Thursday, October 31, 2013

Photograph of a Young Woman Identified as Lucy Whipple Bridgman of Westhampton, Massachusetts, and Boston, Massachusetts

Photograph of a young woman identified on the reverse as Lucy Whipple Bridgman.  There's no photographer's mark, but Lucy lived at Westhampton, Massachusetts, and Boston, Massachusetts.

Lucy graduated from Northfield Seminary and from Gordon Bible College.  This may be her graduation photograph from one of these institutions.

From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections and additions welcome!]

Lucy Whipple Bridgman was born 9 July 1893 at Westhampton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Edwin Burt Bridgman and Mary Sophronia (Bridgman) Bridgman.

Her paternal grandparents were Federal Burt Bridgman and Sarah Hyde (Kimbel) Bridgman.  Her maternal grandparents were Lucas and Martha (Jewett) Bridgman.

Lucy was secretary at the Congregational House in Boston for 34 years.  She also worked at the City Missionary Society and the office of the Congregational Pastoral Supply Board.

On 3 March 1957 marriage, when she was 63, Lucy married Dr. Charles Clarkson Merrill, son of Rev. John Leverett Merrill and Mary Louise (Murphy) Merrill.  Dr. Charles was born 3 March 1872 at Haverhill, New Hampshire.

There's an extensive write-up with photographs, of Lucy's life at Find-a-Grave.

If you have corrections to the information above, or additions to it, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

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