Charles Lester Riggs

Brief Life History of Charles Lester

When Charles Lester Riggs was born on 20 June 1927, in Brandenburg, Meade, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Courtney Riggs, was 31 and his mother, Flora Ellen Robinson, was 27. He married Ila May Bennett on 30 January 1948, in Brandenburg, Meade, Kentucky, United States. He lived in Meade, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 2 Brandenburg, Meade, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 1 August 2001, in Brandenburg, Meade, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Brandenburg, Meade, Kentucky, United States.

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Charles Lester Riggs
Ila Bennett
Roger Glenn Riggs

Sources (7)

  • Lester Riggs in household of Will Riggs, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles L Riggs, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Sprat, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.

1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

English (Dorset):

variant of Ricks with voicing of /ks/ to /gs/.

variant of Rigg , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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