Samuel C Diggle

Male29 November 1864–11 October 1938

Brief Life History of Samuel C

When Samuel C Diggle was born on 29 November 1864, in Harrison, Iowa, United States, his father, Samuel Diggle, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Whitaker, was 37. He married Laura Bertha Blackman on 30 March 1891, in Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Lakin, Kearny, Kansas, United States in 1930. He died on 11 October 1938, in Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.

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Samuel C Diggle
Laura Bertha Blackman
Marriage: 30 March 1891
P Harold Diggle
Vivian Bernice Diggle
Burnham W Diggle
Paul Ward Diggle

Sources (18)

  • Samuel C Dingle, "United States Census, 1930"
  • S. C. Diggle, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Samuel C Diggle, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

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  • Marriage
    30 March 1891Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States
  • Children (4)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    1867 · The Burtis Opera House

    Age 3

    The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 20

    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from Diggle in Saddleworth, Yorkshire, probably meaning ‘ditch hill’ from Old English dīc ‘ditch’ + hyll ‘hill’.

    English: from the Middle English personal names Dikel, Digel, pet forms of Dick .

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

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