James William Briggs

Brief Life History of James William

When James William Briggs was born on 26 April 1916, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, Loran David Briggs, was 25 and his mother, Rachel Jane Winegar, was 24. He married Joanne Melbeer on 24 September 1938, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1935 and Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 9 November 1962, at the age of 46, and was buried in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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James William Briggs
Joanne Melbeer
Marriage: 24 September 1938

Sources (12)

  • James William Briggs in household of Lorin David Briggs, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • James William Briggs, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • James William Briggs, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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World Events (8)


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

1918 · Chapman Branch Library

The Chapman Branch Library is a Carnegie library that was built in 1918 and is now is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Brigg, with post-medieval excrescent -s, from Middle English brig(g) (Old Norse bryggja), the northern and Scottish word for bridge, for someone who lived by a bridge or who came from any of the places called from the word.

History: The surname Briggs is found chiefly in West Yorkshire. A family of gentry have held lands at Keighley in West Yorkshire continuously for 500 years. The mathematician Henry Briggs (1561–1631), who invented logarithms, was born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England.

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

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