Descendants of Sidney Parker Bridge


Generation No. 1

1. SIDNEY PARKER3 BRIDGE (JAMES2, JAMES1) was born 29 Nov 1872 in Bonaparte, Van Buren County, IA, and died 19 Jul 1912 in Dayton, Montgomery Cty, Ohio. He married IVA WINSETTA PARKE Nov 1898 in Urbana, Ohio, daughter of J PARKE and MARGARET CARTER. She was born 10 Sep 1875 in Rosedale, Ohio, and died 06 Oct 1918 in Champaign Cty, OH.


SIDNEY PARKER BRIDGE, youngest son of James and Emma Bridge was born in Bonaparte, November 29, 1872, and died July 19, 1912.

He grew to manhood in the town of his birth, and after his school days were over was employed in the sorting department of the woolen mills. In his 21st year he went to Aurora, Ill., coming home in the fall of that year to cast his first vote for president, returned to Aurora after a few weeks visit with his parents and friends.

From there he went to Urbana, Ohio and in November 1898, he was united in marriage to Miss Iva Parks and to them six children were born, all of whom with the faithful wife and mother survive him.

During the years since leaving Bonaparte he has been employed at his trade in several states, going from Urbana, Ohio to Jamestown, N.Y., where the oldest daughter was born, and from there to Fitchburg, Mass., where the eldest son, James Bridge, was born. For a short time he was employed in Cleveland, Ohio, and finally settled in Piqua, Ohio, where he has been employed for a number of years as superintendent of the sorting department of the Orr Blanket and Felt Mills of that place.

His last homecoming was to attend the funeral of his father in April, 1905. Although not enjoying good health for some time, the telegram bringing the news of his sudden death came as a great shock and surprise as we had hope of his restoration to health.

Beside his wife and children there remain to mourn their loss, his mother, Mrs. Emma Bridge of Bonaparte; two sisters, Mrs. Lee A. Cox of Vernon Center, Minn., and Mrs. Clay Ketcham of Farmington, Iowa; together with many other relatives and friends. The burial was made near the late home at Piqua, Ohio.

(Source: Entler Scrapbook, vol. 5, Iowa Historical Library, Iowa City, IA)

Sydney Bridge, brother-in-law of George Parke of Urbana, died at the Dayton hospital Saturday. Burial was made in Dayton. (Champaign Democrat, Urbana, OH, Tues, Jul 23, 1912]

These records are from the Childrens Home Index, Miami County, Ohio 1879-1939

BRIDGE, IRENE Book #2 Page #170 Inmate #1082 Date admitted: 17 Jul 1912 Date last discharged: 6 Jul 1916 Age: 13 Sex: F Born: 2 Sep 1899 Place: none given

BRIDGE, JAMES PARK  Book #2 Page #172  Inmate #1083  Date admitted: 17 Jul 1912  Date last discharged: 4 Jun 1916  Age: 11 Six: M  Born: 29 Apr 1901  

BRIDGE, PAUL  Book #2 Page #172  Inmate # 1084   Date admitted: 17 Jul 1912   Date last discharged: 6 Jul 1916  Age:9 Sex: M  Born: 13 Dec 1903  Place: Urbana, OH

BRIDGE, LUCILLE JUSTINE  Book #2 Page #172  Inmate #1086  Date admitted: 17 Jul 1916  Date last discharged: 6 Jul 1916  Age: 7 Sex: F  Born: 3 Oct 1905  Place: none given

BRIDGE, SIDNEY P. Book #2 Page #172  Inmate #1085  Date admitted: 17 Jul 1916  Date last discharged: 6 Jul 1916  Age: 5 Six: M  Born: 18 Nov 1907  Place: Piqua, OH

BRIDGE, MARGARETTE  Book #2 Page 174  Inmate #1087  Date admitted: 3 Aug 1912  Date last discharged 6 Jul 1916  Age; 3 Sex: F  Born: 21 Jun 1910  Place: none given

Father Sidney P. Bridge now in Hospital for the insane at Dayton, OH. [note in margin later died] Mother Iva Park Bridge living at Piqua. Surrendered to mother at Piqua, OH. Readmitted. Mother could not support children.

James surrendered to mother at Urbana, Ohio

Lucille - Surrendered to Childrens Home at Urbana OH Took in exchange for Ralph and Bertha Louden.

Margarette - Surrendered to mother at Piqua, OH. Readmitted, mother could not support them. Surrendered to Children's home at Urbana, Ohio

Paul - Surrendered to mother. Readmitted, mother could not support them. Surrendered to Children's home at Urbana, Ohio. Mother working there. Took in exchange Ralph and Bertha Louden.

