Biography of Wayne Wiggins
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Wayne Wiggins, who is proprietor of the Wiggins Garage, is a progressive business man of Fredericktown and a veteran of the World War. He was born at Carroliton, Ohio, Dec. 28, 1890, the son of John R. and Jennie M. (Ault) Wiggins.

John R. Wiggins spent his entire life in Carroll County, Ohio. He was born at Carrollton, and died in 1917, being buried in Harlem Spring Cemetery. His widow, now 80 years of age, lives at Harlem Springs. To Mr. and Mrs. Wiggins were born eight children, as follows: 1. Minnie, married John Q. Adams, lives at Carrollton. 2. Sadie, married W. J. McLoughlin, lives at Carrollton. 3. Anna, married H. G. McLoughlin, lives at Harlem Springs. 4. John M., lives at Fredericktown. 5. G. J. lives at Carrollton. 6. Margaret, married Ward Lowdermilk, lives at Harlem Springs. 7. Clara, married H. G. Cogsil, lives at Bergholz, Ohio. 8. Wayne, the subject of this sketch.

Wayne Wiggins obtained his education in the public schools of Carroilton. He spent six years in service with the U. S. Marine Corps before the World War, and during that period made a trip around the world. At the outbreak of the World War he was stationed in Philadelphia, with Headquarters Company, Fifth Regiment, and served with this regiment in France for 26 months. He was severely wounded on three occasions and was discharged from the service at Quantico, Va., in 1919. After his discharge from the service Mr. Wiggins came to Fredericktown, where he became interested in the automobile repair business. Service rendered by him has qualified his garage as being recognized as an official AAA garage.

In 1920 Mr. Wiggins married Miss Lfflian M. Ryan, the daughter of Jacob C. Ryan, of Fredericktown. Mrs. Wiggins' mother died when she was four years old. To Mr. and Mrs. Wiggins have been born four children: John B., Dwight, Richard, and Joann.

Mr. Wiggins is an active member of the American Legion and belongs to the Knights of Pythias and Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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