Hengist Briggs

M, #8040, b. 4 January 1869, d. 25 September 1930
     Hengist Briggs was born on 4 January 1869 at Mifflin township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA.1,2,3 He was the son of James Briggs and Maria Fretwell.
He was listed as a member of the household in the 1870 US census at Mifflin township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. Those recorded in the household were: James Briggs, 34; Maria Briggs, 32; Charles Briggs, 18; Henry Briggs, 7; James Briggs, 5; George Briggs, 4; Henry L (sic) Briggs, 1.4

He was listed as head of household's son in the 1880 US census at 1st Precinct, Mifflin township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. Those recorded in the household were: James Briggs, -; Maria Briggs, wife; Charles Briggs, son; Henry Briggs, son; James Briggs, son; George Briggs, son; Hengist Briggs, son; Mary B Briggs, daughter; Pauline Briggs, daughter; Elmina Briggs, daughter; Louisa Briggs, daughter; Darwin Briggs, son; Catharine Ramsey, servant.5
Hengist Briggs was a labourer. He married Gilbertha Forrester at Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA, on 25 March 1897.1 Hengist Briggs was a coal miner.
He was listed as head of household in the 1900 US census at 1st Precinct, Mifflin township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. Those recorded in the household were: Hengist Briggs, head; Gilbirtha Briggs, wife; George A. Briggs, son.6
He was a labourer.
He was listed as head of household in the 1910 US census at Mifflin township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. Those recorded in the household were: Briggs Hengist, head; Briggs Bertha, wife; Briggs George, son; Briggs Mary, daughter; Briggs John, son; Briggs Helen, daughter.7
Hengist Briggs was also known as H Homer Briggs. Hengist appears to have begun using the name Homer rather than Hengist. He and Gilbertha Briggs were divorced.8 Hengist died on 25 September 1930 at Snowden, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA, at age 61.8,9 He was buried on 27 September 1930 at Lebanon Church Cemetery, West Mifflin, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA.8,9

Children of Hengist Briggs and Gilbertha Forrester

Citations

  1. [S6784] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "Series C, No. 10292. Hengist Briggs born in Allegheny Co Pa, on the 4th day of January A.D. 1869, residing at New England Pa, laborer, not related by blood or marriage to the person whom he desires to marry, has not been married before. Gilbertha Forrester born in Jefferson Township Pa, on the 2nd day of October A.D. 1877, residing at Jefferson Township Pa, has not been married before. Marriage Licence issued: March 25th 1897. Consent of James Forrester, residing at Jefferson Township Pa. Consent filed March 25th 1897. Married: March 25th 1897 By Rev R.C. Brooks. Duplicate certificate returned March 30th 1897."
  2. [S6762] John W. Jordan, Genealogical and Personal History of Western Pennsylvania, Volume III, "Hengist, born January 4, 1869, now resides at Meadow Lands, Pennsylvania."
  3. [S6764] Betty Coldren, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Betty Coldren of Pennsylvania, USA.
  4. [S6776] 1870, United States Census, "Briggs Henry L (sic), age 1, male, white, at home, born in Pennsylvania, father of foreign birth, mother of foreign birth, resident in Mifflin Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania."
  5. [S6777] 1880, United States Census, "Briggs Hengist, white, male, age 11, son, single, born in Pennsylvania, father born in England, mother born in England, resident in 1st Precinct, Mifflin Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania."
  6. [S6785] 1900, United States Census, "Briggs Hengist, head, white, male, born January 1861, age 39, married, 3 years married, born in Pennsylvania, father born in England, mother born in England, coal miner, 4 months not employed, can read, can write, can speak English, home rented, house, resident in 1st Precinct, Mifflin Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania."
  7. [S6880] 1910, United States Census, "Briggs Hengist, head, male, white, age 40, married once, 13 years married, born in Pennsylvania, father born in England English, mother born in England English, able to speak English, laborer, Camden mine, W, out of work on April 15 1910, 12 weeks out of work during 1909, able to read, able to write, home rented, house, resident in Mifflin Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania."
  8. [S6915] H Homer Briggs, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death, "1. Place of Death: County of Allegheny, Township of Snowden. 2. Full Name: H Homer Briggs (a) Residence: Gen. Delivery, Finleyville, Pa (Wash. Co.). 3. Sex: Male. 4. Color or Race: White. 5. Single, Married, Widowed or Divorced: Divorced. 6. Date of Birth: -. 7. Age: 61 years, 8 months, 21 days. 8. Occupation: Laborer, Peters Creek Gas Coal Co. 9. Birthplace: Mifflin Township, Pennsylvania. 10. Name of Father: James Briggs. 11. Birthplace of Father: England. 12. Maiden Name of Mother: Marie -. 13. Birthplace of Mother: England. 14. Informant: Mrs Charles Cook, (Address) Box 375, W. Elizabeth, Pa. 15. Filed Sept 26, 1930, S.W.Patton Registrar.
    16. Date of Death: September 25th 1930, 8:45 a.m. 17. I hereby certify that a view was held upon the body of the above named deceased on the 26th day of September 1930; That the cause of death was as follows: Body crushed due to fall of slate in mine. (Prob. Accidental). 18. Where was disease contracted if not at place of death? No. Did an operation precede death? No (Signed) W.J. McGregor M.D. Coroner, 9-26-1930, Rev. J.E. Carrole Deputy. 19. Place of Burial or Removal: Lebanon Cemetery, Date of Burial: Sept 27, 1930. 20. Undertaker: W.E. Shepler, Address: Finleyville, Pennsylvania."
  9. [S6840] H Homer Briggs, Find A Grave record, "H Homer Briggs
    BIRTH 4 ??? 1869 Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
    DEATH 25 Sep 1930 (aged 60–61) Snowden, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
    BURIAL Lebanon Church Cemetery, West Mifflin, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA."