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Garnet Inez Briggs

Female 1885 - 1975  (89 years)


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  • Name Garnet Inez Briggs 
    Born 5 Nov 1885  At home, Cheshire Township, Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 Mar 1975  Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire Twp, Gallia Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Garnet and HA first lived in Clifton Forge, Va. HA was from there. Next lived in the house in Cheshire that Merrill Briggs bought when he married Rhoda in 1964, then on Route 7 above Cheshire (later torn down ), finally moved in with GW Briggs about 1918. HA died 1923?

      Garnet Kirby
      Mrs Garnet Kirby, 89, Cheshire, died at 1:30pm Saturday in the Holzer Medical Center. She had been in failing health for the last two years. Mrs Kirby was born Nov 5, 1885 in Cheshire Twp, daughter of the late George H and Anna Coughenour Briggs.
      She was preceded in death by her late husband, Henry, and a brother.
      Survivors include a son, Briggs Kirby of Cheshire, a grandson and three great grandsons. She was a member of the Cheshire Baptist church, a life member of the Little Kyger Grange, charter member of the Cheshire Easten Star, a past president of the Gallia County Home Women's Council, and a member of the Cheshire Wayside Garden Club.
      Funeral services will be held at 2pm Tuesday from the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev William Liber officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill cemetery, visitation will be held at the funeral home 7-9 today.
    Person ID I78  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2011 

    Father George Howard BRIGGS,   b. 26 Apr 1858, Athens, Athens, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1934 76 Yes, date unknown 4m 12d, Cheshire Township, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Anne Eliza COUGHENOUR,   b. 24 Jun 1857, near old Kyger Church - at home Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1928, Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1883  Little Kyger Church or home of the bride? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • 1880 Gallia co, Addison
      215-225
      Boice, Wm, 52
      Annie, 48
      children
      Briggs, George, 21, farm worker, O,O,O

      1900 Cheshire Tw, Gallia Co, OH
      George Briggs, Ap 1857, 57, mar 16 yr, farmer, owns a mortgaged farm
      Annie E, June 1856, 43, 2 children 2 alive, OH, VA, OH
      Garnet, Nov 1885, 14, 8 mo school
      David W, Dec 1888, 11, 6 1/2 mo school
      All read, write and speak English

      1910 Ohio Gallia 0026
      George H Briggs, Husband, W, 51, Ohio
      Wife Anna E, 52, Ohio
      Son David W, 21, Ohio
    Family ID F138  Group Sheet

    Family Henry Albert Kirby,   b. 1885,   d. 1923  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 17 Jun 1908  Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Ernest Briggs Kirby,   b. 15 Mar 1909, Clifton Forge, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1978, Cheshire Township, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Family ID F361  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Jun 1908 - Gallia County, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Mar 1975 - Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Briggs Cousins:  Garnet Briggs, Lorena Hooper, Bertha Hooper, David Briggs, and Earl King
    Briggs Cousins: Garnet Briggs, Lorena Hooper, Bertha Hooper, David Briggs, and Earl King
    Kirby: Albert Kirby & Garnet Briggs' wedding:
Top to bottom: Damon, Davis & Rachel Butcher, David Briggs, Albert & Garnet Kirby, Percy Kerns
    Kirby: Albert Kirby & Garnet Briggs' wedding: Top to bottom: Damon, Davis & Rachel Butcher, David Briggs, Albert & Garnet Kirby, Percy Kerns
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    Briggs, George & Anna Coughenour Briggs with children Garnet and David
    Briggs, George & Anna Coughenour Briggs with children Garnet and David
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  • Sources 
    1. [S37] Betty Briggs.

    2. [S61] Marriage Records, Gallia Co, OH.