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Robert Bruce Magee

Birthplace: Missouri, United States
Death: April 14, 1913 (67)
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Lewis Magee and Mary Jerusha Wall
Husband of Elizabeth A. Veatch
Brother of John Lafayette Magee; Jasper N. Magee; Oliver W. Magee and Mary G. Magee

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About Robert Bruce Magee

Eugene T Sawyer. History of Santa Clara County California . ROBERT BRUCE MAGEE— In writing the his- tory of a state as old as California it is but natural that many to whose fortitude, courage and industry is due in a large measure the prosperity that now abounds on every hand should have closed life's little day and passed on to the reward that awaits each when his allotted time shall have been fulfilled. Among such the name of R. Bruce Magee is held in loving remembrance by those who knew him in life. He was born in Macon County, Mo., April 25, 1845. where he lived with his parents on a farm, and where he obtained his early education; later he removed to Davis County, Iowa, where he enlisted for service in the Civil War on January 15, 1864, and served his country faithfully until its close. He enlisted as a private in Company D, Third Regiment, Iowa Volun- teer Cavalry. Col. Cyrus Bussey commanding; later Col. John W. Noble was the commanding officer. His brothers, Oliver P. and John L. Magee. served in Company E of the Third Iowa Volunteer Cavalry; also his stepfather. Joshua Wall, was commissary sergeant of Company D of the same regiment. This regiment took part in the great "Wilson Raid," including engagements at Ebenezer Church, Selma, Ala., and Columbus, Ga., capturing nearly 700 prisoners. His service throughout the war was distinguished by courage and faithfulness, and on August 9, 1865, he received his honorable discharge at Daven- port, Iowa.

The marriage of Mr. Magee on April 2, 1867. united him with Miss Elizabeth A. Veatch, a native of Davis County, Iowa, born on March 22, 1848, whose family were numbered among the pioneer settlers of the state of Iowa. Later Mr. and Mrs. Magee removed to Newton County, Mo., where Mr. Magee taught school for six years, and then removed to Wellington, Kans., and Mr. Magee served as chief of police of that city and also as deputy sheriff, serving the com- munity with satisfaction to all; he was also past com- mander of the Elbert E. Peck Post. G. A. R., of Hazelton, Kans. Desiring a milder climate, he mi- grated, with Mrs. Magee, to California in 1896, set- thng at San Jose, where he served as marshal and tax collector for a number of years. At the time of his passing away, he was affiliated with Sheridan- Dix Post No. 7, G. A. R., Department of California and Nevada, and was also the honored commander of the Central California Veterans' Association for the year 1912. During the years of 1911-12 Mrs. Magee was president of the Anna Ella Carroll Circle No. 1, Department of California and Nevada, Ladies of the G. A. R., and has always been active in all the affairs of the local organization and of the W. R. C. Her brother, J. J. Veatch, was a lieutenant of Company I of the Third Iowa Cavalry. After her husband's demise Mrs. Magee became the wife of Alfred B. Smith, whose sketch appears elsewhere in this volume. Mr. Magee, who died April 12, 1913, rep- resented the calm, patient and successful toiler, and enjoyed the confidence of the entire community in which he resided for so many years.

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Robert Bruce Magee's Timeline

April 25, 1845
Missouri, United States

Name: Robert B Magee
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1850
Event Place: Macon county, Macon, Missouri, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 5
Marital Status:
Race (Original):
Birthplace: Missouri
Birth Year (Estimated): 1845
House Number: 901
Family Number: 911
Line Number: 35
Affiliate Publication Number: M432
Affiliate Film Number: 405
GS Film number: 443613
Digital Folder Number: 004200565
Image Number: 00385
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Lewis Magee M 30 Missouri
Mary N Magee F 28 Kentucky
Oliver W Magee M 11 Missouri
John L Magee M 9 Missouri
Robert B Magee M 5 Missouri
Jasper N Magee M 3 Missouri
Mary G Magee F 0 Missouri

"United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 Sep 2013), Robert B Magee in entry for Lewis Magee, 1850.


Robert Bruce /MAGEE/
birth: 1845
marriage: 2 April 1867

Elizabeth Ann /VEATCH/
birth: 22 March 1848
marriage: 2 April 1867
death: 12 December 1948


Samuel Lewis /MAGEE/
Mary Jerusha (Hanson) /MARSH/

April 14, 1913
Age 67

Name: Robert B Magee
Beneficiary's Name:
Beneficiary 2 Name:
Event Type: Pension
Event Date: 1907-1933
Event Place: United States
Form Type: Army Invalid
Death Date: 14 Apr 1913
Affiliate Publication Title: Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933
Affiliate Publication Number: M850
Affiliate Film Number: 1478
GS Film number: 001635513
Digital Folder Number: 004694111
Image Number: 00530

Citing this Record

"United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 Sep 2013), Robert B Magee, 1907-1933.