- 1880-1956 (Creation)
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14 Cm of textual records and graphic material
Name of creator
Mabel Riggs (nee DeGuerre) was a graduate of the Toronto Conservatory of Music where she became an accomplished musician and soprano. She went on to become the Director of the Vocal Department of Albert College in Belleville, Ontario.
On August 28, 1901, she married Leo Riggs, who was also an accomplished musician working in Indianapolis, Indiana. Following her marriage, she left Belleville, Ontario, and joined her husband at the Central College of Music, in Indianapolis, Indiana, as a vocal teacher.
In 1903, she gave birth to her only child, a daughter, Leona Riggs.
In 1909, she, along with her husband and daughter, moved to New York City. By 1924, Mabel Riggs and her family had returned to Belleville, Ontario so that her husband, Leo Riggs, could assist his elderly father with his automobile business.
In 1909, she, along with her husband and daughter, moved to New York City. By 1924, Mabel Riggs and her family had returned to Belleville, Ontario so that her husband, Leo Riggs, could assit his elderly father with his automobile bussiness.
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Scope and content
This series consists of textual records and graphic material accumulated during the life of Mabel Riggs, primarily from when she was living in belleville, Ontario.
- Marriage records, and marriage related documents, Newpaper clippings, Announcements, and Cards ca. 1901
- Newspaper Clippings ca.1901-1924
Address Books, and Ledgers ca.1930's
Photographs of Mabel ca. 1880's-1956