The Family of Jefferson Seaton Bridgwater

and Ida Adella (Smith) Bridgwater

Generation No. 1

        1.  Jefferson Seaton10 Bridgwater   (James Ewers9 Bridgwater, William8 Bridgewater, Jonathan F.7 Bridgwater, Jr., Jonathan6, Nathaniel5, Samuel4, Thomas3, John2, Bridgwater1) a farmer and a carpenter, was born January 1860 in Basco, Hancock Co., Illinois, and died May 06, 1921 in Norman, Cleveland Co., Oklahoma.  He married Ida Adella Smith December 31, 1882 in Grant, Taylor Co., Iowa, daughter of James Smith and Ruma Haskins.  She was born August 1864 in Lansing, Ingham Co., Michigan, and died 1931 in Norman, Cleveland Co., Oklahoma.

Children of Jefferson Bridgwater and Ida Smith are:

+      2                 i.    James Erman11 Bridgwater, born October 05, 1883 in Caldwell, Sumner Co., KS; died April 28, 1937 in Albany, Linn Co., OR.

+      3                ii.    Jesse Ross Bridgwater, born April 26, 1885 in Caldwell, Sumner Co., KS; died April 09, 1963 in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ.

+      4               iii.    Mabel Irene Bridgewater, born June 17, 1886 in Caldwell, Sumner Co., KS; died May 05, 1966.

+      5               iv.    Chester Reade Bridgewater, born December 09, 1889 in Caldwell, Sumner Co., KS; died March 1957.

+      6                v.    George Earl Bridgewater, born April 12, 1891 in Caldwell, Sumner Co., KS; died Aft. April 10, 1929.

Generation No. 2

        2.  James Erman11 Bridgwater (Jefferson Seaton10 Bridgewater, James Ewers9 Bridgwater, William8 Bridgewater, Jonathan F.7 Bridgwater, Jr., Jonathan6, Nathaniel5, Samuel4, Thomas3, John2, Bridgwater1) a physician and surgeon, was born October 05, 1883 in Caldwell, Sumner Co., Kansas, and died April 28, 1937 in Albany, Linn Co., Oregon.  He married (1) Mayme Wellington June 03, 1913 in Multnomah Co., Oregon.  She was born July 11, 1884 in Illinois , and died June 05, 1970 in San Diego, San Diego Co., California.  He married (2) Ennid Alphena Prichard June 16, 1928 in Brownsville , Linn Co., Oregon.  She was born August 17, 1907 in Independence , Polk Co., Oregon, and died September 09, 1990 in Portland , Multnomah Co., Oregon.

The Who's Who for Oregon 1936-1937, Capitol Publishing Co., Portland, Oregon, 1936, p. 83: date of birth, October 5, 1883. Education - University of Oklahoma; St. Louis University Medical School, M.D. 1910. Interne, St. Francis Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Medical practice, Albany, Oregon, 1912 to date [1936]. Manager and director of Bridgwater Hospital since 1922. Address then, 219 S. W. 4th Avenue, Albany, Oregon. World War I: Lieutenant, Medical Corps, U. S. Army, Camp Kearney. Associations: Pythian, Elk, Mason, Shriner. Republican.

He was not particularly close to his family and devoted his life primarily to medicine and the illness and dispair of others. After his three months of special general surgery at Columbia University in New York in 1919, he only returned home twice to visit his siter, mother, and brothers.

Child of James Bridgwater and Ennid Prichard is:

        7                 i.    James Everett12 Bridgwater, born June 14, 1931 in Portland , Multnomah Co., OR.

        3.  Jesse Ross11 Bridgwater (Jefferson Seaton10 Bridgewater, James Ewers9 Bridgwater, William8 Bridgewater, Jonathan F.7 Bridgwater, Jr., Jonathan6, Nathaniel5, Samuel4, Thomas3, John2, Bridgwater1) a furniture merchant, was born April 26, 1885 in Caldwell, Sumner Co., Kansas, and died April 09, 1963 in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., Arizona.  He married Clarabelle Richardson May 29, 1911 in Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., Kansas, daughter of Aaron Richardson and Laura McKin.  She was born August 01, 1890 in Irena, Worth Co., Missouri, and died April 08, 1959 in Tempe , Maricopa Co., Arizona. 

