Bruno Lee Wiest

Male9 August 1908–13 November 1985

Brief Life History of Bruno Lee

When Bruno Lee Wiest was born on 9 August 1908, in Hurnville, Clay, Texas, United States, his father, Peter Wüst, was 22 and his mother, Christine Hoerth, was 21. He married Ila Mattie Jones on 13 July 1935, in Henrietta, Clay, Texas, United States. He lived in Commissioner's Precinct 2, Clay, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 1, Wichita, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 13 November 1985, in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas, United States, at the age of 77.

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Bruno Lee Wiest
Ila Mattie Jones
Marriage: 13 July 1935

Sources (11)

  • Bruno Wiest in household of Pete Wiest, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bruno Lee Wiist, "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"
  • B L Wiest, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 July 1935Henrietta, Clay, Texas, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)

    1909 · The NAACP is formed

    Age 1

    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

    Age 6

    Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.


    Age 21

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    Name Meaning


    Alemannic variant of Wüst (see Wuest ).

    habitational name from a place called Wiest or Wieste, for example near Meppen (Lower Saxony).

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

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