Mabel Emelia Brue

16 February 1900–10 July 1981 (Age 81)
Malvern, Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Mabel Emelia

Mabel Emelia Brue was born on 16 February 1900 as the daughter of Martin Brue and Elisa Satter. She married John Gerald Soma on 6 December 1922, in Canby, Yellow Medicine, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 10 July 1981, in Malvern, Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Malvern, Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Gerald Soma
Mabel Emelia Brue
Marriage: 6 December 1922
Howard Alray Soma
Milton E. Soma
Ardis Soma
Marilyn Gerladine Soma

Spouse and Children

6 December 1922
Canby, Yellow Medicine, Minnesota, United States



    Milton E. Soma


    Marilyn Gerladine Soma


    Ardis Soma


Parents and Siblings

    Martin Brue


    Elisa Satter




World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 4

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 22

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of Norwegian Bru .2 Possibly an altered spelling of the French surname Bru, in part a topographic name for someone who lived on moorland, from Old Occitan bruc ‘heather’, ‘heath’, or a habitational name from any of the various minor places named with this word (for example Bru in Lot, or Le Bru in Cantal, Corrèze, and Dordogne); otherwise from bru ‘daughterin-law’.

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

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