Children of Jesse Bridgwater and Clarabelle Richardson are:

        8                 i.    J. Ross12 Bridgewater, born March 12, 1912 in Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS; died August 07, 1988 in Wickenburg, Maricopa Co., AZ.  He married (1) Edythe Oldham Evans September 03, 1936 in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ; born February 07, 1917 in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ; died March 11, 2002 in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ.  He married (2) Geneva Stallings February 05, 1974; born April 13, 1924.

        9                ii.    Minnie Ida Joy Bridgewater, born November 09, 1913 in Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS.  She married Charles Adolph Abbott July 22, 1934 in Coolidge, Pinal Co., AZ; born January 22, 1908 in Sandusky , Erie Co., OH; died February 08, 1990.

        10             iii.    Alice Claressa Bridgewater, born December 26, 1918 in Norman, Cleveland Co., OK.  She married Lawrence Lee Cook December 25, 1935 in Phoenix , Maricopa Co., AZ; born May 06, 1915 in Frazier, Grand Co., CO.

        11             iv.    Caroline Mary Bridgewater, born December 24, 1921 in Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS.  She married John Cyrus Rooker June 19, 1940 in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ; born in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ; died in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ.

        12              v.    Lillian Ruth Bridgewater, born November 19, 1923 in Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS.  She married Robert Lewis Utterback February 25, 1943 in Prescott, Yavopai Co., AZ; born November 11, 1920 in Richmond Beach , King Co. , WA.

        13             vi.    Launiel Bridgewater, born September 07, 1937 in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ; died October 30, 1986 in Tempe, Maricopa Co., AZ.  She married Joseph Milton McVaugh August 24, 1960 in Mesa , Maricopa Co., AZ; born April 26, 1938 in Copeland, Gray Co., KS.

        4.  Mabel Irene11 Bridgewater (Jefferson Seaton10, James Ewers9 Bridgwater, William8 Bridgewater, Jonathan F.7 Bridgwater, Jr., Jonathan6, Nathaniel5, Samuel4, Thomas3, John2, Bridgwater1) was born June 17, 1886 in Caldwell, Sumner Co., Kansas, and died May 05, 1966.  She married Henry Hill Force October 02, 1914 in New York , New York .  He was born September 09, 1885 in Nebraska , and died May 27, 1969.

Children of Mabel Bridgewater and Henry Force are:

        14               i.    Chester R.12 Force, born November 26, 1919 in Connecticut .

        15              ii.    Phyllis A. Force, born Abt. 1924 in Michigan .

        5.  Chester Reade11 Bridgewater (Jefferson Seaton10, James Ewers9 Bridgwater, William8 Bridgewater, Jonathan F.7 Bridgwater, Jr., Jonathan6, Nathaniel5, Samuel4, Thomas3, John2, Bridgwater1) a school superintendant, was born December 09, 1889 in Caldwell, Sumner Co., Kansas, and died March 1957.  He married Itura Vivian Bethel May 21, 1925, daughter of _____ Fleet.  She was born January 18, 1902 in Oklahoma , and died July 22, 1999 in Sylvania , Lucas Co., Ohio.

Child of Chester Bridgewater and Itura Bethel is:

        16               i.    Reada L.12 Bridgewater , born March 1930 in Moore, Cleveland Co., OK.  She married Webster.

        6.  George Earl11 Bridgewater (Jefferson Seaton10, James Ewers9 Bridgwater, William8 Bridgewater, Jonathan F.7 Bridgwater, Jr., Jonathan6, Nathaniel5, Samuel4, Thomas3, John2, Bridgwater1) a stock dealer and dairyman, was born April 12, 1891 in Caldwell, Sumner Co., Kansas, and died Aft. April 10, 1929.  He married Elsie Alice Lucas December 01, 1917 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.  She was born October 31, 1888, and died June 29, 1930.

Children of George Bridgewater and Elsie Lucas are:

        17               i.    Eloise Force12 Bridgewater, born 1920; died 1920.

        18              ii.    Robert Earl Bridgewater, born December 21, 1923 in Norman , OK ; died December 24, 1999.  He married Irma Lee Denniston September 11, 1950 in Norman , OK .

Jefferson Seaton "Jeff" Bridgwater