When Harriet L Bruce was born on 17 July 1894, in Belvidere Township, Boone, Illinois, United States, her father, Charles Eugene Bruce, was 36 and her mother, Leonice Amelia Spencer, was 31. She married Kenneth C Smith on 7 July 1919, in St. Joseph, Indiana, United States. She lived in Belvidere, Boone, Illinois, United States for about 80 years and Dubuque, Iowa, United States in 1980. She died on 3 July 1980, in Belvidere Township, Boone, Illinois, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Belvidere Cemetery, Belvidere Township, Boone, Illinois, United States.
Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Normandy, probably from Brix (La Manche).
Altered form of French Brousse .
History: The son of the Domesday baron, a friend of David I of Scotland, was granted by him the Lordship of Annandale in 1124, and his second son Robert became the founder of the Scottish house of Bruce. — This surname (see 2 above) is listed along with its original form Brousse in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors.