Descendants of Samuel Diggins

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Our goal is to research the pioneers that came into the Walla Walla Valley Area, as a starter for those doing their family genealogy; we are not related.

Head Researcher: Sarah Olsen,

Researcher: Linda Kracke

July 27, 2006

Generation No. 1

1. SAMUEL1 DIGGINS was born Abt. 1794 in of Wiseport, Carbon, Pennsylvania, and died Aft. 1860. He married CATHERINE FISHER. She was born 25 Feb 1798 in Fulton County, PA, and died 09 Feb 1847.

Notes for SAMUEL DIGGINS:

1850 Census PA Huntington Todd Pg 308(25 Jan 1850 Isaac Woolverton)

Line 33

77 77 Samuel Diggins 54 M Farmer 500 Pennsylvania

Mary Diggins 26 F Pennsylvania

Jesse Diggins 10 M Pennsylvania

Same page

Diggins,Joseph,30,farmer,PA

Mary 27,PA

Anthony,1,PA

Henry,12,PA

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1860 Census PA Fulton Dublin Pg 110 (15 September 1860 James Luann)

Line 26

1594 1594 Samel Diggins 65 M Farmer 350 50 Pennsylvania

Line 39

Diggins,Samuel,65,Farmer,PA

On same page:

Wallace,Robert,50,Farmer,PA

Luticia Wallace,50,PA

James W. Wallace,22,Farm hand,PA

Armentage Wallace,20,Farm hand,PA

Mary A Wallace,18,Domestic,PA

Jane Wallace,16,Domestic,PA

Jesse Diggins,21,Farm hand,PA

More About SAMUEL DIGGINS:

Census 1: 1850, PA Huntington Todd Pg 308

Census 2: 1860, PA Fulton Dublin Pg 109

Children of SAMUEL DIGGINS and CATHERINE FISHER are:

2. i. DAVID F.2 DIGGINS, b. 01 Jan 1833, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania; d. 02 Sep 1912, Joseph, Wallowa, Oregon.

3. ii. JESSE DIGGINS, b. 28 Jul 1841, Huntingdon, PA; d. 27 Jul 1906, Huntingdon, PA.

iii. JOSEPH DIGGINS, b. 06 Jan 1820, Broad Top City, Huntingdon,PA; d. 07 Nov 1870, Broad Top City, Huntingdon,PA; m. MARY HOUP; b. 08 Mar 1824; d. 05 Aug 1888.

Notes for JOSEPH DIGGINS:

1850 Census PA Huntington Todd Pg 308(25 Jan 1850 Isaac Woolverton)

Line 33

77 77 Samuel Diggins 54 M Farmer 500 Pennsylvania

Mary Diggins 26 F Pennsylvania

Jesse Diggins 10 M Pennsylvania

Same page

Diggins,Joseph,30,farmer,PA

Mary 27,PA

Anthony,1,PA

Henry,12,PA

iv. JOHN DIGGINS.

v. ELIZABETH DIGGINS.

vi. LEWIS DIGGINS.

vii. NANCY DIGGINS.

viii. SAMUEL DIGGINS, b. Abt. 1827.

ix. HENRY DIGGINS, b. Abt. 1838.

x. JANE DIGGINS.

xi. PETER DIGGINS, b. Abt. 1830; d. 22 Dec 1879; m. SARAH HEATER.

More About PETER DIGGINS:

Burial: Newburg Cem., Todd Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA

 

Generation No. 2

2. DAVID F.2 DIGGINS (SAMUEL1) was born 01 Jan 1833 in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and died 02 Sep 1912 in Joseph, Wallowa, Oregon1. He married (1) ANNA ELIZABETH WARFIELD 02 Jan 1873 in Clearfield, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, daughter of SAMUEL WARFIELD and ROSANNA SHELL. She was born 06 Jul 1853 in Lehiton, Carbon, Pennsylvania. He married (2) MELVINA A. PENNINGTON 31 May 1894 in Umatilla, OR2. She was born 06 Mar 1849 in Yamhill, Oregon, and died 01 Oct 1915 in Joseph, Wallowa, OR.

Notes for DAVID F. DIGGINS:

The Centennial History of Oregon 1811-1911

DAVID DIGGINS, a retired agriculturist living in Joseph, Oregon, was born in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, on the 1st of January, 1833, a son of Samuel and Catherine (Fisher) Diggins, both of whom were natives of Pennsylvania where they resided throughout their entire lives. David Diggins acquired his education in the pioneer log schoolhouse where the subjects taught were the usual branches of learning presented in the early days, and the knowledge he acquired was little more than that necessary to succeed in the ordinary walks of life. In 1856 he left his home and came west, locating first in Illinois where he worked for an uncle on a farm in Fulton County. In 1859 he crossed the plains in a wagon train, starting with four wagons with ox teams, but upon reaching the plains they were joined by others until their train was one of sixty wagons. They were frequently attacked by the Indians and they encounter some serious trouble on Snake River. Had their number been smaller the Indians would probably have overcome them, but because of their strength they were allowed to proceed and, after a six monthsí journey, they reached Walla Walla, Washington. Mr Diggins resided in that vicinity until 1876 when he came to Oregon and located near Milton, in Umatilla County. Here he purchased two hundred and forty acres of land and later added one tract of two hundred and eighty, and three of one hundred and sixty acres each. He lived upon that property until 1884 when he turned his farm over to his son, Thomas L. Diggins. At that time he came to Wallowa County and purchased three hundred and twenty acres of land on prairie creek upon which he resided until 1898, when he purchased one hundred and sixty acres east of Joseph. He removed to this property and later added three hundred and twenty acres. That was his home until 1901 when he retired from active life and settled in Joseph where he has since resided. He still owns the home farm of one hundred and sixty acres and also one hundred and twenty acres one-half mile east of Joseph which he purchased in 1907. He has always carried on agricultural pursuits on an extensive scale, and the success which has been his has been won because of his hard work and constant application. Early in life he determined to succeed, and this determination, together with his courage, has been responsible for no small part of his success. The comforts and luxuries he enjoys today are the due reward of the privations, hardships and labor which he encountered earlier in life.

Mr Diggins has been twice married; In 1873 he wedded Miss Anna Warefield, of Clearfield County Pennsylvania. To this union two children were born: Thomas L., who is a prominent ranchman of Umatilla County; and George, whose death occurred in 1901 when he was twenty-four years of age.

Politically Mr Diggins is a republican and has served for eight years as a member of the school board. Beginning his struggle with the world at a very early age, and profiting by his experiences, no matter how arduous or unpleasant, he may well be called a self-made man, and the ease which he now enjoys is due to his industry and ability.

Handwritten note:

David F Diggins passed away September 2, 1912. He now sleeps in the Prairie Creek Cemetery near Joseph, Oregon.

The resetting of David F Diggins white marble monument in 1981 was by David W Diggins and Maud M Diggins Harper, his grandchildren.

History and live of David F Diggins gathered and enter in this book by his granddaughter Maud M. Diggins Harper

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Diggins, David

Released 13 December 2004

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Obit.

Pioneer Is Dead - Was 79 Years Old

David Diggins, Who Crossed the Plains In 1859

David Diggins, a pioneer in the northwest, died on Monday at his home in Joseph. He was 79 years old and some time ago suffered a stroke of paralysis. The funeral was held on Tuesday and burial was in the Prairie creek cemetery, Rev. B. F. Miller officiating.

Mr. Diggins was born in Pennsylvania in 1833 and when 23 years old moved to Illinois, where he lived two years, farming in the new Prairie state. But the love of the frontier would not let him rest with life in the central states and he started for Colorado in 1859. Hearing reports of rich regions in the far northwest, he continued his journey to Washington, arriving at Walla Walla September 11, 1859.

The next year he went into the wilderness in search of gold to the district where Pierce City and Oro Fino are now situated. The camp prospered and Mrs. Diggins staid there for two years, when he returned to his homestead near Walla Walla. He sold his land there in 1877 and moved to Umatilla County, Oregon, where he again went into farming. He was very successful and was well to do when he sold out in 1894 and came to the Wallowa country settling on a farm some miles southeast of Joseph.

Mr. Diggins was married twice. The first wife was Miss Malvina Pennington. Two sons were born, of which one survives. Mrs. Diggins second wife was Mrs. Isley of Joseph, who survives him.

Enterprise Record Courier, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday Sept. 5, 1912

Contributed by Charlottte Carper

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DAVID DIGGINS

DAVID DIGGINS. - Although the subject of this sketch has not resided in Wallowa county so long as some others, nevertheless, he is one of the earliest pioneers of this section, having braved the dangers and suffered the hardships and deprivations in the fifties to assist in opening this country for the advent of civilization's march. Mr. Diggins has lived the life of a typical frontiersman and pioneer, and to him and his companions is due the honor and distinction of discovering the leading placer mines of this northwest country, which in fact rivaled any on the Pacific coast, and during these long years of labor and toil, he has always demonstrated the fine qualities of manhood with which he is so richly endowed, and has steadily labored for the advancement of the county, and the good of all.

David Diggins was born in Pennsylvania in 1833, being the son of Samuel and Catherine (Fisher) Diggins, and there he remained until the age of twenty-three, then came to Illinois, then a new country, and gave his attention to farming for two years on the fertile face of the Prairie state. In 1859 he started for Denver, but was led by the glowing reports of the excellent region of southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon, to come hither, and he landed in Walla Walla on September 11, 1859. At that early day only two homes were in Walla Walla proper and he sought him a homestead in the vicinity and settled down until the following spring. Then his adventurous spirit led him to seek for gold, and in company with some companions, he went were Pierce City and Oro Fino are not situated, discovering gold there in the same year, 1860. Being assured that they had found fine diggings, they immediately returned to Walla Walla for supplies and then set out for the fields afresh, and soon was opened up the most famous camp of the country and it attracted men from all parts of the world. For eight months our subject gave his attention to searching for the hidden treasure, and then engaged in packing supplies to the miners, so quickly had crowds come to the spot. For two years he continued at that occupation and then returned to his homestead and gave himself to farming. This labor continued uninterruptedly until 1877, at which date he sold his possessions in Walla Walla county and repaired to Umatilla county, taking land and giving his attention there also to producing the fruits of the field. Prosperity attended him in that place as it had also formerly and he was numbered among the leading men of the county. In 1894 he sold out again and came to the famous Wallowa county, settling on a farm seven miles northeast from Joseph. He first owned one hundred and sixty acres, but to this he has added one-half section more, making his estate four hundred and eighty acres of good soil. In addition to this he also owns other property, among which is a house and lot in the town of Joseph, where he resides at the present time, from that point taking a general oversight of his property. During his long career in this country he has devoted himself to raising cattle, horses, and hogs, in addition to general farming and in all his efforts he has gained a gratifying success, and now in the golden time of life's years he is quietly enjoying the fruits of his labor and is secure in the esteem of his fellows and associates.

