May 31, 1910 Portland Multnomah County Oregon, USA
Union Civil War veteran. He served in the Navy as a landsman on the ironclad USS Carondelet in the Red River campaign.
Charles S. Briggs Dies in the West. Many Years Resident of Dixon and Veteran of the Civil War.
Word was received by Mrs. Ethel Tilden, Red Deer, Canada, that her father, Charles B. Briggs, died on May 31, at Portland, Oreon of valvular heart trouble, following a broken leg last winter. He was 67 years old. He was born April 26, 1843, in Sardinia, County New York, and was buried June 4, under the auspices and in the cemetery of the G.A.R. having served through the Civil War. He was a resident of Red Oak, Ia and vicinity for a good many years, coming to Dixon 17 years ago. Living here until 2 years ago when he went to Portland on account of ill health. He is survived by three daughters, two sons and 5 grandchildren. Mrs. Mable Parker and Mrs. Maud Nuslina of Kennewick, WA, Mrs. Ethel Tilden of Red Deer, Canada. Bert Briggs of Toppenish Washington and Henry Briggs, Weber, Idaho. He leaves quite a large estate. For years Mr. Briggs was a driver for Dr. E.S. Murphy of this city.