John Elmer Waddington

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

The Life Summary of John Elmer

When John Elmer Waddington was born on 6 December 1887, in Salem, Salem, New Jersey, United States, his father, Joseph K. 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

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


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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

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name mostly from Waddington in Yorkshire, but also from Waddington in Lincolnshire and perhaps occasionally Waddington in Coulsdon (Surrey). The first two placenames derive from the Old English personal name Wada + Old English connective -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The Surrey placename derives from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’, later hwǣten ‘growing with wheat’ + dūn ‘hill’.

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Elmer Waddington, "New Jersey State Census, 1915"
    • John Elmer Waddington, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
    • J Elmer Waddington in household of Joseph K Waddington, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"

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