Mr. Diggins married Miss Malvina, daughter of John B and Elizabeth J. (Hembry) Pennington, and a native of the Willamette valley, in 1874, and she has joined her labors to his and together they have trod the path of life, sharing its triumphs and partaking of the sombre shades together also, and now in the days of the ripe years of life, they journey on together, looked up to and admired by all, justly deserving the commendation and esteem that they have earned in their years of faithful toil.

Mr. Pennington resides in California, but his wife is dead.

Illustrated History of Union and Wallowa Counties

Page 610, 611

Copyright 1902

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Milton Eagle Vol.111 No.25 June 28, 1889 DAVID DIGGINS visited old home in Johnston, Pennsylvania.

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Although Nathan Sams always had good relations with the Indians, during the time of the Bannock Indian wars of 1878, he and his other neighbors maintained a watch from a "Yellow Pine Tree" on Basket Mountain. This tree was located on the Dave Diggins place and was the tallest in the area. Later the children were told to hide in a cave their father had shown them along the creek bank if the Indians were to approach the house,. Fortunately that was never necessary. Jasper Sams told his grandchildren about watching the Indian boys race their horses across the hilltop near his home, and watching the women dig the Kouse plants in the spring.

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1880 Census OR Umatilla Milton ED 110 Pg 5B

Diggins,David,40,Farmer,PA,PA,PA

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1900 Census OR Wallowa Prairie Creek Pct Pg 171A (1 June 1900

Line 20

6 6 Diggins David Head WM Jan 1833 (most unreadable)

--------, Melvina A wife FW Jul 1853 (most unreadable)

Isley, John W Steps Son WM Aug 1879 21

--------, William

--------, Emily M

--------, Bertha M

--------, Granville L

It appears that the Isly's are born in Oregon and are STEP Children birth date and age are difficult to impossible to read.

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1910 Census OR Wallowa Joseph ED 295 Pg 278B (19 April 1910 William J Romp)

Line 64

62 62 Diggins David Head MW 77 M2 15 Pennsylvania PA PA Own Income

----------------, Melvina A Wife FW 61 M2 15 (13 children 11 Alive) Oregon TN Unk

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More About DAVID F. DIGGINS:

Date born 2: Wiseport, Carbon, PA See Notes

Burial: Prairie creek cemetery, Joseph,Wallaowa,OR3

Census 1: 1880, OR Umatilla Milton ED 110 Pg 5B

Census 2: 1900, OR Wallowa Prairie Creek Pct Pg 171A

Census 3: 1910, OR Wallowa Joseph ED 295 Pg 278B

Pioneer Step: 1859, Pioneer Step #6 Pd by Edith Kemp

More About ANNA ELIZABETH WARFIELD:

Census: 1870, PA Clearfield Madeira Woodward Twp Pg 11 (see father)

More About DAVID DIGGINS and ANNA WARFIELD:

Marriage: 02 Jan 1873, Clearfield, Clearfield, Pennsylvania

More About MELVINA A. PENNINGTON:

Name 2: Melvina ?

Date born 2: Abt. 1842, Oregon

Census 1: 1900, OR Wallowa Prairie Creek Pct Pg 171A(See Husband David Diggins)

Census 2: 1880, OR Umatilla Milton Pg 6C(See Husband James Isley)

Census 3: 1910, OR Wallowa Joseph ED 295 Pg 278B(See Husband David Diggins)

Marriage Notes for DAVID DIGGINS and MELVINA PENNINGTON:

Diggins, David

Marriage: David Diggins married Melvina Isley on May 31, 1894 in Umatilla County, OR.

Gender: Male

Source Location: Record of this marriage may be found at the Family History Library under microfiche reference number(s) 6088045

More About DAVID DIGGINS and MELVINA PENNINGTON:

Marriage: 31 May 1894, Umatilla, OR4

Children of DAVID DIGGINS and ANNA WARFIELD are:

4. i. THOMAS LESSARD3 DIGGINS, b. 13 Nov 1873, Hawsville, PA; d. 23 Oct 1948, Umatilla County, OR.

ii. GEORGE W DIGGINS, b. 23 Sep 1876, Houtsdale, Clearfield, PA; d. 1901, Prob. WA.

Notes for GEORGE W DIGGINS:

1880 Census PA Clearfield Houtzdale Borough Dist 279(14 June 1880 R.J. McCullagh)

Image 43 Line 20 Ancestry.com

3 5 Winfield, Samuel WM 59 M Coal Miner PA TN PA

--------------Roda WF 54 Wife M Keeping House PA PA PA

--------------Casper WM 19 Son S Coal Miner PA PA PA

--------------Samuel WM 16 Son S Coal Miner PA PA PA

--------------Daisy WF 14 Dau S At Home PA PA PA

--------------William WM 12 Son S Works in Mines PA PA PA

--------------Birdie WF 9 Dau S PA PA PA

--------------Vincent WM 6 Son S PA PA PA

------Diggins, Thomas WM 6 G.Son S PA PA PA

---------------George WM 3 G.Son S PA PA PA

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1900 Census WA Adams German ED 2 Pg 27A (25 June 1900 Walter W Zuet)

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315 325 Scott Daniel A head WM Mar 1869 30 M5 WI OH Scotland Forman

----------------, Alma A Wife WF Aug 1872 27 M5 (2 children 2 alive) NE PA IL

----------------, Nellie L Daughter WF Apr 1897 3 S WA WI NE

----------------, Anna E Daughter WF Sept 1898 1 S WA WI NE

Diggins George W Boarder WM Sept 1876 23 S Pennsylvania PA PA Laborer Farm

Hale, Arthur Boarder WM July 1879 20 S MO TN TN Laborer Farm

--------, Christine Servant WF July 1896 23 S MO TN TN Servant

More About GEORGE W DIGGINS:

Census 1: 1880, PA Clearfield Sterling ED 279 Pg 456A(See Grandfather Samuel Warfield)

Census 2: 1900, WA Adams German ED 2 Pg 27A

 

3. JESSE2 DIGGINS (SAMUEL1) was born 28 Jul 1841 in Huntingdon, PA, and died 27 Jul 1906 in Huntingdon, PA. He married MARY JANE WARFIELD 05 May 1867, daughter of SAMUEL WARFIELD and ROSANNA SHELL. She was born 05 Jun 1851 in Wiseport, Carbon,PA, and died 07 Nov 1893 in Huntingdon, PA.

Notes for JESSE DIGGINS:

American Civil War Soldiers Record

about Jesse Diggins

Name: Jesse Diggins ,

Enlistment Date: 27 February 1864

Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

Side Served: Union

State Served: Pennsylvania

Unit Numbers: 2344 2344

Service Record: Transfered on 12 April 1863 from company F to company A

Promoted to Full Corporal on 12 April 1863 effective 12 April 1863 (As of Co. A)

Enlisted as a Private on 27 February 1864

Enlisted in Company F, 77th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 27 February 1864.

Mustered out Company F, 77th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 06 December 1865 in Victoria, TX

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http://www.pa-roots.org/data/read.php?47,227269,227269#msg-227269

Diggins, Jesse

Posted by: Darla Doyle (IP Logged)

Date: September 02, 2005 03:16PM

July 28, 1906. Near Saxton, Jesse Diggins, 65.

(Source: Bedford Gazette, vol. 101, No 17, Fri., Jan 11, 1907. Necrological: A complete Record of the Deaths of the Past Year from the Gazette Files)

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1860 Census PA Fulton Dublin Pg 109 (15 September 1860 James Luann)

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1594 1594 Samel Diggins 65 M Farmer 350 50 Pennsylvania

Line 39

Jesse Diggins 21 M Farm hand Pennsylvania

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1870 Census PA Clearfield Madeira Pg 338 (21 July 1870 D S Ferguson)

Line 16

62 75 Diggins Jesse 29 MW Farming 700 Pennsylvania

---------------, Mary J 19 FW Keeping house Pennsylvania

---------------, Amanda 1 FW At Home Pennsylvania

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1880 Census PA Clearfield Sterling ED 279 Pg 464B

Diggins,Jesse,head,38,PA,PA,PA,Lumber merchant

Mary Jane,wife,29,PA,PA,PA

Amanda,daughter,12,PA

Carrie,daughter,10,PA

Annie,daughter,8,PA

William,son,6,PA

Mary,daughter,4,PA

George,son,1,PA

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1890 Veterans Schedules Record

about Jesse Diggins

Veteran's name: Jesse Diggins

Home in 1890 (Township, County, State): Robertsdale, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Year enlisted: 1864

Year discharged: 1866

Rank: Private

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1900 Census PA Huntingdon Broad Top ED 82 Pg 3A

Diggins,Jesse,head,July 1841,58,wd,PA,PA,PA,Woodsman

Elmer,son,Apr 1884,16,Farm laborer,PA,PA,PA

Ernest,son,Aug 1886,13,Farm laborer,PA,PA,PA

Gennie,daughter,Aug 1888,11,PA,PA,PA

Lenciene,son,July 1890,9,PA,PA,PA

Charles R.,son,May 1892,8,PA,PA,PA

More About JESSE DIGGINS:

Census 1: 1850, PA Huntington Todd Pg 308(See Father)

Census 2: 1860, PA Fulton Dublin Pg 110

Census 3: 1870, PA Clearfield Madeira Pg 338

Census 4: 1880, PA Clearfield Sterling ED 279 Pg 464B

Census 5: 1900, PA Huntingdon Broad Top ED 82 Pg 3A

More About MARY JANE WARFIELD:

Census 1: 1870, PA Clearfield Madeira Pg 338(See Husband)

Census 2: 1880, PA Clearfield Sterling ED 279 Pg 464B(See Husband)

More About JESSE DIGGINS and MARY WARFIELD:

Marriage: 05 May 1867

Children of JESSE DIGGINS and MARY WARFIELD are:

5. i. AMANDA3 DIGGINS, b. 06 Sep 1868, Pennsylvania; d. Braddock, PA.

