William Wright Bridgeland1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, #10811, b. 31 December 1857, d. 9 June 1939
Father*Alfred B Bridgeland1,4,6,8 b. 10 Mar 1816, d. 1 Sep 1894
Mother*Hannah Jane Wright1,2,4,6,8 b. 8 Feb 1824, d. 28 Sep 1897
Last Edited21 Aug 2017
     William was born on 31 December 1857 in Bridgeland Homestead, Seward Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.2,1,9,4,5,6,8 William married Rhoda Elizabeth Osborn on 1 January 1889 in Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.1,10,4,5,11,7,12
     He died on 9 June 1939 in Byron, Ogle County, Illinois, USA, at age 81 the Hillman family tree notes that he was a prizewinning fruit & vegetable gardener. Harold Bridgeland adds that he died at the Smith home, but that may have been in Seward Twp.4,6,1 William Wright Bridgeland was buried on 11 June 1939 in Middle Creek Cemetery, Winnebago Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.1,6,7
     William Wright Bridgeland was also known as William W Bridgeland.13
     In the obituary of Lucinda Spencer Smith who died 3 March 1985, her father, William W Bridgeland was listed as predeceased.13
     August 2017 Research notes:
Review obituary in We Remember fir her father's surname. I may have missed it in my transcription.14

Census Data

     William appeared on the 1880 Federal Census Seward Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois in the household of his parents, Alfred Bridgeland and Hannah Bridgeland, listed as a farmer.8

Family

Rhoda Elizabeth Osborn b. 15 Jan 1862, d. 28 Dec 1939
Marriage*William married Rhoda Elizabeth Osborn on 1 January 1889 in Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.1,10,4,5,11,7,12 
Children

Citations

  1. [S300] Letter from Harold Bridgeland (Rockford, IL) to Rick Moffat, various; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA), Chart 1 & 4.
  2. [S319] Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950, online http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com, BRIDGELAND WILLIAM WRIGHT N/S UNK 0000167 1939-06-09 OGLE. Hereinafter cited as IL deaths.
  3. [S531] Marsha L Phillips, online www.genealogy.com, unknown author (Family Tree Maker), downloaded Dec 13, 2000.
  4. [S785] World Family Tree Download of Volume 29, tree 0686 , Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), www.genealogy.com; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "Volume 29, tree 0686.
  5. [S1097] Terry Holmes PAF File Extract , Rick Moffat Personal Digital Files, not applicable; "This file may contain inaccuaracies and should be consisdered a guide to further research"; cited as "Terry Holmes PAF File Extract.
  6. [S3491] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 , Ancestry.com, Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947; ""Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original records."; cited as "IL Deaths & Stillbirths., Name: William Wright Bridgeland.
  7. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi William Wright Bridgeland.
  8. [S6250] Alfred Bridgeland household, June 16, 1880 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Seward, Winnebago, Illinois; Page: 312C; Family: 168; Enumeration District: 234, Ancestry.com Roll: T9_262; Family History Film: 1254262; Image: 0125.
  9. [S571] Unknown author, Patron Sheets Endowments to the Dead per Terry Holmes (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  10. [S323] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900 , Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900, unknown url; cited as "Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900., Groom -- BRIDGLAND, WILLIAM W; Bride -- OSBORN, RHODA E.
  11. [S3491] "IL Deaths & Stillbirths", online Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947: Name: Rhoda Elizabeth Bridgeland
    [Rhoda Elizabeth Osborn].
  12. [S7062] Winnebago County, Illinois Marriages 1836-1962, online Winnebago County Marriages, William W Bridgland & Rhoda E Osborn; 1 Jan 1889. Hereinafter cited as Winnebago County Marriages.
  13. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, compiler, We Remember, People of Our Past, Vol XII, SI-thru-SQ (415 W. Cunninghan, Winnebago, IL 61088: Order from: John D. Rowley, WHW, 2002), P. 122 & 128 - Smith - Mrs. Lucinda B Smith. Hereinafter cited as We Remember, People of Our Past.
  14. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  15. [S300] Letter, Harold Bridgeland to Rick Moffat, various, HAROLD W BRIDGELAND Born October 14, 1891 in Winnebago County, IL Died August 27, 1964 in Ogle County, IL -- Middle Creek Cemetery; Chart 1 & 4.
  16. [S112] Michael Peacock, online www.genealogy.com, unknown author (Family Tree Maker), downloaded Dec 13, 2000.
  17. [S785] "Volume 29, tree 0686", online www.genealogy.com: Date of Import: 13 Dec 2000 -- WFT Est. 1934-1989.
  18. [S300] Letter, Harold Bridgeland to Rick Moffat, various, ALFRED A BRIDGELAND Born February 07, 1898 Died March 08, 1995 in Middle Creek Cemetery; Chart 1 & 4.
  19. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Rhoda Elizabeth Osborn1,2,3,4,5,6

