Elihu P Briggs

12 June 1834–1906 (Age 71)
Medina, Ohio, United States

The Life of Elihu P

When Elihu P Briggs was born on 12 June 1834, in Medina, Ohio, United States, his father, Uriah P. Briggs, was 36 and his mother, Mary Holcomb, was 29. He married Emma Grover on 22 February 1859, in Peoria, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Kansas, United States in 1870 and Wakarusa Township, Douglas, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died in 1906, at the age of 72, and was buried in Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas, United States.

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Elihu P Briggs
1834–1906
Emma Grover
1833–
Marriage: 22 February 1859
Ada E. Briggs
1859–1938

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MARRIAGE
22 February 1859
Peoria, Illinois, United States
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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 2

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 22

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

Northern English form of Bridge , from Old Norse bryggja.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elihu Briggs in household of Uriah Briggs, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elihu Briggs in household of Joel Grover, "Kansas State Census, 1865"
  • Elihu Briggs, "United States Census, 1860"

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