Opal Jo Riggle

Brief Life History of Opal Jo

When Opal Jo Riggle was born on 26 December 1927, in Elmore City, Garvin, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Dallas Alexander Riggle, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Jewel Dillingham, was 25. She married Leo Paul Lenseigne in 1946, in Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 24 April 1987, in Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States, at the age of 59.

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Leo Paul Lenseigne
Opal Jo Riggle
Marriage: 1946
Eugene Paul Lenseigne

Sources (4)

  • Opal Riggle, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Opal J* Riggle, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Opal Jo in entry for Oscar Dee Riggle, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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World Events (8)


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.


Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind gusts came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

1943 · Oklahoma is Home to Thousands of POW's

Oklahoma was home to 22,000 German and Italian prisoners of war. The prisoners were sent to work on farms and ranches to continue the production work as many American men were off at war. 

Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered form of German Riegel or a variant of Rickel 3.

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

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