Thomas Kent Riggs

Male26 May 1949–21 July 1954

Brief Life History 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 Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States, at the age of 5, and was buried in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States.

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Virgil Robinson Riggs
Gladys Brooksby
Michael Deon Riggs
Vicky Lynn Riggs
Thomas Kent Riggs

Sources (6)

  • Thomas K Riggs, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas Kent Riggs - Individual or family possessions: birth: 26 May 1949; Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States
  • Thomas Kent Riggs, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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Siblings (3)

World Events (3)


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

English (Dorset):

variant of Ricks with voicing of /ks/ to /gs/.

variant of Rigg , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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