|Birth: ||Mar. 26, 1859|
|Death: ||Oct. 6, 1946|
Last rites for Mrs. Lulu Call Bridger, 86, member of a well known Caldwell parish family, who died at her home here Sunday after a long illness, were held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Columbia Methodist church with the Rev. Sidney A. Seegers, pastor, in charge of the services. She was the wife of the late Cicero C. Bridger, Sr., a prominent Columbia business man.
Mrs. Bridger was born in Ohio on March 26, 1860; her parents died when she was but ten years of age. She was reared by her uncle and aunt, Oren Call and Mrs. Hermanda Call on Fig Tree and Callton plantations in ward one of this parish (now owned by Mrs. Perle M. Taylor), where she was residing when she married Cicero C. Bridger on November 18, 1886.
Interment took place in the Columbia cemetery under the direction of the Riser Funeral Home.
Survivors include three sons, Archie D. Bridger, vice-president and cashier of the Caldwell Bank and Trust Company; Cicero C. Bridger and Hartley Bridger of Columbia; a daughter, Mrs. Lula Mae Seal, Columbia; two step-daughters, Mrs. Sadie Mecom of Wisner and Mrs. Eugenia Bush of New Orleans; and a brother, H. D. Call of St. Louis, Mo.
Active pallbearers were Sheriff George E. Erskine, Hardy Fisher, Claude Steele, Russell Cummings, George Wear, C. E. Stringer, Cam Minard, and L. Boatner Jarrell.
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. E. L. Carroll, Dr. D. O. Sherman, J. H. McQuerry, Gilbert Jarrell, W. P. Bush, Dr. LeRoy Adams, Sr., Robert E. Lee, Dr. Fred H. Mecom, Guy Alford, J. W. King, Sr., W. E. Godfrey, C. P. Thompson, Willard Meredith, J. J. McKeithen, Wilbur Humphries, Dr. Q. Graves, J. B. Thornhill and J. M. Hawkins, Sr.
Published in The Caldwell Watchman (Columbia, LA), Friday, October 11, 1946
Cicero Christopher Bridger (1855 - 1925)*
Archie Dixon Bridger (1888 - 1974)*
Cicero Christopher Bridger (1893 - 1958)*
Hartley Call Bridger (1895 - 1966)*
Loula Mae Bridger Seal (1899 - 1980)*
Note: Mrs. Bridger's 1900 census record shows March 1864 as her birth month/year. The above DOB is on her headstone.
Columbia Hill Cemetery
Created by: Ron Manley
Record added: Oct 26, 2005
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