James Edward Riegel

13 August 1936–2 April 2012 (Age 75)
Washington, Franklin, Missouri, United States

The Life of James Edward

When James Edward Riegel was born on 13 August 1936, in Washington, Franklin, Missouri, United States, his father, Howard Riegel, was 26 and his mother, Armella Brinker, was 24. He married Bonnie Lee Wellenkamp on 20 June 1959, in Washington, Franklin, Missouri, United States. He lived in Washington, Washington Township, Franklin, Missouri Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 2 April 2012, in Washington, Franklin, Missouri, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Saint Francis Borgia Cemetery, Washington Township, Franklin, Missouri, United States.

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James Edward Riegel
Bonnie Lee Wellenkamp
Marriage: 20 June 1959

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20 June 1959
Washington, Franklin, Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1945 · Missouri's Fourth Constitution Becomes Effective

Age 9

Missouri's current constitution became effective on March 30, 1945.
1956 · The Federal Aid Highway Act

Age 20

With the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the Federal Aid Highway Act made way for the largest public works project in American history at that time. One of the purposes was to provide military access to places in case of an attack.

Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German rigel ‘bar’, ‘crossbeam’, ‘mountain incline’, hence a topographic name or a habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word in Baden, Brandenburg, and Silesia; in some instances it may have been a metonymic occupational name for a maker of crossbars, locks, etc.

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

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Sources (2)

  • James Riegel in household of Howard Riegel, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James E. Riegel, "Find A Grave Index"

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