Jessie Ellen Bridges

13 April 1894–29 September 1953 (Age 59)
Cedar, Missouri, United States

The Life of Jessie Ellen

When Jessie Ellen Bridges was born on 13 April 1894, in Cedar, Missouri, United States, her father, Richard Elmer Bridges, was 23 and her mother, Myrtle Ellen Butler, was 18. She married William Henry THORNTON on 9 September 1924, in Cedar, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Shawnee Township, Cherokee, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Linn Township, Cedar, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 29 September 1953, in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Fullington Cemetery, Sac Township, Dade, Missouri, United States.

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 10

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 16

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bridge . The -s generally represents the genitive case, but may occasionally be a plural. In some cases this name denoted someone from the Flemish city of Bruges (Brugge), meaning ‘bridges’, which had extensive trading links with England in the Middle Ages.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jessie Thornton in household of W Henry Thornton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jessie Bridges in household of Richard E Bridges, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jessie E Bridges in household of Richard E Bridges, "United States Census, 1910"

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