|Death: ||Aug. 10, 1885|
Youngest child of William Alexander BRIGGS and Mary Ann GLANT. Stepson of Laura Jane TEMPLETON.
On Monday morning last, Mrs. Wm. Briggs, accompanied by her two little boys, took the train at Orbisonia to go to Huntingdon, to visit Cole's show. Everyone in that little family group were in the best of spirits, the little boys' eyes danced with delight at the prospective enjoyment of the day, and no one even dreamed that in less than twenty-four hours one of these little boys would be still in death. The show over, the mother and children took the evening train for Mt. Union, where they remained over night with a relative. Tuesday morning the little boys with some others of the neighborhood went in bathing in Etneir's mill race, when one of them, little Buoth Briggs, aged about nine years, approached too near a dangerous swirl hole, and was drawn into it. All efforts to save him were unavailing and the body was only recovered after considerable difficulty, and after the dam had been drawn off. The body had been under twelve feet of water. The remains were brought to this place Tuesday evening and interred on Wednesday afternoon. The bereaved family have our sympathy in this sad bereavement.
--Orbisonia Dispatch of last week.
Huntingdon Journal, 21 Aug 1885
William Alexander Briggs (1846 - 1926)
Mary Ann Glant Briggs (1848 - 1880)
W. Harry Briggs (1870 - 1934)*
Gertrude Ann Briggs (1872 - 1963)*
Edward Elliot Briggs (1874 - 1963)*
Buoth Boyd Briggs (1876 - 1885)
Plot: Lot No. 1
Created by: Kathryn Doyle
Record added: Jul 18, 2006
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