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 AdamsAuston EdwardsEnoch MumpsEdward Walker Benjamin AdamsAuston Edwards, Jr.Elio PhillipsKit Walker George AdamsGrace EdwardsEliza PhillipsLizzie Walker Lottie AdamsKatie EdwardsIke PhillipsQuiller Walker Ben AlexanderThe Galliger FamilyTilly PhillipsTommy Walker George AlexanderAlmiria GrannisonWalter PhillipsBarbara White Henry AlexanderCreed HallBell PruittJohn White Lucy AlexanderCreed Hall, Jr.The Pueroa FamilyNoah White Eugene AllenHillard HallFred Riddle Shibina White Arthur BassettHiram HallJames RobertsonAlice Wilson Dr. William BerryJack HaggertyWill RushErnest Wilson Febie BivensThe Heidron ChildrenBaron ScottGeroge Wilson George BivensLizzie HodgeLouise ScottTheodore Woodson Lizzie BivensSteve HodgeLydia ScottBaby Woolfolk Millie BivensThe Horn FamilyLaura SmithHadley Woolfolk Rafe BivensNasrus JacksonRoberta StantonGibson Wright Samuel BivensAmy JohnsonLewis StevensonHiram Wright Cosley BlackGeorge JohnsonFred StewardMamie Wright Edward BlackJulia JohnsonHenry StockerGreen Young Hiram BlackRobert JohnsonJoseph TaylorMary Ann Young King BlackTurner JohnsonAbe ThompsonSkip Young Sam BalckMr. KnightHenry Thompson Bell CarterHenry LewisHiram Thompson Lilly CheeksHal LintJenny Thompson Henry ClantonLuvenia LintMamie Tucker Fred DicksonThe McClure FamilyBarney Vonsray Joe Duglas, Jr.Jessie MooreTexas 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 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 Hope this helps someone!!!! Sandy Reid