Dwight George Rider

Brief Life History of Dwight George

When Dwight George Rider was born on 29 October 1897, in Irvington, Kossuth, Iowa, United States, his father, Loren Rider, was 38 and his mother, May Evans, was 29. He married Cora Olive Reed on 25 June 1923, in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States. He lived in Black Hawk, Iowa, United States in 1915 and Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States in 1918. He registered for military service in 1918. He died in July 1966, in Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States, at the age of 68.

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Dwight George Rider
Cora Olive Reed
Marriage: 25 June 1923

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  • Dwight Rider, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Dwight George Rider, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Dwight George Rider, "Iowa, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.


"Fort Dodge is locally referred to as ""Little Chicago"" because architects modeled downtown buildings to resemble Chicago in the mid 1900s."

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English ridere ‘horseman’, perhaps with a specific application such as ‘forest ranger’, ‘horseman who guards crops’, or ‘mounted warrior, knight’. Compare Knight .

English: habitational name from Ryther, near Selby (Yorkshire), probably from Old English ryther ‘clearing’.

English: topographic name from Middle English ridere ‘dweller at a clearing’ (see Reeder ) or ‘dweller by a small stream’, depending on which sense of Middle English ride the surname is derived from. These topographic senses of Rider are limited to the southern counties of England (especially Surrey, Sussex, and Hampshire), where topographic names in -er and the Middle English words ride ‘clearing’ and rithe ‘small stream’ are mainly found. See also Reed .

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

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