6. ii. CARRIE DIGGINS, b. 04 Jun 1870, Pennsylvania; d. Euclid, PA.

7. iii. ANNIE DIGGINS, b. 31 Dec 1871; d. Abt. 1951, Huntingdon, PA.

8. iv. WILLIAM TECUMSEH DIGGINS, b. 11 Feb 1873, Houtzdale; d. 08 Jun 1936.

9. v. MARY LENA DIGGINS, b. 08 Feb 1875, Cassville, Huntingdon, PA.

vi. GEORGE A DIGGINS, b. 20 Mar 1877; d. McKeesport, PA; m. ISABELLE ?.

Notes for GEORGE A DIGGINS:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record

about George A Diggins

Name: George A Diggins

City: McKeesport

County: Allegheny

State: Pennsylvania

Birth Date: 20 Mar 1877

Race: White

Roll: 1894019

DraftBoard: 2

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1900 Census AK Northern Supervisor Dist Nome ED 15 Pg 2B

Companty A, Regiment, 7th, Service, Infantry

Diggins, George A.,Address, Altoona,PA, age 21S,March 1879 (Might be 1877?), PA,PA,NY,Private

More About GEORGE A DIGGINS:

Census 1: 1900, AK Northern Supervisor Dist Nome ED 15 Pg 2B

Census 2: 1880, PA Clearfield Sterling ED 279 Pg 464B(See Father)

vii. JESSE DIGGINS, b. 20 Aug 1880; d. 30 Nov 1882, Huntingdon, PA.

viii. CASPER DIGGINS, b. 10 Jun 1882, Huntingdon,PA; d. 29 Aug 1884, Huntingdon,PA.

ix. ELMER DIGGINS, b. 10 Apr 1884, Huntingdon, PA; d. McKeesport, PA; m. ANNA DILLING.

Notes for ELMER DIGGINS:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record

about Elmer Clair Diggins

Name: Elmer Clair Diggins

City: McKeesport

County: Allegheny

State: Pennsylvania

Birth Date: 10 Apr 1884

Race: White

Roll: 1894018

DraftBoard: 1

Nearest relative: Anna E Diggins

More About ELMER DIGGINS:

Census: 1900, PA Huntingdon Broad Top ED 82 Pg 3A(See Father)

x. ERNEST DIGGINS, b. 12 Aug 1886, Pennsylvania; d. Mar 1977, Englewood, Sarasota, Florida5; m. (1) GRACE ?; m. (2) IDA ?.

More About ERNEST DIGGINS:

Census: 1900, PA Huntingdon Broad Top ED 82 Pg 3A(See Father)

xi. GLENNA DIGGINS, b. 10 Aug 1888, Pennsylvania; m. GEORGE FUNK.

More About GLENNA DIGGINS:

Census: 1900, PA Huntingdon Broad Top ED 82 Pg 3A(See Father)

xii. LUCIENE HAMLER DIGGINS, b. 28 Jul 1890, Pennsylvania; d. 07 Mar 1944, Alhambra,CA6; m. LETTY ?.

Notes for LUCIENE HAMLER DIGGINS:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record

about Luciene Hamler Diggins

Name: Luciene Hamler Diggins

City: McKeesport

County: Allegheny

State: Pennsylvania

Birthplace: Pennsylvania;United States of America

Birth Date: 28 Jul 1890

Race: Caucasian

Roll: 1894019

DraftBoard: 2

More About LUCIENE HAMLER DIGGINS:

Census: 1900, PA Huntingdon Broad Top ED 82 Pg 3A(See Father)

xiii. CHARLES R DIGGINS, b. 07 May 1892, Huntingdon,PA; d. 14 Jul 1913, Huntingdon,PA.

Notes for CHARLES R DIGGINS:

1910 Census OR Umatilla Mtn Pct ED 264 Pg 198A

Diggins,Thomas L.,head,36,m1,14,PA,PA,PA,Farmer

Maud M.,wife,30,m1,14,6,6,KS,IL,KS

Edith H.,daughter,13S,OR,OR,KS

Thomas E.,son,11S,OR,OR,KS

Maud M.,daughter,7S,OR.OR,KS

Thelma,daughter,5S,OR,OR,KS

Frank S.,son,3S,OR,OR,KS

Glenn,son,10/12,OR,OR,KS

Charles,cousin,18S,PA,PA,PA

More About CHARLES R DIGGINS:

Census 1: 1900, PA Huntingdon Broad Top ED 82 Pg 3A(See Father)

Census 2: 1910, OR Umatilla Mtn Pct ED 264 Pg 198A

 

Generation No. 3

4. THOMAS LESSARD3 DIGGINS (DAVID F.2, SAMUEL1) was born 13 Nov 1873 in Hawsville, PA, and died 23 Oct 1948 in Umatilla County, OR7,8. He married MAUDE MAY HURST 12 Jan 1896 in Basket Mountain, Umatilla, Oregon, daughter of WILLIAM HURST and ELIZABETH VANSLYKE. She was born 06 Sep 1879 in McCune, Crawford County, KS, and died 25 Aug 1958 in Umatilla County, OR9.

Notes for THOMAS LESSARD DIGGINS:

Name: Thomas Lesor Diggins

City: Not Stated

County: Umatilla

State: Oregon

Birth Date: 13 Nov 1873

Race: White

Roll: 1852208

DraftBoard: 0

Next of Kin: Maud Diggins

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1880 Census PA Clearfield Houtzdale Borough Dist 279(14 June 1880 R.J. McCullagh)

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3 5 Warfield, Samuel WM 59 M Coal Miner PA TN PA

----------, Roda WF 54 Wife M Keeping House PA PA PA

----------, Casper WM 19 Son S Coal Miner PA PA PA

----------, Samuel WM 16 Son S Coal Miner PA PA PA

----------, Daisy WF 14 Dau S At Home PA PA PA

----------, William WM 12 Son S Works in Mines PA PA PA

----------, Birdie WF 9 Dau S PA PA PA

----------, Vincent WM 6 Son S PA PA PA

Diggins, Thomas WM 6 G.Son S PA PA PA

----------, George WM 3 G.Son S PA PA PA

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1900 Census OR Umatilla Weston ED 110 Pg 61A (14 June 1900 Louis Proebstel)

Line 89

179 179 Diggins Thomas Head WM Jan 1874 26 M 5 Pennsylvania PA PA Farmer

----------, Maude Wife WF Sept 1878 21 M 5 (2 children 2 Alive) Kansas IL IL

----------, Edith Daughter WF Dec 1896 3 S Oregon PA KS

----------, Thomas Son WM Feb 1897 2 S Oregon PA KS

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1910 Census OR Umatilla Mtn Pct ED 264 Pg 198A

Diggins,Thomas L.,head,36,m1,14,PA,PA,PA,Farmer

Maud M.,wife,30,m1,14,6,6,KS,IL,KS

Edith H.,daughter,13S,OR,OR,KS

Thomas E.,son,11S,OR,OR,KS

Maud M.,daughter,7S,OR.OR,KS

Thelma,daughter,5S,OR,OR,KS

Frank S.,son,3S,OR,OR,KS

Glenn,son,10/12,OR,OR,KS

Charles,cousin,18S,PA,PA,PA

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1920 Census OR Umatilla Pct 12 ED 150 Pg 65B (21-22 January 1920 A Alonzo Harris)

Line 70

Fm 230 236 Diggins Thomas C Head MW 46 M Pennsylvania VA PA Farmer Gen Farm

----------, Maud Wife FW 40 M Kansas IL PA

----------, Thomas E Son MW 20 S Oregon PA KS

----------, Maudie Daughter FW 17 S Oregon PA KS

----------, Thelma Daughter FW 15 S Oregon PA KS

----------, Frank Son MW 13 S Oregon PA KS

----------, Glenn Son MW 11 S Oregon PA KS

----------, David Son MW 9 S Oregon PA KS

----------, Elmer Son MW 2 3/12 S Oregon PA KS

Karn Edith Boarder FW 37 S Oregon IN IL Teacher Public School

Chapman Albert Hired Man MW 30 S Kansas IL MO Farmer Gen Farm

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1930 Census OR Umatilla Pct 12 Dist 17 Pg 65B (18 April 1930 Gerald G Groves)

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25 25 Diggins Thomas L Head MW 56 M22 Pennsylvania VA PA Farmer Gen Farm

----------, Maud M Wife FW 50 M16 Kansas IL IL

----------, David W Son MW 19 S Oregon PA KS Farm Hand Wheat Farm

----------, Elmer L Son MW 23 S Oregon PA KS

----------, Frank S Son MW 23 S Oregon PA KS Farm Hand Wheat Farm

----------, Glenn Son MW 21 D Oregon PA KS Farm Hand Wheat Farm

Mardy Edgar W Lodger MW 31 S Oregon CA CA Farm Hand Wheat Farm

Huesley George Lodger MW 56 Wd Kansas KS MO Farm Hand Wheat Farm

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More About THOMAS LESSARD DIGGINS:

Date born 2: 13 Nov 1873, Paunkstwana, PA See Notes

Date born 3: Jan 1874, 1900 census

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, OR10

Census 1: 1880, PA Clearfield Sterling ED 279 Pg 456A(See Grandfather Samuel Warfield)

Census 2: 1900, OR Umatilla Weston ED 110 Pg 61A

Census 3: 1910, OR Umatilla Mtn Pct ED 264 Pg 198A

Census 4: 1920, OR Umatilla Pct 12 ED 150 Pg 65B

Census 5: 1930, OR Umatilla Pct 12 Dist 17 Pg 65B

Occupation: 1900, Farmer

More About MAUDE MAY HURST:

Burial: 28 Aug 1958, IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, OR11

Census 1: 1880, KS Cherokee Sheridan PG 628D(See Father)

Census 2: 1900, OR Umatilla Weston ED 110 Pg 61A(See Husband)

Census 3: 1910, OR Umatilla Mtn Pct ED 264 Pg 198A(See Husband)

Census 4: 1920, OR Umatilla Pct 12 ED 150 Pg 65B(See Husband)

Census 5: 1930, OR Umatilla Pct 12 Dist 17 Pg 65B (See Husband)

Marriage Notes for THOMAS DIGGINS and MAUDE HURST:

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington) > 1946 > January > 10

Goldenweds To Celebrate

Mr and Mrs Thomas L Diggins of Milton will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary January 12, 1946. Mrs Diggins was born in McCune Kas., September 6, 1879 and Diggins in Hourtsdale, Pa., November 13, 1873. They met in the Weston area and were married in Weston. The day after their marriage they moved to Basket mountain where Diggins owned a wheat and cattle ranch.

