Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Ephriam Briggs

   Funeral services were held for Ephriam B. Briggs, 50, on Saturday afternoon, April 13, at the Gladwin Methodist church. Burial took place in Highland cemetery, with Rev. John Scott officiating, assisted by the Harrison Post, No. 1975, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Briggs was born on July 31, 1895, in Roscommon county, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Briggs. On May 3, 1924, he was married to Miss Stella Smith, in Detroit. He died at the Gladwin Hospital, Wednesday, after an illness of four months.

   About four years ago Mr. and Mrs. Briggs came from Harrison where they had operated a farm for many years, before Mr. Briggs joined the Michigan Department of Conservation as fire warden, in 1938. They made their home here in Buckeye township, just east of the city.

   Surviving are his widow, Stella; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Sampson, of Sanford, and Miss Lou Ellen Briggs, at home; two sons, Richard and Donald, both at home; his mother, Mrs. Catherine Briggs, of Ferndale; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Beal, of Ferndale, Mrs. Emma Clingan, of Royal Oak, and Mrs. Katherine Funek, of Grayling; two brothers, Jack Jr. and Roger Briggs, both of Midland.

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Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
MI Seaman US Navy
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
P:1 C:7
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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