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James E. Bruce, was born in Poweshiek county, Iowa, on the 14th of April, 1860, and is the son of John and Sarah (Brock) Bruce. His father, was a native of Ohio, and enlisted in Company H., Twenty-eighth Iowa Infantry, and died at Helena, Arkansas, on the 14th of May, 1863. James attended the common schools and graduated from the law department of the Iowa State University, in June, 1881. He immediately came to Cass county, and began the practice of his profession in the town of Anita. He was united in marriage in October, 1882, with Miss Luella Voorhees, a daughter of Peter and Hannah (Hoffman) Voorhees, a native of New Jersey, but at the time of her marriage was a resident of Anita. They have one child--Clarence W. Mr. Bruce is a young man of much ability, having attained a good reputation from everyone in the county. He has an increasing practice, and is doing a large business in his profession.

Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 390-391.

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