On Saturday, the 11th inst., the town of Richmond lost one of her oldest and most respected citizens in the person of Leonard B. Briggs.
Although his bereft relatives have been looking for his death for some weeks past, he was called away rather suddenly at the last.
Mr. Briggs was too well known in this vicinity to need any comments concerning his past career, either as a parent, neighbor or citizen. Of late he had been a great sufferer, but had borne all with Christian fortitude.
He leaves one brother, Mr. B. T. Briggs; two sons - R. L. and Ira T. Briggs, both of Richmond, and three daughters - Mrs. I. S. Purcell of Richmond, Mrs. George E. Withington of Springwater, and Mrs. Isaac Coykendall of Livonia, to mourn their deeply-felt loss.
The deceased was in his 73rd year, and had never known any other home than the one he was called from on Saturday to a land “where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest.”