Minnie E Briggs

Brief Life History of Minnie E

When Minnie E Briggs was born in September 1896, in Indiana, United States, her father, William Henry Briggs, was 34 and her mother, Minnie Buehring, was 32. She married Frank Clyde Vreeland on 10 December 1915, in Michigan, United States. She lived in Michigan City, Michigan Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 6 December 1972, in Lansing, New Hope, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 76.

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Frank Clyde Vreeland
1888–
Minnie E Briggs
1896–1972
Marriage: 10 December 1915

Sources (4)

  • Minnie E Vreeland in household of Frank C Vreeland, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Minnie E Briggs, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Minnie Briggs in household of William Briggs, "United States Census, 1900"

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World Events (8)

1905 · The Movie Theater

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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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