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Roberta Hamilton (Bigger) Biggar (1885 - 1967)

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Roberta Hamilton Biggar formerly Bigger
Born in North Carolina, USAmap
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Augusta, Georgia, USAmap
Bigger-161 created 23 Sep 2016 | Last modified
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Categories: Hendersonville, North Carolina | Augusta, Georgia | Westover Memorial Park, Augusta, Georgia.


Biography

Roberta Hamilton Bigger was born on April 15, 1885 in North Carolina. Her parents were Robert H. Bigger and Martha Elizabeth "Bessie" Davies.

In 1902, she moved to Augusta, Georgia, and remained there for the rest of her life. She is said to be a pioneer in welfare and charity work.

Roberta never married, but adopted a daughter named Margaret Elizabeth (Bigger) Parrish.

World War II soldier Bernie Barrenbrudge remembers her:

"Our wedding party consisted of best man John Pippert of Cincinnati, who was also my best army buddy; Augusta native Ellen Biggar was maid of honor; her aunt, Roberta Biggar, and her friend, Hazel Word, were also in the party.... John and I had met Roberta and Hazel soon after we arrived at Camp Gordon. They were two real nice elderly Southern ladies who were doing their part for the war effort by entertaining soldiers. They had a fine home and invited us in for Sunday dinners. Their favorite menu was fried chicken with all the trimmings and plenty of Mint Juleps. It sure was good!"

Roberta died on May 6, 1967. She is buried with the rest of her family in Westover Memorial Park cemetery, Georgia.

Sources

  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MST5-5W9 : 22 January 2015), Rosceta Sigler in household of Bessie Sigler, Asheville Township Asheville city Ward 4, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States; citing sheet 3B, family 53, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,184.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M568-7PB : 29 October 2015), Roberta Andrews in household of W M Andrews, Schultz, Aiken, South Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 17, sheet 5A, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,460.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJX4-QD3 : 7 December 2015), Roberta H Biggar, Augusta Ward 3, Richmond, Georgia, United States; citing sheet 4B, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,276.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7PX-CRD : accessed 23 September 2016), Roberta Biggar, Militia District 1269, Richmond, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 121-77, sheet 18A, family 335, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 706.
  • "Georgia Death Index, 1933-1998," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V433-GLM : 24 December 2014), Roberta H Biggar, 06 May 1967; from "Georgia Deaths, 1919-98," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2001); citing Richmond, Georgia, certificate number 016170, Georgia Health Department, Office of Vital Records, Atlanta.
  • "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JRDQ-V4Q : 20 May 2014), Roberta Biggar, May 1967; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  • "Death Takes Miss Biggar". The Augusta Chronicle, May 7, 1967. Accessed on September 23, 2016. Copy in possession of "allenfam21".


Acknowledgments

Many thanks to "allenfam21", whose well-sourced family tree gave many clues about where to search for documents on this person.



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