Bridges, Emily (1866-after 1930)

Emily Bridges was the widow of Henry Bridges. She lived at 1100 Gilford Street in 1919 and 1920. She was at 1900 Barclay Street in 1921.

Emily was born about 1866, probably in North Petherton, Somerset, England. Her father was James Mansfield Clarke, who was a green grocer.

On May 14, 1889, in Bridgwater, Somerset, England, she married Henry Richard Bridges. He was born about 1867, probably in Bridgwater, Somerset. His parents were Oliver Bridges and Elizabeth Porter.

In 1901, Henry and Emily were living in North Highbridge, Somerset, along with their children.

In 1911, Henry and Emily were living in Bridgwater, Somerset, along with their children.

It appears that Henry died between 1911 and 1916. Emily and her family came to Canada about 1913.

By 1916, Emily and three daughters were living at 1816 33rd Avenue in Calgary, Alberta.

They arrived in Vancouver about 1917, and lived in a series of houses in the West End.

1917 1223 West Georgia Street
1918 1269 West Georgia Street
1919-1920 1100 Gilford Street
1921 1900 Barclay Street
1922 1307 Harwood Street
1923 899 Broughton Street.

 

They did not appear in the Vancouver directories after 1923.

By about 1929, Emily moved to the United States. In 1930, she was living in Oakland, California. No further information is available for her at this time.

 

Henry Bridges and Emily Clarke had the following children.

 

Alice Elizabeth Bridges

Alice Elizabeth Bridges was born in Bridgwater, Somerset in 1891. She was living with Emily until at least 1916.

 

Phyllis Myra Bridges

Phyllis Myra Bridges was born on April 3, 1893, in Highbridge, Somerset, England.

She married Arthur William Caird Gwynne, possibly in Alberta. He was born in Grennost, Scotland, on January 14, 1890. His parents were Daniel Gwynne and Sarah Hughes. Arthur was living with the Bridges family in Calgary in 1916.Arthur died in the influenza epidemic in Vancouver on October 23, 1918.

Phyllis later married Richard John Allison Mcginness, who was an accountant. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, on November 14, 1876. His parents were Robert Mcginness and Catherine Keenan.

Richard died in on October 13, 1952, in Davis Bay, British Columbia

Phyllis died in West Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 8, 1961.

Arthur Gwynne and Phyllis Myra Bridges had two daughters.

 

Phyllis Bridges Gwynne

Phyllis Bridges Gwynne was born in Vancouver on May 7, 1917. She married Basil O. Nicholson (October 31, 1914 – May 27, 1990). She died on August 16, 2004, in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

 

Olive Ruth Gwynne

Olive Ruth Gwynne was born about 1918. She died before 2004.

 

 

Olive Irene (Ariana) Bridges

Olive Irene (Ariana) Bridges was born in Highbridge, Somerset, on July 14, 1895.

By 1930, she had married Leonard Charles Hastings, who was born in Brantford, Ontario, on September 13, 1890 (although some sources say 1889). Olive and Leonard were living in Oakland, California in 1930.

In 1940, Olive and Leonard were still in Oakland. Leonard was a store manager for an automobile accessory company. Olive was a bookkeeper for a restaurant chain.

In 1942, Leonard registered with the United States military. He was working with Western Auto Supply Company. He and Olive were living at 26 Sheridan Road in Oakland.

Leonard died in Alameda County, California, on September 18, 1943.

Olive applied to become a naturalized United States citizen in 1946; it appears that she became naturalized in 1947, under her married name of Olive Irene Hastings.

In 1950, she had been on a trip to Scotland; she flew on a Norwegian airplane from Prestwick, Scotland, to New York City.

Olive later married Alexander John Robertson. He may have been born in Brantford, Ontario, on October 25, 1890; if so, he registered with the United States military in 1942.

Alexander died before 1965.

Olive died in Victoria, British Columbia, on March 23, 1965.

