Walter Bruce

10 January 1827–19 June 1840 (Age 13)
Latheron, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Walter

When Walter Bruce was born on 10 January 1827, in Latheron, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Bruce, was 60 and his mother, Janet Gunn, was 43. He died on 19 June 1840, in Forse, Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 13.

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Family Time Line

John Bruce
1766–1838
Janet Gunn
1783–1857
David Bruce
1801–
Alexander Bruce
1809–1879
Elizabeth Bruce
1811–
John Bruce
1814–1879
Robert Bruce
1817–1895
Donald Bruce
1819–1898
Christina Bruce
1821–1896
Jane Bruce
1823–1886
Mary Bruce
1823–1907
Walter Bruce
1827–1840

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World Events (3)

1830

Age 3

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

Age 5

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 11

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

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.

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  • Walter Bruce, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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