Eight children were born to this union, seven of which are still living; Thomas E. Diggins, Milton; Frank diggins, Milton; Dave Diggins, Pilot Rock; John Diggins, Freewater; Mrs. Rome Kemp, Milton; Mrs Walter Harper, Pilot Rock, and Mrs Chester Furgeson, Milton. They have 13 grandchildren.

Diggins has been a member of Masonic lodge for many years.

Mr and MRs Digins are now making their home on Stout street in Milton.

More About THOMAS DIGGINS and MAUDE HURST:

Marriage: 12 Jan 1896, Basket Mountain, Umatilla, Oregon

Children of THOMAS DIGGINS and MAUDE HURST are:

10. i. EDITH H.4 DIGGINS, b. 01 Dec 1896, Basket Mt., Umatilla, OR; d. 09 Jan 1975, Milton Freewater, Umatilla, OR.

11. ii. THOMAS EDWARD DIGGINS, b. 12 Feb 1899, Oregon; d. 19 Oct 1980, Elgin, Union, OR.

12. iii. MAUD M DIGGINS, b. 16 Dec 1902, Basketmountain, Umatilla, Oregon; d. 13 Dec 2003, Walla Walla, Walla Walla, WA.

13. iv. THELMA JEAN DIGGINS, b. 06 Oct 1904, Oregon; d. 10 Apr 1986, Milton Freewater, Umatilla, OR.

14. v. FRANK STEEN DIGGINS, b. 29 Sep 1906, Nr. Milton, Umatilla, OR; d. 11 Feb 2003, Walla Walla, Walla Walla, WA.

15. vi. GLEN DIGGINS, b. 27 May 1908, Weston, Umatilla, OR; d. 04 Sep 1944, Boise, ID.

16. vii. DAVID WILLIAM DIGGINS, b. 22 May 1910, Oregon; d. 02 Jan 2004, Pendleton, Umatilla, OR.

17. viii. ELMER LEE 'JOHNNIE' DIGGINS, b. 17 Oct 1917, Basket Mountain,Oregon; d. 23 Feb 1977, Milton Freewater, Umatilla, OR.

 

5. AMANDA3 DIGGINS (JESSE2, SAMUEL1) was born 06 Sep 1868 in Pennsylvania, and died in Braddock, PA. She married HARRY BRENNEMAN 03 Feb 1887 in Tipton, PA. He was born Jun 1865 in Pennsylvania.

More About AMANDA DIGGINS:

Census 1: 1870, PA Clearfield Madeira Pg 338(See father)

Census 2: 1880, PA Clearfield Sterling ED 279 Pg 464B(See Father)

Census 3: 1900, PA Blair Antis ED 69 Pg 7B(See Husband)

Notes for HARRY BRENNEMAN:

1900 Census PA Blair Antis ED 69 Pg 7B

Brenneman,Harry J.,head,MW,June 1865,34,m13,PA,PA,PA,Day Laborer

Amanda B.,wife,FW,Sept 1868,31,m13,PA,PA,PA

William D.,son,MW,Sept 1887,12S,PA,PA,PA

Mary J.,daughter,FW,May 1891,9S,PA,PA,PA

George B.,son,MW,Nov 1894,5S,PA,PA,PA

James W.,son,MW,Mar 1899,1S,PA,PA,PA

More About HARRY BRENNEMAN:

Census: 1900, PA Blair Antis ED 69 Pg 7B

More About HARRY BRENNEMAN and AMANDA DIGGINS:

Marriage: 03 Feb 1887, Tipton, PA

Children of AMANDA DIGGINS and HARRY BRENNEMAN are:

i. WILLIAM D4 BRENNEMAN, b. 20 Sep 1887, Pennsylvania.

Notes for WILLIAM D BRENNEMAN:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record

about William D Brenneman

Name: William D Brenneman

City: Pittsburgh

County: Allegheny

State: Pennsylvania

Birthplace: Pennsylvania;United States of America

Birth Date: 20 Sep 1887

Race: Caucasian

Roll: 1908014

DraftBoard: 2

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More About WILLIAM D BRENNEMAN:

Census: 1900, PA Blair Antis ED 69 Pg 7B(See Father)

ii. MARY J BRENNEMAN, b. May 1891, Pennsylvania.

More About MARY J BRENNEMAN:

Census: 1900, PA Blair Antis ED 69 Pg 7B(See Father)

iii. GEORGE BRICE BRENNEMAN, b. 21 Nov 1894, Pennsylvania.

Notes for GEORGE BRICE BRENNEMAN:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record

about George Brice Brenneman

Name: George Brice Brenneman

City: Not Stated

County: Allegheny

State: Pennsylvania

Birthplace: Pennsylvania

Birth Date: 21 Nov 1894

Race: Caucasian

Roll: 1852387

DraftBoard: 12

 

More About GEORGE BRICE BRENNEMAN:

Census: 1900, PA Blair Antis ED 69 Pg 7B(See Father)

iv. JAMES WILSON BRENNEMAN, b. Mar 1899, Pennsylvania.

Notes for JAMES WILSON BRENNEMAN:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record

about James Wilson Brenneman

Name: James Wilson Brenneman

City: Not Stated

County: Allegheny

State: Pennsylvania

Birth Date: 31 Mar 1899

Race: White

Roll: 1852387

DraftBoard: 12

 

More About JAMES WILSON BRENNEMAN:

Census: 1900, PA Blair Antis ED 69 Pg 7B(See Father)

 

6. CARRIE3 DIGGINS (JESSE2, SAMUEL1) was born 04 Jun 1870 in Pennsylvania, and died in Euclid, PA. She married (1) WILLIAM A JOHNSON 01 May 1889. She married (2) AMBROSE E STRAYER Bef. 1910. He was born Abt. 1846 in Pennsylvania.

Notes for CARRIE DIGGINS:

1900 Census PA Blair Antis Dist 68 Pg 135 A

Line 11

42 46 Johnson Carrie Head WF June 1870 M PA PA PA Housekeeper

--------, Jessie Daughter WF Oct 1890 9 S PA PA PA At School

--------, Alexander Son WM Nov 1892 7 S PA PA PA

--------, Junie Daughter WF May 1894 S PA PA PA

--------, Eddie Son WM May 1896 S PA PA PA

--------, William Son MW Dec 1897 2 S PA PA PA

More About CARRIE DIGGINS:

Census 1: 1880, PA Clearfield Sterling ED 279 Pg 464B(See Father)

Census 2: 1900, PA Blair Antis Dist 68 Pg 135 A

Census 3: 1910, PA Blair Antis Dist 62 Pg 181B(See Husband Ambrose Strayer)

Census 4: 1920, PA Blair Antis ED 83 Pg 2B(See Husband Ambrose Strayer)

More About WILLIAM JOHNSON and CARRIE DIGGINS:

Marriage: 01 May 1889

Notes for AMBROSE E STRAYER:

1910 Census PA Blair Antis Dist 62 Pg 181B

Line 86

90 95 Strayer Ambrose E Head MW 64 M2 (8 Children 2 Alive) PA PA PA Track Watchman

--------, Carrie E Wife FW 40 M2 (5 children 4 Alive) PA PA PA

--------, Eddie H Daughter FW 14 S PA PA PA

--------, William D Son MW 13 S PA PA PA

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1920 Census PA Blair Antis ED 83 Pg 2B

Strayer,Carrie,head,FW,49,m,PA,PA,PA,Practical Nurse,Private Family

Ambrose,husband,MW,58,m,PA,PA,PA,Watchman,Steam Railroad

 

More About AMBROSE E STRAYER:

Census 1: 1910, PA Blair Antis Dist 62 Pg 181B

Census 2: 1920, PA Blair Antis ED 83 Pg 2B

More About AMBROSE STRAYER and CARRIE DIGGINS:

Marriage: Bef. 1910

Children of CARRIE DIGGINS and WILLIAM JOHNSON are:

i. ALEXANDER4 JOHNSON, b. Nov 1892, Pennsylvania.

More About ALEXANDER JOHNSON:

Census: 1900, PA Blair Antis Dist 68 Pg 135 A(See Mother)

ii. JUNIE JOHNSON, b. May 1894, Pennsylvania.

More About JUNIE JOHNSON:

Census: 1900, PA Blair Antis Dist 68 Pg 135 A(See Mother)

iii. EDDIE H JOHNSON, b. May 1896, Pennsylvania.

More About EDDIE H JOHNSON:

Census: 1900, PA Blair Antis Dist 68 Pg 135 A(See Mother)

iv. WILLIAM D JOHNSON, b. Dec 1897, Pennsylvania.

More About WILLIAM D JOHNSON:

Census: 1900, PA Blair Antis Dist 68 Pg 135 A(See Mother)

 

7. ANNIE3 DIGGINS (JESSE2, SAMUEL1) was born 31 Dec 1871, and died Abt. 1951 in Huntingdon, PA. She married BRISON CLARK 13 Jul 1892. He was born Abt. 1870.

More About ANNIE DIGGINS:

Burial: Broad Top Cem, Huntingdon, PA

Census: 1880, PA Clearfield Sterling ED 279 Pg 464B(See Father)

More About BRISON CLARK and ANNIE DIGGINS:

Marriage: 13 Jul 1892

Children of ANNIE DIGGINS and BRISON CLARK are:

i. JESSE4 CLARK.

ii. RAYMOND CLARK.

iii. ALMA CLARK.

iv. RALPH CLARK.

 

8. WILLIAM TECUMSEH3 DIGGINS (JESSE2, SAMUEL1) was born 11 Feb 1873 in Houtzdale, and died 08 Jun 1936. He married ESTELLE JANE REED 20 May 1901. She was born in Todd, Huntingdon, PA.

Notes for WILLIAM TECUMSEH DIGGINS:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record

about William Tecurusch Sherman Diggins

Name: William Tecurusch Sherman Diggins

City: Not Stated

County: Braxton

State: West Virginia

Birth Date: 11 Feb 1873

Race: White

Roll: 1992379

DraftBoard: 0

Nearest relative: Estella Jane Diggins,Centralia Wa.

