William Wayne Ridenour

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

The Life 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. He lived in Polk, Oregon, United States in 1920 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

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11 April 1931
Columbia, Oregon, United States

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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

1 Americanized spelling of German Rittenauer or Rettenauer, a topographic name for someone living by a swampy water meadow (from Retten ‘swamp’ + Au ‘water meadow’ + -er suffix denoting an inhabitant), or a habitational name from a place named with these elements.2 Americanized spelling of South German Rütt(e)nauer, perhaps a topographic name from Middle High German riute ‘clearing’ + ouwe ‘wet field’, ‘water meadow’.3 variant of Ridenhour .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Williams in household of William Ridenour, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Ridenour in household of William Ridenour, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Wayne Ridenour, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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