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William Harry Briggs
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Birth: Nov. 19, 1870
Mount Union
Huntingdon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 12, 1934
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

Wm. Harry Briggs was the eldest of the four children of William Alexander BRIGGS and Mary Ann GLANT. Harry was 9 years old when his mother died of typhoid fever. Tragedy struck young Harry's life again just five years later when his youngest brother, Buoth drowned in 1885.

Harry served in the Spanish American War as a Machinist Mate First Class (First Class Petty Officer) and spent time on the Battleship "Indiana". It is thought that he sailed on the "Marblehead" around Cape Horn at the tip of South America to San Francisco about 1899 after the war.

After his military service, Harry married Mary Catherine "Mamie" BROWER. Harry and Mamie survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. They lost everything and lived for a time in Golden Gate Park in a tent city. Their daughter Grace was born in 1910. Harry's father, William, travelled once to San Francisco to visit the small family when Grace was a young girl [see photo next page].

BRIGGS- In this city, March 12, 1934, William H. Briggs, dearly beloved husband of Mamie Briggs, loving father of Mrs. Grace Page; a native of Pittsburgh, PA. A member of the Machinists' Union Local No. 68. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the chapel of H.F. Suhr Co., 2919 Mission St., near 25th St. Interment, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
San Francisco Examiner
Family links: 
  William Alexander Briggs (1846 - 1926)
  Mary Ann Glant Briggs (1848 - 1880)
  William Harry Briggs (1870 - 1934)
  Gertrude Ann Briggs (1872 - 1963)*
  Edward Elliot Briggs (1874 - 1963)*
  Buoth Boyd Briggs (1876 - 1885)*
*Calculated relationship
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Oak Mound Tier 13 Grave 44
Created by: Kathryn Doyle
Record added: Nov 21, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5099661
William Harry Briggs
Added by: Kathryn Doyle
William Harry Briggs
Added by: Kathryn Doyle
William Harry Briggs
Added by: Kathryn Doyle
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- Barbara Hammons Davis, Dalt
 Added: Mar. 14, 2008
Uncle Harry, rest in peace.
- Kathryn Doyle
 Added: Apr. 14, 2007

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