The Shemwell Family

Ted RiggsAge: 84 years19101994

Ted Riggs
Given names
Birth May 12, 1910 36 34
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 5 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 6 years)

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 7 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 -
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 19 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
MarriageAlice Elizabeth EasleyView this family
estimated 1932 (Age 21 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Betty Alice Riggs
August 5, 1933 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#2Johnny Ray Riggs
September 7, 1935 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Edith Ellen Riggs
October 7, 1937 (Age 27 years)
Census April 11, 1940 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Carol Ann Riggs
November 6, 1941 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#5Teddy Lee Riggs
October 17, 1943 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 31 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 39 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 fatherCharles I Riggs
July 15, 1954 (Age 44 years)

Death of a motherSusan Ella Will
May 31, 1957 (Age 47 years)

Marriage of a childJohnny Ray RiggsPhyllis J ScholfieldView this family
June 19, 1965 (Age 55 years)
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Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 35 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 daughterCarol Ann Riggs
November 3, 1977 (Age 67 years)
Death October 13, 1994 (Age 84 years)
Cemetery: Fairlawn Cemetery
Last change April 10, 202017:21:18

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: estimated 1932
19 months
Betty Alice Riggs
Birth: August 5, 1933 23 20Oklahoma, United States
Death: June 10, 2016Yukon, Canadian, Oklahoma, United States
2 years
Johnny Ray Riggs
Birth: September 7, 1935 25 22Cushing, Payne, Oklahoma, United States
Death: September 6, 1997Indiana, United States
2 years
Edith Ellen Riggs
Birth: October 7, 1937 27 24Cushing, Payne, Oklahoma, United States
Death: August 11, 2007Cushing, Payne, Oklahoma, United States
4 years
Carol Ann Riggs
Birth: November 6, 1941 31 28Oklahoma, United States
Death: November 3, 1977Cushing, Payne, Oklahoma, United States
23 months
Teddy Lee Riggs
Birth: October 17, 1943 33 30Cushing, Payne, Oklahoma, United States
Death: January 6, 2011Cushing, Payne, Oklahoma, United States

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Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Ted Riggs - Household

417 S Little Cushing, Payne, Oklahoma

Riggs, TedheadMW29MOKSame PlaceAsst. Manager Freight TruckFreight Transportation
Riggs, AlicewifeFW27MOKSame Place
Riggs, BettydaughterFW6SOK
Riggs, JohnnysonMW4SOK
Riggs, EdithdaughterFW2SOK