Bridgeman, C. C.

Jacksonville Daily Journal, Dec. 20, 1918


Well Known Chapin Resident Passed Away - Was Native of Tennessee - Funeral Saturday Morning.

Chapin, Dec. 19 - Christopher Columbus Bridgeman a well known resident of Chapin, died at his home here this morning at 8:30 o'clock.

Deceased was born in Granger county, east Tennessee, December 20, 1839, lacking one day of being 79 years old. When he was 18 years of age his parents came to Morgan county where he has since resided.

He was united in marriage in 1852 to Miss Emma Gledhill. To this union was born seven children who all survive. They are Mrs. T. R. Biggers of Crystal City, Texas; Robert Bridgeman of Chapin, Mrs. T. J. Clements of New London, Iowa, Mrs. Belle Knopp and Horace Bridgeman of Chapin, Mrs. Charles Craig of Kansas City, and Mrs. R. H. Ham of Chapin.

His first wife died in 1883 and he was again married in 1885 to Mrs. Elizabeth Wolford of Chapin.

He leaves the following brothers and sisters: William Bridgeman of Decatur, Mrs. Amanda Williams of Chapin, Henry Bridgeman of Moweaqua, Mrs. Alonzo Guthridge of Farmer City, Mrs. Alex Patterson of Jacksonville, Mrs. Laura White of Woodson and John Bridgeman of Jacksonville. One sister, Alice, preceded him in death.

Mr. Bridgeman was a faithful member of the Chapin M.P. church. He took an active interest in the work of the church and was always a regular attendant at services when health permitted. He was a man of strict honesty and integrity and one who commanded the respect of the entire community in which he lived.

Funeral services will be held at Chapin M. P. church at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, burial in Ebenezer cemetery.

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