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Frank Hawley Brigham[1]

Male 1850 - 1936  (86 years)


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  • Name Frank Hawley Brigham 
    Census 1850 
    1850 Brigham 10.
    1850 Brigham 10.
    1850 US census, Oakham, Worcester, Massachusetts, Family Number 192, Brigham.
    Born 9 Apr 1850  Oakham, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biographical Information My original biography (below) of Frank came from information I found on a book about the centennial of Oregon. What the book left out was what he did before he got to Oregon. Frank had 3 wives. First Isabelle Flett he abandoned her with 3 small children and ran off to New Mexico with her sister Christine. She had two children by Frank. He abandoned her and went on to marry Sarah Adams and had two children with her.

    In 1869 he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he was in the employ of the government as engineer and surveyor, continuing in that position for 12 years. He then moved to Nebraska, where he was engaged in surveying until 1888, at which time he went to Spokane, Washington, and there for some time followed his profession of surveying. He then took up his abode in Pendleton, Oregon, and continued to reside there until 1891, when he moved to Portland and there accepted a position as chief clerk in the United States surveyor general 's office. He continued in that position for a period of 2 years, after which time a change in the political administration necessitated his discontinuance in the office. Two years later he was appointed inspector of government surveys by the commissioner of the United States land office in Washington and in 1904 he settled at North Bend, Coos County, Oregon, where he has since continued to reside. He built one of the first residences in the southern part of that town and was the owner of one of the very fine homes in North Bend. He was the city engineer of North Bend and was also engaged in the real-estate business. He was for four years employed by the Mexican government in engineering work and while he lived in the east served for 2 1/2 years in the United States Navy. Mr. Brigham supported the Republican Party and was a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and also of the United Artisans

    One of Richard's Great Grand Daughters disputes the claim that Frank spent any time in the Navy.. 
    Census 1855 
    1855 MA Brigham.
    1855 MA Brigham.
    Massachusetts, State Census, 1855, Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, Brigham.
    Census 1865  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1865 MA Brigham.
    1865 MA Brigham.
    Massachusetts, State Census, 1865, Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, Brigham
    Census 1910 
    1910 Brigham 3
    1910 Brigham 3
    1910 US census, Coos, Oregon, enumeration district 62, Family Number 361, Brigham.
    Census 1920 
    1920 Brigham 3
    1920 Brigham 3
    1920 US census, Coos, Oregon, enumeration district 114, Family Number 801, Brigham.
    Census 1930 
    1930 Brigham 3
    1930 Brigham 3
    1930 US census, Coos, Oregon, enumeration district 6-1A, Family Number 190, Brigham.
    Died 25 Aug 1936  Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 5 siblings 
    Person ID I1385  Nagel
    Last Modified 22 May 2017 

    Father John Warren Brigham,   b. Abt 1824, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Martha Eliza Brigham,   b. 27 Jul 1818, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 31 Mar 1845 
    Family ID F976  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Isabelle Flett,   b. 1860, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1890, Hastings, Adams, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 11 Nov 1876 
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Starr Brigham,   b. 17 Sep 1874, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1944, Centralia, Lewis, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. John Warren Brigham
     3. Child Brigham,   b. Aft 1882
    Last Modified 22 May 2017 
    Family ID F1979  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Christine Flett,   b. Feb 1868, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Richard Valentine Brigham,   b. 14 Feb 1889, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F1981  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Sarah Elizabeth Adams,   b. Abt 1875, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1891 
    Children 
     1. Ruby Ruth Brigham,   b. 11 Mar 1892, Pendleton, Umatilla, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Hawley Budd Brigham,   b. 26 Aug 1893, Pendleton, Umatilla, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F977  Group Sheet