Ephraim Briggs

13 September 1854–20 October 1936 (Age 82)
Hebron, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of Ephraim

When Ephraim Briggs was born on 13 September 1854, in Hebron, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Thomas Briggs, was 22 and his mother, Ann Kirkham, was 22. He married Mary Elizabeth Evans on 28 December 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 20 October 1936, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ephraim Briggs
Ann Evans
Marriage: 15 July 1880
John Thomas Briggs
Frank Leroy Briggs
Levi Evans Briggs
Olive May Briggs
Jesse Evans Briggs
Lucy Briggs
Harold H. Briggs
Fred Goulden Briggs
Mattie Briggs
Lavera Briggs

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 July 1880Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 3
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 22
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    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.

    Story Highlight

    Ephraim Briggs (13 September 1854 – 20 October 1936)

    Son of Thomas and Ann Kirkham Briggs. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Evans Briggs and Ann Evans Briggs. Ephraim Briggs, 82, who assisted his father in the introduction of the tomato which is now so exten …

    Sources (81)

    • Ephraim Braggs in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Ephram Briggs, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • E Briggs in entry for John Briggs and Lugarda M Butler, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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