The Shemwell Family

Carl Alexander RigginsAge: 69 years19061976

Name
Carl Alexander Riggins
Given names
Carl Alexander
Surname
Riggins
Birth December 23, 1906 38 36
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 3 years)
Address: Near Staga Rd.
Death of a paternal grandfatherCharles Alexander Riggins
April 23, 1912 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 9 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 10 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 11 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Census January 17, 1920 (Age 13 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherRoanna E Weatherford
May 30, 1920 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 22 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census April 19, 1930 (Age 23 years)
Census April 20, 1940 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Peggy Jean Riggins
November 1, 1944 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 34 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death of a motherPemetta “Etta” Ellis
October 17, 1947 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 43 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Death of a fatherBenjamin Franklin Riggins Sr.
1959 (Age 52 years)

Death of a brotherBenjamin Franklin Riggins Jr.
October 18, 1971 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 39 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death of a sisterLucy Claude Riggins
1976 (Age 69 years)

Death May 6, 1976 (Age 69 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Morning Sun Cemetery
Last change September 17, 201809:06:45

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: estimated 1894
1 year
elder brother
Hershal F Riggins
Birth: December 20, 1894 26 24Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 10, 1897Shelby, Tennessee, United States
3 years
elder sister
22 months
elder brother
Benjamin Franklin Riggins Jr.
Birth: June 22, 1899 31 28Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 18, 1971Arlington, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
22 months
elder brother
Jessie Brooklyn Riggins
Birth: April 28, 1901 33 30Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 18, 1904Shelby, Tennessee, United States
2 years
elder sister
3 years
himself
Carl Alexander Riggins
Birth: December 23, 1906 38 36Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 6, 1976Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Family with Myrtle Frances Richardson - View this family
himself
Carl Alexander Riggins
Birth: December 23, 1906 38 36Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 6, 1976Shelby, Tennessee, United States
wife
Myrtle Frances Richardson
Birth: April 21, 1914Tennessee, United States
Death: October 11, 2002Arlington, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
daughter
Private
daughter
Peggy Jean Riggins
Birth: November 1, 1944 37 30Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 22, 1987Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States

Carl Alexander Riggins has 10 first cousins recorded

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Benjamin Franklin Riggins - Household

9th Dist. Shelby, Tennessee, USA

NameRelationSexRaceAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYOIN/AEngLOccupationIndustryEmployEmNWksUEduHomeVetInfirm
B. F. RigginsheadMW42S16--VAVAVAFarmerPlantation
Pemetta ElliswifeFW39S1664TNVATN
Claud RigginsdaughterFW13S---TNVATN
B. F. Riggins Jr.sonMW11S---TNVATN
Alma RigginsdaughterFW7S---TNVATN
Carl RigginssonMW3S---TNVATN
Columbia EllisnieceFW70S---TNVAVA

Notes: Columbia is Etta's Aunt census says niece

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Benjamin Franklin Riggins Sr. - Household

Memphis & Somerville Road Shelby, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Riggins, Ben FheadMW51MTNVAVAFarmingGeneral Farm
Riggins, EttawifeFW49MTNTNTN
Riggins, Ben FsonMW20STNTNTNLaborerHome Farm
Riggins, AlmadaughterFW16STNTNTN
Riggins, CarlsonMW12STNTNTNLaborerHome Farm

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Benjamin Franklin Riggins Sr. - Household

Highway 15 Shelby, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Riggins, Benjamin FheadMW62M25VAVAVAFarmerGeneral Farm
Riggins, EttawifeFW60M23TNVATN
Riggins, AlmadaughterFW26STNVATN
Riggins, CarlsonMW23STNVATNLaborerFarm