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WILLIAM BRIDGE, farmer, P. 0. Ontarioville, was born in 1831, in County Kent, England, and came to America in 1852. and located, a poor boy, in Cook Coonty. By working for his brother, Georgo Bridge, as a farm hand, he saved enough to buy a team; then, by renting land and working in a woolen factory, etc., he gradually secured means to purchase the valuable farm on which we now find him enjoying the comforts earned by a life of uprightness and labor. He now has 16 acres, well improved and provided with all needed buildings. His wife was Elizabeth Pierce, of Devonshire, England, by whom lie has five children, all born on the Cook County farm. The family are Methodists.

FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.