Elton Herbert Bridgham

6 March 1892–January 1969 (Age 76)
Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Elton Herbert

When Elton Herbert Bridgham was born on 6 March 1892, in Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine, United States, his father, Calvin B Bridgham, was 27 and his mother, Mary A Littlefield, was 24. He married Etta Margaret Collins on 27 August 1915, in Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine, United States. He lived in Mechanic Falls, Androscoggin, Maine, United States in 1900 and Portland Ward 4, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1920. He died in January 1969, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine, United States.

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Elton Herbert Bridgham
Etta Margaret Collins
Marriage: 27 August 1915

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  • Marriage
    27 August 1915Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 4
    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.
    1898 · Sinking of USS Maine
    Age 6
    During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
    Age 21
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from Brigham near Driffield (East Yorkshire), Bridgham (Norfolk), or Brigham (Cumberland), all of which are named from Old English brycg ‘bridge’ + hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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

    Sources (14)

    • Elton Bridgham, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Elton H Bridgham, "Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996"
    • Elton Herbert Bridgham, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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