Homer Bryce (1909 - 1996)

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Homer Bryce
1909 - 1996
February 24, 1909
Waterman, Shelby County, Texas, 75946, United States
June 29, 1996
- Nacogdoches, in Shelby County, Texas, United States
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Homer Lee Bryce
Homer Bryce of Henderson, Rusk County, Texas was born on February 24, 1909 in Waterman, Shelby County, and died at age 87 years old on June 29, 1996 at - Nacogdoches. Homer Bryce was buried at Lakewood Memorial Park in Henderson, Rusk County.
Updated: January 24, 2023
Biography ID: 67616699

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About Homer


Homer Lee Bryce was born to James Henry Bryce (1861 - 1910) and Nancy Jane Edwards (1874 - 1955). He had seven brothers: Eugene Throld, William Campbell, Emery Emmet, James Amos, Lonnie Avo, Elmer M., and Marvin Henry Bryce.

Homer Bryce married Velma Grimes (1913 - 2008) on March 11, 1939 and they had two daughters, Mary Jane and Judy Lee Bryce.
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Henderson, Rusk County, Texas 75652
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February 24, 1909
Waterman, Shelby County, Texas 75946, United States
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He was Caucasian.

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A native of Texas, Homer was a lifelong resident of Texas.


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His funeral services were at the First Baptist Church of Henderson.


Homer was the retired president of Henderson Clay Products and the former owner and operator of Bryce's Courthouse Cafe. He also taught at Walnut Grove schools.

Personal Life

A Mason, Homer also belonged to the Kiwanis Club and was on the board of directors of Citizens National Bank. He was also a past president of the Rusk County Chamber of Commerce and the president of the Henderson Community Concert Association. Married with two daughters, Homer was survived by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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June 29, 1996
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- Nacogdoches, in Shelby County, Texas United States
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Lakewood Memorial Park in Henderson, Rusk County, Texas
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Homer Bryce passed away at age 87 years old on June 29, 1996 at - Nacogdoches, and was buried at Lakewood Memorial Park in Henderson, Rusk County. Homer Bryce of Henderson, Rusk County, Texas was born on February 24, 1909 in Waterman, Shelby County.

Average Age & Life Expectancy

Homer Bryce lived 19 years longer than the average Bryce family member when he died at the age of 87.
The average age of a Bryce family member is 68.

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1909 - 1996 World Events

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In 1909, in the year that Homer Bryce was born, Polish physician and medical researcher Paul Ehrlich found a cure for syphilis, which was a prevalent (but undiscussed) disease. He found that an arsenic compound completely cured syphilis within 3 weeks.

In 1912, by the time he was just 3 years old, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1928, when he was 19 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1956, by the time he was 47 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1996, in the year of Homer Bryce's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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