Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

AGM 2019
MHS
Annual
General
Meeting

Spring Field Trip 2019
MHS
Spring
Field Trip

Summer Field Trip 2019
MHS
Summer
Field Trip

Fall Field Trip 2019
MHS
Fall
Field Trip

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Edward Briggs (1854-1941)

Click to enlarge

Edward Briggs
Click to enlarge

Farmer, MLA (1903-1907).

Born at Bayfield, Ontario on 25 February 1854, son of James E. Briggs and Anna Bennett Hayter, he was educated in the public schools of Huron County then worked in the boot and shoe business until 1882 when he came to Manitoba and took up a homestead two miles south of Hartney. In 1903, he was elected to the Manitoba Legislature as a Conservative representative of the Deloraine constituency but was defeated in his bid for re-election in 1907. In 1877, he married Ellen Robinson (?-?) of Huron County, Ontario. They had seven children: William Edward Briggs (1884-?), Joel Lawrence Briggs (1886-?), Lawrence Briggs (?-?), Annie Ella Briggs (1889-?), Violet Mabel Briggs (1890-?), Beatrice Ethel Briggs (1893-?), and Hugh John Briggs (1899-?). He died at Hartney on 14 December 1941 and was buried in the Riverside Cemetery.

Sources:

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 September 2018

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.