Bridges in the USA

Chester Marion BridgesAge: 59 years19231982

Chester Marion Bridges
Given names
Chester Marion
Birth May 4, 1923 33 27

Birth of a brotherCharles Oliver “Charlie” Bridges
March 21, 1929 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Albert Bridges
July 8, 1930 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph Arthur Bridges
July 8, 1930 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterBetty Bridges
June 12, 1935 (Age 12 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Ann L. Risley
before 1940 (Age 16 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherFountain Brown Dunning
October 31, 1941 (Age 18 years)
Burial of a maternal grandfatherFountain Brown Dunning
November 9, 1941 (Age 18 years)
Death of a motherAnna Isabel Dunning
March 21, 1947 (Age 23 years)
Cause: House Fire related injuries
Marriage of a parentJohn Thomas BridgesMinnie SykesView this family
about 1954 (Age 30 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherClementine (Clenny) Odell Rhea
January 12, 1954 (Age 30 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Thomas Bridges
November 29, 1967 (Age 44 years)
Cause: Cancer
Burial of a fatherJohn Thomas Bridges
December 1, 1967 (Age 44 years)
Death November 12, 1982 (Age 59 years)
Family with parents - View this family
elder sister
14 months
elder brother
17 months
elder sister
2 years
younger brother
Charles Oliver “Charlie” Bridges
Birth: March 21, 1929 39 33Willow Springs, Howell County, Missouri
Death: July 6, 2018Adrian, Bates County, Missouri
16 months
younger brother
younger brother
younger sister
Betty Bridges
Birth: June 12, 1935 45 39Archie, Cass County, MO
Death: October 2, 2017Willow Springs, Howell County, Missouri
Father’s family with Minnie Sykes - View this family
Marriage: about 1954
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Name: Chester M Bridges Birth Year: 1923 Race: White, citizen (White) Nativity State or Country: Missouri State: Missouri County or City: Howell

Enlistment Date: 4 Dec 1945 Enlistment State: California Enlistment City: San Francisco Branch: Air Corps Branch Code: Air Corps Grade: Corporal Grade Code: Corporal Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for Hawaiian Department Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men) Source: Enlisted Man, Philippine Scout or recall to AD of an enlisted man who had been trans ferred to the ERC

Education: Grammar school Civil Occupation: Riveter, Pneumatic Marital Status: Single, with dependents Height: 87 Weight: 479

The last two years of his life, Chester had US Secret Service Agents watching him 24 hour s a day, 7 days a week. This was because he had said, while being treated in a VA Hospital, t hat “the only thing wrong with John Hinckley was that he didn't use a big enough gun”. Cheste r did not like President Ronald Reagan even when he was the Governor of California, he wasn' t a Democrat he just didn't like Ronald Reagan. All during this time, the only places that Ch ester was able to go was to the VA Hospital for treatment and back home. He had a hole in hi s back from the cancer that had to be packed with 10 yards of gauze twice daily.