Bridges,  Dr. Calvin Blackman

Bridges, Dr. Calvin Blackman

Male 1889 - 1938  (49 years)  

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  • Name Bridges, Calvin Blackman 
    Title Dr. 
    Born 11 Jan 1889  Schuyler Falls, Clinton, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Dec 1938  Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried South Plattsburgh Cemetery, South Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I38801  Sackett
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2015 

    Father Bridges, Leonard Victor,   d. Abt 1892 
    Mother Blackman, Charlotte Amelia "Amelia",   d. Abt 1891 
    Married 1887  [2
    Children
    1. Bridges, Calvin Blackman,   b. 11 Jan 1889, Schuyler Falls, Clinton, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1938, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    Family ID F13759  Group Sheet

    Family Ives, Gertrude Frances,   b. 3 Jan 1887, Owego, Tioga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1941  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 1912  [3
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F13758  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jan 1889 - Schuyler Falls, Clinton, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Dec 1938 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - South Plattsburgh Cemetery, South Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Dr. Calvin Blackman Bridges (1889-1938)
    Dr. Calvin Blackman Bridges (1889-1938)
    From Find A Grave Memorial# 37349971, uploaded there by Matthew J. Bridges

    Headstones
    Dr. Calvin Blackman Bridges (1889-1938)
    Dr. Calvin Blackman Bridges (1889-1938)
    From Find A Grave Memorial# 37349971, uploaded there by Matthew J. Bridges

  • Notes 

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 3), 6 Aug 2015.
      From Find A Grave Memorial# 37349971
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37349971
      Dr Calvin Blackman Bridges
      Birth: Jan. 11, 1889
      Schuyler Falls
      Clinton County
      New York, USA
      Death: Dec. 27, 1938
      Los Angeles
      Los Angeles County
      California, USA

      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)

      Family links:
      Spouse:
      Gertrude Frances Ives Bridges (1887 - 1941)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      South Plattsburgh Cemetery
      South Plattsburgh
      Clinton County
      New York, USA

      Maintained by: Find A Grave
      Originally Created by: Matthew J. Bridges
      Record added: May 21, 2009
      Find A Grave Memorial# 37349971

    2. [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."

    3. [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."


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