F, #10812, b. 15 January 1862, d. 28 December 1939
Father*Webster Osborn4
Mother*Lucinda Spencer4
Last Edited21 Aug 2017
     Rhoda was born on 15 January 1862 in Winnebago County, Illinois, USA, in a log cabin.1,2,4 Rhoda married William Wright Bridgeland on 1 January 1889 in Winnebago County, Illinois.2,7,1,3,4,8,9
     She died on 28 December 1939 in Byron, Ogle County, Illinois, USA, at age 77.5,4 Rhoda Elizabeth Osborn was buried on 30 December 1939 in Middle Creek Cemetery, Winnebago Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.10,4,6
     In the obituary of Lucinda Spencer Smith who died 3 March 1985, her mother, Rhoda Osborn was listed as predeceased.11

Family

William Wright Bridgeland b. 31 Dec 1857, d. 9 Jun 1939
Children

Citations

  1. [S785] World Family Tree Download of Volume 29, tree 0686 , Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), www.genealogy.com; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "Volume 29, tree 0686.
  2. [S300] Letter from Harold Bridgeland (Rockford, IL) to Rick Moffat, various; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA), Chart 1 & 4.
  3. [S1097] Terry Holmes PAF File Extract , Rick Moffat Personal Digital Files, not applicable; "This file may contain inaccuaracies and should be consisdered a guide to further research"; cited as "Terry Holmes PAF File Extract.
  4. [S3491] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 , Ancestry.com, Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947; ""Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original records."; cited as "IL Deaths & Stillbirths., Name: Rhoda Elizabeth Bridgeland
    [Rhoda Elizabeth Osborn].
  5. [S319] Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950, online http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com, BRIDGELAND RHODA ELIZABETH N/S UNK 0000302 1939-12-28 OGLE. Hereinafter cited as IL deaths.
  6. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Rhoda Elizabeth Osborn Bridgeland.
  7. [S323] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900 , Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900, unknown url; cited as "Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900., Groom -- BRIDGLAND, WILLIAM W; Bride -- OSBORN, RHODA E.
  8. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi William Wright Bridgeland.
  9. [S7062] Winnebago County, Illinois Marriages 1836-1962, online Winnebago County Marriages, William W Bridgland & Rhoda E Osborn; 1 Jan 1889. Hereinafter cited as Winnebago County Marriages.
  10. [S300] Letter, Harold Bridgeland to Rick Moffat, various.
  11. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, compiler, We Remember, People of Our Past, Vol XII, SI-thru-SQ (415 W. Cunninghan, Winnebago, IL 61088: Order from: John D. Rowley, WHW, 2002), P. 122 & 128 - Smith - Mrs. Lucinda B Smith. Hereinafter cited as We Remember, People of Our Past.
  12. [S300] Letter, Harold Bridgeland to Rick Moffat, various, HAROLD W BRIDGELAND Born October 14, 1891 in Winnebago County, IL Died August 27, 1964 in Ogle County, IL -- Middle Creek Cemetery; Chart 1 & 4.
  13. [S112] Michael Peacock, online www.genealogy.com, unknown author (Family Tree Maker), downloaded Dec 13, 2000.
  14. [S785] "Volume 29, tree 0686", online www.genealogy.com: Date of Import: 13 Dec 2000 -- WFT Est. 1934-1989.
  15. [S571] Unknown author, Patron Sheets Endowments to the Dead per Terry Holmes (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  16. [S300] Letter, Harold Bridgeland to Rick Moffat, various, ALFRED A BRIDGELAND Born February 07, 1898 Died March 08, 1995 in Middle Creek Cemetery; Chart 1 & 4.
  17. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Lucinda Spencer Bridgeland1,2,3,4,5

