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Bruce, Miner Wait

Male 1850 - 1919  (68 years)


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  • Name Bruce, Miner Wait 
    Born 27 Oct 1850  Charlestown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Marriage 21 Apr 1897  Milwaukee, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Bride: Julia Marden 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1889-1898  Alaska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    AK
    USA 
    Died 31 Jul 1919  Fort Steilacoom, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Association Willoughby, Richard G. (Relationship: Friend) 
    Association French, L.B. (Relationship: Colleague) 
    Person ID I470  Camera Workers | B, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Amateur (photojournalist).
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He first visited Alaska in May 1889 as a newspaper writer and struck up a friendship with R.G. Willoughby of "Silent City" fame. Along with fellow journalist L.B. French, Bruce accompanied Willoughby to Muir Glacier that summer and attempted his own photographs. At one point the Sitka newspaper reported Bruce had lost his life, possibly by falling down a glacier crevass. Bruce, however, survived and went on to write two books about Alaska Territory with details of The Silent City.
    • REFERENCES: (Sitka) The Alaskan, 1889 07 20/1; Bruce (1895); Bruce (1899).

  • Sources 
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