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Henry Thomas Bridger
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Birth: Apr. 28, 1832
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 12, 1909
Mercer County
Illinois, USA

There was no Sunday school or church services at the Universalist church Sunday on account of the death of Mr Bridger.
H T (Boss) Bridger died at his residence very suddenly Sunday morning, Sept 12, at 3:30 o'clock. Three weeks before he had suffered an attack of illness but seemed to be convalescent and was apparently in his usual health on Saturday and the preceding days he went about his usual daily duties and was happy and jovial as ever. He retired at 10:00 o'clock, with the intention of attending church the next day. He woke at 2:30 in a cold sweat but said he was not feeling bad. He asked Mrs Bridger to blow out the light as he could not sleep. This she did and he appanrently slept well until 3:30 when he awoke and although conversing in his usual way she noticed his pulse was low and lit a lamp and called her son William, and family who resided near and could be called from the bedroom. He came immediately but his father had expired before they arrived.

Mr Bridger was born April 28, 1832, and came with his parents Henry and Elizabeth Bridger, from Troy, New York to Mercer County, Illinois, where they arrived January 1st, 1836. This was then an unsettled scope and Mr Bridger has experienced all the changes incident to pioneer life in Suez township. He was the fifth of nine children, only two, J.C., on the old home farm, and Phil T. of Mendon, Mo now living. Wm., the oldest son, having died in May, 1908, and Frances, wife of Dan W Sedwick, died May 2, 1909. Having resided in this community for over 73 years, he was widely and favorably known and his jovial, cheerful and happy disposition made him friends wherever he went. He was a member of Co E, 102d ILL. Regt. during the Civil War and the Soldiers dinner last June was held at his residence and was a great success. He leaves a wife, whose maiden name was Sarah McLaughlin, they having been united in marriage in 1866; one son, William, who resides on the home farm and two daughters, Mrs Amy Cash of Murdo, South Dakota, and Mrs Edna McKnight of Alexis. Funeral services will be held at the late home Wednesday, September 15, at 10:00 a.m.

Photos and newespaper articles taken from Lyle D Sedwick publication
Bridger Cemetery
Mercer County

Used here with his permission 
Family links: 
  Sarah Jane McLaughlin Bridger (1845 - 1927)
  Martha Amy Bridger Cash (1868 - 1938)*
  William James Bridger (1872 - 1929)*
  Edna E Bridger McKnight (1879 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
Bridger Cemetery
Mercer County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Lot 29
Created by: Helen Cook
Record added: Oct 03, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15979480
Henry Thomas Bridger
Added by: Helen Cook
Henry Thomas Bridger
Added by: Helen Cook
Henry Thomas Bridger
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