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
1901–1951
Dorothy Helen Skym
1906–1985
Marriage: 4 January 1925
Adrian Earl Riggie
1925–2005
Donald Edward Riggie
1928–2001
Evelyn Ellen Riggie
1930–2013
Vernon Eugene Riggie
1935–1999
Nola Marie Riggie
1940–2013
Naomi Ruth Riggie
1944–2016

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 January 1925
Midland, Midland, Michigan, United States
children

(6)

    Adrian Earl Riggie

    Male1925–2005Male

    Donald Edward Riggie

    Male1928–2001Male

    Evelyn Ellen Riggie

    Female1930–2013Female

    Male1935–1999Male

    Nola Marie Riggie

    Female1940–2013Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

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.
1927

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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