Luther Adolphus Bruton

3 April 1874–1953 (Age 78)
Van Alstyne, Grayson, Texas, United States

The Life of Luther Adolphus

When Luther Adolphus Bruton was born on 3 April 1874, in Van Alstyne, Grayson, Texas, United States, his father, George Crockett Bruton, was 41 and his mother, Leah Sarah Bryant, was 39. He married Eula Lee Prater on 28 April 1901, in Brown, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He lived in Winters, Runnels, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 5, Runnels, Texas, United States in 1940. He died in 1953, at the age of 79, and was buried in Winters, Runnels, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Luther Adolphus Bruton
Eula Lee Prater
Marriage: 28 April 1901
Lola Lee Bruton
Stella Mae Bruton
Idell Bruton
Claudine Bruton
Oleta Lorena Bruton

Spouse and Children

28 April 1901
Brown, Texas, United States


    Lola Lee Bruton


    Stella Mae Bruton



    Claudine Bruton



Parents and Siblings

    George Crockett Bruton





    John A. Bruton


    Dewit C. Bruton


    Antoinette Bruton



    Lorena Ann Bruton


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 2

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Somerset named Bruton, ‘settlement (Old English tūn) on the Brue river’. The river name is derived from a British element cognate with Welsh bryw ‘brisk’, ‘vigorous’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Luther A Bruton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Luther Bruton in household of G C Bruton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • L A Bruton, "United States Census, 1910"

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