Edmond Willis BRISCOE Herman B BRISCOE Effie BRISCOE Oval Ilene BRISCOE Verlin A BRISCOE Carmen Oletta BRISCOE Helen Doris BRISCOE Bernard Bertrum BRISCOE Amanda Luella CARPENTER Uberta Desiax BRISCOE Frances Melinda ROBERTSON Mini tree diagram
James Lawrence V BRISCOE

James Lawrence V BRISCOE1,11,12,2,13,3,14,4,5,6,15,7,8,16,9,10

29th Aug 18921,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 - 12th Jan 19732,3,7

Life History

29th Aug 1892

Born in Llano, Llano, Texas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

about 1911

Married Amanda Luella CARPENTER in Tillman County, Oklahoma.9

1st Aug 1912

Birth of daughter Oval Ilene BRISCOE in Frederick, Tillman, Oklahoma.6,17,7,18,9,5,19

23rd Dec 1913

Birth of son Verlin A BRISCOE in Frederick, Tillman, Oklahoma.20,5,6,21,3,9,19

12th May 1917

Birth of daughter Carmen Oletta BRISCOE in Musselshell County, Montana.9,6,7,22

16th Jul 1920

Birth of daughter Helen Doris BRISCOE in Musselshell County, Montana.2,4,22

4th Mar 1926

Birth of son Bernard Bertrum BRISCOE in New Richland, Waseca, Minnesota.22,4,23,24,2,25,26,18,3,27,28

21st Mar 1964

Death of Amanda Luella CARPENTER in Contra Costa County, California.7,2

12th Jan 1973

Died in San Pablo, Contra Costa, California.2,3,7

after 12th Jan 1973

Buried in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Concord, Contra Costa County, California.2

Notes

  • 1900 Federal Census, Bosque County, Texas, 14 June, Justice Precinct4, District 7, page 6B, Hse #101, Fam #103
    Briscoe, Edmond Head  W M Mar 1864 36 Married 16 years AR TN TN FarmerRents
    Briscoe, Frances Wife W F May 1865 35 Married 16 years 3 children/3living MO TN MO
    - page 7A -
    Briscoe, James L Son W M Aug 1892 7 TX AR MO

    1910 Federal Census, Tillman County, Oklahoma, 9 May, RichlandTownship, District 255, page 15B, Hse #287, Fam #293
    Briscoe, Edmon W Head M W 46 Marriage 1 Married 23 years AR AL TNFarmer Rents [married about 1887]
    Briscoe, Francis M Wife F W 44 Marriage 2 Married 23 years 4children/4 living MO TN MO
    Briscoe, James L Son M W 17 Single TX AR MO Farm Laborer

    In 1918 James was in Musselshell, Montana, where he registered for theWWI draft.  He reports he is married with 3 children.

    U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    James L V Briscoe
    Muselshell [Musselshell] County, Montana
    Birth 29 Aug 1892 Llano, Llano County, Texas
    Laborer Employed by H I Case, Roundup, Montana
    Wife and 3 children
    Tall, Medium Build, Gray Eyes, Brown Hair
    Registered 5 June 1917 Musselshell
    Signed James L V Briscoe

    The draft registration reprote dthat James was born in Llano County,Texas, in the center of the state.

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    Llano County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U.S.state of Texas.  As of the 2010 census, its population was 19,301.Its county seat is Llano, and the county is named for the Llano River.

    In 1869, pioneer rancher John Wesley Snyder led a cattle drive fromLlano County along the Chisholm Trail to Abilene, Kansas.

    In the 1870s, a pioneer community known as Baby Head existed in LlanoCounty.  According to local legend, a small child was killed by NativeAmericans, and her remains were left on a hill called Baby HeadMountain.  Hence Jodie May McKneely (died January 1, 1884) originatedthe Baby Head Cemetery.  The community no longer exists.
    --  "Llano County, Texas," Wikipedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llano_County,_Texas, accessed 16November 2015
    ------------

    In 1920, I found James L Briscoe in Montana, married to AmandaCarpenter, in a household with their parents and working a farm there. The Carpenters are from Iowa, where Amanda was born.  We can tellfrom the birthplace of the children that they married in Oklahoma,probably about 1911.  Ilene was born about 1911 or 1912.  James andAmanda later moved back to Iowa.

