James Forrest Bridgman

19 April 1898–25 March 1979 (Age 80)
Galva Township, Henry, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of James Forrest

When James Forrest Bridgman was born on 19 April 1898, in Galva Township, Henry, Illinois, United States, his father, Adna Guy Bridgeman, was 28 and his mother, Alice Ann Lord, was 29. He married Mary Catherine Kopp on 4 June 1930, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Galva, Galva Township, Henry, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 March 1979, in Calimesa, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Calimesa, Riverside, California, United States.

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James Forrest Bridgman
Mary Catherine Kopp
Marriage: 4 June 1930

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!
Age 2
This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America
Age 12
When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
Age 22
The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Bridgeman .

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

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Sources (13)

  • James F Bridgeman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James F Bridgman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Forest Bridgeman in household of Adna Bridgeman, "United States Census, 1920"

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