More About WILLIAM TECUMSEH DIGGINS:

Census: 1880, PA Clearfield Sterling ED 279 Pg 464B(See Father)

More About WILLIAM DIGGINS and ESTELLE REED:

Marriage: 20 May 1901

Children of WILLIAM DIGGINS and ESTELLE REED are:

i. LILLIAN4 DIGGINS.

ii. JUANITA DIGGINS.

iii. LARUE DIGGINS.

iv. GLENDA IONA DIGGINS.

v. MYRTLE JANE DIGGINS.

 

9. MARY LENA3 DIGGINS (JESSE2, SAMUEL1) was born 08 Feb 1875 in Cassville, Huntingdon, PA. She married JAMES EPHRAIM MCNEAL 07 Aug 1895. He was born Abt. 1867 in Cassville, Huntingdon Co, PA.

More About MARY LENA DIGGINS:

Census: 1880, PA Clearfield Sterling ED 279 Pg 464B(See Father)

More About JAMES MCNEAL and MARY DIGGINS:

Marriage: 07 Aug 1895

Children of MARY DIGGINS and JAMES MCNEAL are:

i. FLORENCE LILLIAN4 MCNEAL.

ii. LAWRENCE CECIL MCNEAL.

iii. JESSE MARTIN MCNEAL, b. Abt. 1895.

iv. PEARL DIANA MCNEAL, b. 27 Sep 1897, Eagle Foundry, Huntingdon, PA.

v. JAMES ELMER MCNEAL, b. Jul 1900.

vi. MARY AMANDA MCNEAL, b. 14 Oct 1910, Todd , Huntingdon, PA.

vii. ROSE LETHA MCNEAL, b. 22 Nov 1913, Todd, Huntingdon, PA.

 

Generation No. 4

10. EDITH H.4 DIGGINS (THOMAS LESSARD3, DAVID F.2, SAMUEL1) was born 01 Dec 1896 in Basket Mt., Umatilla, OR, and died 09 Jan 1975 in Milton Freewater, Umatilla, OR12,13. She married ROME KEMP 01 Dec 1914 in Walla Walla, Walla Walla, WA, son of DARNADUS KEMP and MARY CAMPBELL. He was born 25 Sep 1893 in Linn County, KS, and died 29 Nov 1960 in Multnomah County, OR14.

More About EDITH H. DIGGINS:

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, OR15

Census 1: 1900, OR Umatilla Weston ED 110 Pg 61A(See Father)

Census 2: 1910, OR Umatilla Mtn Pct ED 264 Pg 198A(See Father)

Census 3: 1930, OR Umatilla Pct 12 Dist 17 Pg 66A(See Husband)

Notes for ROME KEMP:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record

about Rome Kemp

Name: Rome Kemp

City: Not Stated

County: Umatilla

State: Oregon

Birthplace: Washington;United States of America

Birth Date: 25 Sep 1895

Race: Caucasian

Roll: 1852148

DraftBoard: 0

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1930 Census OR Umatilla Pct 12 Dist 17 Pg 66A (19 April 1930 Gerald G Groves)

Line 5

26 26 Kemp Rome Head MW 36 M21 Washington NC KS Farmer Wheat Farm

--------------, Edith H Wife FW 33 M18 Oregon PA KS

--------------, Hazel M Daughter FW 14 S Oregon WA OR

--------------, Rome W Son MW 10 S Oregon WA OR

More About ROME KEMP:

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, OR15

Census 1: 1910, Wa Franklin Connell Pct Dist 60 Pg 147A

Census 2: 1930, OR Umatilla Pct 12 Dist 17 Pg 66A

More About ROME KEMP and EDITH DIGGINS:

Marriage: 01 Dec 1914, Walla Walla, Walla Walla, WA

Children of EDITH DIGGINS and ROME KEMP are:

i. HAZEL MAE5 KEMP, b. 20 Jan 1916, Oregon; d. 10 Jan 1995, Oxnard, Ventura, California16,17; m. ANGELO SARANTO; b. 30 May 1911; d. 31 Oct 1985, Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington18,19.

More About HAZEL MAE KEMP:

Census: 1930, OR Umatilla Pct 12 Dist 17 Pg 66A(See Father)

Marriage Notes for HAZEL KEMP and ANGELO SARANTO:

Marriage application for Hazel Mae Kemp and Engelo Saranto

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington) > 1952 > March > 24, page 5

ii. ROME WILLIAM KEMP, b. 28 Mar 1920, Oregon; d. 13 Feb 1982, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, OR20,21; m. CLEO MCPHERSON.

Notes for ROME WILLIAM KEMP:

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 Record

about Romie W Kemp

Name: Romie W Kemp

Birth Year: 1919

Race: White, citizen

Nativity State or Country: Oregon

State: Oregon

County or City: Umatilla

Enlistment Date: 23 Apr 1941

Enlistment State: Oregon

Enlistment City: Portland

Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA

Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA

Grade: Private

Grade Code: Private

Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)

Source: Civil Life

Education: Grammar school

Marital Status: Single, without dependents

Height: 70

Weight: 202

More About ROME WILLIAM KEMP:

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, OR22

Census: 1930, OR Umatilla Pct 12 Dist 17 Pg 66A(See Father)

Military service: 1/LT C. A. 655 LD Batt

 

11. THOMAS EDWARD4 DIGGINS (THOMAS LESSARD3, DAVID F.2, SAMUEL1) was born 12 Feb 1899 in Oregon23, and died 19 Oct 1980 in Elgin, Union, OR24,25. He married (1) DOROTHY ?. He married (2) NELLIE MARGUERITE BRUCE Abt. 1924. She was born 25 Nov 1899 in Oregon26, and died Dec 1993 in Milton Freewater, Umatilla, OR27,28.

Notes for THOMAS EDWARD DIGGINS:

Name: Thomas Edward Diggins

City: Not Stated

County: Umatilla

State: Oregon

Birth Date: 12 Feb 1899

Race: White

Roll: 1852208

DraftBoard: 0

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U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 Record

about Thomas E Diggins

Name: Thomas E Diggins

Birth Year: 1899

Race: White, citizen

Nativity State or Country: Oregon

State: Oregon

County or City: Umatilla

Enlistment Date: 29 Sep 1942

Enlistment State: Washington

Enlistment City: Spokane

Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA

Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA

Grade: Private

Grade Code: Private

Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law

Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)

Source: Civil Life

Education: Grammar school

Civil Occupation: Tracktor Driver* or Truck Driver, Heavy or Chauffeur or Truck Driver, Light An asterisk (*) appearing after a job title indicates that a trade test for the particular occupation will be found in the United States Employment Service Manual, Oral Trade Test

Marital Status: Divorced, without dependents

Height: 67

Weight: 156

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1930 Census OR Umatilla Weston Dist 23 Pg 74B(10 Apr 1930 William B Hall)

Line 56

45 45 Diggins Thomas E Head MW 31 M 25 Oregon PA KS laborer Sheep Ranch

----------------, Nellie M Wife FW 30 M24 Oregon WA OR

----------------, James E Son MW 4 S Oregon OR OR

----------------, Irene M DAughter FW 3 S Oregon OR OR

----------------, Donald D Son MW 8/12 S Oregon OR OR

More About THOMAS EDWARD DIGGINS:

Census 1: 1900, OR Umatilla Weston ED 110 Pg 61A(See Father)

Census 2: 1910, OR Umatilla Mtn Pct ED 264 Pg 198A(See Father)

Census 3: 1920, OR Umatilla Pct 12 ED 150 Pg 65B(See father)

Census 4: 1930, OR Umatilla Weston Dist 23 Pg 74B

More About NELLIE MARGUERITE BRUCE:

Burial: Diggins Nellie M. b 25 Nov 1899; d 31 Dec 1993 12-11

Census: 1930, OR Umatilla Weston Dist 23 Pg 74B(See Husband)

More About THOMAS DIGGINS and NELLIE BRUCE:

Marriage: Abt. 1924

Children of THOMAS DIGGINS and NELLIE BRUCE are:

i. JAMES E5 DIGGINS, b. Abt. 1926, Oregon.

More About JAMES E DIGGINS:

Census: 1930, OR Umatilla Weston Dist 23 Pg 74B(See Father)

ii. IRENE MARGARET DIGGINS, b. Abt. 1927, Oregon; m. HENRY MAX MITCHELL, 08 Nov 1970, Astoria, Clatsop, OR; b. 13 Feb 1921, Greenville, Bond, IL; d. 17 Sep 1986, Walla Walla, Walla Walla, WA.

More About IRENE MARGARET DIGGINS:

Census: 1930, OR Umatilla Weston Dist 23 Pg 74B(See Father)

More About HENRY MITCHELL and IRENE DIGGINS:

Marriage: 08 Nov 1970, Astoria, Clatsop, OR

iii. DONALD D DIGGINS, b. Abt. 1929, Oregon.

More About DONALD D DIGGINS:

Census: 1930, OR Umatilla Weston Dist 23 Pg 74B(See Father)

 

12. MAUD M4 DIGGINS (THOMAS LESSARD3, DAVID F.2, SAMUEL1) was born 16 Dec 1902 in Basketmountain, Umatilla, Oregon, and died 13 Dec 2003 in Walla Walla, Walla Walla, WA29. She married GEORGE WALTER HARPER 21 Nov 1925 in Dayton, WA, son of WILLIAM HARPER and NELLIE ?. He was born 25 Oct 1898 in Sprague, Washington, and died 09 Jan 1977 in Pilot Rock, Umatilla, OR30,31.

Notes for MAUD M DIGGINS:

Milton-Freewater Area Historical Society, Inc

Oral History.

Narrator: Maud M Diggins Harper

Birthdate: 12-16-1902 Birthplace: Basket Mtn near Weston Or.

Occupation: cook, waitress, homemaker

Membership: Westley Methodist Church, Historical Society

How long a resident of Umatilla County? 89 years

Referred to Historical Society by Eleanor Blumhagen.

Fatherís information:

Thomas Lessard Diggins

Birthdate: 11 13 1873 Died: 7-31-1948 Birthplace: Hawsville Penn.

