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Thomas Bennet Briggs
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Birth: Oct. 25, 1851
Huntingdon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 5, 1925
Huntingdon
Huntingdon County
Pennsylvania, USA

Son of William Hainey BRIGGS and Jane Isabella WILSON. Husband of Amanda Elizabeth GALLAHER. Father of Ira Edward, Mallia Mock, Hugh Ferdinand, Jesse William and Robert Merble.

Obituary:
Thomas B. Briggs Dies On A Visit To Huntingdon
Thomas B. BRIGGS died at the home of his daughter, Saturday evening at 6:10 o'clock, aged 73 years, 10 months, 11 days. Mr. Briggs came to Huntingdon Tuesday of last week to attend the Fair in apparently good health, and on arising Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Mock, 1019 Washington street, fell unconscious on the bed, he remained in this condition until the time of his death. He was born October 25, 1851, and was a son of William and Jane Isabelle (Wilson) Briggs, of Shade Valley, this county. During his early life he was employed as a car inspector for the East Broad Top Railroad, later being a fireman and remaining in this position until the spring of 1883. Then he entered the service of South Penn R.R. Co. in building a road bed and tunnel thru Fulton County. The road being abandoned, he entered the lumber industry and was engaged in this until 1908 when he came to Huntingdon. After 10 years he retired from active work and made his home with the youngest son, Robert M. Briggs of Altoona. Mr. Briggs was married to Amanda Gallagher in 1872, who preceeded him to the grave eight years ago. Mr. Briggs was a man of wide acquaintance and he is survived by three sons and one daughter, Ira E. Briggs and Robert M. Briggs, both of Altoona, Jesse W. Briggs of Burnt Cabins, Fulton Co., and Mrs. John Mock of Huntingdon; by the following brothers and sisters: William Briggs of Orbisonia, John Briggs of Tyrone, B.H. Briggs of Springville, N.Y., Mrs. Odessay Tweed of Newport, Pa., and Mrs. Tillie Bard of Mt. Union. Funeral services were held at the Brown mortuary on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with interment in the Riverview cemetery, Huntingdon.
Semi Weekly News
Huntingdon, Huntingdon Co., PA
Friday, 11 Sept 1925, Page 4 
 
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 Parents:
  William Hainey Briggs (1818 - 1902)
  Jane Isabella Wilson Briggs (1817 - 1883)
 
 Spouse:
  Amanda Elizabeth Gallaher Briggs (1850 - 1917)*
 
 Children:
  Ira Edward Briggs (1874 - 1941)*
  Mallia B. Briggs Mock (1877 - 1927)*
  Hugh Ferdinand Briggs (1882 - 1912)*
  Jesse William Briggs (1885 - 1961)*
  Robert Merble Briggs (1891 - 1935)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Wilson Briggs (1841 - 1900)*
  Elizabeth Jane Briggs Rorer (1843 - 1878)*
  William Alexander Briggs (1846 - 1926)*
  John Henry Briggs (1848 - 1930)*
  Joseph Elliot Briggs (1849 - 1851)*
  Thomas Bennet Briggs (1851 - 1925)
  Hadessa Ann Briggs Tweed (1853 - 1936)*
  Harriet Glenn Briggs Edelblute (1855 - 1906)*
  Matilda Ellen Briggs Bard (1857 - 1941)*
  Bruce Henderson Briggs (1859 - 1947)*
  Brice Blair Briggs (1866 - 1910)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverview Cemetery
Huntingdon
Huntingdon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Plot Owner of Section 16, Lot 39 - no stone has been located at Riverview Cemetery.
 
Created by: Kathryn Doyle
Record added: Aug 28, 2006
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Thomas Bennet Briggs
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