Symantha Debruce (1915 - 1984)

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Symantha Debruce
1915 - 1984
updated February 06, 2019
Symantha Debruce was born on September 27, 1915. Symantha died in December 1984 at 69 years old. We know that Symantha Debruce had been residing in Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri 63136.


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Symantha Debruce died in December 1984 at age 69. Symantha was born on September 27, 1915. We are unaware of information about Symantha's family. We know that Symantha Debruce had been residing in Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri 63136.
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1915 - 1984 World Events

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In 1915, in the year that Symantha Debruce was born, in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

In 1926, by the time this person was merely 11 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1952, Symantha was 37 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1976, Symantha was 61 years old when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1984, in the year of Symantha Debruce's passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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Other Debruces

Alberta Debruce
Jan 30, 1912 - Dec 16, 1973
Saint Louis, MO
Rennie B Debruce
Nov 25, 1912 - Feb 2, 1996
Grady, AR
Tommie Debruce
May 15, 1937 - Nov 25, 2002
East Saint Louis, IL
Keith Debruce
Aug 28, 1956 - February 1985
Saint Louis, Missouri
Ora D Debruce
Oct 21, 1915 - Nov 13, 2000
Waynesville, MO
John Debruce
May 7, 1935 - Oct 19, 1993
Arlington, TX
James Debruce
Died: April 1968
Matthew Debruce
Aug 21, 1923 - Jan 1, 1997
Chicago, IL
Odell Debruce
Aug 28, 1919 - October 1982
Saint Louis, Missouri
Simmie Debruce
Sep 19, 1919 - Aug 3, 1973
Jessie Debruce
Feb 23, 1913 - Jan 5, 1986
Bridgeton, MO
Dehon Monte Debruce
Jan 29, 1969 - Apr 12, 2009
Sacramento, California
Joe E Debruce
Aug 16, 1886 - Nov 15, 1967
Los Angeles, CA
Joseph T Debruce
May 30, 1912 - Sep 11, 2000
Albuquerque, NM
Mc Debruce
Jun 19, 1954 - May 1981
L v Debruce
Jun 30, 1908 - Apr 29, 1996
Pittsburgh, PA
Marlon M. Debruce
Born: around 1979
Davetta N. (Odom) Debruce
Born: around 1983
Roderick D. Debruce
Born: around 1966
Karen D. (Randell) Debruce
Born: around 1967

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