William Nels Briggs

12 September 1928–15 September 2009 (Age 81)
Pigeon Falls, Trempealeau, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of William Nels

When William Nels Briggs was born on 12 September 1928, in Pigeon Falls, Trempealeau, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Glenn Caswell Briggs, was 24 and his mother, Alma Lillian Stalheim, was 22. He lived in Trempealeau, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Le Roy, Mower, Minnesota, United States in 1940. He died on 15 September 2009, in St. Croix, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery, Dresser, Polk, Wisconsin, United States.

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Glenn Caswell Briggs
Alma Lillian Stalheim
William Nels Briggs

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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1932 · Wisconsin Passes First Unemployment Compensation Law

Age 4

The nation's first unemployment compensation law was passed in Wisconsin on January 28, 1932.

Age 22

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

Northern English form of Bridge , from Old Norse bryggja.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Briggs in household of Glenn Briggs, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Briggs in household of Glen Briggs, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William N Briggs, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949"

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