Obit: Briggs, Martha (? - 1909)
----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 05/29/1909
Briggs, Martha (2 SEP 1827 - 26 MAY 1909)
Mrs. Martha Briggs died at her home in this village (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) at nine o'clock Wednesday night from a complication of diseases induced by old age. She was able to be about until just recently and was confined to her bed but a short time. Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church this afternoon at 2 o'clock and the remains will be taken to Mr. Sterling tonight. Another service will be held at Mt. Sterling tomorrow afternoon and the interment will take place where a son and daughter are buried.
(Follow on in 6/5/1909 Humbird Enterprise)
Martha E. Briggs, born Sept. 2, 1827, died May 26, 1909, aged 81 years, 8 months and 14 days.
Mrs. Briggs, or Aunt Martha, as everyone called her, was suddenly stricken with complications induced by old age and lived three days. She was married in 1847 to Wells Briggs, coming to Crawford Co., Wis. from Pennsylvania in 1853. This was her home until after her husband's death. Twenty-one years ago she came to Humbird, where she has since resided. She leaves three children, three brothers and a sister to mourn her death, also a host of friends and other relatives. Aunt Martha had lived more than the allotted time and while we shall miss her sorely, we can only feel that our loss is her gain. She has been called to the other side, to the high, nobler existence, where we all some day must stand. Our love would not call her back. Her life was one of sorrow and hardship and God has called her to eternal rest.
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