F, #10813, b. 19 February 1894, d. 3 March 1985
Father*William Wright Bridgeland4,2,3,6,7 b. 31 Dec 1857, d. 9 Jun 1939
Mother*Rhoda Elizabeth Osborn4,2,3,6,7 b. 15 Jan 1862, d. 28 Dec 1939
Last Edited28 Jun 2019
     Lucinda was born on 19 February 1894 in Seward Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.2,3,1,4,5 Lucinda married Hugh Z Smith at the home of Wm. Bridgeland on 19 February 1921 in Ogle County, Illinois, USA.2,3,8,5,9
     She died on 3 March 1985 in Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center, Rockford, Rockford Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA, at age 91.2,3,7,6
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Stuart D (sic) Smith, Elizabeth Ives, Alfred Bridgeland and William Bridgeland. Predeceased: William W Bridgeland, Rhoda Osborn, Hugh Smith, Eleanor Domres, Gertrude Bridgeland Hillman and Howard Bridgeland.7 Lucinda Spencer Smith was buried on 6 March 1985 in Middle Creek Cemetery, Winnebago Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.5,9
     She was graduated in 1912 at Rockford High School, Rockford, Rockford Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.10
     In the obituary of Hugh Z Smith who died 8 December 1973, Hugh's widow, Lucinda Bridgeland was listed as a survivor.11 Lucinda Spencer Bridgeland was listed as a survivor in the obituary of Eleanor Blanche Smith who died 9 December 1976.12,13
     In the obituary of Stuart Bridgland Smith who died 8 November 2014, his mother, Lucinda Bridgeland was listed as predeceased.14

Family

Hugh Z Smith b. 18 Jan 1895, d. 8 Dec 1973
Marriage*Lucinda married Hugh Z Smith at the home of Wm. Bridgeland on 19 February 1921 in Ogle County, Illinois.2,3,8,5,9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S785] World Family Tree Download of Volume 29, tree 0686 , Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), www.genealogy.com; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "Volume 29, tree 0686.
  2. [S112] Michael Peacock, online www.genealogy.com, unknown author (Family Tree Maker), downloaded Dec 13, 2000.
  3. [S300] Letter from Harold Bridgeland (Rockford, IL) to Rick Moffat, various; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA), Chart 1 & 4.
  4. [S1097] Terry Holmes PAF File Extract , Rick Moffat Personal Digital Files, not applicable; "This file may contain inaccuaracies and should be consisdered a guide to further research"; cited as "Terry Holmes PAF File Extract.
  5. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, compiler, We Remember, People of Our Past, Vol XII, SI-thru-SQ (415 W. Cunninghan, Winnebago, IL 61088: Order from: John D. Rowley, WHW, 2002), P. 128 - Smith - Mrs. Lucinda B Smith. Hereinafter cited as We Remember, People of Our Past.
  6. [S785] "Volume 29, tree 0686", online www.genealogy.com: Date of Import: 13 Dec 2000 -- WFT Est. 1934-1989.
  7. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, P. 122 & 128 - Smith - Mrs. Lucinda B Smith.
  8. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, P. 121 & 128 - Smith, Hugh Z. (marriage).
  9. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  10. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, P. 128.
  11. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, P. 128 - Hugh Z Smith.
  12. [S300] Letter, Harold Bridgeland to Rick Moffat, various, Chart 4.
  13. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, P. 121 & 130 - Domres - Mrs. Eleanor Smith Domres.
  14. [S6025] Obituary - Stuart B. Smith, 89 Loves Park, Rockford Register Star, Rockford, IL, Nov 12, 2014, viewed on-line viewed at www.legacy.com,, Link to Stuart B. Smith obituary. Hereinafter cited as Rockford Register Star.
  15. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, P. 122.
  16. [S3491] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 , Ancestry.com, Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947; ""Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original records."; cited as "IL Deaths & Stillbirths., Name: Rhoda Osborn Smith.
  17. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, P. 121.
  18. [S860] Michael Peacock - The Smiths and McNairs of Campbeltown, Argyllshire, online Hollinghurst Family Tree, James Smith Generation Report -- July 14, 2001. Hereinafter cited as Michael Peacock FTM Home Page.
  19. [S6025] Rockford Register Star, Nov 12, 2014, viewed on-line, Link to Stuart B. Smit obituary.
  20. [S112] Michael Peacock, Dec 13, 2000, Date of Import: 13 Dec 2000 - WFT Est. 1913-1942 - Westfield Corners, Winnebago, Illinois, USA.
  21. [S3491] "IL Deaths & Stillbirths", online Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947: Name: Elizibeth Lucenda Smith.
  22. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  23. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, P. 122 & 128 - Richard H Smith Dies at Westfield.
  24. [S3491] "IL Deaths & Stillbirths", online Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947: Name: Richard Hugh Smith.
  25. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  26. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, Nancy Ann, Aug. 30, 1930 - Nov. 18, 1930; P. 122.
  27. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Nancy Ann Smith.
  28. [S112] Michael Peacock, Dec 13, 2000, Date of Import: 13 Dec 2000 - WFT Est. 1913-1942 - Westfield Corners, Illinois, USA.
  29. [S3491] "IL Deaths & Stillbirths", online Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947: Name: Priscilla Katherine Smith.

