Robert Diggs Wimberly

26 March 1893–16 March 1994 (Age 101)
Tarboro, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Robert Diggs

When Robert Diggs Wimberly was born on 26 March 1893, in Tarboro, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Lawrence Wimberley, was 26 and his mother, Jeannette Elizabeth Williams, was 22. He married Constance Baggaley on 19 October 1929, in Madison, Ohio, United States. He died on 16 March 1994, in Hamilton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 100.

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Robert Diggs Wimberly
Constance Baggaley
Marriage: 19 October 1929

Spouse and Children

19 October 1929
Madison, Ohio, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 4

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.

Age 27

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: origin uncertain. The form is that of a habitational name; it may be a variant of Wimbley .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Robert Wimberly in household of Mat Whitehurst, "United States Census, 1910"

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