William H Briggs

M, #8066, b. 11 July 1885, d. 20 March 1911
     William H Briggs was born on 11 July 1885 at Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. He was the son of Charles Fretwell and Annie Smith.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1900 US census at 1st Precinct, Mifflin township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. Those recorded in the household were: Charley Briggs, head; Annie Briggs, wife; Elmer Briggs, son; Dessie Briggs, daughter; William Briggs, son; Mina Briggs, daughter; Robert Briggs, son; Ruben Briggs, son.1
William H Briggs was a coal miner.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1910 US census at 1st Precinct, Jefferson township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. Those recorded in the household were: Briggs Charles, head; Briggs Anna, wife; Briggs William, son; Briggs Robert, son; Briggs Ruben, son; Briggs Maria, daughter.2
William died on 20 March 1911 at McKeesport Hospital, McKeesport, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA, at age 25.3 He was buried on 23 March 1911 at Lebanon Church Cemetery, West Mifflin, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA.3,4

Citations

  1. [S6781] 1900, United States Census, "Briggs William, son, white, male, born July 1885, age 14, single, born in Pennsylvania, father born in England, mother born in England, coal miner, can read, can write, can speak English, resident in 1st Precinct, Mifflin Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania."
  2. [S6912] 1910, United States Census, "Briggs William, son, male, white, age 24, single, born in Pennsylvania, father born in England English, mother born in England English, able to speak English, miner, coal mine, working on own account, not out of work on April 15 1910, 6 weeks out of work during 1909, able to read, able to write, resident in 1st Precinct, Jefferson Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania."
  3. [S6910] William H Briggs, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death, "Place of Death: County of Allegheny, City of McKeesport, McKeesport Hospital. Full Name: William H. Briggs. Sex: Male. Color: White. Date of Birth: July 11th 1885. Age: 25 years, 8 months, 9 days. Single, Married, Widowed or Divorced: Single. Birthplace: Allegheny Co. Pa. Name of Father: Charles Briggs. Birthplace of Father: England. Maiden Name of Mother: Annie Smith. Birthplace of Mother: England. Occupation: Coal miner. The Above Stated Personal Particulars are True to the Best of my Knowledge and Belief: (Informant) Charles Briggs, (Address) Jefferson Township, Pa. Filed Mar 21 1911, A.J. Richards Registrar.
    Date of Death: March 20th 1911. I hereby certify that death occurred on the date above at 6 o'clock a.m. The cause of death was as follows: Shock. Due to gun shot wound through left breast. (Duration) 1¾ Days. Contributory Accidental: while cleaning his gun. Gun exploded. (Signed) Saml. C. Jamison Coroner, March 20 1911 (Address) (?). Former or Usual Residence: Jefferson Township. How long at Place of Death? 1½ Days. Place of Burial or Removal: Lebanon Cemetery, Date of Burial: Mar 23 1911. 20. Undertaker: Hunter & Edmundson, Address: 600 Market Street, McKeesport."
  4. [S6764] Betty Coldren, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Betty Coldren of Pennsylvania, USA.