Willson Peck Briggs

Willson Peck Briggs

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Birthplace: Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri, United States
Death: January 15, 1995 (80)
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, United States (Cancer)
Place of Burial: Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Van Berg/Berge Briggs and Edith Eleanor Briggs
Husband of Pauline Marie Briggs
Father of Barrett/ Barry Marshall Briggs; Karla Eileen Briggs and Karen Elaine Dodson
Brother of Beatrice Upright and Catherine Minerva Harrison

Occupation: USAF-SGT
Managed by: Private User
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About Willson Peck Briggs

Updated 10/26/2019 (CLM):Served in the US Army in the Philippine Dept. He enlisted on Oct 16,1940 at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Army Branch Air Corp. Rank Private.Serial # 17015490 .The following is from Genforum.com and Ms.Phillis Gauss on 7/12/2014 Message# 6170Arizona Genealogy Forum. " BRIGGS,Willson.,80 of Tucson,Passed away January 22,1995.Survived by son,Barrett M.Briggs;daughters,Karen E.Dodson and Karla; and grandchildren,Lauren Briggs and Rodney Meek; all of Tucson: also granddaughters,Karleen Meek of Long Beach,CA and JoAnn Hass of Albuquerque,NM;also five great-grandchildren;also sister Bea Upright; and niece,Chris Hudock,Both of VA.Private family services will be held January 25.The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society." Ms.Phyllis Gauss also pointed out," 1953 Tucson news article.[my version]sgt Willson P BRIGGS met David Morton,New Eng.poet and teacher in 1952, who had previously been a Prof at Amherst.Sgt Briggs ,conductor/composer, has been in the AF since 1940;studied musical composition and theory, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He was setting music to MORTON's poems for full orchestration."http://tucsoncitizen.com/morgue2/1995/01/24/117869-funeral-notices/ BRIGGS, Willson P., 80, of Tucson, passed away January 22, 1995. Survived by son, Barrett M. Briggs; daughters, Karen E. Dodson and Karla E. Briggs; and grandchildren, Lauren Briggs and Rodney Meek; all of Tucson; also granddaughters, Karleen Meek of Long Beach, CA and JoAnn Hass of Albuquerque, NM; also five great-grandchildren; also sister, Bea Upright; and niece, Chris Hudock, both of VA. Private family services will be held January 25. The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

   
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Willson Peck Briggs's Timeline

1914
September 27, 1914
Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri, United States
1944
December 1, 1944
West Union, Fayette County, Iowa, United States
1947
May 11, 1947
Ohio, United States
1995
January 15, 1995
Age 80
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, United States
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Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri, United States