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Lyndon W. Briggs

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Collection Lyndon W. Briggs
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Description Albumen print on Carte de Visite of Lyndon W. Briggs.
Year Range from 1867
Year range to 1869
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper
Notes Seated view of Lyndon W. Briggs. He is wearing a dark suit with white shirt and tie. He wears a goatee without moustache.
Lyndon W. Briggs was born May 16, 1840 in Lancaster, NY, possibly the son of Philander T. and Emeline Harris Briggs. The family settled in Somers, WI between Racine and Kenosha about 1850. He graduated from Kenosha High School in 1858 and began a teaching career. He enlisted from Somers, Wisconsin on April 10, 1863 in the 7th Wisconsin Light Artillery, veteranized, promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant, and mustered out July 20, 1865. From 1865-1867 he was superintendant of Kenosha shcools; 1867-72 Principle in Racine; 1872-78 High School principle in Green Bay and Manitowoc; 1878-1921 teacher, treasurer, vise-president and other positions at the Oshkosh Normal School. He was possibly married prior to moving to Oshkosh, but no information has been found. He married Eliza Armistead in Oshkosh on June 28, 1880. They had one daughter, Cornelia "Nina" H. Briggs Tollefson. Eliza died May 20, 1883. He then married Esther Wakeman on Spetember 14, 1885 in Oshkosh. He was a member of the Phillip H. Sheridan Post of the G. A. R. and served as Post Commander. He lived at 150 new York Avenue and died September 14, 1921 in Oshkosh.
Object ID P2000.19.14
Object Name carte de visite
People Briggs, Lyndon W.
Place Kenosha, WI/Racine, WI
Print size H=4 W=2 1/2 in
Subjects Civil War
Soldiers
Veterans
Grand Army of the Republic
Teachers
State Normal School (Oshkosh)
Universities & colleges
Title Lyndon W. Briggs
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