Georgiana Riegel (Pitfield)

21 Apr 1896 - 3 Oct 1961

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Georgiana Riegel (Pitfield)

21 Apr 1896 - 3 Oct 1961
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Georgiana Riegel (Pitfield)

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Laurel Hill Cemetery

3446-3990 E River Dr
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States

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Section T Lot 97, 101 1881-01-07; Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer "DEATH OF MR. JOSIAH RIEGEL Mr. Josiah Riegel, the head of the well-known house of Riegel, Scott & Co., dry goods importers and jobbers, No. 333 Market street, died about one o'clock yesterday. Mr. Riegel was born at Hellertown, Northampton county, PA, in 1830, and came to this [city] about thirty-one years ago, entering the employ of Riegel & Bro., dry goods jobbers and retailers on Second street, near Callowhill. About the year 1851 he became connected with the house of Sieger, Lamb & Co., on North Third street, and was admitted as a partner in the house of Riegel, Baird & Co., on North Third street, their successors, in 1858. From that time to the present he has been identified with the dry goods jobbing business of this city, and has been well and favorably known for his ability, integrity and energy, both as a salesman and as a merchant. On Tuesday last he was attacked with apoplexy at his place of business, and after lingering for two days passed away. He leaves a widow and two children to mourn his loss. He will be very much missed in mercantile circles, and his sudden demise universally regretted by those with whom he was accustomed to transact business. As if by a strange coincidence, Mr. Riegel was taken ill on the first annivesrary of his brother Jacob's death. The trade of the house of which Mr. Reigel was the head amounts to over $3,000,000 annually, and passed through all the panics unscathed. To show Mr. Reigel's tireless energy and application to business it is stated that during the busy seasons of spring and fall he would be at the hotels as early as six o'clock in the morning to meet his customers and take them to his place of business. Mr. Reigel was a director in the Saucon Iron Company, and also was interested in the True Blue Slate Company, in Northampton county, Pa. The funeral will take place on Monday, at twelve o'clock/"
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September 23, 2013
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September 14, 2013

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Life timeline of Georgiana Riegel (Pitfield)

1896
Georgiana Riegel (Pitfield) was born on 21 Apr 1896
Georgiana Riegel (Pitfield) was 8 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
1903
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Georgiana Riegel (Pitfield) was 18 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
1914
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Georgiana Riegel (Pitfield) was 24 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
1920
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Georgiana Riegel (Pitfield) was 35 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
1930
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Georgiana Riegel (Pitfield) was 44 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
1940
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Georgiana Riegel (Pitfield) was 57 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
1953
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Georgiana Riegel (Pitfield) died on 3 Oct 1961 at the age of 65
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