Joseph Richard Robert Wiggins

10 February 1928–12 May 2012 (Age 84)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Joseph Richard Robert

When Joseph Richard Robert Wiggins was born on 10 February 1928, in Arkansas, United States, his father, George Washington Wiggins, was 31 and his mother, Susanna Beatrice Baldwin, was 24. He married Marjorie Hudson on 29 October 1953, in Wardell, Pemiscot, Missouri, United States. He lived in Fulton, Kentucky, United States in 1935 and Wolf Island Township, Mississippi, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 12 May 2012, in Florida, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Wauchula, Hardee, Florida, United States.

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Joseph Richard Robert Wiggins
Marjorie Hudson
Marriage: 29 October 1953

Spouse and Children

29 October 1953
Wardell, Pemiscot, Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

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

Age 8

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.

Age 22

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Wiggin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Wiggins in household of Lee Jackson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Richard Wiggins, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Richard Robert Wiggins, "Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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