George Orville Diggs

26 October 1880–4 March 1969 (Age 88)
Norfolk, Virginia, United States

The Life of George Orville

When George Orville Diggs was born on 26 October 1880, in Norfolk, Virginia, United States, his father, Louis B Diggs, was 42 and his mother, Ann Rebecca Claridge, was 40. He married Mary Beth Thayer on 4 November 1903, in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia, United States in 1900 and Portsmouth, Virginia, United States in 1930. He died on 4 March 1969, at the age of 88, and was buried in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Orville Diggs
Mary Beth Thayer
Marriage: 4 November 1903
India R Diggs
Margaret E Diggs
George Thayer Diggs

Spouse and Children

4 November 1903
Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Ann Rebecca Claridge




    Walter C Diggs


    Claudius Diggs



World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 14

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

Age 24

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Digges .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George O Diggs in household of Louis B Diggs, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George O Diggs, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George Orville Diggs, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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