1870's Earl Bridges Photo, Maine: Father of Henry Styles Bridges
On reverse: "Earl Bridges" handwritten in old period pencil. Photo type: CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, Victorian. Photographer: Loring's Rooms, Eastport. (known to be well known Maine photographer Davis Franklin Loring 1819–1891 born in Perry, Washington County, Maine, and died in Eastport, Washington County, Maine. (he was also known as DF Loring, David Loring and David F. Loring)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Earle Leopold Bridges 1871–1907
Born and died in Pembroke, Washington County, Maine.
His father was Henry Styles Bridges I 1827–1904, son of Isaiah Bridges 1798–1843 and Sarah Stiles Bridges 1804–1889. His mother was Keziah Johnston Wilbur Bridges 1839–1923.
His siblings were:
Lelia Miranda Bridges 1859–1943
Sarah Ruth Bridges 1861–1872
Carl Murray Bridges 1876–1879
His wife was Alina Roxanna Fisher 1875–1963 born in Pembroke, Washington, Maine. Her father was Reuben Perkins Fisher 1836–1899, the son of Enoch Hewins Fisher 1794–1882 and Roxanna Lakin Fisher 1796–1881. His family line was David Fisher Jr 1759–1829 and Mehitable Hewins Fisher 1762–1849 to David Fisher 1733–1812 and Abigail Lewis Fisher 1740–1813. This is an important DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution and SAR Sons of the American Revolutionary War family. Her mother was Clara Angeline Porter 1844–1921, daughter of John Wesley Porter 1821–1897 born in Ballycutter, Down, Ristler, Ireland and Eliza Ann Everett Porter 1821–1897 born in Gouldsboro, Hancock, Maine. They go back to Hugh Porter 1801–1876 born in Ballycutter, Down, Ulster, Ireland and Jane Coates Porter 1800–1857, born in Scotland to John Porter born in Scotland, died in Ballycutter, Down, Ulster, Ireland 1747–1812 and Ann Quale Porter, also born in Scotland, but died in Pembroke, Maine 1764–1845.
Their 3 children:
1. Famous: Henry Styles Bridges II 1898–1961 NH Governor & US Senator: He served one term as the 63rd Governor of New Hampshire and a 24 year career in the United States Senate. His first wife was Ella Mae Johnston born 1902, married in 1920. Their son was Henry Styles Bridges II 1921–2009. His second wife was Sally Clement 1903–1938 married in 1928 and they had 2 children: David Clement Bridges 1929–1970 and John Fisher Bridges 1933–2012. His third wife was Dolores Thorwauld 1911–1969 married in 1944. He died in 1961 in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire. See info below on controversies.
2. Doris Alma Bridges 1900–1993
3. Ronald Perkins Fisher Bridges 1905–1959
Earle Bridges is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery in Pembroke, Washington County, Maine. Eastport is a easternmost city in the United States. It consists entirely of islands, with Moose Island being the primary island, which connects by causeway to the mainland.
This is a stunning 1870 photo of a beautiful blond boy. You can almost see Earl's blue eyes, even though the photo is in sepia. It was found in Franklin County, Massachusetts.
NOTE: His son Henry Styles Bridges II is a very controversial figure in US politics, and was a strong supporter of Senator Joseph McCarthy and the "Red Scare" McCarthy hearings. He had a strong anti LGBTQ stance and 1950's interest in punishing homosexuals. This info can be found on wiki here. This is a rare and historical photograph.
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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