Obituary for William Dell Briggs
13 January, 1886 - 16 May, 1933
From The Caldwell News-Tribune,
dated Thursday, 25 May, 1933
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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AT WILDER THURSDAY
WILDER (Special) - Funeral services were held at the Wilder
Baptist church Thursday afternoon for Dell Briggs, who passed away
May 16 in Marshfield, Ore.
Mr. Briggs was born January 13, 1886 in Princeton,
Minn. He is survived by his widow, Nellie Briggs; three sons,
Edwin, Leland and William; two brothers, C. E. of Marshfield, Ore.,
and Bryan C. Briggs of Wilder; three sisters, Mrs. Carl Hamilton of
Wilder, Mrs. Forrest Hamilton of Wilder and Mrs. John Barclay of
Vale, Ore.; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Briggs of Wilder.
The Caldwell News-Tribune
dated Monday, 29 May, 1933
Man Is Buried
Services are Held
Thursday for William Dell
Briggs, Marshfield, Ore.
WILDER (Special) - Funeral
services for William Dell Briggs, aged 47, ? were held Thursday
afternoon at the Wilder Baptist church with the Rev. C. W. Buell, a
former pastor of the church in charge.
Mr. Briggs and his family made their home in this
community for several years before moving to Marshfield, Ore.,
where he passed away on May 16 following a major operation.
He is survived by his wife, three sons, Edwin of
Baldwin Peak, Cal., and William and Leland who are still at the
parental home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Briggs of Wilder and
sever brothers and sisters. The funeral was largely attended
and burial was in the Wilder cemetery.