When Esther Velva Watson was born on 9 August 1868, in Tittensor, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, David Walter Watson, was 38 and her mother, Emma Holt, was 35. She married John Levi Riggs on 14 December 1892, in Millville, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Stone, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 15 May 1925, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.
Scottish, English, and Irish: patronymic meaning ‘son of Wat’, a pet form of Walter that was particularly common in Scotland and northern England. See Watt .