Ella Briggs, Elmer E. Briggs

Elmer cash-claimed a quarter in 4, 8N 48W in 1890.

Ella cash-claimed a quarter in 5, 8N 48W in 1891.  

Elmer E. Briggs married Lois E. Mendenhall Dec 31, 1896, recorded in El Paso County.

In 1900 Fremont County Elmer is running a boarding house, born July 1863 in Illinois and Lois Jan 1870, have Edward Jun 1900.

1903 "Mining Reporter"  Mr. Elmer E. Briggs, superintendent of the Mascot mine, Turret, Colorado, has just returned from a business trip to Chicago.  That was in Chaffee County.

In 1910 Chaffee County Elmer E. 45 and Lois A. 40 , both Illinois, have Charlie E. 10, born in Colorado.

Elmer E. Briggs was in Chaffee County Probate Court in 1913.

Thomas Briggs cash-claimed a quarter in 8, 7N 52W in 1874 - that's twenty-five miles west, close to the river.

Then in 1876 Thomas Briggs and William Murphy claimed a quarter in 9N 51W by ScripWarrant.

Osage County, Kansas:  Mary A. Hulsopple, daughter of Leonard and Lavinus Hulsopple was born in Pennsylvania, January 9th, passed away February 23, 1923, aged 81 years 1 month and 22 days. She was married August 19, 1862, at Pekin, Ill., to James G. Briggs who died September 20, 1891. To them were born three children, Elmer E. Briggs of Burlingame, William e. Briggs of Scranton, and Lida May, who died July 16, 1908. In her early life Mrs. Briggs united with the Methodist church. She is survived by her two sons, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren; also three half brothers, Benjamin Burkhart of Colorado, William Burkhart of Topeka and Joseph Burkhart of Scranton. With her husband she came to Kansas in 1865, first settling near Lawrence and afterward moving to the homestead south of Scranton where the youngest son, William still resides. Mrs. Briggs was a real pioneer of the state and will long be remembered as a faithful, patient and sympathetic mother, neighbor and friend. Peaceful be her sleep. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Ahrens, where held at the Elmer E. Briggs home on Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock after which the body was laid to rest beside that of her husband in the Highland Cemetery. 3-8-1923

1889 Osage City Kansas "SCRANTON. jroiii the Times- Married On New Year's day at the residence of the parents of the bride, Ernest A. Gildner to Miss Lida M. Briggs.  Ernest is a native of Germany, but came to this country when only seven years old. He lived for a time in Illinois, coming to Scranton eight years ago. He clerked for feaeldon& liootey for four years, and last August bought 4- trrcn: Tr-i i : i. uuh 11 uuaiu iuui buu lias oiutc uieu owned and run the bakery. His business ability is evidenced in its management. The bride is a daughter of Jas. Briggs one of the oldest and best respected settlers in this county. Happiness to the pair"
1899 Teller County Colorado "Lydia M. Gildner secured a divorce from Ernest A. Gildner on the grounds of non-support.  Plaintiff is allowed to
assume her maiden name of Lydia M. Bates."  "Lida M Gildner brought a divorce suit against Ernest A. Gildner. Cruelty "

In 1900 Osage County, Kansas W.E. Briggs born Aug 1866 and his mother Mary Jan 1842, and sister Lida Briggs June 1869 divorced.  With them are cousin James Hulsopple Feb 1875 and his wife Harriet Oct 1882.

July 23, 1908 Osage City Free Press "The sad news was received here Fri day of the death of Mrs. Lida Briggs Rees at her home in Colorado."

Joseph H. Reed claimed land in 1890 in 6N 47W.

Ella E. Briggs married George W. Lane Nov 7, 1894, recorded on Denver.

Ella M. Briggs and John W. Briggs divorced in Denver in 1917.

Martha Louise Alsup of Santa Paula, passed away December 31, 2009 after a brief illness. Martha was born in Sterling, Colorado, January 12, 1922 to the union of Walter G. Barker and Ella (Briggs) Barker. She was 87 years young.