Museum the New Llano Colony

Doug Bridger

Birth: He was born in July 1912 in New Jersey.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1920 he was living in New Jersey with his mother and two siblings.

In 1930 he was living in New Jersey and unemployed.  

Family Information: Son of Alice (Hunnikin Moore Bridger) Pickett and Ezra Bridger.

His mother married George Pickett and their son,Blair Pickett, was Doug's half-brother.  

Job in Colony: In 1932 he was helping put up the subsills on the new Pickett home. In February that year, he, along with B. Bartlett, C.F. Kimball, John Lukko and Leo Roscoe were working as carpenters on the building jobs.  

Home in Colony:  

Other Info: In 1932 he and Ed Hiatt returned from a visit to Mena, Arkansas where they had seen Billy and Viola Gilbert and Mrs. Voorhees of "California memory".

In 1932 he signed a protest again colonists E.G. Webb and Walter Groth remaining in the colony "to save them".


Post-Colony History: He enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and was released in 1945.  

Death: He died in November 1971 in San Diego, California.  

Sources: US Census: 1920, 1930; Photo Archives; "Llano Colonist": January 23, 1932, February 20, 1932, May 7, 1932, August 6, 1932; US Dept of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File; US SSDI  

Clipping from scrapbook showing Doug Bridger at 4 mo. and his mother, Alice Pickett.