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Ida Berdahl Riggs, 1884-1917


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 3/11/2009 at 20:46:44


Mrs. Edward (Edwin) Riggs Died This Morning After Brief Illness--Leaves Four Children

Mrs. Edward Riggs departed this life early this morning at the family home in this city after an illness of only a few days. It came as a great shock to her circle of friends, and leaves desolate a home with four small children, and husband, who will sorely miss the guidance of a good mother and the aid of a worthy helpmate. Mrs. Riggs was known as a woman of high ideals, and she had the confidence and respect of all who knew her. She was a good neighbor, always ready to go to the aid of those in affliction and distress. But she will be missed far more from the little home who needs a mother's love and tenderness in the rearing of the family. It is one of the saddest deaths we have been called upon to chronicle and we but voice the sentiment of the entire community in extending sympathy to the bereaved husband and family.

Ida Christine Berdahl was born in Emmet county February 14th, 1884, being at the time of her death 33 years, 2 months and 9 days of age. She was married April 19, 1911 to Edward (Edwin) Riggs and to this union four children were born, all of whom survive her. they are Genevieve, Alice, Francis and the babe ten days old. (Ida Christine aka Betty) Mrs. Riggs, in early life, united with the German Lutheran church and remained a devoted member all her life. With the exception of six years spent in Martin county, Minnesota, she was a life long member of this community. At the time we go to press funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Contributed by: Doreene Hansen. Source: Emmet County Museum Book of Obits April 1917.


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