Elvira Gertrude Bruce

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

The Life Summary 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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Jesse Bryan Jeffress
Elvira Gertrude Bruce
Marriage: 27 November 1912
Edwin Jeffress
J Elizabeth Jeffress
Martha Sue Jeffress

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 November 1912Weakley, Tennessee, United States
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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 (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.

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

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    Sources (7)

    • Gertrude Bruce in household of John B Bruce, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Elvina G Bruce in household of John Bruce, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Elvira Gertrude Bruce - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Elvira Gertrude Bruce

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