Amos Pollard Briscoe

Brief Life History of Amos Pollard

When Amos Pollard Briscoe was born on 19 April 1875, in Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Henry Briscoe, was 28 and his mother, Mary Ann Turner, was 23. He married Marie Corinne "Carrie" Prefontaine on 22 February 1898, in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Adams, Adams, Wisconsin, United States in 1930 and Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. He died on 23 May 1954, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Saint Josephs Cemetery, Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States.

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Amos Pollard Briscoe
Marie Corinne "Carrie" Prefontaine
Marriage: 22 February 1898
Marita Briscoe
Dean Briscoe
Raymond Noel Briscoe
Leo Briscoe
Marieta Prefontaine Briscoe
Corrine Beatrice Briscoe
Aubrey F. Briscoe
Reginald Orville Briscoe
Duane Amos Briscoe

Sources (29)

  • Amos P Briscoe, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Amos P Briscoe, "Wisconsin Birth Index, 1820-1907"
  • Amos Pollard Briscol, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English (northern): habitational name from any of various places so named, including Briscoe in Hutton Mulgrave and Briscoe in Romaldkirk (both North Yorkshire), Brisco Rigg in Stainburn (Yorkshire), or Brisco in Saint Cuthbert Without and Briscoe in Saint John Beckermet (both Cumberland). Briscoe in Saint John Beckermet is named with Old Norse Bretaskógr ‘wood of the Britons’ (see Brett ). Brisco in Cumberland and Briscoe in North Yorkshire are named with Old Norse birki ‘birch’ + skógr ‘wood’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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