|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1913|
Lillian is very much alive, just added here for information.
The following is from Monitor Index-Oct 11-13, 2013-page 8:
There was a celebration on Lillian's 100th birthday, Aug. 9, 2013, and to make her day perfect (almost), she listened to the St. Louis Cardinals baseball game, with Lillian's favorite broadcaster, Mike Shannon. They played the L. A. Dodgers, but Lillian didn't like the results, the Dodgers won over her beloved Cardinals.
Mrs. Anderson, the youngest of faternal twin daughters, born to Walter and Marietta Murphy Bridgford, was nicknamed "Jim", the older twin, Vivian, her father nicknamed "Shoat", because he wanted a boy. The Bridgfords already had a 20 month old daughter, Lou, on the family's 19th century-established farm five miles east of Paris, Mo., on the Middle Fork of Salt River.
Her dad was a registered Shorthorn cattle breeder, they milked cows, had goats and pigs. Jim taught some of them tricks.
All three Bridgford girls graduated from Paris High School, and attended Kirksville Teachers college, and Lillian soon got her first teaching position at Kirkland Rural School District in Monroe County, starting a teaching career that lasted 40 years.
Mrs. Anderson met her husband, John F. Anderson, at Madison, and married him on Aug. 24, 1940. Mr. Anderson attended Kemper Military Academy, of Boonville, Mo., he became a licensed pharmacist, he worked for Abbott Laboratories.
Jim never had children, "I taught enough of "em." she jokes.
Mrs. Anderson was admitted into MOnroe Manor Nursing Home, March 28, 2013.
Her husband John, as well as sister and brother-in-law, Tom and Vivian Callis, have passed away, and sisters Lou and jim talk on the phone daily and see one another frequently. She is thankful for her nephew and his wife.
Walter T. Bridgford (1884 - 1943)
Marietta L. Murphy Bridgford (1883 - 1983)
John Fisher Anderson (1912 - 1994)
Sunset Hill Cemetery
Created by: PShannon
Record added: Jan 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64283852