, from the notes of John Haven Dexter and original researches. Richard Dexter, who was admitted an inhabitant of Boston (New England), Feb. 28, 1642, came from within ten miles of the town of Slane, Co. Meath, Ireland, and belonged to a branch of that family of Dexter who were descendants of Richard de Excester, the Lord Justice of Ireland. He, with his wife Bridget, and three or more children, fled to England from the great Irish Massacre of the Protestants which commenced Oct. 27, 1641. When Richard Dexter and family left England and by what vessel, we are unable to state, but he could not have remained there long, as we know he was living at Boston prior to Feb. 28, 1642.

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Dodge Genealogy Colonial Ancestry

Nicholls – Bruce Line The following is quoted from the book “Sergeant Francis Nicholls and Descendants of his Son, Caleb,” by Walter Nicholls. This book may be found in the Newberry Library, Chicago, Ill. The Nicholls-Bruce Lineage: King Robert Bruce, 1334; Robert Bruce Clackmanon, 1367; Sir Edward Bruce, Sir Robert Bruce, 1393; Sir David Bruce, Sir David Bruce, 1497; Sir Robert Bruce, Edward Bruce, 1565; Robert Bruce, Sir George Bruce of Carnock; Margaret Bruce, dau. of Sir George Bruce of Carnock, m. Francis Nicholls of London, England. Arms: A fesse between three lions’ heads. Crest: A tiger sedent, Ermine. Motto: Illi nunquam sedunt. Nicholls – Upham Line The origin of the name (Upham) is either Saxon or Norman, and signifies “Uplands – a home on the hills.” The first mention of the name as an ‘‘heredity distinction’’ and called by the French and English a “surname” because added to the baptismal name, was in a deed of lands to the monastery of Saint Maria de Bradenstock in Wills County, England – a gift from the estates of one Hugo de Upham. The name is also in the “Doomsday Book” and in the “Charter Rolls” of Turr, London. Robert Nicholls of London Robert Nicholls b. (not known); m. Elizabeth or Isabel; d. 1548. Children: 1 Thomas (the elder); 2 John; 3 Thomas (the younger). In the Will of Robert is...

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B Surnames – Walpole Massachusetts Marriage Records to 1850

BABBITT, Betsey and Samuel G. Clap, Mar. 8, 1843. Sarah P., 21, d. Willard and S., and Luther Hayward, widower [publishment of intention of marriage, omits widower], May 29, 1848. Sophia and George Copeland, Apr. 10, 1842. BACON, Alfred of Dover, and Harriett Perry, Nov. 27, 1834. Anna of Dedham, and William Kindall 1st, publishment of intention of marriage, Mar. 19, 1774. Betsy [publishment of intention of marriage, Betsey] and Jonathan Colbourn [publishment of intention of marriage, Coulbourn], May 23, 1797. Charlotte and George W. Thomas, May 28, 1840. Dean and Sybil C. Smith, publishment of intention of marriage, Nov. 13, 1836. Elijah C., widower [publishment of intention of marriage, omits widower], 41, S. W[illia]m and S., and Adaline Eldridge, Dec. 4, 1848. Ellis and Martha Shepard, publishment of intention of marriage, Feb. 12, 1842. James of N. Y., and Julia [publishment of intention of marriage, adds C.] Whitman, Jan. 8, 1845. Lydia and Hiram H. White, Sept. 27, 1836. Mary and Aaron Ellis, Mar. 17, 1796. Rebecca of Deadham, and Joseph Day, publishment of intention of marriage, July 26, 1772. Sally [publishment of intention of marriage, Betsy] and Horace Dupee, May 30, 1805. Sam[ue]l W. [publishment of intention of marriage, Warren] of Urbana, Va., and Abby P. Clap, Oct. 17, 1839. Sarah L. and Harvey Morse, Jan. 10, 1837. Sopha [publishment of intention of marriage, Sophia] and Pitt...

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Biography of George W. Bruce

George W. Bruce is one of the successful businessmen of De Lamar, where he is conducting an extensive and well appointed meat market. He is also the owner of a well cultivated fruit and stock farm on Castle creek, Owyhee county, and is one of the citizens of foreign birth of whom the community has every reason to be proud, for he has taken an active part in developing the resources and augmenting the wealth and prosperity of this section of the state. A native of the Emerald Isle, Mr. Bruce was born in county Wicklow, Ireland, in the town of Bray, September 28, 1851, and is of Scotch ancestry. His parents, John and Margaret (Thompson) Bruce, were farming people and worthy members of the Methodist church. Mr. Bruce was educated in his native country and emigrated to the United States when twenty years of age. The following year he took up his residence in Silver City, Idaho, and has spent twenty-six years in this part of the state, so that he is numbered among the pioneer settlers. He first engaged in quartz-mining, but after three months devoted to that pursuit he became proprietor of a dairy farm at Flint, and, in addition to supplying the citizens of Silver City and vicinity with milk and butter, he engaged quite extensively in raising stock, continuing in that enterprise until 1890...