 

 

Sources

 

Oliver Bridges (father of Henry Richard Bridges) [Potential connections.]

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2NSZ-9R4 : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Oliver Bridges, 1841.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/SGP3-6ZQ : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Oliver Bridges, England; citing “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2D7F-8Z3 : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Oliver Bridges, 1864.

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFJV-RGZ : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Oliver Bridges, Bridgwater, St Mary, Somersetshire, England; citing “1871 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 10, folio 16, p. 24; Bridgwater registration district, Bridgwater subdistrict, ED 1, household 99, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 835107.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3TY-MVB : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Oliver Bridges, Bridgwater, Somersetshire, England; citing “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 11/, p. , The National Archives of the UK, Public Record Office, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm .

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/WPFJ-VMM : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Oliver Bridges, England; citing “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 12, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XS8C-KZT : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Oliver Bridges, Bridgwater, Somersetshire, England; citing “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 13, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales, Death Registration Index 1837-2007”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2N55-7LL : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Oliver Bridges, 1904.

 

Richard Henry Bridges

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2D7F-8Z3 : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Oliver Bridges, 1864.

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFJV-RGD : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Henry R Bridges in household of Oliver Bridges, Bridgwater, St Mary, Somersetshire, England; citing “1871 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 10, folio 16, p. 24; Bridgwater registration district, Bridgwater subdistrict, ED 1, household 99, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 835107.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3TY-MV1 : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Henry R Bridges in household of Oliver Bridges, Bridgwater, Somersetshire, England; citing “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 11/, p. , The National Archives of the UK, Public Record Office, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm .

“England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NX1W-R2P : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Henry Richard Bridges and Emily Clarke, 14 May 1889; citing Bridgewater, Somerset, England, reference 94; FHL microfilm 1526377.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/WPNV-36Z : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Henry Bridges, England; citing “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 12, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XS8N-93M : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Henry Rd Bridges, North Highbridge, Somersetshire, England; citing “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 13, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X7RC-PQ5 : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Henry Richard Bridges, Bridgwater, Bridgwater, Somersetshire, England; citing “1911 England and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 14, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

 

James Mansfield Clarke (father of Emily Clarke)

North Petherton, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Petherton

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/26YQ-CNT : accessed 15 Oct 2014), James Manfield Clarke, 1847.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M76Q-8JF : accessed 15 Oct 2014), James M Clarke, North Petherton, Somersetshire, England; citing “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 9, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFJK-3NT : accessed 15 Oct 2014), James Clarke, North Petherton, Somersetshire, England; citing “1871 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 10, folio 18, p. 8; Bridgwater registration district, Petherton, North subdistrict, ED 2, household 37, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 835106.

 

Emily Clarke

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2N97-SVP : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Emily Clarke, 1865. (possible connection)

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFJK-3N1 : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Emily Clarke in household of James Clarke, North Petherton, Somersetshire, England; citing “1871 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 10, folio 18, p. 8; Bridgwater registration district, Petherton, North subdistrict, ED 2, household 37, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 835106.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3TY-ZRQ : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Emily Clarke in household of James M Clarke, Bridgwater, Somersetshire, England; citing “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 11/, p. , The National Archives of the UK, Public Record Office, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm .

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/WPNV-Z6Z : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Emily Bridges, England; citing “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 12, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XS8N-939 : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Emily Bridges, North Highbridge, Somersetshire, England; citing “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 13, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X7RC-PQR : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Emily Bridges, Bridgwater, Bridgwater, Somersetshire, England; citing “1911 England and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 14, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“Canada Census, 1916,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KM5F-4LM : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Emily Bridges, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 24, line 4; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/006003/t-21949/pdf/31228_4363978-00456.pdf

 

Alice Elizabeth Bridges (daughter of Henry Richard Bridges and Emily Clarke)

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2X1W-V6W : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Alice Elizabeth Bridges, 1891.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XS8N-93S : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Alice E Bridges, North Highbridge, Somersetshire, England; citing “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 13, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XW9Q-2C3 : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Alice Elizabeth Bridges, Exeter, Exeter, Devonshire, England; citing “1911 England and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 14, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“Canada Census, 1916,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KM5F-4L9 : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Alice Elizabeth Bridges in household of Emily Bridges, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 24, line 5; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/006003/t-21949/pdf/31228_4363978-00456.pdf

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KY27-J6N : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Alice Elizabeth Bridges, .

