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Michael C. Brinigar
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Birth: Jun. 21, 1819
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 1910
Blythedale
Harrison County
Missouri, USA

Ridgeway Journal, Jan 19, 1911

Tribute to the Memory of Michael Brinigar

The subject of this sketch was born in Lawrence county, Indiana, June 21st, 1819. He came of German parentage. His father, Thomas Brinigar was born in North Carolina, and his mother, Barbara Stipp, was born in old Virginia. On Dec 6th, 1849, he was united in marriage to Emily Kreamer, and to this union were born four children, two sons and two daughters, Thomas Brinigar, who resides only a quarter of a mile from the old home place; W. J. Brinigar, with whom the old folks made their home, Mrs. Ellen Hurd, wife of W. W. Hurd, and Mrs. Luella Wilson, of this place. Besides the children he leaves an aged wife to mourn his departure.

In June, 1876 he emigrated to this state and settled in the home near Blythedale on which he resided until called to his reward, Dec 19, 1910, aged 91 years, 5 months and 28 days. In politics he was a staunch Democrat and was a devout Methodist, but for several years previous to his death was not identified with any religious denomination.

God had blessed him with a robust constitution and the activities of life in his advanced years were much more than the ordinary, and, believing in the theory that it was better to "wear out than rust out," he could be seen almost daily going about the place doing light choring, or, until the last few months, walking to town a distance of one and a half miles, to while away a few hours in social conversation or visit a few hours with a favorite daughter. He took a great interest in the activities of life and was always ready to discuss the leading issues of the day. The hospitality of the Brinigar home was known for miles around and no man seemed more pleased to visit with friends than he. He looked on the bright side of life and was always ready to crack a joke with his friends. His illness was of short duration, only a few hours, for the sun of life was gradually sinking, and he realized that the summons was near.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Brinigar (1788 - ____)
  Barbara Stipp Brinigar (1790 - 1857)
 
 Spouse:
  Emily Kreamer Brinigar (1830 - 1919)
 
 Children:
  Martha Ellen Brinigar Hurd (1850 - 1928)*
  William Josephus Brinigar (1863 - 1944)*
  Luella Minerva Brinigar Wilson (1867 - 1949)*
 
 Siblings:
  Michael C. Brinigar (1819 - 1910)
  Minerva Jane Brinigar Cross (1821 - 1922)*
  William Josephus Brinigar (1826 - 1888)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Son of Thomas & Barbara Brinigar; Born in Polk Co, IN; Same Stone with Emily Brinigar
 
Burial:
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Blythedale
Harrison County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section K
 
Maintained by: brilltwin2
Originally Created by: ctaz
Record added: Jul 10, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14887302
Michael C. Brinigar
Added by: SMG
 
Michael C. Brinigar
Added by: SMG
 
Michael C. Brinigar
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Rest in Peace.
- SMG
 Added: May. 13, 2011
 
 
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