James Lester Verlin BRISCOE Oval Ilene BRISCOE Verlin A BRISCOE Carmen Oletta BRISCOE Helen Doris BRISCOE Arlene LaVonne CHEESMAN Mildred M HOLLINGSHEA Irma Louise MEYER Juanita Ruth AKEY Amanda Luella CARPENTER Mini tree diagram
Bernard Bertrum BRISCOE

Bernard Bertrum BRISCOE12,1,2,3,4,5,6,13,7,8,14,9,10,15,16,11,17

4th Mar 19261,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 - 17th Jan 20043,5,6,7,9,11

Life History

4th Mar 1926

Born in New Richland, Waseca, Minnesota.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11

21st Jun 1944

Military: NAVY Enlistment; location not reported in the Index record.7

29th Sep 1944

Married Arlene LaVonne CHEESMAN in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa.15,16

12th Mar 1946

Military service: Release from Navy duty; location not reported inm the Index record.7

9th Apr 1967

Married Mildred M HOLLINGSHEA in Contra Costa County, California.8

Jun 1969

Divorced from Mildred M HOLLINGSHEA in Contra Costa County, California

about Aug 1969

Married Irma Louise MEYER.3

22nd Jul 2000

Death of Irma Louise MEYER in Lake City, Columbia, Florida.11,9,5,3

12th Oct 2001

Married Juanita Ruth AKEY in Columbia County, Florida.13,17

17th Jan 2004

Died in Lake City, Columbia, Florida.3,5,6,7,9,11

after 17th Jan 2004

Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Lake City, Columbia County, Florida.5,6


  • Minnesota Birth Index
    Briscoe, Bernard Bertrum
    Birth March 4, 1926 Waseca County, Minnesota
    Mother's Maiden Name Carpenter
    Birth Certificate Index | Text | 1926-33789

    1930 Federal Census, Tillman County, Oklahoma, 3 April, Frederick Ward 2, 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 MO Laborer
    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

    1940 Federal Census, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, 8 April, Mason City Ward 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 Truck Driver, Witwer Grocers
    Briscoe, Amanda Wife F W 47 Grade 8 b Iowa same place in 1935 Housewife
    Briscoe, Helen Dau F W 19 Grade H4 b Montana same place in 1935 Stenographer
    Briscoe, Bernard Son M W 14 Grade 7 b Minnesota same place in 1935 No Occup
    Briscoe, Frances Mother F W 74 Widow Grade 6 b Missouri Residence same place in 1935 "Unable"

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

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989
    Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1947, p 57
    Briscoe Bernard B (Arlene) asst mgr G R Kinney Co r 511 5th SW

    Bernard and his wife Arlene are reported in the Mason City, Iowa, City directory in various editions from 1947 to 1960.

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989
    Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1960, p 43
    Briscoe Bernard B (Arlene L) city firefighter h 939 5th NE

    Some time in the next 5 years, Bernard and Arlene divorced.  She went on to marry Arlo D Halvorson, and passed away in Iowa City, Iowa in 2012.  Bernard moved to California and married Mildred M Bohannon Hollingshea in 1967.

    California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985
    Bernard B Briscoe
    Age 41, Birth Year abt 1926
    Marriage 9 Apr 1967 Contra Costa, California
    Spouse Name Mildred M Hollingshea (Mildred M Bohannon)
    Spouse Age 49

    Their marriage broke up about two years later with a divorce on 9 April 1969.

    California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984
    Mildred M Bohannon
    Spouse Name Bernard B Briscoe
    Jun 1969 Contra Costa County

    At some point Bernard moved to Florida.

    U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
    Bernard B Briscoe
    Birth Date 4 Mar 1926
    290h RR 11 Box, Lake City, FL, 32024
    7437 Ortega Hills Dr, Jacksonville, FL, 32244-4633

    Bernard later married Irma L (Name Unknown).  She died in 2000, and is buried in the plot next to him in Lake City, Florida.  In 2001, about three years before his death, Bernard married Juanita Ruth Shirk.

    Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001
    Bernard Bertrum Briscoe
    Spouse Juanita Ruth Shirk
    Marriage 12 Oct 2001 Columbia County
    Florida Department of Health Certificate #119234

    Another index record of this marriage reports that Juanita's maiden name was Akey.

    Florida, Marriage Indexes, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001
    Juanita Ruth Shirk
    Bernard Bertrum Briscoe
    Marriage 12 Oct 2001 Columbia County
    Maiden Name Akey
    Certificate #119234
    Florida Department of Health

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Bernard Bertrum [Bernard B Briscoe]
    Birth 4 Mar 1926 New Richland, Minnesota
    Father Name James L Briscoe
    Mother Name Amanda Carpenter
    Death Date 17 Jan 2004
    Original SSN Claim, SSN #485-12-8443
    Aug 1941 Name listed as BERNARD BERTRUM BRISCOE; 31 Jan 2004 Name listed as BERNARD B BRISCOE

    Ancestry.com provides a summary of facts found in Bernard's obituary.

    United States Obituary Collection
    Bernard Bertrum Briscoe
    Age at Death 77, Birth Date abt 1927
    Death 17 Jan 2004
    Obituary 23 Jan 2004 Lake City Reporter, Lake City, FL

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Bernard B. Briscoe
    Born 4 Mar 1926
    Died 17 Jan 2004
    Last Residence & Benefit Lake City, Columbia, Florida 32024
    SSN 485-12-8443 issued Iowa (Before 1951)

    U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
    Bernard Briscoe
    Birth Date 4 Mar 1926
    Death Date 17 Jan 2004
    NAVY Enlistment Date 21 Jun 1944
    Release Date 12 Mar 1946

    Gravestone of Bernard B and Irma L Briscoe, Lake City, Columbia County, Florida
    Irma L Briscoe  Sept 11 1926   July 22 2000
    Bernard B Briscoe   US Navy WWII  Mar 4 1926   Jan 17 2004
    Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Lake City, Columbia County, Florida
    Photo courtesy of Alto & Loudonia, used by permission

    Bernard Bertrum Briscoe
    Birth Mar 4, 1926 New Richland, Waseca County, Minnesota
    Death Jan 17, 2004
    James L Briscoe (1892 - 1973)
    Amanda Luella Carpenter Briscoe (1892 - 1964)
    Arlene Lavonne Halvorson 1926-2012 (m. 1947)
    Juanita Ruth Akey Shirk 1927 - unknown (m. 2001)
    Irma Louise Meyer Briscoe 1926-2000
    Sibling Helen Doris Briscoe Anderson 1920-1994
    Burial Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Lake City, Columbia County, Florida
    Created by Alton & Loudonia Dec 28, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #63416256, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/63416256/bernard-bertrum-briscoe


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