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BRIGGS, Stair [12309]
(1834-)
RIDDLE, Margaret [2]
(Abt 1834-)
WATSON, Alexander [12464]
(-)
FORBES, Isabel [12465]
(-)
BRIGGS, Thomas [12316]
(1865-1940)
WATSON, Marjorie [12317]
(1867-1936)

BRIGGS, Alexander [12325]
(1893-1973)

 

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THYNE, Katherine Georgina [12326]

BRIGGS, Alexander [12325] 1

  • Born: 27 May 1893, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland
  • Marriage: THYNE, Katherine Georgina [12326] about 1914 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Died: 8 May 1973, Guelph, Ontario, Canada at age 79 2 3

bullet   Another name for Alexander was BRIGGS, Sandy.

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bullet  General Notes:

In Scotland, worked at Westfield Cottages as a carpet weaver.

Married in St. Pauls Presbyterian Church in Guelph.

Simon Smith and Alexander Briggs were friends from WWI. Simon was married to Mima Thyne, Sandy's sister-in-law. Simon was a gardner and lived with his large family on the University of Guelph campus.

During the war, Sandy lost his leg at Vimy Ridge, and came home with a wooden leg. The leg was in one piece, with no knee joint. He loved to take a knife and plunge it into his leg, to see my eyes pop out.

Went to Salvation home in Guelph.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Residence, 1913, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. 4

Military: World War I. 1 5 6 7

Residence, 1920-1932, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. 8 9 10

Occupation: Carpet Weaver.


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Alexander married Katherine Georgina THYNE [12326] [MRIN: 4291], daughter of Unknown and Unknown, about 1914 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. (Katherine Georgina THYNE [12326] was born about 1892 in Stirling, Scotland and died on 3 Nov 1960 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada 2 11.) The cause of her death was Diabetes.


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Sources


1 June Marie Bertolet Wheeler (September, 1997).

2 Woodlawn Cemetery, Tombstone for Alexander Briggs (Repository: Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, Ontario, Canada).

3 Woodlawn Cemetery, Woodlawn Cemetery burial records (Repository: Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, Ontario, Canada), Alexander Briggs.

4 Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Guelph City Directories (Repository: Guelph Public Library, Guelph, Ontario, Canada), 1913.

5 Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Guelph City Directories (Repository: Guelph Public Library, Guelph, Ontario, Canada), 1916.

6 Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Guelph City Directories (Repository: Guelph Public Library, Guelph, Ontario, Canada), 1917.

7 Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Guelph City Directories (Repository: Guelph Public Library, Guelph, Ontario, Canada), 1918.

8 Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Guelph City Directories (Repository: Guelph Public Library, Guelph, Ontario, Canada), 1920.

9 Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Guelph City Directories (Repository: Guelph Public Library, Guelph, Ontario, Canada), 1921-1928.

10 Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Guelph City Directories (Repository: Guelph Public Library, Guelph, Ontario, Canada), 1929-1932.

11 Woodlawn Cemetery, Woodlawn Cemetery burial records (Repository: Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, Ontario, Canada), Katherine G. Thyne.


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