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I believe I've found a possible candidate.

I have no connection to either family, but I think this could be your great-grandmother. There wasn't a listing for a Covita Rigdon. Only Coveda.

Name: Coveda Rigdon
Veteran's Rank: PVT
Branch: US Army
Relation Name: Lee Rigdon
Relationship: Wife
Last known address: 2900 Sheridan Road St. Louis , MO 63125
Birth Date: 10 Apr 1903
Death Date: 16 Jan 1974
Interment Date: 23 Jan 1974
Cemetery: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Buried At: Section 55 Site 12644
Cemetery URL: http://www.cem.va.gov/nchp/jeffersonbarracks.htm
Relationship Notes: Wife of Rigdon, Lee

Social Security Death Index Record
about Coveda Rigdon
Name: Coveda Rigdon
SSN: 489-12-1834
Last Residence: 63107 Saint Louis, Saint Louis City, Missouri, United States of America
Born: 10 Apr 1899
Died: Jan 1974
State (Year) SSN issued: Missouri (Before 1951 )

WWI Draft Card
Lee Rigdon
Residence: 3324 LaSalle ST. St Louis, MO
DOB May 12, 1893
Place of Birth: Shreveport, LA
Occu: Porter
Employer: Mr. McIntosh
Place of Employment: St Louis, MO
Dependants: Mother
Unmarried
Negro
No military experience.
Seeks an exemption because of mother.
Tall, slender, brown eyes, black hair, not bald.
No disabilities
June 5, 1917 in St. Louis, MO

U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2004 Record
about Lee Rigdon
Name: Lee Rigdon
Veteran's Rank: PVT
Branch: US Army
Last known address: 2900 Sheridan Road St. Louis , MO 63125
Death Date: 11 Dec 1925
Interment Date: 11 Dec 1925
Cemetery: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Buried At: Section 55 Site 12644
Cemetery URL: http://www.cem.va.gov/nchp/jeffersonbarracks.htm

In 1920 Lee Rigdon was still single and living with his sister Kattie and her husband Walter Collier in St. Louis, MO. SO Coveda & Lee married sometime between Jan 1920 & Dec 1925.

I found Covida also in St. Louis:

1920 Census Dist 340, ST Louis, MO
(She was living alone in a boarding house)
Covida Roberts 21 F B single b. IL Father AR Mother AR No Occupation

I searched for a Coveda/Coveta/Covida/Covita Rigdon in the 1930 Census but couldn't find one. There was only one Coveda (by any spelling) living in St. Louis in 1930. Sure enough Two Rigdon children are living with her. Maybe Mr. Lloyd is your great-grandfather? According to the census they were married. This could be a lie, but it is also possible that she divorced him and then took back the name of her first husband. I can think of one instance in my own family where a woman did just that. Interestingly, Coveda gives totally differnt birth data in 1930. It could be that the enumerator just got it wrong in 1920.

1930 Census Dist 68, St Louis, MO
#2923 Washington Ave.

Willis Lloyd Head M Neg 32 married for the first time at age 20 b. TN Father TN Mother TN Occu: Laborer Rail Road
Coveda Lloyd Wife F Neg 27 married for the first time at age 16 b. KY Father KY Mother KY
Catherine Rigdon Stepdaughter F Neg 8 single b. MO Father LA Mother KY
Spenain Rigdon Stepson M Neg 4 yrs 11mon single b. IN Father LA Mother KY

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I believe I've found a possible candidate.

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