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Name:Archer Kendall Briggs
Affiliation:Class of 1918
Biography & Genealogy:Archer K. Briggs, non-graduate. Genealogy & early life: Born February 7, 1896, Richmond, VA; Father: John Archer Briggs (b. 23 April 1859 in Scottsville, Albemarle Co., VA; railroad contractor; died 1911). Mother: Carolyn Linda Walter, "Carrie" (b. 9 March 1866, Richmond, VA; died of tuberculosis in 1898). Siblings: Ethel May (b. May 1886; married John Leonard), Grace Lee ( b. June 1887), Miriam Virginia (b. May 1890); J. Walter (b. Aug. 1891; VMI Class of 1914, non-graduate. Family was living at 1019 W. Grove Ave., Richmond, in 1910. Secondary school: McGuires School, Richmond. VMI Record: Enrolled on September 4, 1913. When he matriculated at VMI he was under the guardianship of James A. Hoofnagle (Treasurer of firm "Johnson & Briggs, Inc.", railroad contractors, Richmond, VA). Attended VMI for 2 academic years -- 1913/14 & 1914/15; Dropped from rolls July 9, 1915. World War I: 2nd Lieutenant, U. S. Army Infantry. Later life: According to the 1920 census he and his siblings were then living in the household of their brother-in-law Joseph Leonard, still in Richmond. No further information; he did not maintain contact with VMI and we do not have information about marriage or date of death.
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