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Biographical Sketch of Frank F. Bruce

Bruce, Frank F.; jobber and mfr.; born, Cleveland, July 4, 1858; son of Eli and Caroline Eldridge Bruce; educated, Western Reserve University (Hudson, O.), 1881; married, Oxford, N. Y., Sept. 9, 1890, Sarah V. W. Perkins; one son and one daughter; pres. and treas. The Bruce & West Mfg. Co.; member of vestry, St. Paul’s P. E. Church; member of Troop A seven...

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Bruce, Henry – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Henry Bruce Killed In Battle The Second Enterprise Young Man to Give His Life on the Battlefield Word was received last evening by Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Bruce of the death of their son, Henry, on the battlefield of France during the later days of the severe fighting. Henry went with the contingent of Wallowa county boys on June 24th from Enterprise and was advanced rapidly arriving in France in less than two months after leaving Enterprise. He was one of Wallowa’s finest young men and the county will cherish his memory as one who made the supreme sacrifice. The parents have the heartfelt sympathy of all in their great sorrow. Wallowa County Reporter Thursday November 21,...

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Bruce, J. F. Mrs. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa county, Oregon Mrs. J.F. Bruce died at her home in this city last evening at 7:30 from heart failure. Mrs. Bruce had been as well as usual until about 6 p.m. when she complained of being ill. A physician was called and left the patient resting easy but at 7:30 this good lady passed away. Funeral services will be held Saturday from the Bruce residence. Mr. And Mrs. Bruce bought a residence property in Lewiston, Idaho last week and had their household goods packed for shipment when death came to Mrs. Bruce. Wallowa County Reporter, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday, February 12, 1920. Contributed By: Julie (Jennings) Botts According to Julie these were found in her husband’s grandmother’s belongings, Neva Botts being the...

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Bruce, Mary Jo – Obituary

Palmer Junction, Oregon Mary Jo Bruce, 81, formerly of Hermiston died Tuesday at the home of her daughter in Palmer Junction. A graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday Sept. 1 at the Hermiston Cemetery with a reception following at the First Christian Church on Highland Ave. Mrs. Bruce was born June 1, 1925, to Patrick Donald and Mary Josephine Stubbs Quinn in Burwell, Neb. She married Owen Lee Bruce in Grand Junction, Colo. on Jan. 25, 1944, and graduated from high school in Ouray, Colo., the same year. The couple came to Oregon in 1947 and lived in Hermiston and on the Oregon Coast. She moved to her daughter’s home three weeks ago. She earned a nursing degree at Blue Mountain Community College at the age of 49, and retired from Good Shepherd Hospital in 1987. She was a former member of the Women’s Civic League in Hermiston and MEOW, Machine Embroiderers of Oregon and Washington; and was a member of a sewing group at the First Christian Church, the Hospital Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed fishing, playing bingo, sewing, being with her family and machine embroidery. Survivors include children and their spouses Donna and Bill Barnes of Palmer Junction, and Harold and Sarah Bruce of Hermiston; a brother, Harold Quinn of Pendleton; a sister-in-law Eva Quinn of Prosser, Wash.; 6 grandchildren 16 great-grandchildren and...

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Bruce, Braddie May – Obituary

Braddie May Bruce, 79, of Island City, died Jan. 11 at a local care center. A service will be held later in Canyon City. Braddie was born Jan. 26, 1928, to Clyde Willis and Grace Irene (Herburger) Laughlin in Prairie City. She was raised in Dayville and graduated from high school there. On Jan. 12, 1947, she married Ralph Bruce in Canyon City. She worked as a school secretary in Canyon City, Ukiah and John Day. For several years they lived in Fairbanks, Alaska, where she worked for the Episcopal bishop and for a co-op drug company. In her younger years she was a Rainbow girl and then a member of Eastern Star, of which she was a past worthy matron. She was an active member of the Canyon City Episcopal Church and a 4-H leader in the 1960s. In more recent years, Ralph and Braddie spent their winters in Arizona and visited family in San Diego. She loved to dance, square dance, sing in church and go on picnics. She enjoyed people, cooking and playing cards. Survivors include her husband, Ralph of Island City; children, Sandra Rysdam of Elgin, Craig Bruce of Bend and Sheila Bruce of Bend; brother, Willis Laughlin of San Diego; two grandchildren in La Grande and Elgin; two step-grandchildren in Portland and Bend; two great-grandchildren; and other relatives. Memorial contributions may be made to...

