Martha Alene Bridges

11 February 1923–8 November 2010 (Age 87)
Howell Township, Howell, Missouri, United States

The Life of Martha Alene

When Martha Alene Bridges was born on 11 February 1923, in Howell Township, Howell, Missouri, United States, her father, James Allen "Albert" Bridges, was 37 and her mother, Mrs. Tennie Bridges, was 32. She married Floyd Elton Hellen on 18 April 1945, in Fulton, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 8 November 2010, in her hometown, at the age of 87, and was buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery, West Plains, Howell, Missouri, United States.

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Floyd Elton Hellen
Martha Alene Bridges
Marriage: 18 April 1945
Richard Steven Hellen

Spouse and Children

18 April 1945
Fulton, Arkansas, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 8

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 24

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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)

  • Martha Bridges in household of Al Bridges, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Martha Bridges in household of Al J Bridges, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha Bridges in entry for Richard Hellen, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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