Age: 36, credited to Brandon, VTVITALS
Birth: abt 1829, CanadaADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Green River Cemetery, Greenfield, MA
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Joseph Briggs, a French laborer at Greenfield, was burned to death Thursday afternoon in a little house which he had been occupying alone on Petty's plain. He was last seen alive about 2 ;0'clock. At 5 0'clock smoke was seen coming from the house and Gilbert E. Jones found Briggs lying on the floor dead, his body having been badly burned. It is thought that in attempting to light the a fire his clothing came in contact with the blaze.
Briggs was a pensioned veteran of the late war. His wife and daughter were burned to death a few years ago at the fire in the French Catholic Church in Holyoke.
Vermont Phoenix (Brattleboro), April 10, 1896
Courtesy of Deanna French