William Wayne Ridenour

20 March 1910–2 October 1984 (Age 74)
Black Hawk, Gilpin, Colorado, United States

The Life Summary of William Wayne

When William Wayne Ridenour was born on 20 March 1910, in Black Hawk, Gilpin, Colorado, United States, his father, William Anderson Ridenour, was 41 and his mother, Floda Belle McKown, was 34. He married Helen Ada Bond on 11 April 1931, in Columbia, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in San Antonio Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940 and Santa Rosa, Riverside, California, United States in 1984. He died on 2 October 1984, in Sonoma, Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 74.

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William Wayne Ridenour
Helen Ada Bond
Marriage: 11 April 1931
William Vance Ridenour

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 April 1931Columbia, Oregon, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1911 · First U.S. Primary Elections Held
    Age 1
    The first U.S. primary elections were held in Oregon in 1911. 
    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 2
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
    Age 21
    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Swiss German and South German Reitenauer or Alsatian Reutenauer: topographic name from Old High German riuti ‘clearing’ + ouwe ‘wet meadow’, suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. Compare Rednour , Ridenhour , Ridnour , Ritenour , and Whritenour .

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Wm W Ridenour, "United States Census, 1940"
    • William Wayne Ridenour in entry for William Vance Ridenour and Janice Emily Macaluso, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • William Wayne Ridenour, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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