Frederick Algernon Brigg born 1882
Am trying to establish links to my ancestry who I believe to have links to Cook County and Philadelphia.
FREDERICK ALGERNON BRIGG was born 1882 in Bradford,Yorkshire, England. My only positive link to Cook is a WW1 draft card from 1912 on www.ancestry.com which I am unable to read with any certainty. I presume since he was drafted, he settled in the US as did his brothers CLAUDE HORACE and ALFRED KENNETH BRIGG.
Both Claude and Alfred took US citizenship and wives and lived in Indiana and Philadelphia respectively. Alfred died and was buried in Wyncote, Montgomery in 1972 aged 86, Claude, who knows?
Father THOMAS HARGREAVES BRIGG had a long standing relationship with the US as a businessman and exhibitor at the 1894 and 1904 Worlds Expositions in Chicago and St Louis. Thomas also conducted lectures on Mechanics and Horse Traction which are documented in 8 articles from the Chicago Tribune. One article covered in detail, his hilarious public denouncement of the Great Gaza, a female strongman act and a $1000 wager by her manager Mr. T Hall. This event was also covered in an article in the New Orleans Daily Picayune on 10 March 1984.
Thomas Hargreaves Brigg was born in 1852, Keighley, West Yorkshire, UK, married twice, initially to Annie Amelia Clelland (mother of Thomas's children)then following Annies's death to Gretchen Lehmann in 1904. He died in London on 18 Aug. 1928.
If anyone has any knowledge of any of the above I would be very grateful to hear from them.
Regards, Tony Brigg, England.