Bruce, Archie Terry (July 13, 1890 - December 10, 1951)



Unknown - December 13, 1951

Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Methodist church for Archie Terry Bruce, 61, prominent Douglas contractor, who died Monday in Memorial hospital after an illness of several months. The Odd Fellow's service was conducted at the church and Rev. A. Thomas Hurley officiated at the graveside service in Douglas Park cemetery.

Mr. Bruce was born July 13, 1890, in Ray county, Mo., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bruce. On June 30, 1917, he was united in marriage with Miss Dora Edna Snow of Lexington, Mo., who survives.

In 1919, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce moved to Douglas and have made their home here ever since. Mr. Bruce was associated with the building and contracting business until ill health forced him to retire several months ago. He was active in community and lodge affairs and was a member of the Odd Fellows, Rebekah, Masonic and Moose lodges.

In addition to his widow, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Leona Searrott of Vallejo, Calif., Mrs. Kathryn Brubaker of Casper, and Betty who is teaching school in Glendo this term; a brother J.L. Bruce of Hoisington, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. James Holland of Mammoth Springs, Ark., and three grandchildren. All three daughters were here to attend the funeral.

Pallbearers were Leonard Shaw, Tony Funk, Wm. Lindmier, Wm. Vollman, Floyd McCoubrey and Charles Huntzinger. Ushers were Stuart Fulton and Emmett Carver.


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