J. W. Bridges, CSA Veteran
The Dillon Herald, Dillon, South Carolina
February 27, 1913, Vol. 18, No. 49M
Mr. J. W. Bridges Passes away
On the 22nd last Mr. J. W. Bridges died at the hospital in Fayetteville, where he had been carried a few days before for treatment. Just 10 days before his wife died and was buried at the cemetery at the Baptist church at Little Rock, of which church she was a member, Rev. W B Sherwood conducting the service. Mr. Bridges, who was a confederate veteran, had been married twice. His first wife was a Miss Parham, and she was the mother of Mrs. W. E. Bain. His last wife was a Miss Hinson, and she was the mother of Job and C. C. Bridges, Mrs. Lena Harper, Mrs. C. H. Stanton and Mrs. C. E. Taylor.
Mr. Bridges came from Alabama when he was about 20 years old and settled in Marlboro. He was a consistent member of St Paul M E Church and Rev. Dargan, the pastor, conducted the funeral services. The writer, was his mail carrier for five years and has never heard anyone say aught against him, but he was regarded as being an honorable man, a good citizen, a faithful member of his church and the death of this old couple is a great loss to their children, grandchildren and the community in which they resided. He was 78 years old and she was about 74.
Kind angels, watch their sleeping dust,
Till Jesus comes to raise the just;
Then may they wake with sweet surprise,
And in their Saviour's image rise.
David S. Allen
Transcribed by Mary Lewis from microfilm at the South Caroliniana Library, Columbia, SC.
Submitted by Helen Moody, 12 Sept 2003.