Harriet Riggs

19 May 1893–17 March 1944 (Age 50)
Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States

The Life of Harriet

When Harriet Riggs was born on 19 May 1893, in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States, her father, Brigham Adelbert Riggs Sr, was 36 and her mother, Rachel Ford, was 29. She married Vernal Gardner on 5 October 1916, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Rural, South Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 9, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 17 March 1944, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in West Jordan City Cemetery, West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Vernal Gardner
1893–1967
Harriet Riggs
1893–1944
Marriage: 5 October 1916
John Riggs Gardner
1918–1995
Allah Gardner
1920–2011
Adeline Gardner
1923–1992
Edwin Ford Gardner
1925–2006
Shirley Gardner
1927–2018

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 October 1916
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 3

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 14

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a ridge, Old Norse hryggr. Compare Ridge .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harriet Riggs Gardner in household of Vernal Gardner, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Harriet Riggs in household of Brigham Adelbert Riggs, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Harriet Gardner in household of Vernal Gardner, "United States Census, 1920"

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