Lawrence Orr Bruce

25 September 1846–5 May 1918 (Age 71)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Lawrence Orr

When Lawrence Orr Bruce was born on 25 September 1846, in South Carolina, United States, his father, Charles Perry Bruce III, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Fant, was 23. He married Martha M. Hayes on 13 May 1877, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Center Township, Oconee, South Carolina, United States in 1900 and Center, Edgefield, South Carolina, United States in 1910. He died on 5 May 1918, at the age of 71, and was buried in Anderson, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence Orr Bruce
1846–1918
Martha M. Hayes
1849–1928
Marriage: 13 May 1877
Elizabeth Bruce
1878–1948
Robert A Bruce
1879–
Lawrence Orr Bruce Jr
1883–1931
Mattie A Bruce
1885–1952
Estelle R Bruce
1886–
Edward Preston Bruce
1888–1942
Clarence Arthur Bruce
1889–
Jennie Bruce
1891–
Beatrice Othello Bruce
1892–1963

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 May 1877
Anderson, South Carolina, United States
children

(9)

    Female1878–1948Female

    Robert A Bruce

    Male1879–Male

    Lawrence Orr Bruce Jr

    Male1883–1931Male

    Female1885–1952Female

    Estelle R Bruce

    Female1886–Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1860

Age 14

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.
1863

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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)

  • Laurence O Bruce, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lawrence O Bruce in household of C P Bruce, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lawrence O Bruce, "United States Census, 1910"

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