James Otto Briscoe

23 August 1903–29 July 1953 (Age 49)
South Fork, Howell, Missouri, United States

The Life of James Otto

When James Otto Briscoe was born on 23 August 1903, in South Fork, Howell, Missouri, United States, his father, John Tete Briscoe, was 33 and his mother, Viola Antoinette "Nettie" Ritchey, was 25. He married Mabel Fern Janzen on 16 July 1927, in Howell, Missouri, United States. He lived in Benton Township, Howell, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 29 July 1953, at the age of 49, and was buried in West Plains, Howell, Missouri, United States.

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James Otto Briscoe
Mabel Fern Janzen
Marriage: 16 July 1927

Spouse and Children


    Mabel Fern Janzen


16 July 1927
Howell, Missouri, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Viola Antoinette "Nettie" Ritchey




    William Edward Briscoe



    Clarence Ray Briscoe



    Ralph T. Briscoe


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 1

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Age 14

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

Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from any of various places so named. Briscoe in Cumberland is named with Old Norse Bretaskógr ‘wood of the Britons’ ( see Brett ). Brisco in Cumberland and Briscoe in North Yorkshire are named with Old Norse birki ‘birch’ + skógr ‘wood’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James O Brico in household of John T Brico, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James O Briscoe, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James O Brisco in household of John T Brisco, "United States Census, 1910"

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