Edith Lillian Bruyere

7 July 1894–December 1973 (Age 79)
McLennan, Texas, United States

The Life of Edith Lillian

When Edith Lillian Bruyere was born on 7 July 1894, in McLennan, Texas, United States, her father, Edgar Henry Bruyere, was 25 and her mother, Willie Anna Wilson, was 20. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Marvin Victor Self Sr. She lived in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States for about 35 years and Austin, Travis, Texas, United States in 1940. She died in December 1973, in Texarkana, Bowie, Texas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Pflugerville, Travis, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Marvin Victor Self Sr
Edith Lillian Bruyere
Louise Marie Self
Dorothy L Self
Marvin Victor Self Jr

Spouse and Children



    Louise Marie Self


    Dorothy L Self


    Marvin Victor Self Jr


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 7

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

French (Bruyère): from Old French bruyere ‘heather’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived in a place where heather grew, or a habitational name from one of the places in France (for example in Calvados) named with this word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edith Self in household of Maroin Self, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edith Self in household of Marvin Self, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edith Self in household of Marvin V Self, "United States Census, 1920"

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