Rita Marie Genetin (Waggoner - married)

Brief Life History of Rita Marie

When Rita Marie Genetin (Waggoner - married) was born on 23 November 1926, in Amsterdam, Jefferson, Ohio, United States, her father, Leonard Genetin, was 30 and her mother, Lydia "Lily" Dalpra (Genetin - married), was 17. She married Francis Price Waggoner in 1948, in Jefferson, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in United States in 1949 and Mead Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States in 1950. She died on 26 September 2008, in Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Powhatan Cemetery, Powhatan Point, Belmont, Ohio, United States.

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Francis Price Waggoner
Rita Marie Genetin (Waggoner - married)
Marriage: 1948
Mark J Waggoner Sr.
Scott R Waggoner

Sources (6)

  • Rito M Waggoner, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Rita Genetin, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Rita M Waggoner, "United States Social Security Death Index"

World Events (8)


Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

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

Possibly also English: altered form of Waghorn . The surname Waggoner is very rare in Britain.

History: A planter named John Waggener or Waggoner, who came to America c. 1670 and lived in Essex County, VA, is said to have been born in Colchester, Essex (England). No documentary source for this origin is given and an English origin is difficult to establish. The nearest similar English surname is Wagner 2, a very rare Norfolk name, originating in the 14th-century. In 17th-century Kent a number of families named Waghorn alias Wagon were occasionally also known as Waggoner (through false association with that word). Direct derivation from the English word wag(g)on is not possible, since it was borrowed into English only in the 16th century from Dutch, and wag(g)oner is an early Modern English coinage.

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

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