Helen Muriel Briggs

Female27 December 1916–

Brief Life History of Helen Muriel

When Helen Muriel Briggs was born on 27 December 1916, in Kansas, United States, her father, Robert Burford Briggs, was 46 and her mother, Alice Willson, was 42. She lived in Ohio Township, Ness, Kansas, United States in 1920 and Ordway, Crowley, Colorado, United States in 1930. She died in Meadview, Mohave, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Burford Briggs
Alice Willson
Emmet Burford Briggs
Herbert Briggs
Mildred Elizabeth Briggs
Henry Newton Briggs
Leonard Leslie Briggs
Richard Melvin Briggs
Barbara Lillian Briggs
Alice Lenore Briggs
Robert Cecil Briggs
James Andrew Briggs Sr.
Gladys Marie Briggs
Helen Muriel Briggs

Sources (4)

  • Helen Briggs in household of Alice Briggs, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen Briggs Poff, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"
  • Helen Briggs in household of R B Briggs, "Kansas State Census, 1925"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (12)

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World Events (8)


Age 1

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

1917 · Buffalo Bill Dies in Denver

Age 1

"On Jan 10 1917, famous showman, William ""Buffalo Bill"" Cody dies, while visiting his sister in Denver, Colorado. The cause of death was kidney failure."

1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 31

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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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