Sidney P -Surrendered to mother. Readmitted, mother could not support them. Surrendered to Children's Home at Urbana, OH. Mother working there. Took in exchange Ralph and Bertha Louden.

After Sidney's death, Iva worked as a cook and assistant matron at the Champaigne County Childrens' Home

More About SIDNEY PARKER BRIDGE:  Burial: 22 Jul 1912, Dayton, Montgomery Cty, Ohio  Cause of Death: chronic intistitial nephritis  Medical Information: general paresis

Occupation: Sorting dept Orr Blanket Mills

Notes for IVA WINSETTA PARKE:  After Sidney's death, Iva worked as a cook and assistant matron at the Champaign County Children's Home. Burial: 08 Oct 1918, Urbana, Ohio

Cause of Death: lobar pneumonia

Children of SIDNEY BRIDGE and IVA PARKE are:

2. i. IRENE4 BRIDGE, b. 02 Sep 1899, Jamestown, NY; d. 26 Dec 1990, Morris Plains, NJ.

ii. JAMES PARK BRIDGE, b. 29 Apr 1901, Springfield, OH.

iii. PAUL BRIDGE, b. 13 Dec 1903, Urbana, OH; d. Apr 1969, Phoenix, Maricopa Cty, AZ.  More About PAUL BRIDGE: Adoption: E. W. & Elizabeth Comes

iv. LUCILLE JUSTINE G BRIDGE, b. 03 Oct 1905, Piqua, Miami Cty, OH; d. 03 Mar 1991, Dublin, Franklin Cty, OH; m. ? WARNER. Orphan: Lived in Children's Home

v. SIDNEY P BRIDGE, b. 18 Nov 1907, Piqua, OH.  Adoption: E. W. & Elizabeth Comes, Farmer

3. vi. MARGARETTE BRIDGE, b. 21 Jun 1910, Piqua, Miami Cty, OH; d. 05 Apr 1993, Springfield, Clark Cty, OH.


Generation No. 2

2. IRENE4 BRIDGE (SIDNEY PARKER3, JAMES2, JAMES1) was born 02 Sep 1899 in Jamestown, NY, and died 26 Dec 1990 in Morris Plains, NJ. She married RAYMOND A BALL Abt. 1919, son of WILLIAM BALL and MARY STRAW. He was born 23 Nov 1893 in Ohio City, Ohio, and died 29 Apr 1980 in Champaign Nursing Home, Champaign, OH.



Irene Ball, 91, of Morris Plains, NJ, died at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 1990 in Morrisview Nursing Home.

Born September 2, 1899, in Jamestown, NY, she was the daughter of Sidney and Iva (Park) Bridge.

She was a former employee of Marshs' Clothing Store and was a member of Elizabeth M. Hood, No. 505, Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Harry Harlos of Morristown, N.J.; a son and daughter-in-law, H. Spence and Clara D. Ball of Mansfield; six grandchildren; Rick and Doug Ball, Chris Karen and Mark Harlos and Marilyn Sealy and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Raymond Ball.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home with the Rev. David Sipes officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Dale Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

More About IRENE BRIDGE: Burial: 02 Jan 1991, Oak Dale Cemetery, Champaign, OH  Death certificate: #58613, Champaign Cty, OH

Notes for RAYMOND A BALL: Former Citizen editor, county treasurer, dies  Ray A. Ball

Prominent Urbana citizen Ray A. Ball, 86, of 124 College St., died at 5:37 a.m. Tuesday in the Champaign Nursing Home.

A resident of Champaign County most of his life, he was born Nov. 23, 1893, in Ohio City, a son of W. H. and Mary Straw Ball. An athlete during his high school days, he joined the staff of the Urbana Citizen in 1923, and was appointed managing editor in 1934.

Beginning in 1945, he served three terms as treasurer of Champaign County, then became a probation officer for the county.

A registered certified public accountant, he graduated from Moore's Business College and the Lasalle University College of Accounting. In1956 Gov. James Rhodes, then state auditor, appointed him a state examiner.

He was a member of the Urbana United Methodist Church,

Champaign Lodge No. 525 F&A.M. and the Elizabeth M. Hood Order of the Eastern Star 505.

A veteran of World War I, he was a member of American Legion Post 741, holding all major offices there.

Survivors include his wife, the former Irene Bridge; one daughter, Mrs. Harry (Helen) Harlos of Morristown, N.J.; one son, Spencer of Mansfield; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Frances Bean of Springfield.

Services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Walter Funeral Home, Urbana, by the Rev. Larry Kreps and Malcolm Hooker. Burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

More About RAYMOND A BALL:  Burial: 02 May 1980, Oak Dale Cemetery, Champaign, OH  Occupation: newspaper editor

Veteran: WW

Children of IRENE BRIDGE and RAYMOND BALL are:

4. i. HERBERT SPENCER5 BALL, b. 26 Dec 1919, Zanesfield, OH; d. 25 Nov 2000, Mansfield, OH.

