Bruce Ward McVay

12 August 1917–2 August 2001 (Age 83)
Everson, Fergus, Montana, United States

The Life Summary of Bruce Ward

When Bruce Ward McVay was born on 12 August 1917, in Everson, Fergus, Montana, United States, his father, Robert Owen McVay, was 29 and his mother, Clara M Ward, was 29. He married Ruth Leota Howard on 21 December 1939, in Clark, Washington, United States. He lived in School District 85 Denton, Fergus, Montana, United States in 1920 and Cando, Towner, North Dakota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 2 August 2001, in Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 83.

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Bruce Ward McVay
Ruth Leota Howard
Marriage: 21 December 1939

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
Age 1
To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · Seattle General Strike
Age 2
The Seattle general strike was a five day strike in 1919, where around 65,000 workers began striking for higher wages. This happened two years after WWI  wage controls.
1940 · Galloping Gertie
Age 23
Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of McVey .

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

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Sources (6)

  • Bruce W Mcvay in household of Robert O Mcvay, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bruce W Mcvay in household of Robert O Mcvay, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bruce Mcvay, "United States Census, 1940"

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