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Reverend Patrick Bruce (b. 1848)

Reverend Patrick Bruce (b. 1848)

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Metis minister and school teacher Patrick Bruce is profiled.
Metis minister and school teacher Patrick Bruce is profiled.

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Published by: Lawrence J. Barkwell on Jun 30, 2013
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Reverend Patrick Bruce.
(1848-1933)Patrick B
ruce
was born on May 17
 ,
1848
 
in Kildonan, the son of Mary McN
ab and 
James B
ruce
(1801-1878), both Metis. His grandfather, Benjamin
 
B
ruce
(1770-1823)was an HBC employee from the Orkneys of Scotland, came to York Factory on HudsonBay in 1789 and married an Indian woman.On Apr 6
,
1870, Patrick married
 
Elizabeth
 Ann Garrioch (1843-1912) the daughter of  Elizabeth Campbell and John Garrioch
(1813-1891), both Metis. Patrick and ElizabethAnn had six sons and two daughters.Patrick attended St. John’s College to become a minister. Patrick's first posting seems tohave been at Fairford where his brother George was in charge. He went to LansdownMission in 1876 then moved to Point Grand Marais where he also taught school. Thefamily then moved to Whittle’s Point and he taught at Polplar Point School. Around1892
,
he bought land (NW Quarter of 30-15-6-Epm), near Poplar Park. He moved hisfamily there, and started to farm. He would remain in this area for the rest of his life.Family ScripScrip affidavit for Bruce, Patrick; born: May 17, 1848; father: James Bruce(Métis); mother: Mary Bruce (Métis); claim no.: 1696; date of issue: September 20, 1876.Scrip affidavit for Bruce, Elizabeth; wife of Patrick Bruce; born: December 24,1853; father: John Garrick (Métis); mother: Eliza Campbell (Métis); claim no:1697; date of issue: September 20, 1876.Bruce, Patrick; for his daughter Elsie Gertrude Bruce; claim no. 780; born: 16April, 1885 at Fort Alexander; address: Poplar Park; father: Patrick Bruce (Métisand deponent); mother: Elizabeth Ann Garroch (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no.2247.Bruce, Patrick; for his son Percival Bruce; claim no. 771; address: Poplar Park; born: 1 August, 1883 at Fort Alexander; father: Patrick Bruce (Métis anddeponent); mother: Elizabeth Ann Garroch (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 3068.Bruce, Walter Andrew; address: Poplar Park; claim no. 533; born: 15 November,1879 at Fort Alexander; father: Patrick Bruce (Métis); mother: Elizabeth Garrioch(Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 2999.Bruce, Victor Alexander; address: Poplar Park; claim no. 855; born: 25 May,1878 at Fort Alexander; father: Patrick Bruce (Métis); mother: Elizabeth AnnGarroch (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 3086.1

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