Occupation: Farmer and Cattleman

Date of Arrival in Umatilla County: Autumn of 1886

Residence: Basket Mt near Weston

Date Married: 1896

Motherís information:

Maud May Hurst Diggins

Birthdate: 9-6-1879 Died 8-25-1958 Birthplace: McCunes Kansas

Occupation: Housewife and loving mother

Date of Arrival to Umatilla County: Autumn of 1889

Residence: Basket Mt near Weston

Narratorís Brothers and Sisters

Eith H Diggins Kemp Born: 12-1 1896 Died 1-9-1975 Married: 1914

Thomas Edward Diggins Born: 2-12 1899 Died 10 -19 1980 Married: 1924

Thelma J Diggins Ferguson Born: 10-6 1904 Died 1986 Married: 1927

Frank Steen Diggins Born: 9-29 1904 Died -- Married: 1938

Glen Diggins Born: 5-27 1908 Died 9-4 1944 Married: 1931

David William Diggins Born: 5-22 1910 Died -- Married: 1937

Elmer Lee Johnnie Diggins Born: 10-17 1917 Died 2-23 1977 Married: 1937

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NEWS PAPER Blue Mtn. Pioneer, Milton-Freewater, OR

DATE December 16, 2003

Pioneer Name Maud M. Diggins, 1460 Dalles Military Rd, Walla Walla, WA

Born/Where/When Dec 2003 on Basket Mtn, Umatilla, OR

Died/Where/When Dec 13, 2003 Walla Walla, Walla Walla, WA

Buried/Where/When Dec 17, 2003 IOOF Cem. Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, OR

Occupation Cook and Waitress

Spouse/Born/Died George Walter Harper D. Jan 9 1977

Marriage Nov 21, 1925 Dayton, Columbia, WA

Survived Children Jerry Harper, Florence, Missoula, MT

Survived Siblings Brother-David Diggins-Pendleton, Umatilla, OR

Father Thomas L. Diggins

Mother Maud Hurst

Preceded in Death Daughter-Louis Harper

Brother-Tom Diggins

Brother-Glen Diggins

Brother-Frank Diggins

Brother-John

Sister-Edith Kemp

Sister-Thelma Ferguson

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OBIT - Walla Walla Union Bulletin - Dec 15, 2003

MAUD HARPER

Maud M. Harper, 100, a resident of Garrison Creek Lodge, 1460 Dalles Millitary Road, died Dec. 13, 2003, at St. Mary Medical Center.

The graveside service will be 2 pm, Wednesday at Milton-Freewater Cemetery with the Rev. Amy Pearson of Wesley United Methodist Church officiating.

Memorials may be made to Frazier Farmstead Museum or Umatilla County Historical Society through Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, M-F.

Mrs. Harper was born Dec. 16, 1902, to Thomas L. and Maud Hurst Diggins near M-F on Basket Mountain, where she grew up and attended school.

She married George Walter Harper in Dayton on Nov. 21, 1925. They lived on Couse Creek and then in M-F. They lived six months in Pendleton, then moved to Pilot Rock in spring 1940. She was a cook and waitress in Pilot Rock. She was well known for her cooking. She lived in Pilot Rock until her husband's death Jan. 9, 1977, then returned to M-F. She moved from her Vining Street address in February 2003 to Garrison Creek.

She enjoyed writing poetry and was a history buff, especially Umatilla County history. Mrs. Harper was a member of Weley United Methodist Church and Umatilla County Historical Society.

Survivors include son Jerry Harper of Florence, MT; brother David Diggins of Pendleton; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great grandson. She was preceded in death by daughter Louis Harper; four brothers, Tom, Glen, Frank and Johie Diggins; and two sisters, Edith Kemp and Thelma Ferguson.

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More About MAUD M DIGGINS:

Burial: 17 Dec 2003, IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, OR32

Census 1: 1910, OR Umatilla Mtn Pct ED 264 Pg 198A(See Father)

Census 2: 1920, OR Umatilla Pct 12 ED 150 Pg 65B (See Father)

Obituary: 15 Dec 2003, Walla Walla Union Bulletin

Notes for GEORGE WALTER HARPER:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record

about George Walter Harper

Name: George Walter Harper

City: Not Stated

County: Umatilla

State: Oregon

Birth Date: 25 Oct 1899

Race: White

Roll: 1852148

DraftBoard: 0

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Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington) > 1977 > January > 10, page 9

George Walter Harper

PILOT ROCK -- George Walter harper, 110 N. Alder St., died Sunday at his home at the age of 78.

Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel in Milton-Freewater. The Rev. Richard Davidson, pastor of the First Christian Church of Milton-Freewater, will officiate. Concluding services and burial will be in the Milton-Freewater Cemetery.

Harper was born in Sprague, Wash., Oct 25, 1898, the son of William and Nellie Harper. He was married Nov. 21, 1925, in Dayton, to Maud Diggins. She survives at the family home.

The family lived in Milton-Freewater until 1939, when they moved to Pendleton. He moved to Pilot Rock the next year to work for the Pilot Rock Lumber Co., now Lousiana-Pacific Co. Harper was an outdoorsman and particularly enjoyed fishing.

besides his widow, Maud, he is survived by his daughter, Louise Raugust, Walla Walla; his son, Gerald W. Harper, Prineville, Ore.; his brother, Oral Harper, Port Angeles; his sister, Ruby Ferguson and Leona Lytle, both of Port Angeles, and Alberta Smith of Alaska; five grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

More About GEORGE WALTER HARPER:

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, OR32

More About GEORGE HARPER and MAUD DIGGINS:

Marriage: 21 Nov 1925, Dayton, WA

Children of MAUD DIGGINS and GEORGE HARPER are:

i. LOUISE5 HARPER, b. Private; m. ? RAUGUST.

ii. JERRY HARPER, b. Private.

 

13. THELMA JEAN4 DIGGINS (THOMAS LESSARD3, DAVID F.2, SAMUEL1) was born 06 Oct 1904 in Oregon, and died 10 Apr 1986 in Milton Freewater, Umatilla, OR33. She married CHESTER ARTHUR FERGUSON 1927, son of CHARLES FERGUSON and MARTHA DEARDORFF. He was born 15 Apr 1899 in Oregon, and died 14 Jul 1981 in Milton Freewater, Umatilla, OR33,34.

More About THELMA JEAN DIGGINS:

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, OR35

Census 1: 1910, OR Umatilla Mtn Pct ED 264 Pg 198A(See Father)

Census 2: 1920, OR Umatilla Pct 12 ED 150 Pg 65B (See Father)

Census 3: 1930, OR Umatilla Pct 41 Dist 75 Pg 240B(See Husband)

Notes for CHESTER ARTHUR FERGUSON:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record

about Chester Arthur Ferguson

Name: Chester Arthur Ferguson

City: Not Stated

County: Umatilla

State: Oregon

Birth Date: 15 Apr 1899

Race: White

Roll: 1852148

DraftBoard: 0

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1930 Census OR Umatilla Pct 41 Dist 75 Pg 240B(23 Apr 1930 R F Dawson)

Line 74

20 20 Ferguson Chester A Head MW 30 M 28 Oregon US MO Farmer General Farm

------------------, Thelma Wife FW 25 M22 Oregon PA KS

------------------, Wayne A Son MW 1 1/12 S Oregon OR OR

More About CHESTER ARTHUR FERGUSON:

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, OR35

Census 1: 1920, OR Umatilla Pct 28 ED 159 Pg 1B(See Mother)

Census 2: 1930, OR Umatilla Pct 41 Dist 75 Pg 240B

More About CHESTER FERGUSON and THELMA DIGGINS:

Marriage: 1927

Child of THELMA DIGGINS and CHESTER FERGUSON is:

18. i. WAYNE ARDELL5 FERGUSON, b. 13 Mar 1929, Oregon; d. 16 Jun 1968, Phu Yen S. Vietnam.

 

14. FRANK STEEN4 DIGGINS (THOMAS LESSARD3, DAVID F.2, SAMUEL1) was born 29 Sep 1906 in Nr. Milton, Umatilla, OR, and died 11 Feb 2003 in Walla Walla, Walla Walla, WA36. He married (1) BERNICE GOULD. He married (2) MARTHA OBERT 1938 in Walla Walla, Walla Walla, WA. She was born 14 Nov 1910, and died 03 Dec 2000 in Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, OR37.

Notes for FRANK STEEN DIGGINS:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=diggins&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=39&GSob=n&GRid=7383503

Frank S Diggins

Birth: Sep. 29, 1906

Milton-Freewater

Umatilla County

Oregon, USA

Death: Feb. 11, 2003

Walla Walla

Walla Walla County

Washington, USA

Son of Thomas & Maude (HURST) Diggins...1935 married Martha OBERT (deceased 3 Dec 2000)...Father of Art (deceased 1990) & Calvin...Obit Valley Herald, Milton-Freewater OR, 21 Feb 2003, Page A4 & Blue Mountain Pioneer, (Walla Walla, WA), 18 Feb 2003, Page 5.

Burial:

Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery

Milton-Freewater

Umatilla County

Oregon, USA

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OBIT - Walla Walla Union Bulletin - Feb. 16, 2003

FRANK DIGGINS

MILTON-FREEWATER -

Longtime M-F resident Frank S. Diggins, 96, of 116 Casco St, died Feb 11, 2003, at Walla Walla General Hospital.

Private burial services were held at M-F Cemetery.

Mr. Diggins was born Set. 29, 1906, on Basket Mountain near Milton-Freewater to Thomas and Maude Hurst Diggins. He attended Basket Mountain and Couse Creek schools.

After his schooling was completed he worked on a ranch helping with wheat and cattle.

In 1935 he married Martha Obert in Walla Walla. They lived three years on Weston Mountain before moving to Couse Creek. He operated a sawmill for 27 years. They sold their place in 1982 and moved to their present home.

He enjoyed working outdoors and visiting with friends. Mrs. Diggins died Dec. 3, 2000.

Survivors include a son, Calvin Diggins of Clarkston; a sister, Maude Harper of M-F; a brother, Dave Diggins of Pendleton; and a granddaughter, Patricia Zumwalt of Canada. His son, Art Diggins died in 1990.

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More About FRANK STEEN DIGGINS:

Burial: IOOF Cem, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, OR

Census 1: 1910, OR Umatilla Mtn Pct ED 264 Pg 198A(See Father)

Census 2: 1920, OR Umatilla Pct 12 ED 150 Pg 65B (See Father)

Census 3: 1930, OR Umatilla Pct 12 Dist 17 Pg 65B (See Father)

Obituary: 16 Feb 2003, Walla Walla Union Bulletin

More About MARTHA OBERT:

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, OR38

More About FRANK DIGGINS and MARTHA OBERT:

Marriage: 1938, Walla Walla, Walla Walla, WA

Children of FRANK DIGGINS and MARTHA OBERT are:

i. ARTHUR DAVID5 DIGGINS, b. 26 Feb 1949; d. Abt. 1990.

ii. CALVIN L. DIGGINS, b. 08 Feb 1950, Walla Walla, Walla Walla, WA; d. 12 Oct 2004, Spokane, , WA.

