Henry Grady Bridge

Brief Life History of Henry Grady

When Henry Grady Bridge was born on 17 July 1913, in Texas, United States, his father, Henry Linden Bridge, was 40 and his mother, Mary Belle Quate, was 33. He married Edith Laster in 1932. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Brownfield, Terry, Texas, United States in 1935 and Dinuba, Tulare, California, United States in 1940. He died on 31 August 1986, in Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Lodi, San Joaquin, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Grady Bridge
1913–1986
Edith Laster
1917–2010
Marriage: 1932
Mary Ann Bridge
1933–2009
Henry Carl "Sonny" Bridge
1935–1985

Sources (16)

  • Henry Bridge, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Henry Grady Bridge - Published information: birth-name: Henry Grady Bridge
  • Henry Grady Bridge, "California, San Joaquin, County Public Library Obituary Index, 1850-1991"

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World Events (8)

1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English brigge ‘bridge’, Old English brycg, applied as a topographic name for someone who lived near a bridge, a metonymic occupational name for a bridge keeper, or a habitational name from any of the places called with this element, as for example Bridge in Kent or Bridge Sollers in Herefordshire. Building and maintaining bridges was one of the three main feudal obligations, along with bearing arms and maintaining fortifications. The cost of building a bridge was often defrayed by charging a toll, the surname thus being acquired by the toll gatherer.

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

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