Mattie Belle Bruce

1882–1965 (Age 82)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Mattie Belle

When Mattie Belle Bruce was born on 31 October 1882, in Mississippi, United States, her father, James Monroe Bruce, was 27 and her mother, Lydia J. Christian, was 17. She married Adolphus D. Ashby on 9 March 1901, in Sabine, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Sabine, Louisiana, United States in 1920 and Middlecreek Twp, Sabine, Louisiana, United States in 1930. She died on 12 January 1965, in Blanchard, Caddo, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Blanchard, Caddo, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mattie Belle Bruce
1882–1965
Adolphus D. Ashby
1880–1970
Marriage: 9 March 1901
Isephene Winona Ashby
1902–1977
Jesse Clarence Ashby
1903–1980
Ella Mae Ashby
1905–1976
William Thomas Ashby
1907–1982
Adolphus D. Ashby Jr
1909–1983
Davis L Ashby Sr.
1911–1996
Olen Homer Ashby Sr
1913–1988
Alton Monroe Ashby Sr
1915–2000
Mattie Lou Ashby
1917–2001
Oscar Francis Ashby
1919–2004
Mavis Oletta Ashby
1923–1923
David Elbert Ashby
1924–
Lydia Imogene Ashby
1927–2018

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
9 March 1901
Sabine, Louisiana, United States
children

(13)

  • Female1902–1977Female

  • Jesse Clarence Ashby

    Male1903–1980Male

  • Female1905–1976Female

  • William Thomas Ashby

    Male1907–1982Male

  • Adolphus D. Ashby Jr

    Male1909–1983Male

+8 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • James Monroe Bruce

    Male1855–1929Male

  • Lydia J. Christian

    Female1865–1888Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1886

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 13

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 25

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

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)

  • Mattie Ashbey in household of A Dolphs Ashbey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mattie Ashby in household of A D Ashby, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha Bruce in household of William Christan, "United States Census, 1900"

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