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BRIGGS, Arthur G. 1870-1961


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/15/2016 at 10:55:29

A. G. Briggs Found Dead In His Bed

A. G. Briggs was found dead in his bed at his home in Grundy Center about noon on Tuesday. He had been living alone in his home since the death of his wife Sept. 20th.

The Mainard Brown family, who live next door to the Briggs home, saw a light in the Briggs house with the curtains down quite late Monday night. When they still saw the curtains down late in the forenoon the next day, they notified Police Officer Charles Rhoads and Dr. Varina DesMarias. Both of them went to the home and found the doors locked. They had to break a glass in the door at the back of the house to get the door open. They found him lying in his bed. He died sometime after midnight. County Medical Examiner Dr. J. E. Rose decided death was due to a heart attack.

Arthur Briggs was 91 years old on the 21st of last May. He had made his home in Grundy Center the past 65 years. He was born at Hiberon, Wis., May 21, 1870, and came to Grundy Center in 1896. He ran a newspaper here in the late nineties when there were three papers published here. He was in the insurance business in Grundy Center several years, and in that business he was associated with his father-in-law, Jack Heffelfinger. For many years during the summer season he and his wife made their home in their cottage on the Manhattan side of Lake Okoboji. He and Myra Heffelfinger were married April 20, 1904, and resided in Grundy Center during all of their married life.

There are no immediate surviving members of the family. He has a niece in Dallas, Texas, and his wife has some relatives at Estherville.

The body is at the Ferree funeral home where services will be at 1:30 on Friday. The service will be conducted by Rev. Rumley, pastor of the Baptist church. Burial will be in the Grundy Center cemetery.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 November 1961, pg 8


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