Boyd Pershing Bridges, Jr.

Boyd Pershing Bridges, Jr.

Male 1922 - 2015  (92 years)
Person ID: I21591 


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  • Name Boyd Pershing Bridges  [1, 2
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 11 Nov 1922  Trowbridge, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Apr 2015  Campbell, Coles, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Cochrans Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Siblings
     1. Dwight Verl Bridges (ID:I18220),   b. 21 Nov 1923, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 2009, Neoga, Cumberland, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Ervil J. Bridges (ID:I22358)
     3. Emma Jean Bridges (ID:I23617),   b. 10 Dec 1926, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 2019, Mattoon, Coles, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     4. Jeanne A. Bridges (ID:I22631)
     5. Ann Bridges (ID:I35330)

    Parents

    Family ID: F7429 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father Boyd Bridges (ID:I22289),   b. 9 Jun 1895, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1974  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Leota E. Cox (ID:I20656),   b. 30 Nov 1894, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1963  (Age 68 years) 

    Family

    Family ID: F26768  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife Erna Engle (ID:I35331),   b. 11 Oct 1925, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 2017, Coles, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 13 Sep 1949  First Christian Church, Mattoon, Coles, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Other Personal Events

    Residence 1930  Ash Grove, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Nov 1922 - Trowbridge, Shelby, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Ash Grove, Shelby, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Sep 1949 - First Christian Church, Mattoon, Coles, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Apr 2015 - Campbell, Coles, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cochrans Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Shelby, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Source Citations

    1. [S1240] 1930 United States Federal Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Ash Grove, Shelby, Illinois; Roll: 561; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 1; Image: 540.0.
      Name: Junior P Bridges
      Birth Date: abt 1923
      Birth Place:
      Residence Date: 1930
      Residence Place: Ash Grove, Shelby, Illinois
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1930usfedcen&h=87733382&ti=0&indiv=try
      At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.


    2. [S1251] Find A Grave, Boyd Pershing Bridges.
      CHARLESTON -- Boyd Pershing Bridges, 92, of Charleston, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015 at his sons’ home, surrounded by family.

      Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home. His memorial service will begin at 7:00 p.m. Memorials in his honor may be made to Paul McVey V.F.W. Post #1592.

      Boyd was born November 11, 1922 at Trowbridge, Illinois, son of Boyd and Leota (Cox) Bridges. He married Erna Engel, September 3, 1949 at the First Christian Church, Mattoon. Surviving is his wife of more than 65 years, Erna; two sons: Larry Bridges and David (Melody) Bridges, both of Charleston; grandchildren: Derek (Kim) Bridges of Charleston, Brooks (Anita) Bridges of Sacramento, CA, J.R. Boyce and significant other Melissa Storm of Lerna, and Tricia Boyce of Charleston; great-grandchildren: Geniffer Bridges, Adrianna Bridges, Kira Bridges, Jaxon Boyce, and Jace Boyce; siblings: Emma Sanders of Mattoon, Jeanne Ferguson of Mattoon, James (Barbara) Bridges of Windsor, and Ann (George) Terry of Abingdon, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Verl Bridges, and daughter-in-law: Terry Bridges.

      Boyd was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He held memberships at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Mattoon and Paul McVey V.F.W. Post #1592. Boyd worked at Kressge’s for nine years and retired from Anamet, where he had worked in production control. He loved tinkering on anything, sometimes just to see how it worked. Boyd loved to read, but his two favorite topics were cars and military history.

      Journal-Gazette (Mattoon, Illinois)
      April 6, 2015
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/184004122/boyd-pershing-bridges