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William Barton "Barney" Riggs
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Birth: Sep. 9, 1877
Lawrence County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 31, 1947
Vigo County
Indiana, USA

He stated that he was born in Owen Co., IN on his marriage application to Agnes.

Son of John Thomas RIGGS and Sarah "Sally" ELKINS.

His 1st wife was Agnes BENNETT, b. Clay Co., IN, whom he married on 2 Oct 1902 in Fontanet, Vigo, IN. They divorced on 5 Apr 1912. She is the daughter of Patrick BENNETT and Mary ROURKE.

His 2nd wife was Bertha A. FENTON whom he married on 15 Aug 1914 in Brazil, Clay, IN. She is the daughter of Zach FENTON and Emily CHAMBERLAIN.

His 3rd wife was Sarah "Sadie" Bell WINTERS whom he married on 16 Dec 1927 in Terre Haute, Vigo, IN. She is the daughter of David WINTERS and Lydia "Lida" GRAY.

His 4th wife was Gertrude Marie JONES, b. 9 Jul 1893 Louisville, Jefferson, KY, whom he married on 24 Dec 1938 in Terre Haute, Vigo, IN. She is the daughter of A. J. JONES and Fannie WALKER.

Barney Riggs died in the Spring Hill mine explosion April 30, 1947 near Terre Haute Indiana 
 
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 Parents:
  John Thomas Riggs (1855 - 1916)
 
 Spouses:
  Agnes Bennett Jones (1883 - 1925)
  Bertha A. Fenton Riggs (1889 - 1927)
  Sarah Bell Winters Riggs (1880 - 1937)
 
Note: Interred on 3 May 1947.
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Terre Haute
Vigo County
Indiana, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Mark W. Neice
Record added: Mar 01, 2009
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William Barton Barney Riggs
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William Barton Barney Riggs
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William Barton Barney Riggs
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This is my maternal grandfather William Barton Riggs. My maternal grandmother was Agnes Bennett Riggs Jones. May they rest in peace and God rest their souls.
- Treceil Fisher
 Added: Sep. 11, 2013
 
 
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