Edna May Bridges

#330, (8 May 1903 - 6 November 1982)
RelationshipSister of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Sherman T Bridges (1866 - 1931)
Mother*Priscilla Addie Tremper (1873 - 1918)


Eugene Henry Bowers b. 1900, d. 1977
Children 1.____ Bowers13 (1924 - 1924)
 2.Priscilla Frances Bowers+ (1931 - 2008)
Edna May Bridges lived at 601 Old Orchard, Excelsior Springs, Missouri
Her married name was Bowers.1 
Birth*8 May 1903She was born on 8 May 1903 at Rockport, Ohio Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG.2 
1905She removed with Sherman T Bridges and Priscilla Addie Tremper to Mount Vernon, Posey Co., IndianaG, in 1905. 
25 April 1910She appeared on the census of 25 April 1910 in the household of Sherman T Bridges and Priscilla Addie Tremper at 110 S. Barter Street, Mount Vernon, Black Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG, age 7.3
September 1917She lived with Sherman T Bridges and Priscilla Addie Tremper in September 1917 at Yorktown, Delaware Co., IndianaG.4 
13 January 1920She appeared on the census of 13 January 1920 in the household of Sherman T Bridges at 8 First Street, Carthage, Ripley Twp., Rush Co., IndianaG, age 16.5
Marriage*30 June 1923She married Eugene Henry Bowers, son of Steven D Bowers and Emma F Purcell, on 30 June 1923 at Quincy, Adams Co., IllinoisG.6,7 
1926She and Eugene Henry Bowers lived in 1926 at 536 College Avenue, Quincy, Illinois.8 
21 April 1930She and Eugene Henry Bowers appeared on the census of 21 April 1930 at 11307 Watt Avenue, Chicago, Cook Co., IllinoisG.9 
13 April 1940She and Eugene Henry Bowers appeared on the census of 13 April 1940 at 860 Perry Street, Barry, Pike Co., IllinoisG.10 
1974She and Eugene Henry Bowers lived in 1974 at 1870 Capitol Street SE, Salem, Oregon.11,12 
Death*6 November 1982She died on 6 November 1982 at MissouriG at age 79.11,2 
Burial*9 November 1982She was buried on 9 November 1982 at Fairview Cemetery, Liberty, Clay Co., MissouriG; est. date.2 


  1. [S7] 1930 U.S. Federal Census. marr. 6 yrs.
  2. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, Shared ground marker. Bower; mother Edna May, 8 May 1903, 6 Nov 1982; father Eugene Henry, 17 Aug 1900, 12 Jan 1977. Burial Fairview Cemetery, Liberty, Clay Co. MO, plot New Hope, Block 138, Lot 3, Space 1. Memorials 34935861 and 34935855, by Gurunccr [later Member #47019839], photo added by Member #47019839.
  3. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. Sherman (42), b. and parents b. IN, laborer in strawboard factory; Addie (36), b. and mother b. IN, father b. US, 4 children, all living; marr. 16 yrs.
  4. [S648] Indiana Marriages 1811-1959/2007/2019 (index and images), online FamilySearch.org, Delaware Co., 1917, Vol. 25, image 314/538; County clerk offices. Nellie Belle Bridges, no occupation, res. Yorktown; father S.T. Bridges, farmer, b. Spencer Co., IN, res. Yorktown; mother Addie Tremper, housewife, b. Warrick Co., IN, res. Yorktown, IN.
  5. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Sherman (43), widower, laborer in boxboard mill.
  6. [S1110] Illinois County Marriages 1810–1934/1940, online FamilySearch.org, Eugene H Bowers and Edna May Bridges, marr. Adams Co. 1923; ref. 27159.
  7. [S2025] The Daily Reporter, Greenfield, Indiana. Online Newspapers.com.
  8. [S249] W.H. Hoffman's City Directory (n.p.: Hoffman City Directories, annual), Quincy IL 1926-1927, p. 139. Eugene (sales, Smith Drug) and Edna Bowers, res. 536 College Avenue (with Sherman and Walter Lee Bridges).
  9. [S7] 1930 U.S. Federal Census. Eugene H (29), b. and parents b. IL, Pullman conductor; Edna M (26), b. and parents b. IN, marr. age 20.
  10. [S346] 1940 U.S. Federal Census. Eugene (39), b. IL, electrician; Edna (36), b. IN; same house in 1935.
  11. [S9] Interview with DFH (Pennsylvania). MCL Collection (Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio), from Mom.
  12. [S248] Polk's City Directory R. L. Polk & Co., Salem OR 1974, p. 75. Eug. H, retired, and Edna Bowers, res. 1870 Capitol St. SE.
  13. [S196] Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths 1916-1947, online FamilySearch.org. infant Bowers, dau. of Eugene H Bowers (b. Berry IL) and Edna Mae Bridges (b. Lockport IN), b. Quincy IL 20 Apr 1924, d. Quincy IL 26 Apr 924; bur. Berry IL 27 Apr 1924.