Jessie Lee Bridges

5 December 1891–3 May 1971 (Age 79)
Greenfield, Dade, Missouri, United States

The Life of Jessie Lee

When Jessie Lee Bridges was born on 5 December 1891, in Greenfield, Dade, Missouri, United States, her father, William Anderson Bridges, was 25 and her mother, Carrie May Hayward, was 18. She married John Washington Ross on 11 October 1907, in Columbus, Cherokee, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Sac Township, Dade, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Galena, Cherokee, Kansas, United States in 1910. She died on 3 May 1971, in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Galena, Cherokee, Kansas, United States.

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John Washington Ross
1889–1951
Jessie Lee Bridges
1891–1971
Marriage: 11 October 1907
Ada Marie Ross
1909–1999
Ernest William Ross
1911–1994
Leatha Mae “Eva” Ross
1913–1986
Frances Leatha Ross
1917–1985
Thelma Louise Ross
1922–1991
John Lee Ross
1924–1986
Claude Anderson Ross
1928–1981

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 October 1907
Columbus, Cherokee, Kansas, United States
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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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 13

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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 Ross in household of John Ross, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jessie S Bridges in household of William A Bridges, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jessie Ross in household of John W Ross, "United States Census, 1930"

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