Thomas Kent Riggs

26 May 1949–21 July 1954 (Age 5)
Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States

The Life of Thomas Kent

When Thomas Kent Riggs was born on 26 May 1949, in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States, his father, Virgil Robinson Riggs, was 33 and his mother, Gladys Brooksby, was 32. He died on 21 July 1954, in his hometown, at the age of 5, and was buried in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Virgil Robinson Riggs
1915–2002
Gladys Brooksby
1917–2012
Michael Deon Riggs
1941–2021
Vicky Lynn Riggs
1943–1944
Thomas Kent Riggs
1949–1954

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1950

Age 1

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.
1950 · Start of the Korean War

Age 1

The Korean War was a civil war between North and South Korea. North Korea had support of China and the Soviet Union while South Korea gained support from the United States. The war broke out as a product of the Cold War because of the different ideologies that each side had for what government is. The fighting stopped when an armistice was signed but no peace treaty was ever established. To some the war is still progressing but it is in a stage of frozen conflict.
1952 · Uranium in Moab

Age 3

Uranium mining in Utah has a history going back more than 100 years but, it started as a byproduct of vanadium mining. With the development of Nuclear Weapons, Utah saw a uranium boom in the late 1940s and early 1950s, but uranium mining declined near the end of the Cold War. Currently Uranium is still being mined but just a small amount for power plants and for research.

Name Meaning

Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a ridge, Old Norse hryggr. Compare Ridge .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Kent Riggs in household of Virgil Robinson Riggs, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Thomas Kent Riggs in household of Virgil Robinson Riggs, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Thomas Kent Riggs, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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