Nancy Catherine <I>Groves</I> Bridges

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Nancy Catherine Groves Bridges

  • Birth 21 Nov 1842
  • Death 7 Mar 1926
  • Burial Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 104573142

Waveland Independent
March 12, 1926

Mrs. Nancy Catherine Bridges, widow of William Bridges, died at the home of Mrs. Jennie Hanna on Sunday evening about 11. Mrs. Bridges has been rather feeble as she was a chronic sufferer from heart disease, but her death was unexpected. She was preparing to retire and was seated on the side of the bed when the indisposition seized her. Mrs. Hanna assisted her to a chair and summoned a physician. There was none in town and before one could be obtained she passed away, sitting in her chair. Her end was peaceful. Funeral services at the Christian Church on Tuesday afternoon were conducted by her pastor, Rev F.E. Graves of New Ross. Eddie Bamish the well known singer came to sing for the last service, as he was a great friend of "Aunt Kate." The burial was at Maple Ridge.

Mrs. Bridges was the daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth Groves and was born at the old homestead west of Milligan Nov 21, 1840; being at the time of her death 85 years 3 months 16 days old. She married William Bridges in Nov 1864. Three children were born: Lillie, Charles and Eddie, all of whom with the father are dead.

Mrs. Bridges lived by herself in her cottage on W. Main Street with the exception of a short time spent in the Soldiers' Home at Lafayette about two years ago. The present winter, on account of increasing infirmity, she has been making her home with her cousin, Mrs. Jennie Hanna.

She united with the Christian Church at Old Bank Spring meeting house in early girlhood. She was one of the charter members of the Waveland Christian Church as well as the Ladies Aid and Missionary Societies. The Church was one of her largest interests and she always attended when able, the last time on 21 Feb.

She is survived by one brother, Oliver Badger Groves who lives near Crawfordsville; two nieces, Mrs. Mary Bilbo (Patton) of Indianapolis and Mrs. Charles Owen of Russellville and by one grand niece, Mrs. Hubert Loudermill. She also left many friends who will regret her passing.

Those attending from a distance were; Will Patton; Hugh Patton and Mrs. Bert Vancleave of Crawfordsville; Mrs. Charles Owen of Russellville; Mr. and Mrs. Bahn Hansen, Mrs. Carrie Foster and Mrs. Mary E. Bilbo of Indianapolis; Eddie Bamish of New Ross; Mr. and Mrs. Badger Groves and Mr. and Mrs. Nola Bayless from near Crawfordsville.

Citation: The Indiana GenWeb Project, Copyright ©1997-2013, Montgomery County Website.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 104573142
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