William Atherton Bridgeland1,2,3

M, #10815, b. 26 November 1900, d. 19 August 1988
Father*William Wright Bridgeland2,1,3 b. 31 Dec 1857, d. 9 Jun 1939
Mother*Rhoda Elizabeth Osborn1,2,3 b. 15 Jan 1862, d. 28 Dec 1939
Last Edited21 Aug 2017
     William was born on 26 November 1900 in Seward Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.1,2,3,4 William married Helen M MacGregor on 28 August 1928 in Ogle County, Illinois, USA.4,3,2
     He died on 19 August 1988 in Winnebago County, Illinois, USA, at age 87.5,1,3 William Atherton Bridgeland was buried in Middle Creek Cemetery, Winnebago Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.6
     In the obituary of Lucinda Spencer Smith who died 3 March 1985, her brother, William Bridgeland was listed as a survivor.7

Family

Helen M MacGregor b. 1 Jan 1901, d. 2 Feb 1988
Child

Citations

  1. [S785] World Family Tree Download of Volume 29, tree 0686 , Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), www.genealogy.com; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "Volume 29, tree 0686.
  2. [S300] Letter from Harold Bridgeland (Rockford, IL) to Rick Moffat, various; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA), Chart 1 & 4.
  3. [S1097] Terry Holmes PAF File Extract , Rick Moffat Personal Digital Files, not applicable; "This file may contain inaccuaracies and should be consisdered a guide to further research"; cited as "Terry Holmes PAF File Extract.
  4. [S571] Unknown author, Patron Sheets Endowments to the Dead per Terry Holmes (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  5. [S537] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, online 1935-2014, Name: William A. Bridgeland. Hereinafter cited as SSDI.
  6. [S300] Letter, Harold Bridgeland to Rick Moffat, various, Chart 4.
  7. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, compiler, We Remember, People of Our Past, Vol XII, SI-thru-SQ (415 W. Cunninghan, Winnebago, IL 61088: Order from: John D. Rowley, WHW, 2002), P. 122 & 128 - Smith - Mrs. Lucinda B Smith. Hereinafter cited as We Remember, People of Our Past.

Howard Webster Bridgeland1,2

M, #10816, b. 14 October 1892, d. 27 August 1964
Father*William Wright Bridgeland1,2 b. 31 Dec 1857, d. 9 Jun 1939
Mother*Rhoda Elizabeth Osborn1,2 b. 15 Jan 1862, d. 28 Dec 1939
Last Edited21 Aug 2017
     Howard was born on 14 October 1892 in Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.1,2
     He died on 27 August 1964 in Ogle County, Illinois, USA, at age 71.1,2 He was buried in Middle Creek Cemetery, Winnebago Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.2
     In the obituary of Lucinda Spencer Smith who died 3 March 1985, her brother, Howard Bridgeland was listed as predeceased.3

Citations

  1. [S785] World Family Tree Download of Volume 29, tree 0686 , Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), www.genealogy.com; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "Volume 29, tree 0686.
  2. [S300] Letter from Harold Bridgeland (Rockford, IL) to Rick Moffat, various; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA), HAROLD W BRIDGELAND Born October 14, 1891 in Winnebago County, IL Died August 27, 1964 in Ogle County, IL -- Middle Creek Cemetery; Chart 1 & 4.
  3. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, compiler, We Remember, People of Our Past, Vol XII, SI-thru-SQ (415 W. Cunninghan, Winnebago, IL 61088: Order from: John D. Rowley, WHW, 2002), P. 122 & 128 - Smith - Mrs. Lucinda B Smith. Hereinafter cited as We Remember, People of Our Past.

