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Harry C Riggen
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Birth: May 15, 1882
Williamsfield
Knox County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 4, 1918
Gilchrist
Mercer County
Illinois, USA

As a young man, Harry was a field hand for many years. In the 1910 Federal census he was listed as a servant in the Hoadley household located in Berwick, IL. After marrying Sylvia Frye Gebhart, he opened a small general store at their home in Gilchrist, Illinois around 1916-1917. He and Sylvia had three children; Russel, Dorothy and Marjorie [born 7 1/2 months after Harry's death]. Harry died in 1918 from the Influenza, complicated by diabetes, at his home in Gilchrist, Illinois. Funeral services were held at home, prior to his burial. 
 
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 Parents:
  Franklin B Riggen (1848 - 1903)
  Nancy Ann Yelm Riggen (1847 - 1889)
 
 Spouses:
  Sylvia A Frye Riggen (1889 - 1931)*
  Sylvia A Frye Smith (1889 - 1931)*
 
 Children:
  Russel Edward Riggens (1914 - 1994)*
  Dorothy May Riggens Ogden (1916 - 2011)*
  Marjorie Louise Riggens (1919 - 1935)*
 
 Siblings:
  Frank Leslie Riggen (1877 - 1964)*
  Harry C Riggen (1882 - 1918)
  Thomas Edward Riggen (1884 - 1961)*
  Nellie Pauline Riggen Hoadley (1887 - 1928)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Harry Riggens
 
Burial:
Viola Cemetery
Viola
Mercer County
Illinois, USA
Plot: unkknown
 
Created by: Arthur Riggens
Record added: Aug 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29397446
Harry C Riggen
Added by: Arthur Riggens
 
Harry C Riggen
Added by: Arthur Riggens
 
 
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Even though I knew you not, you are with me to this day. I hope that you have found peace and joy in heaven.
- Your Grandson
 Added: Jan. 7, 2009
Rest in Peace.
- BLW
 Added: Jan. 7, 2009
 
 
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