Jessie Gertrude Riggs

30 January 1871–25 September 1949 (Age 78)
Shelburn, Sullivan, Indiana, United States

The Life of Jessie Gertrude

When Jessie Gertrude Riggs was born on 30 January 1871, in Shelburn, Sullivan, Indiana, United States, her father, Commodore Perry Riggs, was 37 and her mother, Martha Louise Reyerson, was 30. She married Robert Clarence Shoffner on 4 June 1895, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1895 and Inglewood Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 25 September 1949, in Greensburg, Decatur, Indiana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Decatur, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Clarence Shoffner
Jessie Gertrude Riggs
Marriage: 4 June 1895
Donnell Riggs Shoffner
Martha Louise Shoffner
Robert Isaac Shoffner
Clarice G Shoffner

Spouse and Children

4 June 1895
Sullivan, Indiana, United States



    Martha Louise Shoffner


    Robert Isaac Shoffner


    Clarice G Shoffner


Parents and Siblings

    Commodore Perry Riggs


    Martha Louise Reyerson




    Emma R. Riggs




    Edgar Ryerson Riggs Sr.


World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 1

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

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

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)

  • Gertrude J Shoffner in household of R C Shoffner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jessie Riggs in household of Comodore P Riggs, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jessie G Shoffner in household of Robert C Shoffner, "United States Census, 1910"

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