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Hester Bridges (1896)


Posted By: Pat Hochstetler (email)
Date: 5/18/2008 at 09:26:13

Winterset Madisonian – June 30, 1896
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Miss Hester Bridges, of Madison township, died at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on last Friday morning. The remains were brought back for burial, and the funeral was held at Fairview, at ten o’clock last Monday forenoon. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawson Bridges, of Madison township, who are old settlers of that part of the county. Miss. Bridges was the sister of Mrs. Oliver Lucas, of this place. At the time of her death at Sioux Falls, she held the position of matron of the school for the deaf and dumb, and had previously held similar positions at Salt Lake City, Council Bluffs and Mitchellville.

Winterset Madisonian – July 10, 1896
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Miss Hester Bridges died at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on the 26th. The remains were brought back for burial and the funeral was held on the 29th, at the family home, Rev. Stahl officiating. The house would not hold the people. Rev. Stahl spoke briefly, after which he read a beautiful sketch of the life and work of the deceased, written by Mr. Simpson, of the deaf and dumb asylum, of which she was the matron. It was a noble work and was nobly done. The remains were interred in the Fairview cemetery. The parents and brothers and sisters have the sincere sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.

Winterset Reporter – July 2, 1896
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Miss Hester Bridges, who has been employed as teacher, and lately as matron, of the Deaf and Dumb State Asylum, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died last Friday and will be buried in the Fairview cemetery. Miss Bridges lived most of her life four miles southeast of Earlham.


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