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Charles Hebron Wiggins

Male 1925 - 2019  (93 years)


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  • Name Charles Hebron Wiggins  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 5 Nov 1925  Waycross, Ware, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Race White  [7
    Residence 7 Apr 1930  1616 Creswell Street, Waycross, Ware, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1935  Waycross, Ware, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1 Apr 1940  Waycross, Ware, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Age: 14; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son 
    Military 30 Sep 1944  [4
    Battle Ship Wisconsin 
    Military 31 Dec 1944  [3
    Battle Ship Wisconsin 
    Military 31 Mar 1945  [5
    Battle Ship Wisconsin 
    Residence 1993  Sebring, Highlands, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 7 Jun 2019  Sebring, Highlands, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Charles Hebron Wiggins was born November 5, 1925 in Waycross, Georgia, the son of Charles Clemon Wiggins and Elsie May Miller Wiggins.

      He has two sisters, Bessie Wilkes (deceased) and Ruby Decker of Ft. Myers, FL. The family moved to Watertown, FL near Lake City in 1937 where his father ran a shingle and lathe mill. The family moved back to Waycross, GA until 1940, when they moved to Jacksonville, FL where his father worked in Gibbs shipyard as a ship carpenter.

      Charles went to Landon High School, worked as a Western Union delivery boy, ran a newspaper route and worked as an arc welder. He joined the U.S. Navy in January 1943. After attending boot camp in Bainbridge, MD, then pre-commissioning training in NewPort, RI. He was then assigned to the new Battleship U.S.S. Wisconsin in Philadelphia. The Wisconsin sailed to the far western Pacific to the Caroline Islands where it joined Admiral Halsey’s 3rd fleet. The Wisconsin supported the invasion of the Philippines, naval action in the South China Sea, survived a devastating typhoon, supported the invasion of Iwo Jima and Okinawa and numerous kamikaze attacks and was in Tokyo Bay when the war ended September 2, 1945. In 1946, Charles was honorably discharged from the Navy and then returned home to Jacksonville, FL. He found work as a surveyor for the FL State Road Department. He met his future wife Terry Barrett in 1948 and they were married in Folkston, GA on September 29, 1949. Charles then went to work for the US Army Corps of Engineers (Jacksonville District). He worked with a mobile survey unit throughout FL and Puerto Rico. He also worked as an inspector on various dredging projects and as a construction representative. Charles and Terry helped establish the Naranja Baptist Church near Homestead, Florida in 1963. Charles and Terry have one daughter Sandra Jean Ferguson born October 2, 1959. Charles retired from the Corps of Engineers in 1982. They moved from Homestead, FL to Sebring in 1988. Charles is a charter member of the VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park which he helped organize and served as their Chaplain for 9 years. Graveside services will take place on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 10:00AM at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Avon Park, FL.

      https://www.stephensonnelsonfh.com/obituary/charles-wiggins
    Buried 22 Jun 2019  Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Avon Park, Highlands, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1475  tng Genealogy

    Father Charles Clemon Wiggins,   b. 17 Jul 1895, Folkston, Charlton, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1949, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elsie Mae Miller,   b. 19 Feb 1888, Candler, Buncombe, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1993, Punta Gorda, Charlotte, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 105 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 4 Apr 1917  Waycross, Ware, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Family ID F634  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Doris Therresa Barrett,   b. 24 Sep 1926, Colchester, Chittenden, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 2015, Sebring, Highlands, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1949  Folkston, Charlton, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Family ID F636  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Nov 1925 - Waycross, Ware, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 7 Apr 1930 - 1616 Creswell Street, Waycross, Ware, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - Waycross, Ware, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 14; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son - 1 Apr 1940 - Waycross, Ware, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Sep 1949 - Folkston, Charlton, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1993 - Sebring, Highlands, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Jun 2019 - Sebring, Highlands, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S396] U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Database online.
      Record for Charles H Wiggins

    2. [S541] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/202285526/charles-h.-wiggins.
      Record for Charles H. Wiggins
      https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=60525&h=166846992&indiv=try

    3. [S444] WWII U.S. Navy Muster Rolls, 1939-1949, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;).
      Record for Charles Hebron Wiggins
      [ View military document]

    4. [S444] WWII U.S. Navy Muster Rolls, 1939-1949, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;).
      Record for Charles Hebron Wiggins
      [ View military document]

    5. [S444] WWII U.S. Navy Muster Rolls, 1939-1949, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;).
      Record for Charles Hebron Wiggins
      [ View military document]

    6. [S337] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;).
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Waycross, Ware, Georgia; Roll 391; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 11; Image: 295.0.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1930usfedcen&h=21702845&indiv=try
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    7. [S474] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).
      Year: 1940; Census Place: Waycross, Ware, Georgia; Roll: T627_720; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 148-15
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1940usfedcen&h=53593694&indiv=try
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    8. [S169] Lake City Report for Elsie's 90th birthday celebration.

    9. [S175] Marriage Records.
      [ View marriage certificate]

    10. [S529] Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978, Ancesrty.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2013;).
      Record for Elsie Mae Miller
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=GAMarriages&h=21577527&indiv=try
      [ View marriage certificate]