|Marjorie Bruce Wilkinson|
Marjorie Bruce Wilkinson was born 15 May
1911. Her parents, James Arthur Bruce (20 Jul 1878-6 Apr 1944) and
Lorena May Nolte Bruce (21 Mar 1883-4 Jan 1906) were married Jan. 4,
1906 in Matagorda, Texas. James'
parents were Charles David Bruce (son of David T. Bruce and Elizabeth
Smalley Burnett) and Margaret Jane Yeamans Bruce daughter of Horace
Yeamans and Eliza Baxter Yeamans. Lorena's parents were Carl Nolte (son
of Joseph Nolte and Christina Berghard Nolte) and Hannah Elizabeth
Sterry Nolte (daughter of James Sterry and Nancy Wright Sterling
Sterry). (Family histories for these families can be found in Historic
Matagorda County, Volume II.) Marjorie was a sixth generation descendant
of the first settlers of Matagorda County. Her family moved to Bay City
when she was seven years old, and she was educated in the local schools.
In 1932 she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Southwest
Texas State Teacher's College in San Marcos. After teaching private
lessons for a year, she married Walter W. Wilkinson, Jr. in 1933. They
were the parents of two daughters, Jean and Helen.
Mrs. Wilkinson devoted herself to her family and the activities of her daughters as they were growing up. She was a life-long Episcopalian, and long-time valued member of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle. In her later years she began to write these stories of her early memories. After her death in 1989, her daughter Number One, Jean, carried out her wishes by preparing them for publication for her descendants, and as a lasting memorial to her.
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