Starting Sept. 5, 2014, Genealogy.com will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
 
Learn more


Home Page |Surname List |Index of Individuals |InterneTree |Sources


View Tree for Thomas Douglas BruceThomas Douglas Bruce (b. 5 April 1902, d. 29 December 1971)


Picture of Thomas Douglas Bruce
Tom and Annie Bruce

Thomas Douglas Bruce (son of William Bruce and Ann Dewar)47, 48, 49 was born 5 April 1902 in Dundee,Scotland49, and died 29 December 1971 in Dundee Royal Infirmary, Dundee, Scotland50, 51. He married Annie Macnaughton MacEwan on 8 September 1927 in Dundee, Scotland52, 53, daughter of Robert Adam MacEwan and Annie Fraser Macnaughton.

 Includes NotesNotes for Thomas Douglas Bruce:
Tom was interested and involved in a wide range of activities. He enjoyed curling, bowls, game shooting. He became a Special Constable and was eventually a Special Superintendent before his retiral from the Police.
During the 1939-45 War he was involved in the nucleus of what could have become 'partisans' or 'underground' if Germany had ever achieved occupation of Britain. He said very little about this other than to tell me (Bob) about how they practised clandestine meetings at night, meeting at such places as disused quarries.(These preceding notes are by by RDB, second son.)

Tom was educated at Dundee High School (I think) and then at Glenalmond - or "Coll" as it was known. In the late Twenties and Thirties he and Annie loved dancing and were regulars at Gleneagles and in Dundee at Kidds Club. A keen pianist, he loved to tinkle the old tunes, particularly the old ragtime ones. As Deputy Controller of the Jute Industry during the war he had to make frequent visits to London where he went to the theatre, and in the fifties - the musicals. He was also a very keen game shot, and was a member of the syndicate at Kinpurnie with many of his friends and colleagues from the Jute Industry. However, as the sons Bill, Bob & Roger were growing up and were being introduced to shooting, there was no "openings" at Kinpurnie for the young so Tom went off on his own and set up our own shoot. One was at the Knock of Formal, and we used to be joined by David Goodfellow, Hoot Gibson (our doctor) and other friends, such as Godfrey Waterston. The shooting was varied - grouse in August - with the occasional long tailed one down by the bog next to Lintrathen (These notes by RMB, third son)
[McKuan family.ftw]

He was a director of many outside interests: Dundee-Angus Ice Rink, (Chairman);
Dundee Crematorium Ltd; local Chairman of General Accident & Life Assurance Company; Dundee & London Investment Trust; British Canadian Trust Ltd; Dundee Committee of Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service; and Dundee Orphanage.

During World War II he was Deputy Jute Controller to Herbert Bonar (later Sir Herbert). He told the tale of how early in the War Army requisitions came in for narrow canvas webbing by the thousands (if not millions) of yards. On trying to find out the purpose he was told by an elderly clerk that the Army must have been using requisition orders from the 1914-18 War, the webbing was for the Cavalry!

"T.D." was involved in every aspect of the Jute trade as either committee member or chairman, and was the first Chairman of the Jute Trade Federal Council in 1948. Chamber of Commerce came into his remit and inevitably he was President of the Dundee Chamber, going on to become Chairman of the Council of Scottish Chambers of Commerce.

Rotary and the Guildry Incorporation of Dundee were included, and he was President of Dundee Rotary Club on possibly two occasions.[McKuan family.ftw]

Tom was interested and involved in a wide range of activities. He enjoyed curling, bowls, game shooting. He became a Special Constable and was eventually a Special Superintendent before his retiral from the Police.
During the 1939-45 War he was involved in the nucleus of what could have become 'partisans' or 'underground' if Germany had ever achieved occupation of Britain. He said very little about this other than to tell me (Bob) about how they practised clandestine meetings at night, meeting at such places as disused quarries.

He was a director of many outside interests: Dundee-Angus Ice Rink, (Chairman);
Dundee Crematorium Ltd; local Chairman of General Accident & Life Assurance Company; Dundee & London Investment Trust; British Canadian Trust Ltd; Dundee Committee of Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service; and Dundee Orphanage.

