John Bruce was born in Scotland on Feb. 28, 1862. Bruce appears to have arrived in San Francisco with the many other artisans shortly after the earthquake in 1906. By 1920 he had moved across the bay to Oakland and by 1930 he was in San Diego. He died in San Mateo, CA on Jan. 26, 1952.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
City Directory; Census; Death Record.
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