Looking for Parent information on Julia (Rigby) Tanner (b. 5/29/1918 TX, d. 11/19/2002 FL)

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I'm trying to expand into my Grandmother Julia's family line, but haven't been able to get much information. My last resort would be to call or look at the local library's website in the county/city she was born, but thought I'd try asking for help here first.

Here's some information to help:
Julia was born in Childress, TX in 1918, and died in Havana, FL in 2002. My mother, Julianne, had a Grandmother who lived in Childress, TX, which I assume is Julia's mother. My mother (Julianne Tanner Talley) visited often during summers as a child, while her father (William Francis Tanner; my Grandfather) did Geology studies and research for FSU (where he taught Geology for about 60 years).

Julianne, her dad Bill, mother Julia and 2 brothers (Bill & Bruce) used to take several week/month-long summer trips with their parents, while her dad (Bill Tanner) did his Geology-related work in the field. They traveled and camped all over the US doing this every summer for a few years. Sometimes before or after the summer trips, Bill & Julia would drop their kids off at their Grandmother's in Childress to visit while they finished whatever work was left to do on that trip. 

There should be some record of my Tanner/Rigby extended family there. Julia married William (Bill) Francis Tanner in her late teens or 20's (I assume), and moved to Tallahassee, FL where they both lived until both of their natural deaths.


Thanks in advance for your help in this matter! 

WikiTree profile: Julia Tanner
in Genealogy Help by Katelyn Dekle G2G Rookie (280 points)

2 Answers

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Best answer
Could this be the same Julia Rigby?



Birth city's different from what you have, but it looks like this family is in Grandview in 1920:


and Childress in 1930:

by Sharon Casteel G2G6 Pilot (107k points)
selected by Chris Hoyt
That is definitely her parents! I just got confirmation from my mom. Julia's parents were Kate & Homer Rigby. Thank you!!


Please let me know if you come across anything further. I'll be looking into it further myself. Thanks again!
Thank you!!
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Texas Birth Certificates 1903-1932

Julia Kathryn Rigby,born May 29 1918, Father L.H.Rigby,Mother Kate Pinson.

by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (915k points)
Thank you!!

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