Wendell Paddock

21 July 1866–19 February 1953 (Age 86)
Three Oaks, Berrien, Michigan Territory, United States

The Life of Wendell

When Wendell Paddock was born on 21 July 1866, in Three Oaks, Berrien, Michigan Territory, United States, his father, Stephen Tappan Paddock, was 35 and his mother, Aurelia Butler, was 25. He married Jessie Gertrude Francis on 24 December 1895, in Galena, Greenville Township, Floyd, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Three Oaks, Berrien, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Franklin Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 February 1953, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 86.

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Wendell Paddock
Jessie Gertrude Francis
Marriage: 24 December 1895
Francis Wendell Paddock
Elizabeth Gertrude Paddock
Jessie Evalyn Paddock
Evelyn Paddock

Spouse and Children

24 December 1895
Galena, Greenville Township, Floyd, Indiana, United States



    Elizabeth Gertrude Paddock


    Jessie Evalyn Paddock


    Evelyn Paddock


Parents and Siblings



    James Bruce Paddock


    Bruce Paddoc


    Kelley Paddoc



    Fleta Paddock


World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 13

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 24

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English:1. from Middle English parrock ‘paddock’, ‘small enclosure’, hence a topographic name for a dweller by a paddock or enclosed meadow, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Paddock Wood in Kent. The change of -rr- to -dd- is an unexplained development which did not occur before the 17th century. 2. from Middle English paddock ‘toad’, ‘frog’, a diminutive of pad (of Old Norse origin), hence a nickname for someone considered to resemble a toad or frog.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wendell Paddoc in household of Steven T Paddoc, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wendell Paddock, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wendell Paddock, "United States Census, 1910"

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