John Andrew Riggle

23 June 1892–3 April 1970 (Age 77)
Gilpin Township, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John Andrew

When John Andrew Riggle was born on 23 June 1892, in Gilpin Township, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Francis McGill Riggle, was 34 and his mother, Margaret Belle Allshouse, was 30. He married Mary F. Bollinger on 30 October 1920, in Leechburg, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Leechburg, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. He died on 3 April 1970, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Lower Burrell, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Andrew Riggle
Mary F. Bollinger
Marriage: 30 October 1920
Ruth Angeline Riggle

Spouse and Children

30 October 1920
Leechburg, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 13

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 21

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of German Riegel or a variant of Rickel 3.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John A Riggle, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John A Riggle, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Riggle in household of Frank M Riggle, "United States Census, 1910"

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