Bruce R. Longstreth

Bruce R. Longstreth

Millersburg, Iowa County, Iowa, USA
Death 2 Mar 1928 (aged 31)
Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri, USA
Burial Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 65497699 · View Source
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Bruce R. Longstreth was born on 30 May 1896 in Millersburg, Iowa County, Iowa, son of Sutton Longstreth and Ella Josephine Waggner.

Bruce registered for the Draft during World War II in 1916. Private Bruce Longstreth served with the Second Infantry, Machine Gun Company, Missouri National Guary (organized Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri) on the Mexican Border in 1916.

At age 20, Bruce married Florence DeGood, daughter of Banning Norton DeGood and Elizabeth Hale Walker, on Wed. 28 Feb 1917.

Due to a need for men to serve during World War I, the United States instituted a draft. The first registration was for men between the ages of 21 and 31. As a result, this first registration included men born between June 5, 1886 and June 5, 1896. Bruce R. Longstreth was required to register for the draft on 5 Jun 1917 at Horton, Vernon County, Missouri. He was 21 years old and was born in Millersburg, Iowa on 30 May 1896. He was a signalman for the Missouri Pacific Railroad in Horton, Missouri. He states he is single and Caucasian. He has previous service with the Missouri National Guard on the Mexican Border in 1916. He is claiming a disability because of some complication of this service. The Registrar states he is of medium height and built with blue eyes, dark hair and was not bald. It was stated again that he had a physical disability.

As head of household, renting home at 709 East Allison, born in Iowa, Bruce R. Longstreth (age 23) occupation: chief oiler for the railroad working for wages, was enumerated in the 1920 Federal Census, on 13 Jan 1920 in 709 East Allison Street, Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri, with his wife, born in Iowa Florence Longstreth (age 19) and son, born in Missouri Robert E. Longstreth (age 7/12).

His wife, Florence, died on 25 Nov 1920 from pulmonary tuberculosis in 904 North Commercial, Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri, at age 20 years, 3 months and 13 days, leaving him a widower. Bruce was the surviving husband listed in the obituary of Florence Longstreth on 29 Nov 1920 in the The Nevada Daily Mail and The Evening Post of Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri.

Bruce married Elsie Broeker, daughter of Robert Broeker and Christine Sachs, circa 1922, in Missouri. Bruce was a train caller with the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company, Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri.

Bruce R. Longstreth died from a spinal cord injury from fracture of third and fourth cervical vertebrae caused by being hit by a locomotive in the railroad yards on Fri. 2 Mar 1928 in Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri, at age 31 years and 9 months leaving Elsie as a widow. Bruce lived for three days after the accident on 29 Feb 1928. He was buried on Sun. 4 Mar 1928 Newton Burial Park, Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri.

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