Abel Vaughn Driggers

27 October 1862–14 July 1939 (Age 76)
White, Illinois, United States

The Life of Abel Vaughn

When Abel Vaughn Driggers was born on 27 October 1862, in White, Illinois, United States, his father, Perry Driggers, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Ann Lindsay, was 21. He married Rhoda Alice Hungate on 21 March 1886. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Phillips Township, White, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Grayville, Gray Township, White, Illinois Territory, United States in 1920. In 1926, at the age of 63, his occupation is listed as farmer in Illinois, United States. He died on 14 July 1939, in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Grayville, Edwards, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abel Vaughn Driggers
Rhoda Alice Hungate
Marriage: 21 March 1886
Charlotta Driggers
Martha J. Driggers
Ernest A Driggers
Royal Driggers

Spouse and Children

21 March 1886


Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Ann Lindsay




    Joe Driggers


    Leander A. Driggers


    Octavia Hannah Driggers



    Annie Angeline Driggers


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 9

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 23

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Possibly an Americanized form of German Draeger .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Tobe Driggers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Tobe Drigger, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Abel Driggers in household of Perry Driggers, "United States Census, 1870"

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