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
1869–1944
Jessie Gertrude Riggs
1871–1949
Marriage: 4 June 1895
Donnell Riggs Shoffner
1897–1966
Martha Louise Shoffner
1898–1971
Robert Isaac Shoffner
1901–1901
Clarice G Shoffner
1906–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 June 1895
Sullivan, Indiana, United States
children

(4)

    Male1897–1966Male

    Martha Louise Shoffner

    Female1898–1971Female

    Robert Isaac Shoffner

    Male1901–1901Male

    Clarice G Shoffner

    Female1906–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Commodore Perry Riggs

    Male1833–1891Male

    Martha Louise Reyerson

    Female1840–1912Female

siblings

(4)

    Emma R. Riggs

    Female1861–1941Female

    Male1865–1947Male

    Female1871–1949Female

    Edgar Ryerson Riggs Sr.

    Male1874–1936Male

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.

Possible Related Names

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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