Elvira Gertrude Bruce

8 May 1891–4 November 1962 (Age 71)
Perryville, Decatur, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Elvira Gertrude

When Elvira Gertrude Bruce was born on 8 May 1891, in Perryville, Decatur, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Right Bruce, was 31 and her mother, Susan Ida Jennings, was 23. She married Jesse Bryan Jeffress on 27 November 1912, in Weakley, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Decatur, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Rutherford, Gibson, Tennessee, United States in 1910. She died on 4 November 1962, in Hillsborough, Florida, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Hillsborough, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Bryan Jeffress
1888–1960
Elvira Gertrude Bruce
1891–1962
Marriage: 27 November 1912
Edwin Jeffress
1915–1953
J Elizabeth Jeffress
1923–
Martha Sue Jeffress
1928–2009

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 November 1912
Weakley, Tennessee, United States
children

(3)

    Male1915–1953Male

    J Elizabeth Jeffress

    Female1923–Female

    Martha Sue Jeffress

    Female1928–2009Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 7

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 19

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Gertrude Bruce in household of John B Bruce, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elvina G Bruce in household of John Bruce, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gertrude B Jeffress in household of Jesse B Jeffress, "United States Census, 1930"

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