October 15, 1902
Effiegene Locke married Otis Theodore Wingo, a lawyer and banker who had moved from Tennessee to De Queen (Sevier County). The couple had two children, Janie Blanche Wingo and Otis T. Wingo Jr. The family lived in De Queen until 1912 when Otis Sr. was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arkansas’s Fourth Congressional District. In 1930, Effiegene Wingo also began her service in the U.S. House of Representatives. She was the second of only four women from Arkansas to be elected to the position.