George Gamaliel Rigdon

16 June 1851–27 April 1927 (Age 75)
Jacksonville, Jackson, Oregon, United States

The Life of George Gamaliel

When George Gamaliel Rigdon was born on 16 June 1851, in Jacksonville, Jackson, Oregon, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Rigdon, was 38 and his mother, Anna Townsend, was 25. He married Sierra Nevada Gardner on 19 January 1881, in Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Oregon, United States in 1870 and Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States in 1880. He died on 27 April 1927, in Meadows, Adams, Idaho, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Meadows Valley Cemetery, Adams, Idaho, United States.

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George Gamaliel Rigdon
Sierra Nevada Gardner
Marriage: 19 January 1881
Anna Inez Rigdon
Xenia Bernice Rigdon
Ester Naomi Rigdon
Thomas Earl Rigdon
Eliza Irene or Lilah Rigdon
Isaac Norvil Rigdon
Lutincy Evangeline Rigdon
George Logan Rigdon

Spouse and Children

19 January 1881
Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States


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World Events (8)

1854 · ""

Age 3

Historical Boundaries - 1854: Jackson, Oregon Territory, United States; 1859: Jackson, Oregon, United States

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 21

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

Apparently an altered spelling of English Rigden, which Reaney believes to be from Ricdun, a reduced form of the personal name Ricardun, a pet form of Richard . There is no evidence for it as a habitational name: in medieval documents it is never found with a preposition and no relevant place name has been identified.

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Sources (3)

  • Geo G Rigdon in household of Anna Wilson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Geo G Rigdon in household of E T Wilson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George G Rigdon, "United States Census, 1920"

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