Lucy America McKinney

September 1864–1948 (Age 83)
Lancaster, Grant, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Lucy America

When Lucy America McKinney was born in September 1864, in Lancaster, Grant, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Ezekiel Hunter McKinney, was 45 and her mother, Nancy E. Moore, was 30. She married William Judd Bridges on 7 June 1879, in Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. She lived in Harrison, Grant, Wisconsin, United States in 1880 and Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin, United States in 1930. She died in 1948, in Mineral Point, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

William Judd Bridges
Lucy America McKinney
Marriage: 7 June 1879
Dudley Hunter Bridges
Thomas James Bridges
Walter Judd Bridges
Daniel Benjamin Bridges
Burlin Chase Bridges
Harry Alfred Bridges

Spouse and Children

7 June 1879
Wisconsin, United States


    Dudley Hunter Bridges


    Thomas James Bridges


    Walter Judd Bridges


    Daniel Benjamin Bridges


    Burlin Chase Bridges


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 3

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.

Age 22

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cionaodha or Mac Cionaoith ‘son of Cionaodh’, a personal name which is probably composed of the elements cion ‘respect’, ‘affection’ + Aodh, a Gaelic personal name, originally the name of the Celtic god of fire. The personal name thus probably means ‘beloved of Aodh’.2 Northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinnigh ‘son of Coinneach’, an Old Irish personal name equivalent to Scottish Kenneth . Compare Kenny . Also the Scottish name as in 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lula A Bridges, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lulu Bridges in household of William Bridges, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lubin Bridges in household of Judd Bridges, "United States Census, 1880"

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