Elsie M. <I>Ridgeway</I> Briggs

Elsie M. Ridgeway Briggs

Birth
Boylston Center, Oswego County, New York, USA
Death 2 Jul 1989 (aged 82)
Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA
Burial Lacona, Oswego County, New York, USA
Plot Sec 7
Memorial ID 111233064 · View Source
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Watertown Daily Times (NY) - Wednesday, July 5, 1989

A graveside service for Elsie M. Briggs, 82, Ellisburg Road, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Wesleyan Cemetery, Lacona, with the Rev. Melvyn S. Connell, pastor of Sandy Creek Wesleyan Church, officiating.
Mrs. Briggs died Sunday when the car she was riding in was hit head-on twice, once by an alleged drunk driver, in a three-car collision on Route 11 in the Town of Sandy Creek. The car was driven by her daughter, Anna Clevenger, who was also killed in the accident.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 this evening at the Summerville Funeral Home.
Surviving are two sons, Edward Briggs, Phoenix, Ariz., and Lowell Briggs, Tampa, Fla.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Lewis Ridgeway, Wolcott, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A sister, Ida Johnson, and a brother, Allen Ridgeway, died before her.
Born in Boylston Oct. 24, 1906, a daughter of Edward and Anna Borden Ridgeway, she was educated in Boylston Center schools. She married Benjamin H. Briggs Sept. 4, 1926, at Sandy Creek.
The couple lived from 1933 to 1978 in Binghamton, where both were employed by Binghamton State Hospital until their retirement in 1967. They moved to Sandy Creek in 1978. Mr. Briggs died Sept. 4, 1981.
Mrs. Briggs was a member of the Wesleyan Church and the senior citizens' bowling league.



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  • Created by: H. Harmych
  • Added: 27 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111233064
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elsie M. Ridgeway Briggs (24 Oct 1906–2 Jul 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111233064, citing Boylston-Sandy Creek Wesleyan Cemetery, Lacona, Oswego County, New York, USA ; Maintained by H. Harmych (contributor 47652538) .