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Stuck with hardly no info

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 6:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Moffatt
I am helping my grandma find her biological family.
She was adopted.

I am searching for who would be my 2nd great grandma name of Myrtle Moffatt.
I found her on the census from 1910-1940 and I have a marriage certificate reading
1890 31 Oct
Age: 10

Marriage to Robert Raymond Riggs
Galena, Cherokee, Kansas, USA

I have her birth as Sept 1880 Joplin Missouri.
But I don't know where to go from there. The census has her parents birth states different every 10 years.

What other way of finding out about where she came from and who her parents are is there?

Thanks so much!

Amanda

Re: Stuck with hardly no info

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 1:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.


You either have mis-information or have have made a typo in your message.

You wrote - "I found her on the census from 1910-1940 and I have a marriage certificate reading 1890 31 Oct
Age: 10". 10 yr old girls don't get married !!!

Then you wrote - "I have her birth as Sept 1880 Joplin Missouri."

If she was born in 1880 then she would be 20 years older in 1900.


1940, 1930, 1920, 1910 - Myrtle Riggs [b. Mo, 1880] is not listed anywhere.

1880 - Myrtle Moffatt is not listed anywhere

WHERE did you find Myrtle - what state???

Re: Stuck with hardly no info

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 7:07PM GMT
Classification: Query

Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935
groom's name: Robert R. Riggs
groom's birth date: 1875
groom's birthplace:
groom's age: 24
bride's name: Myrtle Moffett
bride's birth date: 1881
bride's birthplace:
bride's age: 18 ***
marriage date: 31 Oct 1899 ***
marriage place: Cherokee, Kansas

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1900-
Name: Myrtle Riggs
Age: 19
Birth Date: Sep 1880
Birthplace: Kansas ***
Home in 1900: Joplin Ward 2, Jasper, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Ray Riggs
Marriage Year: 1900
Years Married: 0
Father's Birthplace: Missouri
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother: number of living children: 0
Mother: How many children: 0

Household Members:
Ray Riggs 25, Head, AR
Myrtle Riggs 19, Wife, KS

----------------------------------------------------------

1910-
Name: Myrtle Riggs
Age in 1910: 28
Birth Year: 1882
Birthplace: Kansas ***
Home in 1910: Richland, Labette, Kansas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: R R Riggs
Mother's Birthplace: Missouri

Household Members:
R R Riggs 35, Head, IL
Myrtle Riggs 28, Wife, KS
Elmer T Riggs 8, Son, KS
Elzie H Riggs 0, Son, KS
[1/12]

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1920-
Name: Myrtel Riggs
[Myrtle Riggs]
Age: 38
Birth Year: abt 1882
Birthplace: Kansas ***
Home in 1920: Weiser, Washington, Idaho
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Illinois
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Home owned: Rent
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Household Members:
Myrtel Riggs 38, Head, KS
Phill Riggs 17, Son, KS
Elva Riggs 9
[9 11/12]
Raymond Riggs 8, Son, KS
Ester Riggs 5
[5 4/12]
Floria Riggs 1, Daughter, ID
[1 7/12]

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Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950
name: Charles J Moles
event: Marriage
event date: 01 Mar 1923
event place:Weiser, Washington, Idaho
age: 41
estimated birth year: 1882
birthplace: Nebraska
marital status: Divorced
spouse: Myrtle L Riggs
spouse's age: 37
spouse's estimated birth year: 1886
birthplace: Kansas ***
marital status: Widow

------------------------------------------------------------------

1930-
Name: Myrtle Moles
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1882
Birthplace: Kansas ***
Race: White
Home in 1930: Weiser, Washington, Idaho
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Illinois
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee

Household Members:
Myrtle Moles 48, Head, KS
Thell Riggs 27, Son, KS
Elzie Riggs 20, Son, KS
Raymond Riggs 18, Son, KS
Ester Riggs 16, Daughter, KS
Flora Riggs 11, Daughter, ID

--------------------------------------------------------

1940-
Name: Myrtle Moles
Age: 58
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Kansas ***
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Weiser, Washington, Idaho
Street: East Liberty
House Number: 729
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Weiser, Washington, Idaho
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Father's Birthplace: California
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Occupation: Maid
Woman Marriages: Yes
Woman Age at First Marriage: 18
Number of Children Ever Born: 12
Usual Occupation: Housework
Usual Industry: Private Home

Household Members:
Myrtle Moles 58, Head, KS
Flora Riggs 22, Daughter, ID
C L Bledsoe 21, Lodger

Re: Stuck with hardly no info

Posted: 2 Jan 2013 10:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
name: Vere Moles
date of death: 25 Dec 1923
place of death: Glenns Ferry, Elmore, Idaho
gender: Female
race (on document): White
race (standardized): White
age at death: 0
date of birth: 24 Dec 1923
place of birth: Glenns Ferry, Idaho
father's name: Charley J. Moles
father's place of birth: Fairberry, Neb.
mother's name: Myrtle Riggs
mother's place of birth: Helena/Kansas
occupation: At Home
place of burial: Glenns Ferry
date of burial: 26 Dec 1923
gsu film number: 1530766
volume/page/certificate number:44060

Re: Stuck with hardly no info

Posted: 2 Jan 2013 10:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Myrtle Riggs Moles
Birth: 1881
Death: 1950
Burial:
Hillcrest Cemetery
Weiser, Washington County
Idaho, USA

Re: Stuck with hardly no info

Posted: 2 Jan 2013 10:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Here is her death date in case you don't have that:

Idaho Death Index, 1911-51
Name: Moles, Myrtle Riggs
Year: 1950
Certificate Number: 003550
County of Death: Washington
City: Weiser
Date of Death: 30 Sep 1950
Date of Birth: 15 Sep 1881

If you don't have obit, maybe getting one can shed light on her birth parents, etc.
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