Samuel C Diggle

29 November 1864–11 October 1938 (Age 73)
Harrison, Iowa, United States

The Life 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. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Boyer Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1920. He died on 11 October 1938, in Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

30 March 1891
Woodbine, Missouri Valley Junction


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Diggle





    William Endtwistle Diggle


    Ellen Maria Diggle



    Edmund Diggle


    Mercy Diggle


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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: from a pet form of Dick .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Diggle in household of Samuel Diggle, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Diggle in household of Samuel Diggle, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Samuel C Diggle, "United States Census, 1910"

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