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Darthula Martha Bruss (Stephens)

Birthplace: Ogden, Weber, UT, USA
Death: Died in Glendale, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Whitford Stephens and Laura Mariah Stephens
Wife of Edgar Carl Bruss
Ex-wife of Charles Ambrose Sadlier
Mother of Maureen Theo Sadlier
Sister of Erma Laura Robinson

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About Darthula Martha Bruss

Thula was married first to Charles Ambrose Sadleir, when she was 18 years old. They were married when on tour. Charles put on street shows. They were later divorced.

Thula joined the Ringling Brothers Circus and traveled a great deal during the summer. She had many a mishap and quit. She often ended the season with a broken arm or leg. While in the circus she adopted a young girl, Maureen Theo Sadlier, born 6 Sep 1916.

Thula's mother, Laura, received many a sweet letter from Theo who was in a convent in Denver, Colorado. She received the letters as: Dear Grandma. Laura sent her clippings and goodies.

Thula married second, Edgar Karl Bruss, who was born 1894. They lived in Los Angeles, California. He died the 29 December 1955 in San Diego, California. He was operated on for ulcers and took pneumonia which caused his death.

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Darthula Martha Bruss's Timeline

August 28, 1889
Ogden, Weber, UT, USA
September 6, 1916
Age 27
Lowell, Middlesex, MA, USA
March 1, 1982
Age 92
Glendale, Los Angeles, CA, USA