E. G. Briles
E. G. Briles, son of Noah and Sarah Briles, was born on a farm in the Crandall vicinity, west of Le Roy, Kans. He passed away in St. Mary’s hospital, Emporia, Kans. On July 23, 1951, at the age of 82 years and five days.
He was married to Artie Ricketts on February 19, 1890, who preceded him in death on April 28, 1947. Their four children survive: namely: E. O. Briles of Emporia, Kans. Mrs. Ethel Darby of Los Angeles, Calif., Glen Briles and Mrs. Lulu Cope, Yates Center, also a sister, Mrs. Angie Barr of Burlington Kans.; and seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
His entire life was spent within a radius of 25 miles of his birthplace. He was engaged in farming as long as his health would permit, and after moving to Yates Center, he engaged in carpentering.
Services were held at the Campbell Chapel on Wednesday afternoon, July 25, conducted by Miles C. Cook, “No Night There” and “Beyond the Sunset” were sung by H. E. Redfearn, Nr. With Charlene Morris as accompanist. Casketbearers were Leonard Massoth, Leonard Turner, Harry Ashley, N. L. Briles, August Flake and E. B. Lake. Burial was in the Crandall cemetery.
“E. G. Briles”, Yates Center News, (Yates Center, Kansas), 2 August 1951, page 5, microfilm; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS.