ROSA RIGGS

23 February 1908–11 October 1985 (Age 77)
Frio, Texas, United States

The Life of ROSA

When ROSA RIGGS was born on 23 February 1908, in Frio, Texas, United States, her father, Thomas Benton Riggs, was 33 and her mother, Emma Elmira Callaham, was 24. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Frio, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 6, Frio, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 11 October 1985, in Bruni, Webb, Texas, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

L. VOLNEY CLAUSEWITZ
1906–1927
ROSA RIGGS
1908–1985

Spouse and Children

    L. VOLNEY CLAUSEWITZ

    Male1906–1927Male

    Female1908–1985Female

Parents and Siblings

    Male1874–1954Male

    Emma Elmira Callaham

    Female1883–1937Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 6

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
1929

Age 21

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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 (2)

  • Rosa Riggs in household of Tom B Riggs, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rosa M Riggs in household of Thomas B Riggs, "United States Census, 1920"

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