Lena M Wagoner

Female25 June 1877–8 April 1965

Brief Life History of Lena M

When Lena M Wagoner was born on 25 June 1877, in Iowa, United States, her father, Reuben Charles Wagoner, was 52 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Watters, was 41. She married George Wesley Kifer on 24 September 1901, in Tilden Township, Cherokee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in United States in 1949 and Zwingle, Dubuque, Iowa, United States in 1950. She died on 8 April 1965, in Dubuque, Iowa, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Harmony Cemetery, Zwingle, Dubuque, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Wesley Kifer
1872–1955
Lena M Wagoner
1877–1965
Marriage: 24 September 1901
Merlin W. Kifer
1903–1987
Bertha Marie Kifer
1905–1993
Claude J. Kifer
1908–1994
Faye Vivian Kifer
1910–1969
John R. Kifer
1913–1988
Vineta Mabel Kifer
1915–2008

Sources (27)

  • Lena M Keifer, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Lena Wagner, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • Lena M. Wagoner Kifer, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    24 September 1901Tilden Township, Cherokee, Iowa, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 4

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 7

    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 23

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

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German or Dutch Wagner or its German and Dutch variants Wagener and Wagenaar . Compare Waggoner .

    Possibly also English: variant of Waggoner . The surname Wagoner is very rare in Britain.

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

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