Alta Mae Briggs

Female 1903 - 1918  (14 years)


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  • Name Alta Mae Briggs 
    Born 27 Dec 1903 
    Gender Female 
    Died 14 Apr 1918 
    Person ID I53358  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Charles James Briggs,   b. 11 Jul 1853,   d. 22 May 1927  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Laura Amelia Baker 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F20198  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Alta Mae Briggs - December 27, 1903 - April 15, 1918. Daughter of Charles J. and Laura Baker Briggs.
      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, April 17, 1918 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Two Girls Killed By Engine - Walking on Tracks at Night Cause of Serious Accident - Sunday evening, between nine and ten o'clock, while Florence Widrig, Alta Briggs, Newton Taplin, Charles Briggs, Glen Marsh and Frances Coon were walking west on the N. C. tracks near Richland, they met a freight train going east. They stepped from in front of the train and did not see or hear a light engine coming from the east which struck four of the party, killing Florence Widrig and Alta Briggs and seriously injuring the Taplin boy and the Briggs boy. Miss Coon and Mr. Marsh escaped injury. Miss Widrig was seventeen and Miss Briggs sixteen. The former was daughter of Mrs. Laura Widrig and the latter daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles' Briggs, the former residing in Richland and the latter on a farm a mile west of the village. The engine did not stop until it arrived in Pulaski when the news of the accident was given the crew. They ran back to the scene of the accident and took the Taplin boy and the Briggs boy to the hospital in Syracuse. Taplin has a fractured skull and is in a serious condition. The Briggs boy suffered a bad fracture of the left leg. Taplin is son of Mr. and Mrs. William Taplin and is just past eighteen. The Briggs boy is ten. Funeral services for the two girls will be held tomorrow, at the Richland Methodist church, Rev. Henry Knoell will officiate.