Robert Smith Briggs

M, #8068, b. 28 June 1893, d. 5 October 1927
     Robert Smith Briggs was born on 28 June 1893 at New England, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA.1,2 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.3
Robert Smith 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.4
He began military service on 28 May 1918 at 6 West Homestead, Pennsylvania, USA.5 He ended military service on 22 July 1919.5
He was listed as head of household in the 1920 US census at Jefferson township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. Those recorded in the household were: Briggs Charles, head; Briggs Annie, wife; Briggs Robert, son; Briggs Marie, daughter.6
He married Gwendoline Ferree. Robert died on 5 October 1927 at Glassport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA, at age 34.1 He was buried on 7 October 1927 at Jefferson United Presbyterian Cemetery, Jefferson township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA.1

Citations

  1. [S6911] Robert S Briggs, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death, "1. Place of Death: County of Allegheny, Borough of Glassport. 2. Full Name: Robert S Briggs, Residence: Willock R F D #1 New England, Pa. 3. Sex: Male. 4. Color or Race: White. 5. Single, Married, Widowed or Divorced: Married. 5a. Husband of Gwendline Briggs. 6. Date of Birth: June 28th 1893. 7. Age: 34 years, 3 months, 8 days. 8. Occupation: Coal Miner. 9. Birthplace: New England, Pa. 10. Name of Father: Charles Briggs. 11. Birthplace of Father: England. 12. Maiden Name of Mother: Anna Smith. 13. Birthplace of Mother: England. 14. Informant: Mina Herree (sic), (Address) R F D #1 Willak, Pa. 15. Filed 10-6 1927, A.W. Day Registrar.
    16. Date of Death: October 5th 1927, Found 2.00 PM. 17. I hereby certify that a view was held upon the body of the above named deceased on the 6th day of October 1927; that the cause of death was as follows: Drowned, while trying to swim across the Monongahela River at Glassport, Pa (Probably accidental). 18. (Signed) W.J. McGregor M.D. Coroner, E G Bavendell Dpy, Oct 6th 1927 (Address) Pa. 19. Place of Burial or Removal: Jefferson U.P. Cemetery, Date of Burial: Oct 7 1927. 20. Undertaker: J Burnett Abraham, Address: West Elizabeth Pa."
  2. [S6764] Betty Coldren, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Betty Coldren of Pennsylvania, USA.
  3. [S6781] 1900, United States Census, "Briggs Robert, son, white, male, born June 1893, age 6, single, born in Pennsylvania, father born in England, mother born in England, resident in 1st Precinct, Mifflin Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania."
  4. [S6912] 1910, United States Census, "Briggs Robert, son, male, white, age 17, 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, not attended school any time since September 1, 1909, resident in 1st Precinct, Jefferson Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania."
  5. [S6914] Robert S Briggs, , Surname: Briggs, Christian name: Robert S, Army serial number: 2,601,831, White
    Residence: RFD 1, Option, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, Inducted at 6 West Homestead Pa on May 28, 1918
    Place of birth: New England Pa, Age or date of birth: June 28 / 1893
    Organizations served in, with dates of assignments and transfers:
    Co I 4 Engrs Trng Regt Camp Humphreys Va to July 29 / 18;
    Co D 2 Engrs Trng Regt Camp Humphreys Va to Aug 15 / 18*
    Grades, with date of appointment: Pvt, Engagements: - , Wounds or other injuries received in action: None.
    Served overseas from Oct 20 / 18 to July 16 / 19, Honorably discharged on demobilization July 22 / 19, In view of occupation he was, on date of discharge, reported 0 per cent disabled.
    Application No. 215829 Approved.
  6. [S6913] 1920, United States Census, "Briggs Robert, son, male, white, age 26, single, able to read, able to write, born in Pennsylvania, father born in England, English, mother born in England, English, able to speak English, laborer, coal mine, salary or wage worker, resident in Jefferson township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania."