Born: 1855

Died: December 1943

Married: Abbie Hobbs


William G. Burt ran a livery in Saranac Lake.

Adirondack Record-Elizabethtown Post, December 23, 1943

W. G. Burt, Veteran Stage Driver, Dead

William G. Burt, 87, resident of Saranac Lake for the past 50 years, died last week at his home. Mr. Burt went to Saranac Lake before the advent of the railroad and for several years was employed by Platteau and O'Brien as a stage coach driver, making the daily run to Au Sable Forks, changing teams at the American House for the return trip. He married Miss Abbie Hobbs in Ellenburg 45 years ago. At one time he drove a six-horse stage for Paul Smith. When the railroad came, Mr. Burt became driver of the express wagon and later was express messenger on the trains between Saranac Lake and Lake Clear. He was born at Stowe, Vt.

Lake Placid News, January 9, 1914

Aviator Here

Frank Aukerman Sturgis, a graduate of the Curtiss Aeroplane School at Hammonds port, N. Y., is in Saranac Lake for a week or so, the guest of his uncle, W. G. Burt of Academy street. Mr. Sturgis has made 125 successful flights without accident. He witnessed the accident in which Lincoln Beachy, the Wright aviator, killed two spectators by flying too close to the ground. He will go from here to the West where he is booked for a series of exhibition flights.