Merrill Dawson BRIGGS1911 - 1988 (77 years)
Name Merrill Dawson BRIGGS Born 22 Sep 1911 Cheshire Twp, OH home of G.H. Briggs (at home)  Gender Male Died 11 Nov 1988 Home, Cheshire, OH  Notes
Farmer, worked at munitions plant during WWII - tried to enlist twice but was refused because he worked in a critical occupation.
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) , d. 23 Feb 1974, At home (Age 85 years) Mother Carrie Mae RUPE, b. 4 Sep 1889, Little Kyger, Gallia County, Ohio , d. 4 Dec 1969, Cheshire Township, Gallia County, Ohio, USA (Age 80 years) Married 4 Sep 1910 Cheshire, OH Baptist Church Rev Crabtree Family ID F132 Group Sheet
Family 1 Edith Juanita GRIMES, b. 24 Oct 1920, Rutland, Rutland Twp, Meigs County, Ohio , d. 8 Nov 1997, Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States of America (Age 77 years) Married 26 Jun 1939 Point Pleasant, Mason, West Virginia, United States  Divorced Feb 1945  Notes Children + 1. David Carroll BRIGGS, b. 15 Dec 1942, Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, United States , d. 13 Nov 2003, Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States (Age 60 years) Family ID F128 Group Sheet
Family 2 Rhoda Rosetta McKean, b. 6 Jan 1916, Providence, Gallia Co, OH , d. 15 Mar 2013, Gallia County, Ohio, United States (Age 97 years) Married 24 Apr 1964 Gallia County, Ohio, United States  Family ID F158 Group Sheet
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Photos Briggs, Merrill Briggs Cousins - Merrill Briggs and Briggs Kirby