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Pitts, Bruce, Brogdon (GA. OH, CA) "Af-Amer" Connection

Pitts, Bruce, Brogdon (GA. OH, CA) "Af-Amer" Connection

Posted: 1349831769000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pitts, Bruce, Brogdon
I'm trying to locate anyone related to:
Zeb and Cora Lewis Pitts (Jones /Bibb Co. Ga)
Children: Nellie Bruce, Corinth Brogdon. Both daughters lived in the Cleveland,Ohio area. Zeb died in Macon,Ga. in the early 1920s. Cora later moved to Ohio. The 1930 census has her as head of household. Included with her are the names listed above along with sons-in-law Joseph and Arthur. A grandaughter Gloria is also listed. Gloria may have moved to the Sacramento,Ca. area. Please reply if you are connected to this family or can be of any assistance.

Re: Pitts, Bruce, Brogdon (GA. OH, CA) "Af-Amer" Connection

Posted: 1351971959000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pitts, Bruce

In 1910 the family was living in Godfrey, Bibb, GA.
Jeb Pitts, b. GA, 40, driver packing house.
Cora, wife, b. GA, 34, had given birth to four children but only three alive in 1910, nurse private family.
Gertrude B., b. GA, 13.
Nellie, b. GA, 10.
Corinth, b. GA, 10.

Joseph Bruce, 29
Married: 14 Oct 1922
Born: Abt. 1893, Lindan, Alabama
Father: Philip Bruce
Occupation: Chauffeur
First Marriage
Mother: Mittie Adams
Spouse: Gertrude Pitts, 29
Born: Abt. 1893, Macon, GA
Father: Zeb Pitts
Mother: Cora Lewis
Married Once Before
Married Name: Gates
Divorced: July 1922

Joseph Bruce, 35
Married: 11 Oct 1927
Born: abt. 1892, Linden, AL
Occupation: Chauffeur
Married Once Before
Father: Philip
Mothr: Mittie Adams
Spouse: nellie Pitts Moore, 30
Born: Macon, GA
Occupation: Nurse
Father: Zeb Pitts
Mother: Cora Lewis
Previously married once.

In 1940 the Bruce family was living in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH.
Joseph Bruce, b. GA, 51, houseman private family, education=8th grade.
Nellie, wife, b. GA, 45, maid private family, educ=8th grade.
Gloria, b. TN, 16.

Joseph Bruce
Residence: Cleveland, OH
Born: July 11, 1892, Linden, AL
Nearest Relative: mrs. nellie Bruce, Cleveland
Employer: Walter M. halle, Cleveland
Source: U. S. World War II Draft Registration Cards 1942

Joseph Bruce
Born: 1892
Race: Non-white
Residence: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH
Died: 26 Sept. 1958, Cleveland Clinic Hospital per death cert #61790.
Autopsy: yes
Marital Status: Married

Gloria A. Bruce
Born: abt. 1925
School: Flora Stone Mather College for Women, Cleveland, 1945
If you send me your email address, I can send you the picture from the yearbook.

Nellie Inez Pitts Bruce:
Born: 22 Feb 1896, GA
Died: 21 April 1990, Yolo Co., CA
Mother's Maiden Name: Lewis
Father: Pitts
Source: California Death Index 1940-1997.

I suggest you look for her obituary. They might have a copy at Yolo County Archive,

I searched for a Gloria Bruce in California but didn't find one that matched. Need to find her married name. Successful Searching!

Re: Pitts, Bruce, Brogdon (GA. OH, CA) "Af-Amer" Connection

Posted: 1352003040000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1367207072000
Thanks for your assistance. Gloria may have married a James Floyd Garner (1975) in Nev. I'm still hoping a relative will eventually respond. I would love to receive the photo at There's the possibility that Gloria may still be alive and well in Ca! She has a daughter, Jan Bodey.

Re: Pitts, Bruce, Brogdon (GA. OH, CA) "Af-Amer" Connection

Posted: 1368343050000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pitts, Bruce, Brogdon
Hello again,
I made a terrible mistake and deleted the school photo that you so kindly sent me back in Nov. of Gloria Bruce (Parents (Joseph and Nellie Bruce-Ohio). If possible, would you please email me another copy at Thanks
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