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Hi my name is Kat Giroux Bruce.  My husband was Clifford Raymond Bruce.  His father's name on his birth certificate is James Orrin Bruce.  Mother is Peggy Ann Hickman born in Huntington either Florida or West Virginia. However, according to Cliff, that was not his biological father.  I do not know the name of the father that brought him up.  I think it was Carl.  Both Peggy and Carl were born in March. Do not know year. Both died in the same year, not known, father October ? mother December 7. They lived in California but Cliff was born in Tampa, Fl, March 16, 1949.  He was an only child. He passed away this past Tuesday, August 18, 2020 in Ridgecrest, Ca. Both parents died in Oxnard, Ca.  I tried this once before somewhere else but got no where.  Thanks for the help
WikiTree profile: Kathleen Giroux
in The Tree House by Kathleen Giroux G2G Crew (340 points)

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Hi Kathleen,

Thank you for introducing yourself, and welcome to WikiTree.

I hope you are enjoying yourself, and that you find answers to your questions.
by Cheryl Hess G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)
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Welcome to wikitree.  Hopefully, we can help you find some information.  Sorry to hear about your husband.  It is so hard to lose people with the way things are right now.  

Family search has quite a few sources for James Orrin Bruce, b 1891 possibly WV, d 1978 in FL, WW I vet. so that might match to your possible birth of mother in WV. 

I found a 1940 Census of Margret Hickman, b 1931, with parents Shirley (male) and Edith in Grantsville, West Virginia.  Mother Edith would have been 16 when she had Margret -

Then there is a Marriage of Margaret Hickman, age 19, Jun 8 1949 in Calhoun, WV to Carl Bell, so that would be 2 months after Clifford was born.  She could have gone to FL to have him.  Parents of Margaret match the census above. Carl was 21, parents are listed also -

I found a child of this couple who died Apr 1957 in Calhoun, WV. -

Found a Peg Bell Find a Grave, b Nov 1926, d Dec 2000  Grave ID - 85849322

Found a Margaret Hickman who divorced Carlton Camp Jun 1973 in Orange California -

I found a few Margaret Hickman, b 1910, 1911, 1924 in Florida with 1910-1930 census 

Keep in mind that Carl can have legal name of Charles.  I have a grandfather like that, which made it difficult to find information. 

by Linda Peterson G2G6 Pilot (623k points)

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