William Briscoe

Male31 July 1926–8 April 1980

Brief Life History of William

When William Briscoe was born on 31 July 1926, in Foster, Fort Bend, Texas, United States, his father, Andrew Clyde Briscoe Sr., was 29 and his mother, Amelia Moody, was 26. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Fort Bend, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 8 April 1980, in Richmond, Fort Bend, Texas, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Briscoe Cemetery, Fort Bend, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Clyde Briscoe Sr.
Amelia Moody
Andrew Clyde Briscoe Jr.
Mason Briscoe II
William Briscoe
Frank Briscoe
Amelia Belle Briscoe

Sources (10)

  • Will Briscoe in household of Andrew Briscoe, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Will Briscoe, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Will Briscoe, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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Siblings (5)

World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 3

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.


Age 15

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (northern): habitational name from any of various places so named, including Briscoe in Hutton Mulgrave and Briscoe in Romaldkirk (both North Yorkshire), Brisco Rigg in Stainburn (Yorkshire), or Brisco in Saint Cuthbert Without and Briscoe in Saint John Beckermet (both Cumberland). Briscoe in Saint John Beckermet 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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