    1920 Federal Census, Musselshell County, Montana, 30 January, SchoolDistrict 9, Enumeration District 64, Fishel Creek Rd, page 7B, Hse#130, Fam #133
    Carpenter, Samuel E Head Owns M W 54 IA IN IA Farmer
    Carpenter, Nancy D Wife F W 49 IA OH OH
    Brisco, Amanda Dau F W 27 IA IA IA
    Brisco, James L M W 27 TX US US Farmer
    Brisco, Ilene Granddau F W 8 OK TX IA
    Brisco, Verlin A Grandson M W 6 OK TX IA
    Brisco, Carmen Granddau M W 3yrs7mos Montana TX IA [b abt May 1916]

    I found an amazing duplication of James and Amanda's familyenumeration in the 1920 census.  Earlier in the month of January 1920,they had already been registered in the census, while they were stillin Frederick, Oklahoma, where her parents were living at the time ofthe 1910 census.  They had moved from Oklahoma to Montana sometimebefore 1917, since Carmen was reported as 2 years 8 months in theOklahoma census.

    Their next child Helen was also born in Montana in July 1920.  Perhapsthey were on a visit back to Oklahoma and just happened to getenumerated a second time.  But they are in their own household,according to the listing.  So I do not have a satisfactory explanationfor this interesting situation.

    1920 Federal Census, Tillman County, Oklahoma, 2 January, Frederick,District 167, 216 South Main St, page 1B, Hse/Fam #19
    Brisco, Jim L Head M W 27 TX US US tin Shop Plumer [sic]
    Brisco, Amanda Wife F W 27 IA IA IA
    Brisco, Ilene Dau F W 7 OK TX IA
    Brisco, Verlin Son M W 6 OK TX IA
    Brisco, Carmen Dau M W 2yrs8mos Montana TX IA [b abt May 1917]

    Note also the difference in age reported for Carmen in the two censusrecords.  If the Montana record is correct (3yrs7months) then she wasborn in 1916.  This conflicts with the date of death (1917) on hergravestone.  Given the date on the grave, I would declare the Oklahomareport of age 2yrs8months to be the correct one.  The age reported in1930 matches birth in 1917.

    1930 Federal Census, Tillman County, Oklahoma, 3 April, Frederick Ward2, District 5, page 2A, 104 South 16th St, Hse #35, Fam #37
    Briscoe, James L Head Rents $20 M W 37 Married at age 18 MO TX MOLaborer
    Briscoe, Amanda E Wife F W 37 Married at age 18 IA IA IA
    Briscoe, Ilene O Dau F W 17 OK MO IA
    Briscoe, Verlin A Son M W 16 OK MO IA
    - page 2B -
    Briscoe, Carmen O Dau M W 12 MT MO IA
    Briscoe, Helen D Dau F W 9 MT MO IA
    Briscoe, Bernard B Son M W 4 MN MO IA

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1933, p 66
    Briscoe Carmen student r 1418 N Adams Ave
    Briscoe Jas L (Amanda) chauf Jacob E Decker & Sons h 1418 N Adams Ave
    Briscoe Verlin A (Mary) meat ctr r 1418 N Adams Ave

    Verlin here is James Briscoe's son and Carmen is his daughter.  Thiswas reported by his son James W Briscoe in January 2014.  So we seethree generations of Briscoes here.

    "My grandfather was Verlin A Briscoe Born in 1914 and died in 2000,his wife was Mary and I believe her last name was Laval."
    --  James W Briscoe, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 7 January 2013

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1938, p 71
    Briscoe Edw W (Frances) r 502 5th SE
    Briscoe James L (Amanda E; 1b) Driver Witwer Grocer Co r 502 5th SE
    Briscoe Verlin A (Mary B; 1g 1b) butcher r 502 5th SE

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1939, p 54
    Briscoe Fannie (wid Edw W [Edmond W]) r 317 6th SW
    Briscoe Helen D r 317 6th SW
    Briscoe James L (Amanda E; 1b) Driver Witwer Grocer Co r 317 6th SW
    Briscoe Verlin A (Mary B; 1g 1b) whsemn Stacy Fruit Co r 527 12th SE

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1940, p 56
    Briscoe Frances M (wid Edw [Edmond]) r 317 6th SW
    Briscoe Helen D r 317 6th SW
    Briscoe James L (Amanda E; 1b) Driver Witwer Grocer Co r 317 6th SW
    Briscoe Verlin A (Mary B; 1g 1b) lab Decker's r 527 12th SE

    Later records I found indicate that Helen is the daughter of James andAmanda who was born in July 1920.  She is buried in Concord Cemetery,Contra Costa County, California, as they are.  In the 1940 census, sheis living in her parents' home, but is working as a stenographer.

