100 - Effie McGee Riggins - Hugo, Oklahoma
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N 33° 59.915 W 095° 30.008
15S E 269086 N 3764817
Quick Description: Effie McGee Riggins was born in 1900, the same year that Hawaii became an official U.S. territory
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 9/28/2011 6:52:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMCPC9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
The final resting place of 100 year old Effie McGee Riggins is on the north side of Mount Olivet Cemetery. This is a beautiful and spacious cemetery in Hugo that is the resting place of many rodeo riders and circus performers.

The Riggins monument is about 3' high and 5' wide. It is grey, with Riggins in large letters in the middle. On each side, next to the two names, are etched flowers.

Text on monument:

Riggins

Harry Baldwin Sept. 24, 1900 - April 27, 1968

Effie McGee Oct. 14, 1900 - March 2, 2001


Some worldwide events and accomplishments that occurred during Effie's lifetime:

1900: A powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people
1910: The Union of South Africa is created
1920: Babe Ruth is traded by the Red Sox for $100,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time
1930: Mahatma Gandhi informs the British viceroy of India that civil disobedience will begin 9 days later.
1940: Neville Chamberlain, in what proves to be a tragic misjudgment, declares in a major public speech that Hitler has "missed the bus".
1950: Great Brinks Robbery: Eleven thieves steal more than $2 million from an armored car in Boston, Massachusetts
1960: The 1960 Winter Olympic Games begin at the Squaw Valley Ski Resort, in Placer County, California
1970: Pan American Airways offers the first commercially scheduled 747 service from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport
1980: U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow
1990: The trial of Joseph Hazelwood, former skipper of the Exxon Valdez, begins in Anchorage, Alaska. He is accused of negligence that resulted in America's second worst oil spill to date.
2001: George W. Bush succeeds Bill Clinton as the 43rd President of the United States.
Location of Headstone: Mount Olivet Cemetery

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