Does anyone know of Henry Briggs, lived in Maine, look wildlife pictures?

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There were two Henry W. Briggs in Maine. One was born in 1834 who is in the 1870 US Census and another was born in 1907 or 1908 and is in several US Censuses.

You can find them by going to  a free site.
Henry Dow Briggs was born in Bath, Maine in 1858 to parents George & Sarah (Kimball).
I know this is 3 years old but if you read the news article posted by Chris Hoyt it gives you most of the details.  The Henry Briggs you asked about was born in Hudson, Maine (his own words) and he served in WWII in the Pacific for 4 years.  So I am guessing he was born 1910 to 1920.  The news article was very informative and interesting.
Hello David ,

My name is Paul and in clearing up my parents estate I 've come across letters from Sgt. Henry W. Briggs time in the war with beautiful illustrations. I would like to return them to his family if they have an interest in them. Do you know of any living relatives? Thank you.
Paul, I do not know who living relatives might be.  I would suggest giving these valuable letters to a Maine Historical group or museum.  These have considerable value and might be worth having them looked at to determine an auction/sale value.  This would give you a tax write off if donated to a museum.
Hello Paul,

  I was just told about your notice on Henry Briggs.  Henry was my uncle, a brother to my mother Marguerite Mae "Briggs" Garrison . Am very much interested in any info you have on Henry.  I have a lot of films that Henry left.

He lived here in Newport, Maine for many years , the last of his life  he lived here  with my mother.   I live here on the same property in Newport.

Thank you

Barbara (Garrison) Fletcher

333 Camp Benson Rd.

Newport, Maine 04953

tel. 207-368-4656

My name is Cynthia Joslyn Bishop.  Henry used to visit my family with his dog Lady in Queensbury NY.  At the time he drove a VW bus.  He would occasionally lecture at our community church.  I was very young; but Henry made quite an impression on me!  Someplace I have a photo of him.  I enjoyed reading the referenced article.

Henry was a frequent visitor to my parents in Connecticut in the 50's. They shared an intense love of nature and I remember Henry showing his films in our house.
Hello. My name is Yvette Gosselin Stewart.  My grandmother was Dorothy Briggs Gosselin.   Henry Brigg’s sister. We used to look forward to,”Uncle Henry”’s visits to Bangor.  Any info that you have to share with my family would be greatly appreciated.
Hello Yve

My mother was Marguerite ( Briggs ) Garrison  , Henry's

sister.  I knew him well, he stayed here before he died.

Barbara (Garrison ) Fletcher
My name is Bruce Kittredge. Henry used to visit my parents in Connecticut in the 1950's. I also remember him being at Bill Parson's dairy farm in Skowhegan. I'm not sure but I think he lived there for awhile. We canoed and fished on the river there.

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From Google search:,4602835

Journal Magazine Section .Skowhegan Man One Of Leading Photographers of Nature Scene

Wildlife Photographer Tells Of Guatemalan Trip On Used School Bus .

SKOWHEGAN - Henry Briggs, wildlife photographer, was guest 'speaker at the Somerset County Extension Associa tion annual meeting Satur day evening at ...

Naturalist To Narrate Film . - Google News

Henry Briggs, celebrated American naturalist and wildlife photographer, will be present at . the Florida Gulf Coast Center, on February 7 when his International ...

Wildlife .Photographer To Address .Tone, Inn . - Google News

SKOWHEGAN Henry Briggs, noted wildlife photographer, will be the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Somerset County Extension Association Oct.

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (715k points)
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he was my uncle
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Henry D Briggs

mentioned in the record of Henry D Briggs and Delia J Farnham

Name Henry D Briggs
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 28 Apr 1913
Event Place Lynn, , Massachusetts, United States
Registration Place Lynn, , Massachusetts
Gender Male
Age 55
Marital Status Widowed
Birth Date 1858
Birth Year (Estimated) 1858
Birthplace Bath, , Maine
Father's Name George E Briggs
Mother's Name Sarah E Kimball
Spouse's Name Delia J Farnham
Spouse's Gender Female
Spouse's Age 53
Spouse's Marital Status Widowed
Spouse's Birth Date 1860
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1860
Spouse's Birthplace , , Nova Scotia
Spouse's Father's Name Cornwall Anderson
Spouse's Mother's Name Matilda Sproule
Page 19
Number of Images 1


"Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch( : accessed 30 April 2016), Henry D Briggs and Delia J Farnham, 28 Apr 1913; citing Lynn, , Massachusetts, United States, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 2,409,945.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
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Henry W Briggs

United States Census, 1930

Name Henry W Briggs
Event Type Census
Event Date 1930
Event Place Corinth, Penobscot, Maine, United States
Gender Male
Age 23
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Lodger
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Lodger
Birth Year (Estimated) 1907
Birthplace Maine
Father's Birthplace Maine
Mother's Birthplace Maine
Sheet Letter A
Sheet Number 3






Fred A Shaw Head M 75 Maine
Edith S Shaw Wife F 48 Maine
Henry W Briggs Lodger M 23 Maine


"United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch( : accessed 1 May 2016), Henry W Briggs in entry for Fred A Shaw, 1930.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
good find Frank, most likely the correct one and he'd be an old man in WII compared to all the boys who served.
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Henry W. Briggs probably born in 1908-09 and graduated as president of his class of 1927 of East Corinth Academy, Corinth, Maine, was definitely a wildlife photographer.  He traveled all around Maine giving talks and show his photos.
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Have created the profile for Henry Wareham Briggs 1906-1987, Briggs-7324. I also created his parents. Looked and saw no easy connection to the main tree.
by Francis Sibley G2G6 (6.9k points)
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Once the profile is made which I see someone did, I recommend studying this to see how to add sources.
by Steven Tibbetts G2G6 Pilot (276k points)

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