William Joseph Carter Bridges

30 June 1873–28 April 1932 (Age 58)
Goodson, Polk, Missouri, United States

The Life of William Joseph Carter

When William Joseph Carter Bridges was born on 30 June 1873, in Goodson, Polk, Missouri, United States, his father, Henry Franklin Bridges, was 19 and his mother, Elizabeth Hawkins, was 21. He married Irena Jane Carroll on 14 March 1897, in Polk, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Greene Township, Polk, Missouri, United States in 1910 and North Greene Township, Polk, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 28 April 1932, in Polk, Missouri, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Mount View Cemetery, Polk, Polk, Missouri, United States.

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William Joseph Carter Bridges
Irena Jane Carroll
Marriage: 14 March 1897
Julia A Bridges
Theodore William Bridges
John Henry Bridges
Curtis Benjamin Bridges
Logan Alfred Bridges
Ernest Franklin Bridges
Letha Leona Bridges
Elva Bridges
Melbie Ray Bridges
Jaunita Bridges

Spouse and Children

14 March 1897
Polk, Missouri, United States



    Theodore William Bridges


    John Henry Bridges


    Curtis Benjamin Bridges



+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Franklin Bridges


    Elizabeth Hawkins




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

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.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 17

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • William J C Bridges, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Carter Bridges, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Carter J Bridges, "United States Census, 1920"

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