Jay Clark Bruce

11 May 1888–19 March 1951 (Age 62)
Saunders, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Jay Clark

When Jay Clark Bruce was born on 11 May 1888, in Saunders, Nebraska, United States, his father, Robert Walter Bruce, was 28 and his mother, Anna Laura Simpkins, was 24. He married Fern Alice Thomas in May 1920, in Kenesaw, Adams, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in May Township, Kearney, Nebraska, United States in 1930 and Kearney, Nebraska, United States in 1935. He died on 19 March 1951, in Juniata, Adams, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Juniata, Adams, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jay Clark Bruce
Fern Alice Thomas
Marriage: May 1920
Virginia Ione Bruce
Jay Clarke Bruce

Spouse and Children

May 1920
Kenesaw, Adams, Nebraska, United States


    Virginia Ione Bruce



Parents and Siblings

    Robert Walter Bruce


    Anna Laura Simpkins




    Florence Lulu Bruce



    Goldie Florence Bruce



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 2

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Jay C Bruce in household of Robert W Bruce, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jay Bruce, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jay Bruce in household of Walter Bruce, "United States Census, 1900"

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