Darthula Martha Bruss (Stephens)
|Birthplace:||Ogden, Weber, UT, USA|
|Death:||Died in Glendale, Los Angeles, CA, USA|
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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.