Notes for CALVIN L. DIGGINS:

Obit - Walla Walla Union Bulletin - October 20, 2004

Calvin Diggins

Clarkston - Former Milton-Freewater resident Calvin L. Diggins, 54, died Oct. 12 2004, at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane.

The graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday in Milton-Freewater Cemetery.

Mr. Diggins was born Feb. 8, 1950, in Walla Walla to Frank and Martha Obert Diggins. He graduated from McLoughlin High Scool.

He worked with his father for a time in the lumber trade on Couse Creek. He attended college in Clarkston and later made his home there and in Lewiston for several years.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include several aunts, uncles and cousins.

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Obit - Walla Walla Union Bulletin - October 22, 2004

Calvin Diggins

Clarkston - Former Milton-Freewater resident Calvin L. Diggins, 54, died Oct. 12 2004, at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane.

The graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday in Milton-Freewater Cemetery.

Mr. Diggins was born Feb. 8, 1950, in Walla Walla to Frank and Martha Obert Diggins. He graduated from McLoughlin High Scool.

He worked with his father for a time in the lumber trade on Couse Creek. He attended college in Clarkston and later made his home there and in Lewiston for several years.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include several aunts, uncles and cousins.

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http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=10469481

Calvin L Diggins

Birth: Feb. 8, 1950

Walla Walla

Walla Walla County

Washington, USA

Death: Oct. 12, 2004

Spokane

Spokane County

Washington, USA

Son of Martha (Obert) & Frank Diggins...Obit Valley Herald, Milton-Freewater OR, 22 October 2004, Page A9. I (Betty, contributor here) attended school with Calvin and remember him as a very nice young man. He seemed a bit on the shy side in the class room, but out on the playground he was quite active and vocal. He wasn't a very good athlete, but liked to participate in playground games and socialize with his classmate and friends. He was a nice guy!

Burial:

Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery

Milton-Freewater

Umatilla County

Oregon, USA

Record added: Feb 13 2005

By: Betty from OR

More About CALVIN L. DIGGINS:

Burial: 22 Oct 2004, IOOF Cem, Milton-Freewater, OR39

Obituary: 20 Oct 2004, Walla Walla Union Bulletin

 

15. GLEN4 DIGGINS (THOMAS LESSARD3, DAVID F.2, SAMUEL1) was born 27 May 1908 in Weston, Umatilla, OR, and died 04 Sep 1944 in Boise, ID40. He married RUTH ELSIE MCCONNELL 03 Oct 1932 in Walla Walla, WA, daughter of HOMER MCCONNELL and IVA LEONARD. She was born 12 Nov 1912 in Lake City, CA.

More About GLEN DIGGINS:

Burial: 06 Sep 1944, IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, OR41

Census 1: 1910, OR Umatilla Mtn Pct ED 264 Pg 198A(See Father)

Census 2: 1920, OR Umatilla Pct 12 ED 150 Pg 65B (See Father)

Census 3: 1930, OR Umatilla Pct 12 Dist 17 Pg 65B (See Father)

Notes for RUTH ELSIE MCCONNELL:

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington) > 1957 > March > 11, page 12

Ruth Hurst to visit mother, Mrs McConnell, Vernon Hurst was called to Portland by death of a brother

More About GLEN DIGGINS and RUTH MCCONNELL:

Marriage: 03 Oct 1932, Walla Walla, WA

Children of GLEN DIGGINS and RUTH MCCONNELL are:

i. ROBERT GENE5 DIGGINS, b. 12 Oct 1942, Walla Walla, Walla Walla, WA; d. 26 Jul 1943, La Grande, Union, OR42.

More About ROBERT GENE DIGGINS:

Burial: 28 Jul 1943, IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, OR43

ii. NORMAN DIGGINS.

Notes for NORMAN DIGGINS:

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington) > 1957 > January > 30, page 17

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Diggins of La Grande are parents of a daughter born Jan 14 in a La Grande Hospital. Mrs. Ruth Hurst is the paternal Grandmother.

 

16. DAVID WILLIAM4 DIGGINS (THOMAS LESSARD3, DAVID F.2, SAMUEL1) was born 22 May 1910 in Oregon, and died 02 Jan 2004 in Pendleton, Umatilla, OR44. He married VIOLA CYNTHIA JAMISON 1937.

More About DAVID WILLIAM DIGGINS:

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, OR45

Census 1: 1930, OR Umatilla Pct 12 Dist 17 Pg 65B (See Father)

Census 2: 1920, OR Umatilla Pct 12 ED 150 Pg 65B (See Father)

More About DAVID DIGGINS and VIOLA JAMISON:

Marriage: 1937

Children of DAVID DIGGINS and VIOLA JAMISON are:

i. THELMA MARIE5 DIGGINS.

ii. GEORGE DIGGINS.

 

17. ELMER LEE 'JOHNNIE'4 DIGGINS (THOMAS LESSARD3, DAVID F.2, SAMUEL1) was born 17 Oct 1917 in Basket Mountain,Oregon, and died 23 Feb 1977 in Milton Freewater, Umatilla, OR46,47. He married ETHEL W. FEAGINS 31 Jul 1937 in Walla Walla, WA, daughter of FRANK FEAGINS and WINNIE LANE. She was born 26 Aug 1919 in Drummond, Teton, Idaho, and died 25 Aug 2001 in Seattle, King, Washington48.

Notes for ELMER LEE 'JOHNNIE' DIGGINS:

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington) > 1977 > February > 24, page 13

Elmer Lee "Johnnie" Diggins

MILTON-FREEWATER -- Elmer Lee "Johnnie" Diggins, Route 1, died Wednesday at his home at the age of 59.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the First Christian Church with the Rev. Richard Davidson officiating. Burial will be in the Milton-Freewater Cemetery.

Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the Oregon Heart fund or the Multiple Sclerosis Society through Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home.

Diggins was born Oct. 17, 1917, on Basket Mountain, the son of Thomas and Maud Diggins. When Diggins was a boy the family moved to Couse Creek, where he made his home all his life.

He was married in Walla Walla July 31, 1937, to Ethel Feagins, who survives at the family home.

Diggins was a driver for Consolidated Freightways for 17 years, and for seven years was in a partnership operating Butch's Tavern. For a number of years he was in the logging business. He retired in 1970 after 2 1/12 years managing BPO Elks No. 2146 in Milton-Freewater.

Besides his widow, Ethel Diggins, at the home, he is survived by his son, Ronald L. Diggins, Lafayette, La.; his daughter, Charlene King, Naselle, Wash.; his brothers, Frank Diggins, Milton-Freewater; Tom Diggins, Elgin, and Dave Diggins, Pendleton; his sisters, Thelma Ferguson, Milton-Freewater, and Maud Harper, Pilot Rock; two grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

More About ELMER LEE 'JOHNNIE' DIGGINS:

Burial: 25 Feb 1977, IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, OR49

Census 1: 1920, OR Umatilla Pct 12 ED 150 Pg 65B (See Father)

Census 2: 1930, OR Umatilla Pct 12 Dist 17 Pg 65B (See Father)

Notes for ETHEL W. FEAGINS:

Obituary in the Milton-Freewater Valley Times dated Friday, September 7, 2001

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http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=diggins&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=39&GSob=n&GRid=5899685&

Birth: Aug. 26, 1919

Idaho, USA

Death: Aug. 25, 2001

Seattle

King County

Washington, USA

Daughter of Frank & Winnie Lane Feagins...Married Elmer Lee "Johnnie" Diggins 31 Jul 1937 (died 1977)...Mother of: Winnie Charlene, Dennis, Ronald, & Lee (deceased in infancy)...Sister of: Lois, Marjorie, Arla, Dorothy, Donna (deceased)...Obit Valley Times, Milton-Freewater OR, Sep 7, 2001, Page A7.

More About ETHEL W. FEAGINS:

Died 2: 25 Aug 2001, Milton Freewater, Umatilla, OR50

Burial: 27 Aug 2001, IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, OR51

Obituary: 07 Sep 2001, Valley Times, Milton-Freewater, OR

More About ELMER DIGGINS and ETHEL FEAGINS:

Marriage: 31 Jul 1937, Walla Walla, WA

Children of ELMER DIGGINS and ETHEL FEAGINS are:

i. WINNIE CHARLENE5 DIGGINS, m. ? KING.

ii. RONALD L. DIGGINS.

iii. LEE CLARE DIGGINS, b. Apr 1939; d. 07 May 1939.

More About LEE CLARE DIGGINS:

Burial: 09 May 1939, IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, OR52

 

Generation No. 5

18. WAYNE ARDELL5 FERGUSON (THELMA JEAN4 DIGGINS, THOMAS LESSARD3, DAVID F.2, SAMUEL1) was born 13 Mar 1929 in Oregon, and died 16 Jun 1968 in Phu Yen S. Vietnam53. He married JUNE LA VELLE FOREST.

Notes for WAYNE ARDELL FERGUSON:

http://www.facesfromthewall.com/orvn/OR1968jun.html

WAYNE ARDELL FERGUSON

Birth 13MAR29 Rank MAJ Date of Death 16JUN68

P. of birth Pendleton Service Air Force (Reserve) Place Phu Yen S. Vietnam

Town of

Record Milton-Freewater Unit 21 TAS SQ Death Code Hostile, Died; Air Loss, Crash - Land Fixed Wing - Pilot

Hometown service # 3005872 Panel 56WEST - 02

Married Married Link Hit My Smoke Medals Purple Heart

Tour Date 12FEB68 Comment Cemetery

Oregon Man Dies In War Milton-Freewater Major Wayne Ferguson, 39, flying an Army Artillery spotter plane, was shot down and killed in Vietnam, his parents reported Monday. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Ferguson of Milton-Freewater. He was a native of Pendleton and lived in Milton-Freewater before entering the service 18 years ago. He was the 330th death of an Oregon man in the Vietnam conflict and the 130th this year. In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife and three children in Clovis NM and a son by a previous marriage in Heppner OR. (The Oregonian, Portland OR, 18 Jun 1968)

 

More About WAYNE ARDELL FERGUSON:

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, OR54

Census: 1930, OR Umatilla Pct 41 Dist 75 Pg 240B(See Father)

Military service: Major USAL Korea-Vietnam

Child of WAYNE FERGUSON and JUNE FOREST is:

i. CHARLIE FOREST6 FERGUSON, b. 22 Dec 1952, Bexar,TX55.

