John Elmer Waddington

6 December 1887–August 1965 (Age 77)
Salem, Salem, New Jersey, United States

The Life of John Elmer

When John Elmer Waddington was born on 6 December 1887, in Salem, Salem, New Jersey, United States, his father, Joseph Waddington, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth W. Zerns, was 30. He married Mabel E. Borton on 30 October 1912, in Woodstown, Pilesgrove Township, Salem, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died in August 1965, in Salem, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 77.

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John Elmer Waddington
Mabel E. Borton
Marriage: 30 October 1912
Elmer J Waddington
Louise Waddington
Edwin Borton Waddington
Helen E Waddington
Ruth Waddington
Henry Goodwin Waddington

Spouse and Children

30 October 1912
Woodstown, Pilesgrove Township, Salem, New Jersey, United States


    Elmer J Waddington


    Louise Waddington


    Edwin Borton Waddington


    Helen E Waddington


    Ruth Waddington


+1 More Child

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Age 7

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 21

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from any of various places called Waddington. One near Clitheroe in Lancashire and another in Lincolnshire (Wadintune in Domesday Book) were originally named in Old English as the ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with Wada’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elmer Waddington, "New Jersey State Census, 1915"
  • J Elmer Waddington in household of Joseph K Waddington, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"
  • Elmer Waddington in household of Waddington, "United States Census, 1900"

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