Miles A. Riggle

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MILES A. RIGGLE, of Burrell township, Armstrong county, was born on the old Riggle homestead in that township Oct. 14, 1862, son of Daniel Riggle. His grandparents, John and Sarah (Shetler) Riggle, were of German extraction.

Daniel Riggle, father of Miles A. Riggle, was born in Westmoreland county, Pa., and came to Armstrong county when a lad. He died in 1885. His wife, Mary Robb, who was born in 1818, daughter of John and Mary (Shotts) Robb, died in 1904, aged eighty-six years. They had a family of twelve children, five sons and seven daughters: Hettie; Elizabeth; Saloma, who married Hiram Myers, of Bethel township, and had five children; Absalom B.; John, of Texas, who married and had four children; Sarah, who married Wilson Hotham, of Kansas (now deceased), and has three children living; Maria, widow of John McCullough, of Pittsburgh; Augusta, who married I. Spong, of Bethel township, and has five children; James, living in Nevada; Miles A.; Anna, deceased; and D. Thomas, born Oct. 18,1855. died March 27, 1913, who married Margaret A. Altman, of Burrell township, and has three children.

On Jan. 30, 1890, Mr. Miles A. Riggle married Emma Spencer, daughter of Jacob Spencer, who was born Dec. 5, 1831 in Kittanning township, Armstrong county, and died Oct. 2, 1906. On Oct. 2, 1851, he married Delia Klingensmith, of Armstrong county, and they had a family of eight children, four sons and four daughters: Polly and James (deceased in infancy), Joseph, Ellen, Stephen, Rosa, Emma, and another that died in infancy. Mrs. Riggle'S grandparents were John and Elizabeth (Waltenbaugh) Spencer, both natives of Armstrong county, and Eli and Margaret (Shoop) Klingensmith. Mr. and Mrs. Riggle have had a family of nine children: Rosa P., born April 2, 1892; Mary M., Sept. 16, 1893; Mira A., Sept 11, 1895; Roy B., Oct. 15, 1897; John T., Jan. 1, 1899; Ira G., Sept. 25, 1902; Clara E.,March 10, 1905; Arthur, Aug. 28, 1908; and Virginia R., July 5, 1911.

Mr. Riggle and his family are Lutherans in religious connection, attending at Brick Church. He has been engaged in farming all his life except for two years when he was a street car conductor in Pittsburgh. His principal crops are grain and fruit, and he also raises some stock.

Source: Pages 697-698, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 2001 by Nancy Cain Knepper for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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