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Eleanor Dougherty Briner
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Birth: Dec. 6, 1845
Orange County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 1931
Orange County
Indiana, USA

Her death certificate reported the following: cause of death was organic valvular heart disease, occupation was housewife, marital status was widow. Her birth year was reported to be 1846, which disagrees with her grave stone and her obituary.

The Springs Valley Herald (April 23, 1931) reported "Mrs. Eleanor Briner, 85 years of age, died at the home of her son, Fred Briner, east of West Baden, last Saturday following an illness of several years. Mrs. Briner was well known in Orange County, where she had spent most of her life. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the home of her son Fred, conducted by Rev. Richard Bex, assisted by Rev. S. R. Lankford. Following the funeral, interment was made in the Briner Springs cemetery. She is survived by seven children, five sons and two daughters: Tompie, Kit C. of French Lick, Joseph of Decatur, Ill., Noble and Fred. Mrs. Isadora Breeden of French Lick and Mrs. Celia Walls of Indianapolis. The husband and four children have preceded her in death."

The Springs Valley Herald (April 30, 1931) reported "Eleanor Dougerty Briner, daughter of Michael and Lydia Dougherty, pioneers of Orange County, was born December 6, 1845 and departed this life April 18, 1931 at the age of 85 years, 4 months and 12 days. She was married to John W. Briner March 26, 1863 and to this union were born eleven children. The husband and four children preceded her in death. Early in life she was converted and when her home church was organized she became one of the charter members and was a faithful and willing worker in her church and neighborhood until the breaking up of her old home. Through many hardships of pioneer days down through the changes to the present time she was a true home maker, looking well to the ways of her household. Her home was a resting place of gracious hospitality to all who came within it. She seemed a rare beautiful soul, so sympathetic and continuing in sorrow, always courteous, always kind, she was indeed a gentle woman faithful to all duty in all relations of life. She spent the last ten years with her children, the last two at the home of her youngest son, Fred, where everything was done to make her last days as pleasant and comfortable as possible. She leaves to mourn her departure seven children: Mrs. Dora Breeden, Tompie, Kit, Noble and Fred of French Lick, Mrs. Celia Walls of Indianapolis, and Joe of Decatur, Ill., twenty-five grandchildren, twenty-six great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. This another of the pioneer mothers would say with the poet 'Swing low sweet Chariot, come to carry me home.' Funeral services were conducted at the home by Elder Richard Bex, assisted by S. R. Lankford. Interment in the Briner Springs cemetery beside her husband."
Family links: 
  John Wesley Briner (1840 - 1906)
  Isadore Briner Breeden (1866 - 1950)*
  Irene Briner Zeigler (1867 - 1900)*
  Tompie Briner (1869 - 1933)*
  Kit Carson Briner (1870 - 1948)*
  Celia Briner Walls (1872 - 1935)*
  Walter J Briner (1877 - 1914)*
  Noble Bex Briner (1883 - 1973)*
  Nathan Fred Briner (1887 - 1979)*
*Calculated relationship
Briner Springs Cemetery
Orange County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Robert Lane
Record added: Jul 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40023308
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