 

Phyllis Myra Bridges (daughter of Henry Richard Bridges and Emily Clarke)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NXGN-L4C : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Phyllis Myra Bridges, 07 Apr 1893; citing Somerset, England, reference 89; FHL microfilm 1526638.

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2F96-RNP : accessed 10 Aug 2014), Phyllis Myra Bridges, 1893.

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2F96-RNP : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Phyllis Myra Bridges, 1893.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XS8N-933 : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Phyllis M Bridges, North Highbridge, Somersetshire, England; citing “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 13, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X7RC-PQT : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Phylliss Myra Bridges, Bridgwater, Bridgwater, Somersetshire, England; citing “1911 England and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 14, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“Canada Census, 1916,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KM5F-4LS : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Phyllis Myra Bridges in household of Emily Bridges, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 24, line 6; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/006003/t-21949/pdf/31228_4363978-00456.pdf

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HLX-S5F : accessed 16 Oct 2014), Arthur W C Gwynne, 1911.

“Canada Census, 1916,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KM5F-4LQ : accessed 16 Oct 2014), Arthur Caird Gwynne in household of Emily Bridges, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 24, line 8; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLK8-5QD : accessed 16 Oct 2014), Arthur William Caird Gwynne, 23 Oct 1918; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13103, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927131.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLPF-CG3 : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Richard John Allison Mcguinness, 13 Oct 1952; citing Davis Bay, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13213, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032862.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLR2-PZY : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Phyllis Myra Mcginness, 08 May 1961; citing West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13251, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033372.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J11L-7J3 : accessed 25 Jul 2014), Basil O Nicholson, 27 May 1990; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Canadian Headstones”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QJ8D-87DK : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Phyllis Bridges Gwynne Nicholson, .

Phyllis Bridges Gwynne Nicholson, Qualicum Beach Municipal Cemetery, Vancouver Island Region, British Columbia, Canadian Headstones, http://canadianheadstones.com/bc/view.php?id=25139.

Phyllis Bridges Gwynne Nicholson (Monday, 16 Aug 2004 ); http://www.pqbnews.com/mobile/obits/?id=154971

 

Olive Ariana (Irene) Bridges (daughter of Henry Richard Bridges and Emily Clarke)

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCX4-7ZY : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Olive Hastings in household of Leonard C Hastings, Oakland, Alameda, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0126, sheet 33A, family 484, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 104.

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K983-NJL : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Olive Hastings in household of Leonard Hastings, Councilmanic District 1, Oakland, Oakland Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 61-33, sheet 1B, family 25, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 446.

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K983-P3R : accessed 16 Oct 2014), Olive Hastings in household of Leonard, Councilmanic District 1, Oakland, Oakland Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 61-33, sheet 61A, family 25, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 446. [This listing was struck out on the census form.]

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPVB-LW9 : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Leonard Charles Hastings, 18 Sep 1943; citing Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8ZZ-M68 : accessed 16 Oct 2014), Alexander John Robertson, 1930.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V4DM-YQR : accessed 16 Oct 2014), Alexander John Robertson, 1942.

“California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8C5-W7S : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Olive Irene Bridges, 1946.

“California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8C1-Y7F : accessed 16 Oct 2014), Olive Irene Hastings, 1947.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/24TF-M8B : accessed 16 Oct 2014), Olive Irene Hastings, 1950.

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