5. ii. HELEN LOUISE BALL, b. 20 Mar 1925; d. 15 Nov 2000, Charlottesville, VA.


3. MARGARETTE4 BRIDGE (SIDNEY PARKER3, JAMES2, JAMES1) was born 21 Jun 1910 in Piqua, Miami Cty, OH, and died 05 Apr 1993 in Springfield, Clark Cty, OH. She married JAMES R WEYMOUTH, son of HARLEY WEYMOUTH and LILLIAN. He was born 1905 in Ohio, and died 03 Dec 1989 in Springfield, Clark Cty, OH.


Margaret B Weymouth, 82, of 100 West McCreight Avenue, Springfield, died Monday, April 5, 1993, at 12:43 a.m. in the St. John's Center. She was born June 21, 1910, in Piqua, Ohio, to Sidney P and Iva (Park) Bridge.

She was a member of the Urbana Presbyterian Church, and the Elizabeth M Hood Chapter Number 505, Order of Eastern Star. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Linda (Kite) Weymouth of Springfield; two grandchildren, James and Beth Weymouth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James, in 1989; two sisters; and two brothers. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Urbana with Rev. Thomas Stout, officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Dale Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association-Clark-Champaign-Logan-County Chapter, 330 South Burnett Road, Springfield, Ohio 45505. [Springfield, Ohio News 6 April 1993; page 14]

Occupation: Proof reader/newspaper   Orphan age 9: Lived in Children's Home  

JAMES R. WEYMOUTH, 84, of 100 S McCreight Ave., died at 2.10 a.m. Sunday at Saint Johns Center. Body to Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home; no visitation; services there 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. (Springfield, OH News - Sun, Monday, Dec 4, 1989. (Page 16)




Generation No. 3

4. HERBERT SPENCER5 BALL (IRENE4 BRIDGE, SIDNEY PARKER3, JAMES2, JAMES1) was born 26 Dec 1919 in Zanesfield, OH, and died 25 Nov 2000 in Mansfield, OH. He married CLARA DELMA SCHULTZ 30 Dec 1940, daughter of HAROLD SCHULTZ and MARY TIEMEYER. She was born Nov 1917 in Ohio.


MANSFIELD -- Herbert Spencer Ball, 80, of 786 Forest Drive died Saturday morning, Nov 25, 2000, in MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital after a long illness.

He was born Dec 26, 1919 in Zanesfield to Raymond and Irene Bridge Ball and was graduated from Urbana High School in 1937. He attended Urbana Junior College, The Ohio State University and Ashland College.

Mr. Ball retired in 1982 as Industrial Engineer and Supervisor for the Ohio Brass Company, a firm he served for 40 years.

He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Mansfield and served the congregation as Lay Reader, Chalice Bearer and on the Vestry. An avid golfer and trumpet player, he played with the Grefreer Band, the Ashland Community Band as well as several others.

He is survived by his wife, Clara Delma Schultz Ball, whom he married, Dec 30, 1940; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Richard Allen and Kathleen Ball of Pickerington and Douglas Neal Ball of Renton, WA; a foster son and his wife, Roger and Patricia Greuser of Athens, and two grandchildren, Travis and Shannan Ball.

In addition to his parents, a sister, Helen Harlos, preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Nov 28, 2000 at 11 a.m. in Grace Episcopal Church with the Revs. John Jorden and David S. Sipes officiating. Private interment will be in Concord Cemetery, Urbana. The family will receive friends in the undercroft of the church immediately following the service. The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Episcopal Church. (Mansfield News Journal, 26, Nov 2000 B2)

Burial: 28 Nov 2000, Concord Cemetery, Urbana, OH Cremation


7. i. RICHARD ALLEN6 BALL, b. Unknown.

ii. DOUGLAS NEAL BALL, b. Unknown.


5. HELEN LOUISE5 BALL (IRENE4 BRIDGE, SIDNEY PARKER3, JAMES2, JAMES1) was born 20 Mar 1925, and died 15 Nov 2000 in Charlottesville, VA. She married HAROLD R HARLOS. He was born 20 Sep 1920 in PA, and died 19 Jul 1988 in Bloomingdale, Passaic Cty, NJ.

Children of HELEN BALL and HAROLD HARLOS are:

i. CHRIS6 HARLOS, b. Unknown.

ii. KAREN HARLOS, b. Unknown.

iii. MARK A HARLOS, b. Unknown.








Generation No. 4


Children of RICHARD BALL and KATHLEEN are:

i. TRAVIS7 BALL, b. Unknown.

ii. SHANNAN BALL, b. Unknown.