Ralph Reid Bruce

M, #9175, b. 1892, d. 19 March 1958
     Ralph Reid Bruce was born in 1892 at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of John Bruce and Margaret Buchan. Ralph Reid Bruce was an apprentice cooper and trawl fisherman.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1911 census at 37 Virginia Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Margaret Innes, head; George B. Innes, son; Ralph B. Innes, son; Lizzie B. Innes, daughter, Bella B. Innes, daughter; William Innes, son; Keith Innes, son.3,2
He married Helen Fraser at Manse of Nigg, Nigg, Kincardineshire, Scotland, on 24 January 1917.4,5,2 Ralph died on 19 March 1958 at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.6,2

Child of Ralph Reid Bruce and Helen Fraser


  1. [S8153] Ralph Reid Bruce, ScotlandsPeople search, Statutory Register of Births, Registration District of Peterhead, Surname: Bruce. Forename: Ralph Reid. Gender: Male. Year: 1892. Ref: 232/1 282. Registration District Name: Peterhead.
  2. [S6014] Keith Innes, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Keith Innes of Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
  3. [S8154] 1911, Scottish Census, "Ralph B. Innes, son, male, age 18, single, cooper (apprentice) in curing yard, worker, born in Aberdeen, Peterhead, resident at 37 Virginia Street, Aberdeen."
  4. [S8193] Ralph Reid Bruce to Nellie Fraser, Statutory Register of Marriages in the Parish of Nigg in the County of Kincardine, "1917, on the Twenty Fourth day of January at The Manse of Nigg, After Publication According to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. Ralph Reid Bruce, Trawl Fisherman (Driver Royal Field Artillary) (Bachelor), 24 years, resident at ? frequently with the British Expeditionary Force, Father: John Bruce, Trawl Fisherman (deceased), Mother: Margaret Bruce M.S. Buchan. Nellie Fraser, Fish Worker (Spinster), 21 years, resident at 117 Gerrard Street, Aberdeen, Father: William Fraser, General Labourer (deceased), Mother: Agnes? Fraser M.S McDougall. Hugh M. Smith, Minister of Nigg. Elizabeth Bruce Witness. Benjamin Bruce Witness. Registered: 1917, January 26th at Nigg, D.M. Walker Int. Registrar."
  5. [S8191] Ralph Reid Bruce, Nellie Fraser, Surname: Bruce. Forename: Ralph Reid. Spouse Surname: Fraser. Spouse Forename: Nellie. Year: 1917. Ref: 266/ 8. Registration District Name: Nigg (Kincardine).
  6. [S8192] Ralph Reid Bruce, Register of Deaths in the Northern District of Aberdeen in the Burgh of Aberdeen, "Ralph Reid Bruce, Trawl Fisherman (Married to Helen Fraser), died 1958, March Nineteenth 10h 35m P.M. at Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen (Us. Res. 1 Fernie Brae, Aberdeen), Male, 65 years. Father: John Bruce, Fisherman (deceased), Mother: Margaret Bruce M.S. Buchan (deceased). Cause of death: Cerebral Haemorrhage: Bronchopneumonia, as Cert. by H. Bruce Coull M.B. Ch.B. Informant: W. Bruce, Son, 1 Granville Terrace, Bean Street, Hull (Present). Registered: 1958, March 20th at Aberdeen, Albert Smith, Registrar."