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1. Title:   hettie
2. Source:   Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with P, Date of Import: 15 Mar 1998, Internal Ref. #1.112.3.36290.14
3. Source:   Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with P, Date of Import: 15 Mar 1998, Internal Ref. #1.112.3.36290.14-supplie
4. Title:   Obituary of Bruce Pearson

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a. Note:   [hettie~1.ftw]
  Lived Midland TX, geological engineer, had two children by first wife-may live in Phoenix, second wife had four children and had one daughter with her-may be Rachel
  Ben believes his parents were married in MO. Bruce may have been born in Nebraska, possibly Lincoln. His parents divorced when he was an infant. His mother, a lawyer, moved to TX. Bruce graduated from Texas A & M with degree in petroleum engineering. His first children may have been born in CO. When his uncle died(his mother's brother), he managed the widows oil holdings in Midland. Bruce died from a brain tumor. Ben remarks that many of his mannerisms reminded him of his father; i.e. the way he swept the crumbs around his plate when he was finished eating.
  [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with P, Date of Import: 15 Mar 1998, Internal Ref. #1.112.3.36290.14] Individual: Pearson, Bruce Birth date: 20 Feb 1924 Death date: Aug 1990 Social Security #: 462-24-2963 State of issue: TX
  Midland Reporter-Telegram, Sun., August 19, 1990 Funeral services for Bruce Pearson, 66, of Midland, are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Ray Riddle, Hospice chaplain, officiating. Graveside services will follow at 4 p.m. at Easthill Cemetery in Fort Stockton under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. Pearson died Friday in his home. He was born Feb. 20, 1924, in Lincoln, Neb. He was raised in Corpus Christi and graduated from Texas A & M in 1947 with a bachelor's of science degree in geology. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-46, spending two years in the European Theater in England, France and Germany. After graduation, Pearson worked for Seaboard Oil Co. and became an independent geologist in 1951. He lived in Denver, Colo. and Alpine before moving to Midland in 1963. He was a business partner with his uncle. Pearson was past president, life member and Dedicated Servoce Award winner of West Texas Geological Society, board president of the Museum of the Southwest, treasurer of Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra Board, and served on the boards of the YMCA and Salvation Army. He was a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and Geological Society of America. He was on the board of the Davis Mountains Association and a member of Midland Crime Stoppers. He translated technical material from Spanish and French. He chaired WTGS field trips to Big Bend and Chihuahua, Mexico. His geological studies of West Texas and northern Mexico have been extensively published. He was a licensed private pilot and rancher. Pearson was preceded in death by one son, Peter Hall, and his father, James Pearson. Survivors include his wife, Mignon Pearson of Midland; three sons, John Pearson of Napa, Calif., Guy Hall of Midland, and Blaine Hall of Dallas; two daughters, Louisa Basile of Danville, Calif., and Rachel Eriksen of Pease, Minn.; his mother, Mrs. W.A. Hugg of Corpus Christi; and eight grandchildren. The family requests memorials be directed to Hospice of Midland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, Texas.


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