From the Richmond Times-Dispatch, 8/20/1907, p. 3, c. 3
T. SEDDON BRUCE DIED SUDDENLY
Prominent Richmond Man Died at White Sulphur Springs After Long Illness.
WIDE FAMILY CONNECTIONS
Deceased Was Well-Known Ironmaster, With Large Business and Social Relations.
Thomas Seddon Bruce, of this city, member of the Board of Directors of the Tredegar Iron Company, and storekeeper of the company, died Sunday after a short illness at the Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, where he had gone recently for the improvement of his health, which had been very delicate for some months.
Mr. Bruce is the eldest son of the late Hon. Charles Bruce and Sarah Seddon Bruce, of “Staunton Hill,” Charlotte county, Virginia, and was born July 23, 1849, at Charlottesville, Va.
After passing through a thorough course of study at school in Virginia, a part of which was during the Civil War, which he was too young to enter, and at the University of Virginia, Mr. Bruce went abroad and completed his education at the University of Berlin and in Paris.
On his return he entered mercantile life as a member of the firm of Seddon & Bruce, of this city, and when this firm was dissolved he became a member of the firm of Bruce & Archer, iron manufacturers, and afterward president of the Vulcan Iron Company.
In 1875 Mr. Bruce married Miss Mary Bruce Anderson, the daughter of the late General Joseph R. Anderson, the former president of the Tredegar Iron Company, and she and four sons and three daughters survive him – Charles Bruce, Joseph Reed Anderson Bruce, Thomas Seddon Bruce, Jr., and Reginal Bruce, Mrs. Arthur Barksdale Kinsoling, Kathleen Evileth Bruce and Dorothy Bruce.
Five brothers also survive him – Albert C., of this city; Charles Norvell, of “Staunton Hill,” Charlotte county; Philip Alexander, the historian; William Cabell, of Baltimore, and James Douglas Bruce, of the University of Tennessee.
Mr. Bruce was an officer and director of the Tredegar Company, and for years had been a prominent citizen of Richmond. He had been in ill health for some eighteen months. Not quite two weeks ago he left Richmond for the White Sulphur Springs.
With the exception of Mrs. Kinsolving, who is in Massachusetts, his family was at the bedside when the end came. He passed away quietly and peacefully.
Mr. Bruce has been for many years a member of St. Paul’s Church, of this city, and was greatly admired and beloved by a large circle of friends and relatives. He was a man of high culture, and had enjoyed every advantage of foreign travel. His extended experience of life, large fund of information and his gentle, unassuming bearing endeared him to those people in every walk of life with whom he was thrown, to all of whom his loss will be a severe shock and sorrow.
The funeral will take place from St. Paul’s Church at 4 o’clock this afternoon, and the interment will be in Hollywood Cemetery.