Jesse William Briggs
(1862-1926)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Margaret Jameson

2. Amelia Josephine Gintling

Jesse William Briggs 1 2 3 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 20 Nov 1862, , , PA 1 5 6 7 9
  • Christened: 13 Jun 1863, York: Christ Lutheran Church, York, PA 6
  • Marriage (1): Margaret Jameson on 6 Nov 1887 in Loganville, York, PA 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Amelia Josephine Gintling on 18 Oct 1915 in Greensburg, Westmoreland, PA 3 4
  • Died: 8 Aug 1926, Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA at age 63 5 7 9
  • Buried: 11 Aug 1926, York: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, PA 5 9

   FamilySearch ID: MT8X-TGK.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in York, York, PA. 1 The 1900 census recorded renting at 325 West Philadelphia Street; Jesse Briggs, bookkeeper, 38, born Dec 1862, living with wife Maggie, 38, Jan 1862; Florence M., 11, Jun 1889; Iva B., 9, Jan 1891; Julia E., 4, Sep 1896, and father-in-law Andrew Myers, widowed, 73, Jan 1827. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Jesse and Maggie were married for 12 years and she had birthed 3 children, all alive in 1900.

2. Residence: 339 West Philadelphia Street, York, PA on 28 Jul 1913 in York, York, PA. 10

3. Newspaper: Pittsburgh Post: marriage of Amelia Gintling and Jesse W. Briggs, 19 Oct 1915, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 3 Odd Fellows' Drill Prize Won by York
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Jewel Awarded at Greensburg.
Delegate's Bride "Kidnapped"
After Secret Marriage.
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RECAPTURED AFTER CHASE
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GREENSBURG, PA., Oct. 14. The winning of the Cogwell Jewel by Canton York No. 14. consisting of 18 officers under command of Capt. Charles Gotwat, in a competitive drill at Athletic Park today, and the announcement of the secret marriage of Miss Amelia Gintling and Jesse W. Briggs, both of York, and delegates here, were features of the second day of the eighty-sixth annual encampment of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the twenty-second annual convention of the Department Council Patriarchs Militant in session here.

The wedding was performed in the First Methodist Episcopal Church last night by the Rev. H. D. Whitfield. It was said that the couple had planned to be married while visiting here. The bridegroom is a member of the Odd Fellows, and his bride Is a member of the Daughters of Rebekah. Mr. Briggs had a chase through the country when several delegates kidnaped his bride. He captured the "kidnappers" with the bride early today.

This afternoon was given over to the competitive drill. Several addresses were delivered by delegates following the drill.

Tonight the Patriarchs Militant degrees were conferred on 40 candidates in the State Armory. At the same time 50 candidates were received into the Daughters of Rebekah In the Odd Fellows' Hall.

It Is expected that between 10.000 and 15,000 delegates will arrive here before the parade starts tomorrow. Several hundred arrived tonight, making the total several thousand.

4. Cause of Death: sudden death, probably acute dilatation of heart, 8 Aug 1926, Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA. 9

5. Occupation: accountant, D. S. Peterman & Co. On 8 Aug 1926 in York, York, PA. 9

6. Obituary: on 9 Aug 1926 in York, York, PA. 7 Sudden Death of Jesse W. Briggs

Suffered Heart Attack While Bathing Yesterday Near Gettysburg

PROMINENT ODD FELLOW

Seized with a heart attack while bathing with a party of friends in the water of Natural dam, west of Gettysburg, Jesse W. Briggs, 1015 Wayne avenue, this city, died while en route to the Anna M. Warner hospital, Gettysburg in the hospital ambulance. He was aged 63 years, 8 months and 18 days.

Mr. Briggs left for a day's outing at the dam with a party of friends. The outing ended abruptly with the fatal attack. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Amelia Briggs, and two daughters, Mrs. Ross Beecher, of York and Mrs. Warren Heisler, of Ardmore and two brothers, George and John Briggs, of this city.

He had been employed by the shoe firm of D. S. Peterman for the past twenty-four years, and served in the capacity of bookkeeper prior to his death.

Fraternally Mr. Briggs was connected with York lodge No. 47, I. O. O. F., and had served as secretary of that organization since 1903. He also served as secretary of Codorus counsel No. 209, of Royal Arcanum for several years.

C. E. Burk, funeral director for C. A. Strack and Son, yesterday removed the body from the Gettysburg hospital to the C. A. Strack Memorial chapel, George and Princess streets. Funeral arrangements have not been completed as yet.


Jesse married Margaret Jameson on 6 Nov 1887 in Loganville, York, PA.1 2 (Margaret Jameson was born on 16 Jan 1862 in , , PA,1 10 11 died on 28 Jul 1913 in York, York, PA 10 11 and was buried on 31 Jul 1913 in York: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, PA 10 11.)


Jesse next married Amelia Josephine Gintling on 18 Oct 1915 in Greensburg, Westmoreland, PA.3 4 (Amelia Josephine Gintling was born on 2 Feb 1879 in , Adams, PA,12 13 died in Nov 1966 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 13 and was buried in Gettysburg: St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Adams, PA 12.)


Sources


1 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3HH-4FF Florence M. Briggs in household of Jesse Briggs, York city Ward 5, York, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 11B, family 226.

2 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFMJ-5KD Jesse William Briggs and Maggie Jamison, 06 Nov 1887; citing Marriage, Pennsylvania, county courthouses, Pennsylvania; FHL microfilm 22,139.

3 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA), 19 Oct 1915, page 5.

4 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VF3C-YSV Jesse W. Briggs and Amelia Josephine Gintling, 1915.

5 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=97668116.

6 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2NY-J62 Jesse William Briggs, 13 Jun 1863; Christening, citing Christ Lutheran Church, York, York, PA; FHL microfilm Q974.841 Y1 V2Y V5-6.

7 York County History Center (250 E Market St, York, PA 17403 https://www.yorkhistorycenter.org/), Newspaper clipping about Jesse Briggs death in library's Beecher surname folder, name of newspaper not cited.

8 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 43688 Florence M. Beecher b. 9 Jun 1889 PA d 7 Apr 1970 Spring Garden PA father Jesse Briggs mother Margaret Jamison spouse William R Beecher.

9 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 87140. Jesse W. Briggs. Spouse Amelia Briggs.

10 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 72434. Margaret Jameson Briggs. Father Charles Jameson born in NY. Mother Elizabeth Sechrist born in PA. Informant J. W. Briggs.

11 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=97668157.

12 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46417936.

13 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JYS6-7W5 Amelia Briggs, Nov 1966.



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