The photo is of Lydia (Lydah) Rigg as a little girl.




Lydia (Lydah) Rigg was born 1 July 1892 in Gratiot County, Michigan.  She died 9 December 1978 in the Masonic Home, Gratiot County,  Alma, Michigan.

The photo of Lydia Rigg was taken in 1912.




Lydia married John W. Briggs, son of John W. Briggs and Minnie Ryman, on 26 January 1916 in Lakefield Township, Merrill, Michigan.  John was born 23 December 1888 in Tuscola County, Michigan.  He died 18 August 1943 and was buried in Lakefield Township Cemetery, Merrill, Michigan.


When Lydia and John W. Briggs were married, Lydia was 23 years old and John being 27 years old.  They were married by a David C. McNair, Clergyman.  Lydia and John's witnesses were George D. Briggs and Mabel Rigg both of Merrill, Michigan.  Lydia was a lifelong resident of Saginaw County.  She was a life member of Bethlehem Chapter No. 105, Order of the Eastern Star.


Lydia and John Briggs had the following child:

1.  Catherine Briggs was born 18 January 1918 and died 25 August 1961.

SOURCES:  Valaria Rigg, Ray Rigg Jr., Lila Rigg Butler, and Jackie Bucholz Rohde