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Norma Smallwood Bruce
Birth: May 12, 1908
Death: May 8, 1966
Wichita
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA

Folk Figure. Born Norma Des Cygne Smallwood, she was a full blood Cherokee Indian from Tulsa, Oklahoma. While as a student at Oklahoma State University, she entered the Miss America Pageant in 1926 and was crowned the first Native American to win the title. During the year of her reign, she had an acute business sense demanding a fee for appearances. She reportedly made over $100,000, more than either Babe Ruth or the President of the United States. She was later married to George H. Bruce, President of the Aladdin Petroleum Corporation. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Thomas Gilcrease (1890 - 1962)*
  George Hickman Bruce (1900 - 1990)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Mission Mausoleum
Wichita
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA
Plot: mausoleum: 4-193-D
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: David G. Stuart
Record added: Jun 11, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14568914
Norma <i>Smallwood</i> Bruce
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Norma <i>Smallwood</i> Bruce
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Norma <i>Smallwood</i> Bruce
Added by: David G. Stuart
 
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