During World War II he was Deputy Jute Controller to Herbert Bonar (later Sir Herbert). He told the tale of how early in the War Army requisitions came in for narrow canvas webbing by the thousands (if not millions) of yards. On trying to find out the purpose he was told by an elderly clerk that the Army must have been using requisition orders from the 1914-18 War, the webbing was for the Cavalry!

"T.D." was involved in every aspect of the Jute trade as either committee member or chairman, and was the first Chairman of the Jute Trade Federal Council in 1948. Chamber of Commerce came into his remit and inevitably he was President of the Dundee Chamber, going on to become Chairman of the Council of Scottish Chambers of Commerce.

Rotary and the Guildry Incorporation of Dundee were included, and he was President of Dundee Rotary Club on possibly two occasions.[Bob.FTW]

Tom was interested and involved in a wide range of activities. He enjoyed curling, bowls, game shooting. He became a Special Constable and was eventually a Special Superintendant before his retiral from the Police.
During the 1939-45 War he was involved in the nucleus of what could have become 'partisans' or 'underground' if Germany had ever achieved occupation of Britain. He said very little about this other than to tell me (Bob) about how they practised clandestine meetings at night, meeting at such places as disused quarries.

He was a director of many outside interests: Dundee-Angus Ice Rink, (Chairman);
Dundee Crematorium Ltd; local Chairman of General Accident & Life Assurance Company; Dundee & London Investment Trust; British Canadian Trust Ltd; Dundee Committee of Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service; and Dundee Orphanage.

During World War II he was Deputy Jute Controller to Herbert Bonar (later Sir Herbert). He told the tale of early in the War Army requisitions came in for narrow canvas webbing by the thousands (if not millions) of yards. On trying to find out the purpose he was told by an elderly clerk that the Army must have been using requisition orders from the 1914-18 War, the webbing was for the Cavalry!

T.D. was involved in every aspect of the Jute trade as either committee member or chairman, and was the first Chairman of the Jute Trade Federal Council in 1948. Chamber of Commerce came into his remit and inevitably he was President of the Dundee Chamber, going on to become Chairman of the Council of Scottish Chambers of Commerce.

Rotary and the Guildry Incorporation of Dundee were included, and he was President of Dundee Rotary Club on possibly two occasions.


More About Thomas Douglas Bruce:
Date born 2: 5 April 1902, Dundee, Scotland.53
Burial: 1972, Cremated, Dundee Crematorium.
Died 2: 29 December 1971, Dundee Royal Infirmary,Dundee,Scotland.54
Fact 1: 1927, 1 Beechwood Terrace, Dundee.54
Fact 2: 1935, Montpelier, By Dundee, Angus.54
Fact 3: 1954, Rosebay,75 Camphill Road, B Ferry.54
Occupation: Jute spinner & manufacturer.55, 56
Residence 1: 1927, 1 Beechwood Terrace, Dundee.57, 58
Residence 2: 1935, Montpelier, By Dundee, Angus.59, 60
Residence 3: 1954, Rosebay, 75 Camphill Road, B Ferry.61, 62

More About Thomas Douglas Bruce and Annie Macnaughton MacEwan:
Marriage 1: 8 September 1927, Dundee, Scotland.63, 64
Marriage 2: 8 September 1927, Dundee,Scotland.65
Single: 8 September 1927, Dundee,Scotland.

Children of Thomas Douglas Bruce and Annie Macnaughton MacEwan are:
  1. +William Robert Rogers Bruce, b. 17 July 1928, Dundee,Scotland, d. 19 October 1989, Reading,Berks65.
  2. +Robert Douglas Bruce.
  3. +Roger MacEwan Bruce.
  4. +Susan Barbara Ann Bruce.
Created with Family Tree Maker


Home | Help | About Us | Biography.com | HistoryChannel.com | Site Index | Terms of Service | PRIVACY
© 2009 Ancestry.com