George Briggs of Hemlock died in Strong Memorial hospital in Rochester, yesterday morning at the age of 70. He was taken seriously ill Saturday night, and the following night went to the hospital.
Mr. Briggs is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Emma Covey of Rochester; a son, Ralph Briggs of Jamestown, and a sister, Mrs. Daniel Owens of Hemlock.
Funeral services will be held at the Lacey Funeral Parlors, Honeoye, Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Donald Legg officiating. Burial will be in Curtis cemetery, Honeoye.
Hemlock - The death of Mrs. Jennie Doolittle Briggs, wife of George Briggs, occurred at her home in Hemlock last Thursday of tuberculosis.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Doolittle and was born in Canadice May 8, 1877, where she spent about twenty-five years of her life. Her father died in February of 1927, and her mother died in October of 1927.
Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter; Mrs. Emma Covey of Rochester; one son, Ralph, of Dansville; one sister, Mrs. Willard Caskey of Richmond, and one brother, Claude, of Hemlock.
Hemlock - Death has again visited our little hamlet, removing Mrs. Jennie Doolittle Briggs early last Wednesday morning, after a long illness.
Mrs. Briggs was born in Canadice May 8, 1877, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Doolittle. She was united in marriage to George Briggs on March 30, 1898, at the Doolittle homestead. The union was blessed with three children, one being taken away in infancy. The surviving members of the family are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Emma Covey of Rochester, and a son, Ralph Briggs; also two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Willard Caskey; a brother, Claude Doolittle; three nieces and five nephews. Father, mother and daughter have all died within the last few months.
Although Mrs. Briggs has been in failing health for several years, she never failed to meet one with a smile and we will long remember her for that and her sweet patience. The husband and children have our deep sympathy in their loss.
The funeral services were held from her home at 2 p.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. G. H. Nelson, pastor of the M. E. church, of which Mrs. Briggs was and the members of her family are members. Interment was in the Curtis cemetery.