Alice Briggs

Brief Life History of Alice

When Alice Briggs was born on 4 April 1914, in Magrath, Cardston County, Alberta, Canada, her father, Azer Richard Briggs, was 32 and her mother, Emilie Sophia Osterloh, was 25. She married Emile Ehrmon Aldrich on 12 September 1945, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She immigrated to World in 1942 and lived in Alberta, Canada in 1916 and Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in 1926. She died on 7 September 1965, in Washington Terrace, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Washington Heights Memorial Park, South Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Emile Ehrmon Aldrich
1918–1998
Alice Briggs
1914–1965
Marriage: 12 September 1945
William Morton Aldrich
1946–2007
Azer Briggs Aldrich
1948–2004

Sources (27)

  • Alice B. Aldrich, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Alice Briggs Aldrich, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
  • Alice Aldrich in entry for Mrs Virginia Briggs Curtis, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

World Events (8)

1915 · Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument is a park that contains over 800 paleontological sites and fossils. It was declared a National Monument on October 4, 1915.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

1928 · Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon, being named after Ebenezer Bryce, was designated first as a national monument by President Warren G. Harding in 1923 but was re-designated as a nation park in 1928 by Congress.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Brigg, with post-medieval excrescent -s, from Middle English brig(g) (Old Norse bryggja), the northern and Scottish word for bridge, for someone who lived by a bridge or who came from any of the places called from the word.

History: The surname Briggs is found chiefly in West Yorkshire. A family of gentry have held lands at Keighley in West Yorkshire continuously for 500 years. The mathematician Henry Briggs (1561–1631), who invented logarithms, was born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England.

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

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Azer Richard Briggs

Born in Lehi, Utah, 1882. When he was seventeen he enlisted in the American army and saw 21 months of active service. After his discharge he returned to Utah. Came to Magrath 1902. Worked three years …

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