Normally on “Tombstone Tuesday” I just share the photographs of tombstones and include the information on the stones. I decided to try something a little different; I’m adding a little bit more information. Keep in mind this isn't a complete research report, just some additional information about those whom tombstones I've photographed and some of their family members.
George H. Wiggin
1896 - 1923
Zaidee B. Wiggin
1881 - 1951
George Howard Wiggin and Zaidee Beardle were married on the 24th of March in 1904 in Milford, Delaware. This license also shows some additional information about their parents. George’s father was George and shows he was born in Maine. The groom’s mother was Edna Hawkin and she was born in New York. Zaidee’s father was Truman A and her mother was Mary Catherine Shockley. Some additional information shows that at the time of the marriage George was 35 residing in Townsend, Delaware and Zaidee was 22 residing in Lincoln City, Delaware
The 1910 United States Federal Census shows that George was born in New York and his father Maine, his mother was born in New York. At the time of this census George was 40 years of age, self-employed and owned his home. Zaidee was born in Delaware, her father was born in New York and mother was born in Delaware. The census also shows that they had two daughters, Georgia E. age 5 and Catharin A. who was only two years of age. Both of the children were born in Delaware.
The 1920 United States Federal Census shows that George and Zaidee are still married, George is 48 years of age and Zaidee is 37 years of age. Both of the girls, Georgia 15 and Catharine 11 are still in the house hold. There is a new addition to the family, George and Zaidee now have a son, his name is George he is 1 year and 5 months his date of birth is about 1919. George’s occupation is still listed as self-employed proprietor, flour mill. There is also another addition to the house; Thomas F Lamb is listed as a laborer in the flour mill. He is 54 years of age born about 1866 in Wisconsin. Both of his parents are shown to have been born in Ireland.
The 1930 United States Federal Census now shows that Zaidee is widowed, their daughters are no longer living in the home but their son, George age 11 is still in the home. An additional change to the house is that Zaidee now has three roomers / boarders listed. June L Kieffer age 23 born about 1907 in Pennsylvania, both of her parents were also born in Pennsylvania. Her occupation is listed as a clerk at a printing office. The other two boarders are married, William Reynolds age 27 born about 1903 in Delaware and both of his parents were also born in Delaware. His occupation is listed as a clerk at a construction site. Panise N. age 27 born about 1903 in Delaware and both of her parents were also born in Delaware. Her occupation is listed as a cashier at a restaurant.
The 1940 Untied States Federal Census record shows that Zaidee Wiggin age 58 is still listed as widowed and none of the children are living with her any longer. Her occupation is now listed as a roomer agent; she is now renting a home for $35. The address listed is 913 Washington St. Willington, Delaware.
We know that George and Zaidee were married for 19 years before his passing in 1923. They were blessed with two daughters and one son and raised their family in Delaware. Zaidee passed eleven years after the 1940 United States Federal Census was taken.
1920 United States Federal Census Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 25 September 2014). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).
1930 United States Federal Census Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 25 September 2014). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
 1940 United States Federal Census Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 25 September 2014). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.