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Bruce, Bryson


Posted By: Mary H. Cochrane, Volunteer
Date: 7/13/2019 at 08:48:40

Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa
Biographical and Historical Record of Ringgold and Decatur Counties Iowa
Lewis Pub. Co. Chicago. 1887.

BRYSON BRUCE, editor and proprietor of the Garden Grove Express, is a son of A. C. and MARY (GRAHAM) BRUCE, natives of Pennsylvania. They were married and died in the Keystone state. Mr. BRUCE was a physician. BRYSON was born in Gibson County, Indiana, where his parents were living, from 1840 to 1850, February 22, 1842. In 1850 his father took his family to Western Pennsylvania, where BRYSON spent his youth. In 1862 he enlisted in the One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company C. With this regiment he served until discharged, on account of a wound received at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863. September 5, 1865, he re-enlisted in the Two Hundred and Fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company H. he was discharged as Orderly Sergeant July 7, 1865, and was then variously employed until in 1867 he found himself in Delaware County, New York. Here he was for the next ten years engaged in journalism, three years of the time as managing editor of the Binghamton Daily Republican.

He was united in marriage June 14, 1870, with MARY A. LIDDEL, of Andes, Delaware County, New York. In 1877 he came with his family to Iowa, stopping on the 2d of August at Minneapolis, Des Moines County. Here he clerked in a store for two and a half years. February 2, 1880, he came to Garden Grove, where he was employed one year on the Express, and then purchased the paper. This he has since devoted his time and energies to. Mr. BRUCE is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. He was mayor of Garden Grove one year. He is an elder in the Presbyterian church, of which his wife is also a member. They have been the parents of eight children - WALLACE, GEORGE, EDITH (deceased), BESSIE, ARTHUR (deceased), NELLIE, EDWARD and one yet unnamed.

Transcription by Christy Jay


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