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Joseph W. Briggs
Birth: 1813
Death: 1872

Instituted free home mail delivery in Cleveland and was later appointed to a postal job in Washington to establish this system throughout the U.S. Briggs claimed he thought of home delivery during the winter of 1862-1863 while watching how women, coming for letters from loved soldiers, where exposed to the cold while waiting in line. (bio by: Joyce) 
 
Burial:
Woodland Cemetery
Cleveland
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 38 Lot 13
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: May 22, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 22456
Joseph W. Briggs
Added by: Joyce
 
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I light a candle for Joseph W. Briggs ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
Thank you for your thoughful program of home mail delivery. You eased the lives of more thank you ever imagined.
- Dawn Brady Connor
 Added: Oct. 25, 2011

- Gary Bernard
 Added: Oct. 8, 2009
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