Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Briggs, Lewis C. 1846-1928 Civil War Vet Obituary

Briggs, Lewis C. 1846-1928

Funeral of Lewis C. Briggs
of New Lisbon Sunday Afternoon.

Hartwick, Dec. 17---Lewis C. Briggs, native and life long resident of New Lisbon, a member of Company H of the 152nd New York Regiment in the Civil war, died this afternoon at his home in the town of New Lisbon, near Mt. Vision, aged 79 years. The deceased had been in poor health for two or three years but succumbed to an attack of broncho-pneumonia at the last. He suffered a shock last July, from which he had never recovered. The funeral services will be held from his late residence on Sunday at 1:30 o'clock and will be private. Rev. George Adams, pastor of the Baptist church at Mt. Vision, will conduct the services.
Mr. Briggs was a son of the late Michael and Sophronia (Madison) Briggs and was born in New Lisbon, April 21, 1846. He married Mary Josephine Ballard, also of New Berlin, and she, with ten children, Mrs. James Balcom of Hartwick, Mrs. Louis Knoch, Mrs. Andy Hall and Mrs. Andrew Telfer of Hartwick, Mrs. Carl Smith of Middlefield, Lewis T. Briggs of Hartwick, Leon Briggs of Detroit, Mich., James Briggs of Rochester and Miss Elizabeth and Earl Briggs, both residing at home, survive him.
The two children last named, who have remained at home and cared for the aged parents, have been kind and devoted to them and merit the approbation of all. Mr. Briggs was a respected citizen always and many will have a kind word to say about him. He leaves also about 20 grandchildren one of whom is Terry B. Luce of this village.

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