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George L. Briggs and Jennie Doolittle of Hemlock NY

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George L. Briggs of Hemlock NY circa 1890.

Courtesy of Ann Briggs Brown.



Photo of Jennie Doolittle Briggs.

The Family of George Lenard Briggs and Jennie Doolittle Briggs




birth place

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George L. Briggs


1872 - 1942

Unknown place

Hemlock NY

Jennie Doolittle Briggs


8 May 1877 - 7 December 1927

Canadice NY

Hemlock NY



30 March 1898



Emma O. Briggs


30 August 1900 - 14 October 1987

Unknown place

Unknown place

Ralph G. Briggs


Unknown dates

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The Parents of George L. Briggs

Caleb N. Briggs and Flora M. Foley Briggs

The Parents of Jennie Doolittle Briggs

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Doolittle

Briggs Family Tree


Foley Family Tree

Doolittle Family Tree


Wife’s Maternal Family Tree

The Obituary of George L. Briggs

1872 - 1942

From the Livonia Gazette, 27 August 1942

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.

The Obituary of Jennie Doolittle Briggs

8 May 1877 - 7 December 1927

From the Wayland Register, 8 December 1927

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.


From the Livonia Gazette, 9 December 1927

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.

The Burial of George L. Briggs

Purcell Cemetery in Richmond NY

The Burial of Jennie Doolittle Briggs

Purcell Cemetery in Richmond NY

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