ROBERT SYRUS RIGGS
Robert Syrus Riggs (Austin, Robert, George, Clement, Robert Rigg) was born 24 February 1864 in Alaiedon Township, Ingham County, Michigan. He died 19 August 1940 in Alaiedon Township, Ingham County, Michigan and is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mason, Ingham County, Michigan.
Robert married Ida Darrow on 14 March 1889 in Wheatfield Township, Michigan by J. Barnes, Clergyman. Ida was born 1 December 1865 in Dehli Township, Ingham County, Michigan. Her parents were John and Mary Buck Darrow. Ida died 25 September 1950 in Mason, Ingham County, Michigan and is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mason, Ingham County, Michigan..
This is a photo of Rob and Ida Riggs sitting in their buggy with their son, George Riggs standing by his dog. Their home is located on Holt Road in Alaiedon Township, Mason, Michigan. Rob and Ida lived on this farm for their entire married life.
As of 2012, the home is still standing and owned by the Riggs's family. photo probably taken in the early 1900's.
George married Cora L. Eifert on 17 March 1914 in Mason, Ingham County, Michigan, by G.W. Maxwell, Methodist Minister. Cora was born 3 August 1896. She died 24 September 1970 and was buried 28 September 1970 in Maple Grove Cemetery, Alaiedon Township, Mason, Ingham County, Michigan.
GEORGE W. RIGGS, only son of Robert and Ida Riggs, was born January 22, 1896. He spent his entire life on the farm in Alaiedon township, where he was born and raised and attended school at the German school. At the age of 16 he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and faithfully followed his teachings. March 17, 1914, he was united in marriage to Cora L. Eifert. To this union were born 4 children, Margaret A., Lyle H., Helen E., and Robert E., who with the widow and parents survive. At the age of 21 he was inititated into the Mason Lodge and one year later in the Ingham Chapter No. 51, R. A. M., which he attended regularly when health permitted. George was of a quiet, lovable disposition, industrious worker, a kind husband and father and will be missed most by those who loved him best. He passed away after a short illness, February 12, 1934, at the age of 38 years and 21 days, leaving a host of relatives and friends to mourn. Rev. Eddy of Blissfield and Rev. Dixon of Dansville, officiated.
The photo is of front row - Helen Riggs; middle row - left to right - Margaret Riggs, Cora Riggs, Lyle Riggs and Ida Darrow Riggs; back row - left to right - George W. Riggs and Rob Riggs.
George and Cora had the following children:
Margaret A. Riggs was born 28 October 1916 and died 23 May 1997.
Lyle Howard Riggs was born 24 September 1920 and died 29 December 1993.
Helen Ruth Riggs was born 10 June 1924 and died 29 May 2005.
Robert Eugene was born 20 February 1929 and died 31 December 2011.
Robert Syrus Riggs' information and photo's by Janet Dieter, History of Robert Rigg and Family from 1800 and researched by Jackie Rohde.