Biography of G. Wales Briggs
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Briggs, G. Wales, is proprieter of the Summit House at Minetto. His father, Gardner Briggs, was born at Fort Edward, N. Y., and came here when a young man. He was a very succesful and prosperous farmer. He was for many years assessor, and was often called to Albany as a lobbyist. His death occurred in 1891, at the age of eighty two years. His wife, who was Harriet Wales, died three months before, at the age of seventy two years. Wales Briggs was a student at Ames Commercial College when the perils of 1861 called for young blood and brave men, and he became quartermaster sergeant of Co. G, 149th N. Y. S. Vols., remaining three years in the service. Since the war he has been engaged in various public works and managing a line of boats, until 1883 when he opened the Summit House. Mr. Briggs's wife is Eunice, daughter of William Morse, a prominent contractor of Fulton.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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