    1940 Federal Census, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, 8 April, Mason CityWard 4, District 17-33, Page 7A, 317 6th St SW, Hse #131, Owns $1850
    Briscoe, James L Head F W 47 Grade H2 b Texas same place in 1935 TruckDriver, Witwer Grocers
    Briscoe, Amanda Wife F W 47 Grade 8 b Iowa same place in 1935Housewife
    Briscoe, Helen Dau F W 19 Grade H4 b Montana same place in 1935Stenographer
    Briscoe, Bernard Son M W 14 Grade 7 b Minnesota same place in 1935 NoOccup
    Briscoe, Frances Mother F W 74 Widow Grade 6 b Missouri Residence sameplace in 1935 "Unable"

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1941, p 54
    Briscoe Frances M (wid Edw [Edmond] W) r 317 6th SW
    -----  Helen D r 317 6th SW
    -----  James L (Amanda) Driver Witwer Grocer Co r 317 6th SW
    -----  Verlin A (Mary B) h 415 N Mass av

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1942, p 52
    Briscoe Bernard student  r 317 6th SW
    -----  Helen D r 317 6th SW
    -----  James L (Amanda E) Driver Witwer Grocer Co r 317 6th SW
    -----  Verlan (Mary) h 136 26th SW

    At some point later James moved to Contra Costa County, California,where he died in 1973.  He and Amanda are both buried in MemoryGardens Cemetery in Concord, California.

    California, Death Index, 1940-1997
    James L Briscoe
    Social Security #479073612
    Birth 29 Aug 1892 Texas
    Death 12 Jan 1973 Contra Costa

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
    James Briscoe
    Last Residence 94806  San Pablo, Contra Costa, California
    Born 29 Aug 1892
    Died Jan 1973
    SSN 479-07-3612 issued Iowa (Before 1951)

    James L Briscoe
    Birth Aug. 29, 1892 Texas
    Death Jan. 12, 1973 Contra Costa County, California
    Family Spouse Amanda Luella Carpenter Briscoe (1892 - 1964)
    Son Bernard Bertrum Briscoe (1926 - 2004)
    Burial Memory Gardens Cemetery, Concord, Contra Costa County,California
    Created by Grothmann Nov 20, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #101038626,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=101038626

Sources

  • 1. 1900 Federal Census, Bosque County, Texas
    • 14 June, Justice Precinct 4, District 7, page 7A, Hse #101, Fam #103
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 3. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 4. 1940 Federal Census, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
    • 8 April, Mason City Ward 4, District 17-33, Page 7A, 317 6th St SW,
  • 5. 1930 Federal Census, Tillman County, Oklahoma
    • 3 April, Frederick Ward 2, District 5, page 2A, 104 South 16th St, Hse
  • 6. 1920 Federal Census, Tillman County, Oklahoma
    • 2 January, Frederick, District 167, 216 South Main St, page 1B,
  • 7. California, Death Index, 1940-1997
  • 8. 1910 Federal Census, Tillman County, Oklahoma
    • 9 May, Richland Township, District 255, page 15B, Hse #287, Fam #293
  • 9. 1920 Federal Census, Musselshell County, Montana
    • 30 January, School District 9, Enumeration District 64, Fishel Creek
  • 10. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • 11. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1942, p 52
  • 12. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1941, p 54
  • 13. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1939, p 54
  • 14. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1940, p 56
  • 15. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
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  • 16. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1933, p 66
  • 17. BillionGraves.com Burial Index
  • 18. California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985
  • 19. Iowa, Marriage Records, 1923-1937
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    • 2 April, Mason City Ward 3, District 17-29, Page 4A, 527 12th St SE,
  • 21. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1
  • 22. 1930 Federal Census, Tillman County, Oklahoma
    • 3 April, Frederick Ward 2, District 5, page 2B, 104 South 16th St, Hse
  • 23. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
  • 24. Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002
  • 25. United States Obituary Collection
  • 26. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
  • 27. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
  • 28. Gravestone of Bernard B and Irma L Briscoe, Lake City, ColumbiaCounty, Florida

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