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Bridgeton, MO cemetery being moved
Posted by: Sandy Reid Date: September 24, 2000 at 12:33:05
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BRIDGETON MEMORIAL PARK
Bridgeton, Missouri
1843 -------- 1963

This burying ground at 4616 Long Road was made into a memorial
park in 1962. In 1959 several lawsuits were filed against the City for
allowing the cemetery to deteriorate. Individual stones had already been
removed "through error and misunderstanding" but members of the Bridgeton
Historical Commission were able to learn the names of some who were buried
there and a large monument was erected in 1963 which bears this inscription,
"We honor the people buried here. They were part of this nations adventure
and their vision lighted the path we follow today." At the dedication
ceremonies, Mrs. Anna Wilson gave a talk about colored veterans who are
buried here. Records indicate that the cemetery was integrated from its
beginning in 1858. It was in use as late as 1954 and at least 100 people are
buried in the two acres. On the bronze plaque of the monument are the
following names:

Annie Adams Auston Edwards Enoch Mumps Edward Walker
Benjamin Adams Auston Edwards, Jr. Elio Phillips Kit Walker
George Adams Grace Edwards Eliza Phillips Lizzie Walker
Lottie Adams Katie Edwards Ike Phillips Quiller
Walker
Ben Alexander The Galliger Family Tilly Phillips Tommy Walker
George Alexander Almiria Grannison Walter Phillips Barbara White
Henry Alexander Creed Hall Bell Pruitt John
White
Lucy Alexander Creed Hall, Jr. The Pueroa Family Noah White
Eugene Allen Hillard Hall Fred Riddle
Shibina White
Arthur Bassett Hiram Hall James Robertson Alice
Wilson
Dr. William Berry Jack Haggerty Will Rush Ernest
Wilson
Febie Bivens The Heidron Children Baron Scott Geroge Wilson
George Bivens Lizzie Hodge Louise Scott Theodore Woodson
Lizzie Bivens Steve Hodge Lydia Scott Baby
Woolfolk
Millie Bivens The Horn Family Laura Smith Hadley
Woolfolk
Rafe Bivens Nasrus Jackson Roberta Stanton Gibson Wright
Samuel Bivens Amy Johnson Lewis Stevenson Hiram Wright
Cosley Black George Johnson Fred Steward Mamie Wright
Edward Black Julia Johnson Henry Stocker Green Young
Hiram Black Robert Johnson Joseph Taylor Mary Ann Young
King Black Turner Johnson Abe Thompson Skip Young
Sam Balck Mr. Knight Henry Thompson
Bell Carter Henry Lewis Hiram Thompson
Lilly Cheeks Hal Lint Jenny Thompson
Henry Clanton Luvenia Lint Mamie Tucker
Fred Dickson The McClure Family Barney Vonsray
Joe Duglas, Jr. Jessie Moore Texas Hall Wadlington

This list was given to me by
The Missouri Historical Society
P.O. Box 11940
St. Louis, Missouri 63112-0040
(314) 746-4599

There is a Shirley Wotawa that is seeking information about the persons
buried here. If you can help with this project, please contact her at 142
Sheppley Dr. Apt #2, St. Louis, Mo. 63137
You can also contact the St. Louis Dept. of Parks and Recreation Historical
Preservation Office at (314) 615-0357.

After 3 hours on the phone and the typing....that I'm not that good at...I
hope this will help some of you.

Pat Jones Smith
St, Louis, Missouri


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