Mary Elizabeth Bridgeland1,2

F, #10817, b. 11 April 1907
Father*William Wright Bridgeland2,1 b. 31 Dec 1857, d. 9 Jun 1939
Mother*Rhoda Elizabeth Osborn2,1 b. 15 Jan 1862, d. 28 Dec 1939
Last Edited21 Aug 2017
     Mary was born on 11 April 1907 in Ogle County, Illinois, USA.2 Mary married Homer Ives on 27 November 1930 in Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.2
     In the obituary of Lucinda Spencer Smith who died 3 March 1985, her sister, Elizabeth Ives was listed as a survivor.3

Family

Homer Ives b. 19 Feb 1901, d. 9 Nov 1971
Child

Citations

  1. [S785] World Family Tree Download of Volume 29, tree 0686 , Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), www.genealogy.com; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "Volume 29, tree 0686.
  2. [S300] Letter from Harold Bridgeland (Rockford, IL) to Rick Moffat, various; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA), Chart 1 & 4.
  3. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, compiler, We Remember, People of Our Past, Vol XII, SI-thru-SQ (415 W. Cunninghan, Winnebago, IL 61088: Order from: John D. Rowley, WHW, 2002), P. 122 & 128 - Smith - Mrs. Lucinda B Smith. Hereinafter cited as We Remember, People of Our Past.
  4. [S300] Letter, Harold Bridgeland to Rick Moffat, various.
  5. [S3491] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 , Ancestry.com, Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947; ""Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original records."; cited as "IL Deaths & Stillbirths., Name: William Ives.

Hugh Z Smith1,2,3,4,5

M, #10818, b. 18 January 1895, d. 8 December 1973
Father*James Z Smith1,2,6,4,7,5 b. 14 Nov 1862, d. 9 Jun 1955
Mother*Elizabeth Colville Smith1,2,6,4,7,5 b. 19 Sep 1865, d. 1 Feb 1959
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     Hugh was born on 18 January 1895 in Seward Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.1,2,6,4,7,5 Hugh married Lucinda Spencer Bridgeland at the home of Wm. Bridgeland on 19 February 1921 in Ogle County, Illinois, USA.1,2,8,9,10
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Lucinda Bridgeland, Elizabeth Domres, Stuart Smith and Mrs Alfred Bridgeland. Predeceased: Rhoda Smith, Beth Smith, Richard Smith, Nancy Smith and Priscilla Smith.11
     He died on 8 December 1973 in Americana Nursing Center, Rockford, Rockford Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA, at age 78.1,2,11 Hugh Z Smith was buried on 11 December 1973 in Middle Creek Cemetery, Winnebago Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.2,11,12
     Hugh Smith was listed with his parents in the Prairie Farmer's Directory of Winnebago County.13
     In the obituary of Warren L Smith who died 26 June 1926, Warren's brother, Hugh Smith was listed as a survivor.1,14
     In the obituary of Maria Elizabeth Smith who died 22 July 1949, Maria's nephew, Hugh Smith was listed as a survivor.15 Hugh Z Smith was listed as a survivor in the obituary of Elizabeth Colville Smith who died 1 February 1959.1,16 Hugh Z Smith was listed as a survivor in the obituary of Homer Edward Smith who died 11 January 1972.1,17
     In the obituary of Lucinda Spencer Smith who died 3 March 1985, her husband, Hugh Smith was listed as predeceased.18

The following biographical information was shared in the James Smith family genealogy report by Michael Peacock, 14 July 2001:
Hugh took the middle initial "Z" as a young man to avoid confusion with other Hugh Smiths in the community. This information came in a letter from his son Stuart B. Smith dated 1st December 1998.

In this same letter there was a copy of a letter, from Martha Smith, to Hugh Z Smith. There was no date or address. Martha was a daughter of John Colville Smith.

Sat. P.M.
At Home
Dear Hugh
I have been looking up family history & have found a few things about your family I will pass on to you before I forget.
Robert Smith, your grandfather, was born on a farm called Moy - near Campbeltown Scotland May 16th 1829 and later moved to Bleachfield. He left Scotland in June 1851 and came to Cincinnati, Ohio. Married Kate Stewart Oct.12th 1854. In 1855 they came to Argyle Illinois & rented a farm from John Smith for 3 years - Hugh was born Feb.14th 1858. Andrew must also have been born before, but it is not recorded. Hugh, in passing the place in later years, pointed out the house where he was born. It was in ruins. After leaving the Smith farm they came to the Adam Keith farm, which joins our farm on the north. Agnes was born there in 1860 & died in Seward in 1862. They were in the Keith farm 3 years & then bought the old home in Seward from Alfred Bridgeland.
I told you wrong about Uncle Archie. He did not come from Scotland with them, just your grandfather & my father came together.
Archie was born Jan. 1st 1856 went to Australia & stayed 3 years, then came back to Scotland & spent a winter, then came to America in May 1860. Went directly to the Robert Smith home on the Keith farm & was there till setting up for himself in Seward. He bought 80 acres from Alfred Bridgeland June 7 1869. Sold the same to Robert Smith in Feb. 12th 1869 and moved back to Argyle - His wife was desperately home sick & had to get back near her folks.
This is a short history of your grandmother - Kate Stewart. She was born 12 miles from Campbeltown July 20th 1824. Left Scotland May 14th 1851 at the age of 26. She was on the ship 7 weeks. Arrived in Cincinnati, Ohio soon after & stayed two years. Married to Robert Smith & then on to Argyle.
I hope you can make sense out of all this. "All the best" to you both

