Here is some additional information about the cemetery:BRIDGETON MEMORIAL PARK Bridgeton, Missouri
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 1958.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, Missouri63112-0040 (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 9512 Glen Owen,Ferguson, Missouri63136.This address is from the fall of 1998. You can also contact the St. Louis Dept. of Parks and Recreation Historical Preservation Office at (314) 615-0357.
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