 

 

Endnotes

1. Oregon Death Index, (Ancestry.com), "Electronic," Name: Diggins, DavidCounty: Wallowa Death Date: 02 Sep 1912 Certificate: 2755.

2. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Name: Melvina Pennington Gender: female Birth Place: OR Birth Year: 1849 Spouse Name: David Diggins SpouseBirth Place: PA Spouse Birth Year: 1833 MarriageYear: 1894 Marriage State: OR Number Pages: 1 Name: David Diggins Gender: male Birth Place: PA Birth Year: 1833 Spouse Name: Melvina Pennington SpouseBirth Place: OR Spouse Birth Year: 1849 MarriageYear: 1894 Marriage State: OR Number Pages: 1 .

3. Prairie Creek Cemetery, Wallowa, OR, "Electronic," Diggins, David F. 1 JAN 1833 : 2 SEP 1912.

4. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Name: Melvina Pennington Gender: female Birth Place: OR Birth Year: 1849 Spouse Name: David Diggins SpouseBirth Place: PA Spouse Birth Year: 1833 MarriageYear: 1894 Marriage State: OR Number Pages: 1 Name: David Diggins Gender: male Birth Place: PA Birth Year: 1833 Spouse Name: Melvina Pennington SpouseBirth Place: OR Spouse Birth Year: 1849 MarriageYear: 1894 Marriage State: OR Number Pages: 1 .

5. SS Death Index, Name: Ernest Diggins SSN: 190-07-0717 Last Residence: 33533 Englewood, Sarasota, Florida, United States of America Born: 12 Aug 1886 Last Benefit: 32809 Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States of America Died: Mar 1977 State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951 ).

6. CA Death Index, DIGGINS LUCINE H 07/28/1890 WARFIELD DIGGINS M PENNSYLVANIA LOS ANGELES(19) 03/07/1944 53 yrs.

7. Oregon Death Index, (Ancestry.com), "Electronic," Name: ??, ThomasCounty: Umatilla Death Date: 23 0 1948 Certificate: 11622.

8. Washington Death Index, 1940-1996, Name: Thomas L Diggins Place of Death: Walla Walla Date of Death: 02 Aug 1948 Age: 74 Gender: M Certificate: 14487 .

9. Oregon Death Index, (Ancestry.com), "Electronic," Name: Diggins, Maude MCounty: 46 Death Date: 25 Aug 1958.

10. IOOF Cemetery Record, DigginsThomas L1873-1948 "Dad"4-1.

11. IOOF Cemetery Record, DigginsMaude M1879-1958 "Mother"4-1.

12. SS Death Record, EDITH KEMP 01 Dec 1896 Jan 1975 97862 (Milton Freewater, Umatilla, OR) (none specified) 543-07-4597 Oregon.

13. Oregon Death Index, (Ancestry.com), "Electronic," Name: Kemp, Edith HCounty: Umatilla Death Date: 09 Jan 1975 Certificate: 75-01530 Birth Date: - Dec 1896 .

14. Oregon Death Index, (Ancestry.com), "Electronic," Name: Kemp, Rome C County: Multnomah Death Date: 29 N 1960 Certificate: 14990 Spouse: Edith .

15. IOOF Cemetery Record.

16. CA Death Index, Name: SARANTO, HAZEL MAE Social Security #: 541105122 Sex: FEMALE Birth Date: 20 Jan 1916 Birthplace: OREGON Death Date: 10 Jan 1995 Death Place: VENTURA Mother's Maiden Name: DIGGINS Father's Surname: KEMP.

17. SS Death Index, Name: Hazel M. Saranto SSN: 541-10-5122 Last Residence: 93030 Oxnard, Ventura, California, United States of America Born: 20 Jan 1916 Died: Jan 1995 State (Year) SSN issued: Oregon (Before 1951 ) .

18. SS Death Index, Name: Angelo Saranto SSN: 541-10-5425 Last Residence: 99362 Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States of America Born: 30 May 1911 Last Benefit: 99362 Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States of America Died: Oct 1985 State (Year) SSN issued: Oregon (Before 1951 ) .

19. Washington Death Index, 1940-1996, Name: Angelo Saranto Place of Death: Walla Walla Date of Death: 31 Oct 1985 Residence: Walla Walla Age: 74 years Gender: M SSN: 541-10-5425 Certificate: 026003 .

20. SS Death Index, Name: Romie Kemp SSN: 542-07-9188 Last Residence: 97862 Milton Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, United States of America Born: 28 Mar 1920 Last Benefit: 97862 Milton Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, United States of America Died: Feb 1982 State (Year) SSN issued: Oregon (Before 1951 ) .

21. Washington Death Index, 1940-1996, Name: Romie W Kemp Place of Death: Walla Walla Date of Death: 13 Feb 1982 Age: 61 years Gender: M SSN: 542-07-9188 Certificate: 004633 .

22. Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Umatilla County, Oregon, Kemp Rome W 1920-1982 1/Lt. C. A. 655 I.D. Batt. 11-3.

23. Oregon Historical Records Index Detail Information, Case# 704/31311Name Diggins, Thomas EDate 02-12-1899Record Type Delayed BirthCounty UmatillaSource Health.

24. SS Death Record, THOMAS DIGGINS 12 Feb 1899 Oct 1980 97827 (Elgin, Union, OR) 97827 (Elgin, Union, OR) 536-07-3623 Washington.

25. Oregon Death Index, (Ancestry.com), "Electronic," Name: Diggins, Thomas ECounty: Union Death Date: 19 Oct 1980 Certificate: 80-17779 Birth Date: 12 Feb 1899 Spouse: Doroth.

26. Oregon Historical Records Index Detail Information, Case# 982/39416Name Diggins, Nellie Marguerite BruceDate 11-25-1899Record Type Delayed BirthCounty UmatillaSource HealthParents x.

27. SS Death Record, NELLIE B DIGGINS 25 Nov 1899 Dec 1993 97862 (Milton Freewater, Umatilla, OR) 97827 (Elgin, Union, OR) 540-03-0148 Oregon.

28. Oregon Death Index, (Ancestry.com), "Electronic," Name: Diggins, Nellie Marguerite County: Umatilla Death Date: 31 Dec 1993 Certificate: 93-27723Birth Date: 25 Nov 1899 .

29. SS Death Index, MAUDE M HARPER 16 Dec 1902 13 Dec 2003 (V) 97862 (Milton Freewater, Umatilla, OR) (none specified) 542-30-7852 Oregon.

30. SS Death Record.

31. Oregon Death Index, (Ancestry.com), "Electronic," Name: Harper, George WalCounty: UmatillaDeath Date: 09 Jan 1977 Certificate: 77-01431 Birth Date: - Oct 1898 Spouse: Maud .

32. IOOF Cemetery Record.

33. SS Death Record.

34. Washington Death Index, 1940-1996, Name: Chester A Ferguson Place of Death: Walla Walla Date of Death: 14 Jul 1981 Age: 82 years Gender: M SSN: 541-42-6104 Certificate: 017548 .

35. IOOF Cemetery Record.

36. SS Death Index, FRANK S DIGGINS 29 Sep 1906 11 Feb 2003 (V) 97862 (Milton Freewater, Umatilla, OR) (none specified) 542-09-6624 Oregon.

37. SS Death Index, MARTHA E DIGGINS 14 Nov 1910 03 Dec 2000 (V) 97862 (Milton Freewater, Umatilla, OR) (none specified) 544-09-2370 Oregon.

38. Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Umatilla County, Oregon, Diggins Martha E b 14 Nov 1910; d 3 Dec 2000 12-2.

39. Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Umatilla County, Oregon, Diggins Calvin Bruial Oct 22, 2004 12-9.

40. Idaho State Death Index.

41. IOOF Cemetery Record.

42. Oregon Death Index, (Ancestry.com), "Electronic," Oregon Death Index,Name: Diggins, Robert G County: Union Death Date: 26 Jul 1943 .

43. Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Umatilla County, Oregon, Diggins Robert G 1942-1943 BBL3.

44. SS Death Index, DAVID W DIGGINS 22 May 1910 02 Jan 2004 (V) 97801 (Pendleton, Umatilla, OR) (none specified) 544-09-1124 Oregon.

45. Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Umatilla County, Oregon, Diggins Dave May 22, 1910 Jan 2, 2004 12-5.

46. SS Death Record.

47. Oregon Death Index, (Ancestry.com), "Electronic," Name: Diggins, Elmer Lee County: Umatilla Death Date: 23 Feb 1977 Certificate: 77-03031 Age: 60 Birth Date: - Oct 1917 Spouse: Ethel .

48. SS Death Index, Name: Ethel F. Diggins SSN: 542-18-1348 Last Residence: 97862 Milton Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, United States of America Born: 26 Aug 1919 Last Benefit: 97862 Milton Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, United States of America Died: 25 Aug 2001 State (Year) SSN issued: Oregon (Before 1951 ) .

49. IOOF Cemetery Record.

50. SS Death Record.

51. IOOF Cemetery Record.

52. Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Umatilla County, Oregon, Diggins Lee Clare d 7 May 1939 age 1 mo BBL.

53. Vietnam War, Deceased Casualties, Name: WAYNE ARDELL Ferguson Birth Date: 13 Mar 1929 Death Date: 16 Jun 1968 Home City: Milton-freewater Home State: Oregon SSN/Service #: 3005872 Death Date: 16 Jun 1968 Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) Tour Start Date: 12 Feb 1968 Service Branch: Department of the Air Force Component: Reserve (USAR, USNR, USAFR, USMCR, USCGR) Rank: Major Military Grade: Major Pay Grade: Major (U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps) or Lieutenant Commander (U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard) Province: 09 Decoration: Not Available CN: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) Unit: 21 TAS SQ Service Occupation: ----- Data Source: Coffelt Database.

54. Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Umatilla County, Oregon, Ferguson Wayne A. b 13 Mar 1929; d 16 June 1968 Major USAF Korea-Vietnam 4-4.

55. Texas Birth Index, Name: Charlie Forest Ferguson Date of Birth: 22 Dec 1952 Gender: Male Birth County: Bexar Father's Name: Wayne Ardell Ferguson Mother's Name: June La Velle Forest Roll Number: 1952_0005 .