Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan

Theodore Briggs



Theodore Briggs was born March 4, 1876 in Tuscola County, Michigan. He was the son of John W. and Minnie Ryman Briggs. Theodore, his parents and siblings moved to Lakefield Township, Saginaw County, Michigan in 1894. Theodore married Rose Faucher on November 7, 1900 in Merrill, Jonesfield Township, Saginaw County, Michigan. Rose was born January 29, 1872 in Illinois.


Theodore and Rosa's children were:

  1. Marie Theresa was born August 25, 1901 and married Charles Edward Siler on January 26, 1926. She died November 8, 1965.

  2. Rev. Joseph was born December 31, 1903. Joseph was ordained to the priesthood in 1933 at St. Dominic Church, Washington, D.C. He served in the United States Navy during WWII as a Chaplain. Joseph died May 8, 1972.

  3. Clara born was January 16, 1906 and died January 7, 1999.

  4. Rachel was born March 18, 1908 and was a graduate from St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing and the Grace Hospital School of Anesthesia. She served in the Middle East with the 19th Station Hospital with the Persian Gulf Command during WWII. She was a life member of the Retired Army Officers Association, a member of the Retired Army Nurse Corp. Association a and a life member of St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary of Saginaw, Michigan. Rachel died November 7, 1993.

  5. Madeline Rose was born May 17, 1910 and married Frank Kraniak. She died May 26, 2002.


Rose died on November 18, 1912 when her children were small.


SOURCES: obituaries, Michigan marriages, Michigan deaths, WWI Draft Registrations, United States Census.

Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris;   Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell,  sitting on the wood pile.    Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman.     photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.



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