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BRUEY, Frank Edward - 1912 Bio (1885-1965)


Posted By: Debbie Nash (email)
Date: 12/17/2003 at 18:46:38

From the History of Jefferson County - 1912, Volume II
Pages 217-218


“Frank E. BRUEY, one of the popular young farmers and stock-raisers of Cedar township, was born on the place where he now resides, on section 27, his natal day being August 21, 1885. His parents are Richard and Mary Catharine (ORIEZ) BRUEY. The father, whose birth occurred in Belfort, France, on the 13th of March, 1843, devoted his attention to general agricultural pursuits throughout his active business career. In 1856 he crossed the Atlantic to the United States, coming direct to Jefferson county, Iowa, and locating on section 27, Cedar township. It was at Fairfield, Iowa, that he wedded Miss Mary C. ORIEZ, a lady of French descent, who was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on the 13th of September, 1853, and was a daughter of Francis ORIEZ, whose widow now resides in Washington, Iowa. Following his marriage Richard BRUEY purchased the farm on which our subject now makes his home, continuing its operation until the 1st of October, 1906, when he put aside the active work of the fields and took up his abode on South Third street in Fairfield, where he has since lived. The period of his residence in Jefferson county now covers fifty-five years and he enjoys an extensive and favorable acquaintance within its borders. Frank E. BRUEY has one sister, Annie M., who has charge of the cloak department in a large store at Des Moines.

Frank E. BRUEY attended school in district No. 3, Center township, and remained under the parental roof until the time of his marriage. At the time of his father’s retirement he assumed charge of the home farm of one hundred and twenty acres and has since been actively engaged in its operation. He feeds all his grain to stock, of which he raises a good grade.

On the 19th of December, 1906, Mr. BRUEY was united in marriage to Miss Maggie Irene CROWNER, who was born on a farm north of Fairfield and began her education in a district school there and also attended school at Birmingham, Iowa, and near Stockport. Her parents, William and Cora (McMULLEN) CROWNER, are both of Irish descent. The father is a native of Jefferson county, Iowa, while the mother’s birth occurred in Pennsylvania. At the present time they are residing on a farm of eighty acres in section 17, Cedar township. Their children are five in number, as follows: Olive, the wife of Fred L. KELLER, a farm of Cedar township; Mrs. BRUEY; May, the wife of G. H. ATHERTON, a business man of Fairfield; John, an agriculturist of Cedar township; and June, who resides with her parents.

Mr. BRUEY is a republican in politics and is now serving his second term as township assessor in a township which is strongly democratic – a fact indicative of his popularity and the confidence and trust reposed in him by his fellow townsmen. He is the first republican assessor ever chosen in Cedar township and was elected by a flattering majority. His aid and cooperation can be counted upon to further every movement calculated to benefit the community and he and his estimable wife are held in high regard by their many friends.”

I am copying this for genealogical purposes and am not related to said individuals.


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