The Shemwell Family

Herman Chestney RigginsAge: 85 years18871973

Name
Herman Chestney Riggins
Given names
Herman Chestney
Surname
Riggins
Birth August 28, 1887 58 22
Birth of a brotherHarry Tracy Riggins
November 25, 1889 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 10 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 12 years)
Death of a half-sisterAnnie E Riggins
April 15, 1903 (Age 15 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam M Riggins Jr.
September 21, 1907 (Age 20 years)
Census May 6, 1910 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#1Charles Lee Riggins
April 15, 1915 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 28 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a son
#2James Howard Riggins
February 14, 1917 (Age 29 years)
Death of a sonJames Howard Riggins
April 12, 1917 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Mildred Louise Riggins
July 29, 1918 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 29 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 30 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 February 13, 1920 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 42 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 7, 1930 (Age 42 years)
Death of a half-sisterMartha Earl Riggins
July 11, 1936 (Age 48 years)
Census April 4, 1940 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 54 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
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 62 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 half-brotherWilliam Riggins
April 3, 1954 (Age 66 years)
Burial of a half-brotherWilliam Riggins
April 4, 1954 (Age 66 years)
Cemetery: Hardison Cemetery
Death of a half-brotherThomas Magus Riggins
December 21, 1955 (Age 68 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 58 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 1973 (Age 85 years)
Last change October 27, 201921:38:30

by: Donna Osiek
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 21, 1882Stewart, Tennessee, United States
5 years
himself
2 years
younger brother
Harry Tracy Riggins
Birth: November 25, 1889 60 24Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 1985Illinois, United States
Father’s family with Clerinda Maletha Shemwell - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: December 22, 1853Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
2 years
half-brother
2 years
half-sister
17 months
half-sister
8 years
half-brother
William Riggins
Birth: March 1, 1866 36 27Tennessee, United States
Death: April 3, 1954Maury, Tennessee, United States
3 years
half-brother
2 years
half-sister
Family with Mertha Doris Weston - View this family
himself
wife
daughter
Private
son
Charles Lee Riggins
Birth: April 15, 1915 27 18Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 22, 1992
22 months
son
James Howard Riggins
Birth: February 14, 1917 29 20Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 12, 1917Stewart, Tennessee, United States
17 months
daughter
Mildred Louise Riggins
Birth: July 29, 1918 30 21Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 1979

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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - William M - Household

Dover Town, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

NameRelationRaceSexDOBAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYUSYOIN/AOccupationMnsUEduEng?Home
William MRigginsheadMApr 182971M18--TNNCNCFarmer
Allie M …wifeFJul 186534M1876TNTNTN
Herman …sonMAug 188712S---TNTNTN
Harry …sonMNov 188910S---TNTNTN

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Alice M “Allie” Peele - Household

Pine? Bluff Road Stewart, Tennessee

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Riggins, Alice Mrs.headFW44Wd2754TNOwn ??
Riggins, Herman CsonMW22STNTNTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Riggins, Harry TsonMW20STNTNTNFarm LaborerHome Farm

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Herman Chestney Riggins - Household

Granite City, Madison, Illinois, United States

NameInfoRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Riggins, Herman CheadMW53MTNlaborerbiscuit company
Riggins, MyrthawifeFW42MTN