Rigdon Brian Hooper

22 January 1879–21 December 1953 (Age 74)
Wayne, Illinois, United States

The Life of Rigdon Brian

When Rigdon Brian Hooper was born on 22 January 1879, in Wayne, Illinois, United States, his father, Holly Ransom Hooper, was 23 and his mother, Nancy Elizabeth Smith, was 17. He married Emma Hudson on 21 December 1904, in Wayne, Illinois, United States. He lived in Barnhill, Wayne, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Leech Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 21 December 1953, in Wayne, Illinois, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Grover Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States.

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Rigdon Brian Hooper
Emma Hudson
Marriage: 21 December 1904

Spouse and Children

21 December 1904
Wayne, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Holly Ransom Hooper


    Nancy Elizabeth Smith




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 6

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who fitted wooden or metal hoops on wooden casks and barrels, from an agent derivative of Middle English hoop ‘hoop’, ‘band’.

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

Sources (3)

  • V Rigdon Hooper in household of V Charley Harl, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rigdon Hooper in household of Holly Hooper, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rigdon Hooper in household of Holla R Hooper, "United States Census, 1930"

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