Amelia Josephine Gintling


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1. Jesse William Briggs

Amelia Josephine Gintling 1 3 4

  • Born: 2 Feb 1879, , Adams, PA 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Jesse William Briggs on 18 Oct 1915 in Greensburg, Westmoreland, PA 1 2
  • Died: Nov 1966, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA at age 87 4
  • Buried: Gettysburg: St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Adams, PA 3

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Pittsburgh Post: marriage of Amelia Gintling and Jesse W. Briggs, 19 Oct 1915, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 1 Odd Fellows' Drill Prize Won by York
Jewel Awarded at Greensburg.
Delegate's Bride "Kidnapped"
After Secret Marriage.
GREENSBURG, PA., Oct. 14. The winning of the Cogwell Jewel by Canton York No. 14. consisting of 18 officers under command of Capt. Charles Gotwat, in a competitive drill at Athletic Park today, and the announcement of the secret marriage of Miss Amelia Gintling and Jesse W. Briggs, both of York, and delegates here, were features of the second day of the eighty-sixth annual encampment of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the twenty-second annual convention of the Department Council Patriarchs Militant in session here.

The wedding was performed in the First Methodist Episcopal Church last night by the Rev. H. D. Whitfield. It was said that the couple had planned to be married while visiting here. The bridegroom is a member of the Odd Fellows, and his bride Is a member of the Daughters of Rebekah. Mr. Briggs had a chase through the country when several delegates kidnapped his bride. He captured the "kidnappers" with the bride early today.

This afternoon was given over to the competitive drill. Several addresses were delivered by delegates following the drill.

Tonight the Patriarchs Militant degrees were conferred on 40 candidates in the State Armory. At the same time 50 candidates were received into the Daughters of Rebekah In the Odd Fellows' Hall.

It Is expected that between 10.000 and 15,000 delegates will arrive here before the parade starts tomorrow. Several hundred arrived tonight, making the total several thousand.

Amelia married Jesse William Briggs on 18 Oct 1915 in Greensburg, Westmoreland, PA.1 2 (Jesse William Briggs was born on 20 Nov 1862 in , , PA 5 6 7 8 9, christened on 13 Jun 1863 in York: Christ Lutheran Church, York, PA,7 died on 8 Aug 1926 in Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA 6 8 9 and was buried on 11 Aug 1926 in York: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, PA 6 8.)


1 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania.), 19 Oct 1915, page 5.

2, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, Jesse W. Briggs and Amelia Josephine Gintling, 1915.

3 Find A Grave,

4 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Amelia Briggs, Nov 1966.

5 1900 United States Census, Florence M. Briggs in household of Jesse Briggs, York city Ward 5, York, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 11B, family 226.

6 Find A Grave,

7, Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950, Jesse William Briggs, 13 Jun 1863; Christening, citing Christ Lutheran Church, York, York, PA; FHL microfilm Q974.841 Y1 V2Y V5-6.

8, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 87140. Jesse W. Briggs. Spouse Amelia Briggs.

9 York County History Center (250 E Market St, York, PA 17403, Newspaper clipping about Jesse Briggs death in library's Beecher surname folder, name of newspaper not cited.

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