The following is the message that was written on the back of a picture of Patience Risly Duggins the picture was sent to Ben (Benjamin Warren Duggins, Sr.) my grandfather whose son (my father) was a Jr. to him; grammar is exact from picture:
"Patience risly duggins born oct. 3rd 1808
died May 5th 1892 Nationality hollander"
"a Ben this is your great grandmother on your fathers side. Her fathers name was Silas Risley he was boranin Holland came to America quite young, and settled in Mariland. Her mother was Sally wisdom born inYork Shire, england and was English decent. She married Steven duggins Jr. in sept 1831 at Lousville Kentucky he was born in Irland and came to America with his brother, 5 children came; by ; this union Hila, Alexander, Macklin Cager, John, Delila. This Alexander is your Grandfather Who was born June 1, 1834, died nov 8, 1855. He married Delina Johnson Condern in March 10th 1854 One son was born to this union Dec. 29th 1854. His name is Macklin Cager who became your Father."
"TULSA MAY 24th 1921
To go beyond the picture:
Benjamin Warren Duggins Sr. was born in 1882 and died on Sept. 4, 1955 in Yakima Wa. He had a brother Macklin Cager Jr. and three sisters Emma, Alta, and May. He married Mildred Lola Sullivan who died in Yakima May 12, 1973 they had ten children, however only six lived to be adults. These children were Homer D. Duggins born Oct. 10, 1911 died Feb. 2, 1983, Kenneth birthdate unknown died Dec. 1999, Macklin "Clyde" Duggins still living, now in Troutdale, Ore. , daughters Claudie Duggins Reinke, died in 1999, buried in Bremerton, Wa., Pauline who is still living in Idaho, however very close to death. And then the baby who was my father Benjamin Warren Duggins Jr. who was born in Lamar, Colo. on June 9, 1923 and died November 9, 1990 on his 49th wedding anniversary. He married Marjorie Fay Anderson Duggins 11-9-1942 and they had four sons the eldest Donald Warren Duggins is married to Trudy and lives in Olympia, Wa., 2nd myself Gary G. Duggins married Karen J. Brandt Duggins 1-19-1975 and we live in Tacoma, Wa., Darrell Roger Duggins is married to Barbara and lives in Bend, Oregon. The youngest is Terry Wayne Duggins married to Robin and lives in Bremerton, Wa.
Homer lived in Yakima, Wa. And had two children a boy William lives in Olympia, Wa. Where his mother Anna also now lives, and a daughter who lives in Oregon. Kenneth lived in Yakima all his live and had two daughters Cheryl Ann who lives in Yakima, Wa. And Patty Sue who lives in the Portland, Ore. Area. Macklin "Clyde" had two daughters, Linda and Lola, both live in the Portland, Ore area. Claudia had two sons Delmar and John both are deceased, she had one daughter Dorthy who lives in the Portland, Ore. Area. Pauline had two sons and two daughters and I have lost track of them.
I hope the above information can possibly fill in some blanks in the family tree and I would appreciate any information you might be able to get back to me.
Gary G. Duggins
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