Sincerely Yours,
Mattie Smith.14

     In the obituary of Stuart Bridgland Smith who died 8 November 2014, his father, Hugh Z Smith was listed as predeceased.19

Census Data

     Hugh appeared on the 1900 Federal Census Seward Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois in the household of his parents, James Z Smith and Elizabeth C Smith.7

Hugh Z appeared on the 1920 Federal Census Seward Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois in the household of his parents, James Z Smith and Elizabeth C Smith, listed as "farmers."5

Family

Lucinda Spencer Bridgeland b. 19 Feb 1894, d. 3 Mar 1985
Marriage*Hugh married Lucinda Spencer Bridgeland at the home of Wm. Bridgeland on 19 February 1921 in Ogle County, Illinois, USA.1,2,8,9,10 
Children

Citations

  1. [S112] Michael Peacock, online www.genealogy.com, unknown author (Family Tree Maker), downloaded Dec 13, 2000.
  2. [S300] Letter from Harold Bridgeland (Rockford, IL) to Rick Moffat, various; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA), Chart 1 & 4.
  3. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, compiler, We Remember, People of Our Past, Vol XII, SI-thru-SQ (415 W. Cunninghan, Winnebago, IL 61088: Order from: John D. Rowley, WHW, 2002), P. 121 & 128. Hereinafter cited as We Remember, People of Our Past.
  4. [S785] World Family Tree Download of Volume 29, tree 0686 , Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), www.genealogy.com; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "Volume 29, tree 0686.
  5. [S7308] James Z Smith household, about Feb 12, 1900 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Seward Twp., Winnebago, Illinois; Page: 1B; Family: 14; Enumeration District: 222, Ancestry.com Roll: T625-416; Image: 547.
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  9. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, P. 128 - Smith - Mrs. Lucinda B Smith.
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  16. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, P. 120 - Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Dies.
  17. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, Homer E Smith, 80....died...Tuesday, Jan. 11, 1972.; P. 121 & 123 Homer E Smith.
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  19. [S6025] Obituary - Stuart B. Smith, 89 Loves Park, Rockford Register Star, Rockford, IL, Nov 12, 2014, viewed on-line viewed at www.legacy.com,, Link to Stuart B. Smith obituary. Hereinafter cited as Rockford Register Star.
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  22. [S300] Letter, Harold Bridgeland to Rick Moffat, various, Chart 4.
  23. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, P. 121.
  24. [S6025] Rockford Register Star, Nov 12, 2014, viewed on-line, Link to Stuart B. Smit obituary.
  25. [S112] Michael Peacock, Dec 13, 2000, Date of Import: 13 Dec 2000 - WFT Est. 1913-1942 - Westfield Corners, Winnebago, Illinois, USA.
  26. [S3491] "IL Deaths & Stillbirths", online Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947: Name: Elizibeth Lucenda Smith.
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  28. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, P. 122 & 128 - Richard H Smith Dies at Westfield.
  29. [S3491] "IL Deaths & Stillbirths", online Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947: Name: Richard Hugh Smith.
  30. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  31. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, Nancy Ann, Aug. 30, 1930 - Nov. 18, 1930; P. 122 and p. 128.
  32. [S112] Michael Peacock, Dec 13, 2000, Date of Import: 13 Dec 2000 - WFT Est. 1913-1942 - Westfield Corners, Winnebago, Illinois, USA.
  33. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Nancy Ann Smith.
  34. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, P. 121 & 130 - Domres - Mrs. Eleanor Smith Domres.
  35. [S112] Michael Peacock, Dec 13, 2000, Date of Import: 13 Dec 2000 - WFT Est. 1913-1942 - Westfield Corners, Illinois, USA.
  36. [S3491] "IL Deaths & Stillbirths", online Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947: Name: Priscilla Katherine Smith.