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Merrill Dawson BRIGGS

Male 1911 - 1988  (77 years)


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  • Name Merrill Dawson BRIGGS 
    Born 22 Sep 1911  Cheshire Twp, OH home of G.H. Briggs (at home) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Nov 1988  Home, Cheshire, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 

    • Farmer, worked at munitions plant during WWII - tried to enlist twice but was refused because he worked in a critical occupation.
      Baptist
      Lived at or near Cheshire, Gallia Co, OH all his life.
      Loved to fish.
      Boy Scout leader, awarded the Silver Beaver.

      "A One Hundred Year History of the Cheshire Baptist Church":
      (the new preacher was a bachelor) Merrill Briggs recalls his grandmother, Anna Coughenour Briggs, saying Rev Dickerson would say, as he came around the corner of the kitchen to visit, "put another 'tater in the pot - that old preacher's here again."
    Person ID I430  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2007 

    Father David William BRIGGS,   b. 17 Dec 1888, Cheshire Twp, OH home of G.H. Briggs (at home) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1974, At home Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Carrie Mae RUPE,   b. 4 Sep 1889, Little Kyger, Gallia County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1969, Cheshire Township, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 4 Sep 1910  Cheshire, OH Baptist Church Rev Crabtree Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F132  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Edith Juanita GRIMES,   b. 24 Oct 1920, Rutland, Rutland Twp, Meigs County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1997, Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 26 Jun 1939  Point Pleasant, Mason, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Divorced Feb 1945  [1
    Notes 
    Children 
     1. David Carroll BRIGGS,   b. 15 Dec 1942, Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 2003, Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Family ID F128  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Rhoda Rosetta McKean,   b. 6 Jan 1916, Providence, Gallia Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 2013, Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 24 Apr 1964  Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F158  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Apr 1964 - Gallia County, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Briggs, Merrill
    Briggs, Merrill
    Briggs Cousins - Merrill Briggs and Briggs Kirby
    Briggs Cousins - Merrill Briggs and Briggs Kirby

  • Sources 
    1. [S937] Merrill Briggs.

    2. [S37] Betty Briggs.

    3. [S135] Juanita Grimes Briggs O'Connor.

    4. [S936] Rhoda McKean Briggs.