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 Joseph William Briggs

Joseph William Briggs

Birth
New York, USA
Death 23 Feb 1872 (aged 58)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 38 Lot 13
Memorial ID 22456 · View Source
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Instituted free home mail delivery in Cleveland and was later appointed to a postal job in Washington to establish this system throughout the U.S. Briggs claimed he thought of home delivery during the winter of 1862-1863 while watching how women, coming for letters from loved soldiers, where exposed to the cold while waiting in line.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 22 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22456
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph William Briggs (5 Jul 1813–23 Feb 1872), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22456, citing Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .