Mary Rigsby (1897 - 1980)

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Mary Rigsby
1897 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
Mary Rigsby was born on March 30, 1897. She died in December 1980 at age 83. We know that Mary Rigsby had been residing in Highland Park, Wayne County, Michigan 48203.


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Mary Rigsby passed away in December 1980 at 83 years of age. She was born on March 30, 1897. We have no information about Mary's family. We know that Mary Rigsby had been residing in Highland Park, Wayne County, Michigan 48203.
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In 1897, in the year that Mary Rigsby was born, on July 17th, the Klondike Gold Rush began when the first successful prospectors returned to Seattle after mining in the Yukon. They arrived on the ships Excelsior and Portland, bringing vast quantities of gold - over $32,000,000 in today's money - and everyone rushed to become rich in the Yukon.

In 1944, when she was 47 years old, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1950, Mary was 53 years old when on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

In 1965, by the time she was 68 years old, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1980, in the year of Mary Rigsby's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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Ida L Rigsby
May 10, 1922 - Nov 14, 1992
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Feb 5, 1923 - Mar 23, 2000
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Dec 22, 1909 - April 1981
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May 1, 1905 - January 1978
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May 21, 1904 - September 1972
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Sep 18, 1922 - Oct 31, 2009
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Apr 1, 1930 - Aug 12, 1992
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Oct 22, 1965 - Nov 4, 2007
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Apr 1, 1935 - Aug 8, 2001
Rosston, AR
Louise Rigsby
Nov 6, 1918 - Jan 23, 2004
Ozark, AR
Eula Rigsby
Dec 31, 1902 - Nov 14, 1995
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Annie J Rigsby
May 2, 1904 - Jan 26, 1994
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Nancy Rigsby
Oct 27, 1875 - April 1969
McCaskill, Arkansas
John Rigsby
Jan 8, 1910 - August 1972
Clarksville, Arkansas
Betty C Rigsby
May 12, 1923 - Nov 5, 2007
Edmond, OK
James Rigsby
Oct 30, 1887 - March 1967
La Habra, California

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