Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan

Byron Rigg


The photo is of Byron Sidney Rigg



Byron Sidney Rigg was born August 12, 1905 in Lakefield Township.  His parents were Lafayette and Hattie McPherson Rigg.

The photo is of Byron and Florence Hammond Rigg




Byron married Florence Hammond on August 16, 1924 in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan.  Florence was born July 22, 1905 in Brant, Saginaw County, Michigan and was the daughter of Will and Lillie Plank Hammond. Florence was a graduate of Central Normal College and her first teaching position was at the Byrnes School in Lakefield Township. The Byrnes School was located on the SW corner of Swan Creek and Fenmore Roads.


The photo is of L to R: Marion Rigg, Alice Rigg, Donna Rigg, Wilma Rigg and Donald Rigg

Byron and Florence lived in Lakefield Township, raised their children and were together for 35 years. Their children were:

  1. Donald Stewart Rigg was born May 14, 1925 in Lakefield Township. Don married Bernice Stryker

  2. Marion Louise Rigg was born March 15, 1927 in Lakefield Township. Marion married Howard Shively on October 9, 1965.

  3. Alice Joan Rigg was born November 28, 1928 in Lakefield Township. Alice married John Bucholz on June 5, 1947.

  4. Donna Eileen Rigg was born August 16, 1930 in Lakefield Township. Donna married Robert Nohel.

  5. Wilma Fay Rigg was born April 6, 1934 in Lakefield Township. Wilma married Fred Eurich.

  6. Marjorie Eleanor Rigg was born in Lakefield Township. Margie married Ervin Neuenfeldt.

  7. Gary Dean Rigg was born in Lakefield Township.

Byron and Florence owned and operated a farm in Section 10 on Swan Creek Road between Merrill and Fenmore Roads. Their farm property was originally part of Byron's father's, Lafayette Rigg's,  pasture land where he grazed his sheep. Byron also owned many properties, in Lakefield Township, that he built homes on and sold. He was a member of the Congregational Christian Church and also a member of the Merrill Lodge No. 411 F & AM, the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem and a past patron of the Merrill Chapter No. 295 of the Order of the Eastern Star.


SOURCES:  Granddaughter, Jackie Bucholz Rohde



Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris;   Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell,  sitting on the wood pile.    Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman.     photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.



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