Frank Alonzo Briggs

1 April 1885–19 October 1953 (Age 68)
Edwards, Illinois, United States

The Life of Frank Alonzo

When Frank Alonzo Briggs was born on 1 April 1885, in Edwards, Illinois, United States, his father, George Jonathan Briggs, was 25 and his mother, Jessie Taylor, was 27. He married Lilly Black on 14 June 1902, in Illinois, United States. He lived in Browns, Browns Election Precinct, Edwards, Illinois Territory, United States in 1900. He died on 19 October 1953, in Olney, Richland, Illinois, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Albion, Edwards, Illinois, United States.

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Frank Alonzo Briggs
Lilly Black
Marriage: 14 June 1902

Spouse and Children

14 June 1902
Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George Jonathan Briggs


    Jessie Taylor




World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 7

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 18

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

Northern English form of Bridge , from Old Norse bryggja.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Frank A Briggs in household of George J Briggs, "United States Census, 1900"

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