1889 - 1938 (49 years)
||Bridges, Calvin Blackman |
||11 Jan 1889
||Schuyler Falls, Clinton, New York, USA 
||27 Dec 1938
||Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA 
||South Plattsburgh Cemetery, South Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York, USA 
||6 Aug 2015 |
||Bridges, Leonard Victor, d. Abt 1892 |
||Blackman, Charlotte Amelia, d. Abt 1891 |
|1. Bridges, Calvin Blackman, b. 11 Jan 1889, Schuyler Falls, Clinton, New York, USA , d. 27 Dec 1938, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
|Born - 11 Jan 1889 - Schuyler Falls, Clinton, New York, USA
|Died - 27 Dec 1938 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
|Buried - - South Plattsburgh Cemetery, South Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York, USA
- [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 3), 6 Aug 2015.
From Find A Grave Memorial# 37349971
Dr Calvin Blackman Bridges
Birth: Jan. 11, 1889
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 27, 1938
Los Angeles County
Scientist. He is considered one of the founders of the field of genetics. His PhD thesis was the formal proof that genes are on chromosomes. Although this is now considered a cornerstone of genetics and biology, it was controversial at the time. Bridges was born in Schuyler Falls, New York. He was raised by his grandparents after being orphaned at the age of three and did not graduate from high school until the age of 20. He nonetheless earned a scholarship to Columbia University in New York City. Bridges later became a graduate student in the laboratory of Thomas Hunt Morgan, which was establishing the fruit fly Drosophila as a model organism to study genetics. Morgan later was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for this work. In addition to his proof that genes are on chromosomes, Bridges also discovered fundamental principles of the structure of the chromosome, how chromosomes behave during meiosis (the specialized cell divisions that give rise to eggs and sperm) and how chromosomes determine the sex of an individual. Bridges also invented many of the techniques for efficient growth and handling of fruit flies, which brought Drosophila to the forefront of genetic research, where it remains today. Bridges remained with Thomas Morgan when the "fly lab" moved to the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California in 1928. (bio by: Matthew J. Bridges)
Gertrude Frances Ives Bridges (1887 - 1941)*
South Plattsburgh Cemetery
New York, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Matthew J. Bridges
Record added: May 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37349971
- [S903] Biographical Memoir of Calvin Blackman Bridges, 1889-1938, T. H. Morgan, (National Academy of Sciences), 31 (Reliability: 3), 6 Aug 2015.
"His father, Leonard Victor Bridges, who was brought up on a small farm near Plattsburg, married Charlotte Amelia Blackman in 1887, and Calvin was their only child.
"His mother died when Calvin was two years old. His father died a year later."
- [S903] Biographical Memoir of Calvin Blackman Bridges, 1889-1938, T. H. Morgan, (National Academy of Sciences), 32 (Reliability: 3), 6 Aug 2015.
"Bridges graduated (B.S.) from Columbia College in 1912. In the same year he married Gertrude F. Ives and was survived by his wife and three children, Philip, Betsey, and Nathan."