Charlotte E Lotta Diggs

Female1874–3 November 1943

Brief Life History of Charlotte E Lotta

When Charlotte E Lotta Diggs was born in 1874, in Iowa, United States, her father, Amos P Diggs, was 26 and her mother, Eliizabeth Nichols, was 23. She married Lindsey Thomas on 4 December 1894, in Madison, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Earlham, Madison, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Madison Township, Madison, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. She died on 3 November 1943, in Madison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Earlham, Madison, Iowa, United States.

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Lindsey Thomas
Charlotte E Lotta Diggs
Marriage: 4 December 1894
Wayne Diggs Thomas
Loyal P. Thomas
Lillian Princelle Thomas

Sources (17)

  • Lottie Thomas in household of Lindsey Thomas, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Lotta E. Diggs, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Charlotte E. Diggs Thomas, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 December 1894Madison, Iowa, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 1

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 10

    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 22

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (London): variant of Digges . This form of the surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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