Catherine Riser

18 February 1803–1881 (Age 77)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Riser was born on 18 February 1803, in South Carolina, United States, her father, John Adam Riser, was 25 and her mother, Margaret Preacher, was 20. She married George W. Stigler on 21 December 1820, in Lawrence, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Tchula, Holmes, Mississippi, United States in 1860 and Mississippi, United States in 1870. She died in 1881, in Holmes, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Beall-Stigler Cemetery, Holmes, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

George W. Stigler
Catherine Riser
Marriage: 21 December 1820
Wilfred Franklin Stigler
Narcissa Nurry Stigler
Isaac R. Stigler
James M. Stigler
Simeon Stigler

Spouse and Children

21 December 1820
Lawrence, Mississippi, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

Age 14

Mississippi is the 20th state.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 22

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

1 Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived near a thicket or underbrush, from an agent noun based on Middle High German rīs ‘branch’, ‘shrubbery’.2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Reiser .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catharine Stigler in household of George W Stigler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Catherine Stigler in household of Isaac Stigler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Catherine Stigler in household of George W Stigler, "United States Census, 1850"

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