Roger Allen Briggs

Male30 July 1915–26 July 2000

Brief Life History of Roger Allen

When Roger Allen Briggs was born on 30 July 1915, in Jackson Center, Jackson Township, Shelby, Ohio, United States, his father, Allen Lester Briggs, was 40 and his mother, Cora Elizabeth Gilmore, was 39. He lived in Sidney, Clinton Township, Shelby, Ohio, United States in 1940 and Shelby, Ohio, United States in 2000. He died on 26 July 2000, at the age of 84.

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Sources (6)

  • Roger Briggs, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Roger A Briggs, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Roger A Briggs, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.


Age 2

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


Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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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