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Charles Lee RigginsAge: 76 years19151992

Charles Lee Riggins
Given names
Charles Lee
Birth April 15, 1915 27 18
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 8 months)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a brotherJames Howard Riggins
February 14, 1917 (Age 21 months)
Death of a brotherJames Howard Riggins
April 12, 1917 (Age 23 months)
Birth of a sisterMildred Louise Riggins
July 29, 1918 (Age 3 years)
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 20 months)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 2 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 -
Census February 13, 1920 (Age 4 years)
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 14 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 7, 1930 (Age 14 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 26 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 -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 34 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 -
Death of a fatherHerman Chestney Riggins
1973 (Age 57 years)
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 30 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. -
Death of a sisterMildred Louise Riggins
February 1979 (Age 63 years)

Death January 22, 1992 (Age 76 years)

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Charles Lee Riggins
Birth: April 15, 1915 27 18Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 22, 1992
22 months
younger brother
James Howard Riggins
Birth: February 14, 1917 29 20Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 12, 1917Stewart, Tennessee, United States
17 months
younger sister
Mildred Louise Riggins
Birth: July 29, 1918 30 21Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 1979

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