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
1862–1939
Rhoda Alice Hungate
1869–1931
Marriage: 21 March 1886
Absalom
1887–1887
Charlotta Driggers
1888–1965
Martha J. Driggers
1891–1896
Ernest A Driggers
1903–1973
Royal Driggers
1904–1964

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 March 1886
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    Male1835–1878Male

    Sarah Ann Lindsay

    Female1841–1928Female

siblings

(9)

    Joe Driggers

    Male1856–Male

    Leander A. Driggers

    Male1858–Male

    Octavia Hannah Driggers

    Female1861–Female

    Male1862–1939Male

    Annie Angeline Driggers

    Female1865–Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1871

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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