Hi M. A., the Thomas Bruce family was living in Como, New Madrid Co., MO in 1920. Thomas, b. IL, 26, fireman saw mill; Malveren [Census spelling] b. MO, 22; Mariam [Census spelling], son, b. MO, 4 4/12ths; Carl, b. MO, almost 2 and Thomas Hubbard, newphew, b. MO, 9.
In 1930 the family was living in Rockaway [Oregon Coast], Tillamook Co., OR. Thomas G., b. IL, 36, marr @ 21, dairy farmer; Mavourmeen B. [Census spelling], b. MO, 32, marr @ 17; Maron E. [Census spelling], son, b. MO, 14 and Carl G., b. MO, 12.
An Edward M. Bruce, b. 1915, MO was living in Marion Co., OR when he enlisted in the Army 12 Jan 1942 in Portland, OR. He had completed 4 hrs high school & was single, without dependents. Source: National Archives & Records Admin.
A Carl G. Bruce, b. 15 Nov. 1917, Parma, MO was in the Merchant Marine sailing between the Orient 1946-1954. Source: National Archives & Records Admin.
An Edward M. Bruce was a TSGT US Army World War II, b. 2 Aug 1915 and d. 29 Jan 1991. Service start date=12 Jan 1942 and was buried 4 Feb 1991 in Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 SE Mt. Scott Blvd., Portland, OR 97266, Section N, Site 1622. Source: National Cemetery Admin., U. S. Veterans Gravesites.
An Edward Marion Bruce d. Yamhill Co., 29 Jan 1991 per death cert #91-02491, age=75, b. 2 Aug 1915. Source: OR Death Index.
For a copy of his obituary, contact Univ. Oregon, http://libweb.uoregon/edu/general/gethelp.htmlhttp://libweb.uoregon/edu/general/gethelp.html or OR Lib Sys, www.oregonlibraries.net/.
The Yamhill County Gen. Soc. might have additional info about Marion; www.geocities.com/ycgsociety/?20083. Successful Hunting!