Washinton Ridgeway Denton

21 September 1867–5 March 1929 (Age 61)
Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States

The Life of Washinton Ridgeway

When Washinton Ridgeway Denton was born on 21 September 1867, in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States, his father, Solomon Albert Denton, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Telitha Ridgeway, was 20. He married Julia Etta Guisinger on 18 May 1890. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Pierson Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States for about 30 years. He died on 5 March 1929, in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States.

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Washinton Ridgeway Denton
Julia Etta Guisinger
Marriage: 18 May 1890
Wilbur Otha Denton
Goldie Beatrice Denton

Spouse and Children

18 May 1890



    Goldie Beatrice Denton


Parents and Siblings

    Solomon Albert Denton


    Sarah Telitha Ridgeway




World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1868 · The Fourteenth Amendment

Age 1

As one of the Reconstruction Amendments, the Fourteenth Amendment addresses the rights and protections that all citizens of the United States have. The amendment also limits actions of state and local officials in all states.

Age 19

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the numerous places so called. The vast majority, including those in Cambridgeshire, Cumbria, Dumfries, County Durham, Kent, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northumberland, Oxfordshire, Sussex, and West Yorkshire, are named from Old English denu ‘valley’ ( see Dean 1) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. An isolated example in Northamptonshire appears in Domesday Book as Dodintone ‘settlement associated with Dodda’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Washington R Denton in household of Solomon A Denton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Washington Denton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Washington R Denton, "United States Census, 1910"

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