Dorothy Helen Skym

1 May 1906–31 October 1985 (Age 79)
Homer Township, Midland, Michigan, United States

The Life of Dorothy Helen

When Dorothy Helen Skym was born on 1 May 1906, in Homer Township, Midland, Michigan, United States, her father, Frank Eugene Skym, was 40 and her mother, Clara Ellen Caton, was 33. She married Edward Earl Riggie on 4 January 1925, in Midland, Midland, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 31 October 1985, in Homer Township, Midland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Homer Township, Midland, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Earl Riggie
Dorothy Helen Skym
Marriage: 4 January 1925
Adrian Earl Riggie
Donald Edward Riggie
Evelyn Ellen Riggie
Vernon Eugene Riggie
Nola Marie Riggie
Naomi Ruth Riggie

Spouse and Children

4 January 1925
Midland, Midland, Michigan, United States


    Adrian Earl Riggie


    Donald Edward Riggie


    Evelyn Ellen Riggie



    Nola Marie Riggie


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1910 · Upper Twin Falls Bridge

Age 4

The Upper Twin Falls Bridge which connected Breitung Township, Michigan, to Florence County, Wisconsin. The through-truss bridge spanned the Menominee River and was completed in 1910. The bridge was closed to through traffic in 1971 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Age 21

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English: unexplained.2 Perhaps a respelling of the Orcadian name Skae, Skea, from the lands of Skea in Deerness.

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

Sources (3)

  • Dorothy Reggie in household of Edward Reggie, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dorothy Riggie in household of Edward E Riggie, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorothy Or Skym Dorothyskym in entry for Evelyn Ellen Riggie Phillips, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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