Joseph A Bridges

Male1 December 1872–26 April 1944

Brief Life History of Joseph A

When Joseph A Bridges was born on 1 December 1872, in Corn Hill, Williamson, Texas, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Bridges, was 32 and his mother, Penelope Ake, was 19. He married Nell Demsey on 17 January 1897. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Bartlett, Williamson, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Justice Precinct 1, Tom Green, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 26 April 1944, in Santa Anna, Coleman, Texas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Bartlett, Williamson, Texas, United States.

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Joseph A Bridges
Nell Demsey
Marriage: 17 January 1897
Beatrice Bridges

Sources (11)

  • Joe Bridges, "United States Census, 1930"
  • J. A. Bridges, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Joseph A Bridges, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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  • Marriage
    17 January 1897
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 3

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.


    Age 10

    Historical Boundaries: 1882: Williamson, Texas, United States

    1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

    Age 22

    Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

    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) in Belgium, 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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