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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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     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.

Also from
The Caldwell News-Tribune
dated Monday, 29 May, 1933

Former Wilder
Man Is Buried


Funeral 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.