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Bruce, Catherine Marie – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Catherine Marie Bruce, 96, of La Grande, died July 29 at her home. A family graveside service will be held at the Hillcrest Cemetery in La Grande. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements. Catherine was born Aug. 13, 1911, to Michael and Anna (Hildebrand) Delich in Kansas City, Kan. After high school she worked for Bemus Bags in Kansas City. A friend took her on a blind date with Warren C. Bruce, and he proposed on that first date. Catherine thought he was crazy, but married him six weeks later on July 30, 1932. Her husband hitchhiked to Oregon and found it so beautiful that he returned to Kansas and brought his wife to the state to live. They built their first home out of spare lumber left around the railroad tracks. She learned to cook in the railroad camps her husband worked in at Telocaset and Kamela. Those who knew her say she was a good and simple woman who enjoyed traveling. She was extremely talented at embroidery work and was known for her sense of humor. In recent years her main focus was her great-grandchild, Chance. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Lee Simmons of La Grande; daughter, Shirley Simmons of Cove; sister, Margie Bloom of Osage City, Kan; three grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and other relatives....

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Louisa Emmeline Todd Stewart

STEWART, Louisa Emmeline Todd6, (Ruel5, Job4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born May 10, 1818, died Jan. 21, 1863, married 1836, Levi Harrington Stewart. Children: I. Elias, b. Jan. 16, 1837, d. Feb. 10, 1899, m. 1860, Charlotte Smith. II. Henrietta, b. July 15, 1838, d. Jan. 27, 1911, m. 1857, Elisha R. Allen. III. Marietta, b. Oct. 5, 1840, d. Dec. 23, 1911, m. Jan. 9, 1861, David N. Empey. IV. Martin V. B., b. Jan. 21, 1842, m. 1868, Sarah Knight. V. Ottaline, b. Feb. 10, 1844, m. 1864, J. Quince Ashley. VI. Sarah Rich, b. July 10, 1846, d. 1885, m. first, in 1863, Hiram Bruce, m. second, in 1879, Stephen Barker. VII. Helen Marion, b. Aug. 5, 1849, m. first, March 30, 1870, Stephen R. Miller, and had issue: (1) Margaret L. Miller, b. July 6, 1872, m. Aug. 10, 1891, Perry C. Colvin and had H. Pauline Colvin, b. Sept. 2, 1892; (2) E. Maude Miller, b. Feb. 3, 1874, m. Feb. 4, 1895, Charles A. Hawkins and had (a) A. Collins Hawkins, b. June 4, 1896; (b) C. Stanley Hawkins, b. March 23, 1898. She m. second, Oct. 26, 1881, Henry P. Hawkins. VIII. Roderick, b. Sept. 7, 1857, m. April 1870, Melissa Knight. IX. Effie, b. Dec. 1, 1854, d. March 18, 1894, m. first, 1876, Bradford Aldrich; m. second, 1883, O. J....

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Biography of Harvey Elmer Bruce

Harvey Elmer Bruce is one of Kansas’ successful newspaper men, being owner and editor of The Marquette Tribune, which he acquired some years ago and which he had made an influential organ of public opinion in McPherson and adjoining counties of the state. Mr. Bruce was born on a farm in Logan County, Ohio, March 12, 1865, but had lived in McPherson County, Kansas, since early boyhood. He was a successful schoolman in this state before he enrolled in the ranks of newspaper men. His parents were Henry Clay and Louise Jane (Abel) Bruce. His father was born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, January 12, 1838, and was reared in Ohio. He brought his family out to Kansas in November, 1878. He is now living retired at Marquette. He spent his active career as a miller and farmer. His wife was born in Logan County, Ohio, February 1, 1847, and died at McPherson, Kansas, January 8, 1887. They were married June 1, 1864, near Huntsville, Ohio, and their children were six in number, three sons and three daughters, namely: Harvey E.; Maude, who was born November 24, 1867, and died December 5, 1873; Frank Aubrey, born August 17, 1869, now living at Roy, New Mexico; Byrnina C., born July 31, 1873, now the wife of D. W. Hull, a farmer near McPherson, Kansas; Wynne D., born February 1, 1877, now...

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Rough Riders

Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.

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Biography of Major James Bruce

MAJOR JAMES BRUCE. – Major Bruce is one of our citizens who needs no introduction to the people of the Northwest; since he is known personally, not only to all the old pioneers, but to most of the second generation of the toilers of Oregon. He was born November 3, 1827, in Harrison county, Indiana, and at the age of ten moved with his parents to Quincy, Illinois. At twenty he began a border career, going to Texas, making many excursions in that then unsettled region, and at Cross Timbers joined Major Johnson’s rangers. He accompanied these troopers upon their expeditions to punish marauders, or to recover the stock which were perpetually stampeded and run off by the Indians. In one of these ventures he was engaged with his company in a fight with three hundred of the savages, whose rapid movements, impetuous charges, and ability to suddenly concentrate, or to miraculously disappear and reappear, seemed to multiply their number to about one thousand. Here the Major first saw their maneuvers and astonishing feats, such as riding concealed on one side of their horses. In 1849 he returned to his home in Illinois, and in the spring of 1850 was ready to go to the mines of California, – a trip even more eventful than that to Texas. He performed the long journey in the summer, using ox-teams as...

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