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Charles Edward Briggs

Charles Edward Briggs

Male 1858 - 1921  (63 years)


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  • Name Charles Edward Briggs  [1
    Born 27 Mar 1858  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Apr 1921 
    Age 63 years 
    Person ID I47366  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Father George Briggs 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Helen Baker 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F20062  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Effie Rose Hungerford,   b. 29 Aug 1868, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1937, Mexico Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 1891  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Cleo Briggs,   b. Apr 1894, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Robert H Briggs,   b. 1907,   d. 1907  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     3. Stewart H. Briggs,   b. 4 Feb 1909,   d. 1909  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F17933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Charles Edward Briggs - March 27, 1858 - April 3, 1921. Son of George and Helen Baker Briggs. Husband of Effie Rose Hungerford.

      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, April 7, 1921 Sandy Creek News - Sandy Creek, New York - Found Dead Sunday, C. E. Briggs, Civil Engineer - Daysville Man Found Dead in Bed in Room in Randall House, Pulaski - Charles E. Briggs, 63, civil engineer and surveyor, was found dead in bed at about noon Sunday at the Randall house, where he had been stopping for a short time during the absence of his wife. For some time past he had been surveying along the Salmon river in the eastern section of Oswego county with Harry Church of Buffalo, the latter an engineer in the employ of the Niagara, Lockport & Ontario Power company. Shortly after 10 o'clock Saturday night Mr. Briggs went to his room at the hotel and about midnight was stricken with acute indigestion. Dr. Fenton E. MacCallum was called and Benjamin D Randall, former landlord of the hotel, remained with Mr. Briggs for some time. Mr. Briggs did not appear for breakfast at 9 o'clock, but little attention was paid to the matter. An hour later a rap at the door of his room failed to elicit a response and it was decided best to not disturb him. At about noon Mr. Randall went to the room occupied by Mr. Briggs and failing to get a response to his repeated rapping, Mr. Randall secured a stepladder and looking through the transom observed the engineer in bed. Clark Manwaring of Daysville, who has been assisting Mr. Briggs in his engineering work, entered the room through the open transom and unlocked the door. A hurried examination of the body of the engineer indicated he had been dead several hours. Coroner Leroy F. Hollis of Lacona was notified over the long distance telephone and motored here this afternoon. After taking the statement of Mr. Randall and others the coroner deemed an inquest unnecessary and Dr. MacCallum signed the customary certificate, giving acute indigestion, with which the engineer had long suffered, as the cause of death. The body was taken to the undertaking rooms of Simley J. Hewitt in Lewis street and was later removed to the family home at Daysville, four miles west of Pulaski, in the town of Richland. Mr. Briggs was born March 27, 1858, at Lockport, where he passed his boyhood days. For a time he was engaged in the insurance business in Syracuse and came to this town about 20 years ago and had since made his home at Daysville. Surviving besides the widow are two sisters, Mrs. Robert Turner of Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Bert Stockwell of Lockport. Mrs. Briggs, who had been under treatment in the City hospital at Oswego, reached Pulaski Sunday. She is nearly prostrated. Rev. Hamilton D. B. MacNeil, former rector of St. James Episcopal church, Pulaski, and now stationed at Sherburne, where he is rector of Grace Episcopal church, officiated at the funeral of Mr. Briggs. Services were held at the family home in Daysville at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Burial in Willis cemetery, six miles south of Pulaski.

      Newspaper Obituary - Friday Evening, April 8, 1921 Oswego Daily Times - Oswego, New York - There was a large attendance of relatives and friends at the funeral of Charles E. Briggs, held at the residence of Mrs. Olive S. Hungerford, four miles west of Pulaski, at which the officiating clergyman was the Rev. H. D. B. MacNeil, formerly of this village, now rector of Grace Episcopal church, Sherburne. The floral tributes, which included set pieces, were numerous and handsome. Members of Daysville Grange, Patrons of Husbandry, attended the cemetery. Mr. Briggs was a well-known civil engineer and surveyor. He was found dead in a south side hotel Sunday.

  • Sources 
    1. [S758] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Year: 1900; Census Place: Denmark, Lewis, New York; Roll: 1069; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 0053; FHL microfilm: 1241069.

    2. [S758] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Year: 1900; Census Place: Denmark, Lewis, New York; Roll: 1069; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 0053; FHL microfilm: 1241069.