Alice Matelada Wagner

Female28 November 1898–1983

Brief Life History of Alice Matelada

When Alice Matelada Wagner was born on 28 November 1898, in Leamington, Essex, Ontario, Canada, her father, John Waggoner, was 31 and her mother, Alice Matilda Nickerson, was 24. She married Guy P Dunn on 22 May 1915, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Brownstown Township, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died in 1983, at the age of 85, and was buried in Huron Valley Cemetery, Flat Rock, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Guy P Dunn
1894–1935
Alice Matelada Wagner
1898–1983
Marriage: 22 May 1915
Lucille Elizabeth Dunn
1917–2005
Florine Dunn
1919–2007

Sources (13)

  • Alice Dunn in household of Guy Dunn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Allice Matelada Wagner, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Alice Wagner, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 May 1915Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 2

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    1904 · Belle Isle Aquarium

    Age 6

    The Belle Isle Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Belle Isle Park in Detroit. It opened on August 18, 1904, and was the oldest continually operating public aquarium in North America when it closed on April 3, 2005. The aquarium reopened to the public on August 18, 2012, and is now run entirely by volunteers

    1921 · The Detroit Historical Society

    Age 23

    Since its founding, the Detroit Historical Society has been dedicated to ensuring that the history of Detroit and its surrounding region is preserved. This is to help current and future generations better understand the people, places, and events that helped shape the lives of those who build up the city of Detroit.

    Name Meaning

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (also Wägner): occupational name for a carter and (in some dialects) a cartwright, from an agent derivative of Middle High German wagen ‘cart, wagon’, German Wagen. This surname is also established in many other parts of Europe, notably in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Britain, Poland, and Denmark. In Hungary it is mostly spelled Wágner and Vágner. In Russia, Czechia, Croatia, Slovenia, and Slovakia it is also found in the Slavicized form Vagner . Compare Wagener , Waggener , and Wagoner .

    Dutch and perhaps also English: occupational name from Middle Dutch waghenaer ‘carter’ (compare 1 above). The Dutch word is not known to have been borrowed into English before 1600 but the surname Wagner is recorded in Norfolk (England) from 1379, perhaps a substitution of the Dutch word for Middle English wainer. Compare Waggoner .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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