Frank Briggs

M, #8077, b. 20 December 1897, d. 16 November 1917
     Frank Briggs was born on 20 December 1897 at Pennsylvania, USA.1 He was the son of Henry Briggs and Harriet Strauser.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1900 US census at 1st Precinct, Mifflin township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. Those recorded in the household were: Henry Briggs, head; Harriet Briggs, wife; Willice N. Briggs, son; Ella M. Briggs, daughter; Laura B. Briggs, daughter; David Briggs, son; Minnie Briggs, daughter; Frank Briggs, son; Hazle Briggs, daughter.2
Frank Briggs was a labourer and miner.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1910 US census at Charleroi, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA. Those recorded in the household were: Briggs Harry, head; Briggs Elizabeth, wife; Briggs David, son; Briggs Frank, son; Briggs Hazel, daughter; Henry Lillian, step-daughter.3
Frank died on 16 November 1917 at East Pike Run Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA, at age 19. He was working as a loader in the Eclipse coal mine when crushed by mine cars in a tunnel.4,5,1 He was buried on 18 November 1917 at Howe Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA.4

Citations

  1. [S6764] Betty Coldren, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Betty Coldren of Pennsylvania, USA.
  2. [S6782] 1900, United States Census, "Briggs Frank, son, white, male, born December 1897, age 2, single, born in Pennsylvania, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Pennsylvania, resident in 1st Precinct, Mifflin Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania."
  3. [S6792] 1910, United States Census, "Briggs Frank, son, male, white, age 14, single, born in Pennsylvania, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Pennsylvania, able to speak English, laborer, glass factory, working on own account, not out of work on April 15 1910, 45 weeks out of work during 1909, able to read, able to write, not attended school since September 1 1909, resident in Charleroi, Washington, Pennsylvania."
  4. [S6905] Frank Briggs, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death, "1. Place of Death: County of Washington, East Pike Run Township. 2. Full Name: Frank Briggs. 3. Sex: Male. 4. Color or Race: White. 5. Single, Married, Widowed or Divorced: Single. 6. Date of Birth: December 20 1897. 7. Age: 20 years, 10 months, 26 days. 8. Occupation: Miner. 9. Birthplace: Pennsylvania. 10. Name of Father: Harry Briggs. 11. Birthplace of Father: Pennsylvania. 12. Maiden Name of Mother: Harriet Strauser. 13. Birthplace of Mother: Pennsylvania. 14. The Above is True to the Best of my Knowledge: (Informant) David Briggs, (Address) Roscoe. 15. Filed Nov. 19th 1917, W.J. Weaver Local Registrar.
    16. Date of Death: November 16 1917. 17. I hereby certify the cause of death was as follows: Shock. Crushed internally by mine cars. Mine accident. (Signed) James T Heffran Coroner, Nov 17 1917 (Address) Washington, Pennsylvania. 18. Length of Residence: N/A. 19. Place of Burial or Removal: Howe Cemetery, Date of Burial: Nov 18 1917. 20. Undertaker: S.M. Hancock, Address: Roscoe, Pennsylvania."
  5. [S6906] Frank Briggs, Pennsylvania Registers of Mine Accidents, Bituminous 1907-1917, Denver Public Library Genealogy, African American & Western History Resources, Card#: 106, Mine Name: Eclipse, Year: 1917, Month: 11, Day: 16, Name: Briggs, First and Middle Name: Frank, Age: 20, Fatal/Nonfatal: fatal, In/Outside: inside, Occupation: loader, Nationality: American, Citizen/Alien: citizen, Single/Married: single, Accident Cause or Remarks: by mine cars in tunnel, Fault ? (victim, others, unavoidable): others, Page#:123, Mining District: 1st, Film#: 3595, Coal Type: bituminous.