Alexander Fraser Bruce

Alexander Fraser Bruce

Served during the following dates: 1900-00-00

BRUCE, ALEXANDER FRASER farmer and wholesale merchant; b. 10 May 1857 in Heatherdale, son of John Bruce and Anne Finlayson; m. 24 December 1884 Mary Isabella MacKinnon of Uigg, and they had seven children, Callum, John Callum'", Willard, Fraser, Barbara, Catherine, and Munro; Presbyterian/United; d. 28 November 1927 in Valleyfield.
Bruce, a Liberal, was declared elected to the Legislative Assembly by two votes in the general election of 1900 for 4th Kings. He was sworn in and served in the Legislature during the 1901 session. Eventually a recount and a judicial appeal of the 4th Kings election resulted in Murdoch McKinnon"" being declared elected. McKinnon took his seat in the Legislative Assembly in May 1902.
Born in Heatherdale, Bruce was a farmer in Valleyfield on the Douse Road. Later he operated a wholesale business in Montague. As a result of his success in business, he retired to enjoy travelling, studying, and working on his Montague property. Alexander Bruce died 28 November 1927.
Mary Bruce, the daughter of William MacKinnon, was born 2 January 1854 and predeceased her husband. John Callum Bruce* served in the Legislature for 4th Queens from 1928 until his death in 1933.

References: CPG 1901 p. 362; Elections PEI; Meacham's Atlas; PEI journal of the Legislative Assembly 1901 pp. 3. 89, 1902 pp. 6-7, 9, 17-18, 89; Examiner 29 December 1884; Patriot 29 November 1927; PARO: Marriage License Book RG 19 series 3 subseries 1 volume 5; MNI-Census 1891; Census 1901; Montague United Church Records. Guide to abbreviations

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