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Elma B. Riggle, Lansing

James T. Riggle was in Wayne County, Iowa (same county as the Mosher's) in 1880. James is farming 36, with Talitha 35, Lula May 13, Elma B. 10, Hasmont 8, and Edna M. 4. Lucas County Iowa
Martha, therefore, was Elma's grandmother.

"Heirs of Elma B. Riggle, deceased" proved up a quarter in 10, 3S 43W in 1899. 
There's an Elma Belle Riggle 1869-1894 buried in Humeston, Iowa # 75759920 "Daughter of James Thomas Riggle and Talitha C. Marsh" with a brother James Harmont Riggle 1872-1893 in the same cemetery.

The following biography of J. T. Riggle, mention of whose death was made in the New Era last week, was written by Rev. R. Burton Sheppard of Bodne, formerly pastor of the local M E. church: J. T. Riggle, son of Isaac and Elizabeth Riggle, was born in Guernsey county, Ohio, July 3, 1843, and died in National City, California, February 21, aged seventy-one years, seven months and eighteen days. He had been ailing for some time, but feeling better a couple of days Before his death, he took a walk of a few blocks which proved to be an over-taxation of the heart, and the end came about 9-30 p m. Sunday, February 21. Until ten years of age he lived with his parents in the state of his birth. In that year, 1843, residence was changed to Illinois, and when twenty years of age he came to Iowa. Most of the time since, he has been a resident of Wayne County, owning a farm at the east edge of Humeston. With his family he moved to California about two years ago in order to enjoy the benefits of a milder climate. His last visit to Humeston was in the fall of 1914, when, with his wife, he returned to see old friends and look after business interests. On April 3, 1866, Mr Riggle was married to Miss Telitha C. Marsh, to which union were born four children; Lulu M., Elma B. , Harmont, and Maud. Mrs. Riggle, Lulu M. and Maud are still living, and were at home at the time of his death. At the age of twenty-one years he joined church in a little school house on the plains of Iowa, and from that time remained a member of the Methodist church. His interest in the church is a well known fact. Eager for the furtherance of religious endeavors, he was always found working with an enviable whole-heartedness wherever opportunity offered For years he was one of the "stand-bys" of the Methodist church in Humeston,and bis earnest wish was ever to see the hurch, in both material and spiritual things, keep step with the forward movements of the times. He was particularly interested in the Sunday school, and work with the boys, and these departments always had his hearty support. In the different capacities of teacher and superintendent, he has left his imprint upon the local Sunday school of the Methodist church. Nor were his interests confined to distinctly church activities. He was of that type of men who feel a personal obligation to manifest an active interest in everything pertaining to the welfare of the community along the lines of both political and social betterment. His death removes a most worthy citizen. The loss is larger than individual or family, and the entire community extends a genuine sympathy to the wife and daughters in their sorrow. The funeral was held at National City, California, Wednesday morning, February 24, at eleven o'clock. The body will remain in a vault in that city until friends or members of the family return to Humeston, when it will be brought to this place for final interment.
In 1900 Wayne County, Iowa, James July 1843 and Talitha C. Dec 1844 have Lula M. Feb 1867 and Edna M. Jan 1876. Talitha has had four children, two living. 1911 Wray "Mr. and Mrs. James T. Riggle of California were in the city over Sunday, guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Conway. Mr. and Mrs. Riggle wre on their way to Iowa and stopped here enroute to visit their old friends." William C. Conway had proved up a quarter in 25, 3S 43W in 1892, about six miles from Elma's claim.
William Clayton Conway 1854-1927 and Margaret Teresa (Minahan) Conway 1854-1927 are buried in Wray. FindaGrave # 17095985 says they married in Boone Iowa in 1884.
James's uncle Borton Riggle was born in 1855 in Indiana, son of Andrew and Phoebe (Borton) Riggle, moved in 1860 to Illinois, to Wayne County Indiana in 1865, married in 1878, then to Custer County, Nebraska.

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