BRUCE WALLACE, owner of a quarter section of section 7, Cedar township, Benton county, was born in Steuben county, New York, November 17, 1840. He is a son of James and Eliza Aulls (Wheeler) Wallace, given further mention in this work, in connection with the sketch of Orr A. Wallace. He removed with his parents to Indiana, and later to Iowa, and remained at home until he was twenty-eight years of age. He worked out a few years, and in 1872 purchased eighty acres of land of his father, on which he has lived ever since. Later he was able to add another eighty acres, and successfully carried on his farm until 1892, making all improvements possible. For some years his sisters Cleora and Margaret kept house for him, but since the death of Margaret he has kept house alone. In 1892 Mr. Wallace became a severe sufferer from rheumatism, and since that time the farm has been carried on by tenants.
Mr. Wallace is an intelligent, well-read man, and has made the most of his opportunities. He is a good farmer, and success has amply rewarded his efforts. He has never married. In politics he is a Democrat, and he takes a commendable interest in local interests and affairs. He has served as school treasurer.