|Albert Charles Houghton|
Albert Charles Houghton was the owner of The Houghton Mansion. He was the President of the Arnold Print Works and the first Mayor of the City of North Adams.
On August 1, 1914 the Houghton's chauffeur, John Widder, was driving Albert Houghton and some of his family in the family's Pierce Arrow. John Widder was forced to go to the edge of the road. They hit a soft shoulder and the vehicle rolled down steep embankment. Sybil Hutton, a family friend was killed when the car rolled over her. Mary, one of Mr.Houghton's daughters died on the way to the hospital. Mr.Houghton and John Widders survived with minor injures.
|Wreck of the Pierce Arrow|