Harriet L Bruce

17 July 1894–3 July 1980 (Age 86)
Belvidere Township, Boone, Illinois, United States

The Life of Harriet L

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.

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Kenneth C Smith
Harriet L Bruce
Marriage: 7 July 1919

Spouse and Children

7 July 1919
St. Joseph, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Eugene Bruce


    Leonice Amelia Spencer




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 19

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 23

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Normandy which has not been certainly identified. Traditionally, it is believed to be derived from Brix near Cherbourg, but Le Brus in Calvados and Briouze in Orne have also been proposed as candidates.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Harriet Smith in household of Emma K Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harriet H Bruce in household of Charles E Bruce, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hattie L Bruce in household of Charles E Bruce, "United States Census, 1900"

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