Mary Ann Rife

Female 1891 - 1986  (94 years)


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  • Name Mary Ann Rife  [1, 2, 3
    Born 14 Aug 1891  Ellis, Ellis, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Christened 1938  Freestone, Freestone, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Religion 1938  Freestone, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Feb 1986  Freestone, Freestone, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Died 12 Feb 1986  Freestone, Freestone, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Notes 
    • Daughter of John Abraham Rife and Laura Elizabeth Drake. Wife of Benjamin French Biggs. Mother of Cecil Willard Biggs two infants and Jimmie Bea Biggs Cox. Born in Ellis County Texas and moved with her family to the Luna community south of Teague around 1895. Fell off a wagon and broke her back about the age of 8. She was told she would never walk again by the family doctor. Around age 10 being stuborn and determined she walked into the doctors office and said "Remember what you told me?" He replied "Yes and if you wern't so damn stubborn you wouldn't have either!". She was baptized as one of Jehovah's Wittnesses about 1938-39 and was faithful till her death.
    Person ID I21445  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2012 

    Father John Abraham Rife,   b. 26 Jul 1853, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1899, Freestone, Freestone, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Laura Elizabeth Drake,   b. 22 Nov 1852,   d. 22 May 1927, Freestone, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F09620  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Benjamin French Biggs,   b. 15 May 1892, Teague, Freestone, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1951, Mexia, Limestone, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1911  Freestone, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. Infant Daughter Biggs,   b. 6 Aug 1915, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1915, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     2. Cecil Willard Biggs,   b. 13 Jun 1917, Freestone, Freestone, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1945, Holland, , Noord-Brabant, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)  [natural]
     3. Infant Biggs,   b. 22 Nov 1919, Pyburn, Freestone, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1919, Pyburn, Freestone, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     4. Jimmie Bee Biggs,   b. 31 Oct 1925, Freestone, Freestone, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1990, Dallas, Dallas, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2011 
    Family ID F09619  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S004039] Biggsyoung, nicolebiggs_1, (May 2000, Ancestry.com).

    2. [S010665] Salem Baptist Cemetery Records, (http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Freestone/cemetery/Salem%20Baptist.htm).

    3. [S006082] FindAGrave.com.


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