Ross D Wagner

Male13 June 1882–21 August 1947

Brief Life History of Ross D

When Ross D Wagner was born on 13 June 1882, in Hull, Sioux, Iowa, United States, his father, James Wesley Wagner, was 23 and his mother, Inez Amelia Whitney, was 22. He married Cora Luella Beckman on 16 April 1907, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Magnolia, Rock, Minnesota, United States in 1910 and Bernadotte Township, Nicollet, Minnesota, United States in 1920. He died on 21 August 1947, in Orange, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States.

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Ross D Wagner
Cora Luella Beckman
Marriage: 16 April 1907
Lowell Edwin Wagner
Lawd Wagner
Violet Carole Wagner
Raymond Leslie Wagner
Vivian Lucille Wagner

Sources (15)

  • Ross D Wagner, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Ross D Wagner, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Ross D Wagner, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 April 1907Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 2

    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.


    Age 4

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 18

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (also Wägner): occupational name for a carter and (in some dialects) a cartwright, from an agent derivative of Middle High German wagen ‘cart, wagon’, German Wagen. This surname is also established in many other parts of Europe, notably in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Britain, Poland, and Denmark. In Hungary it is mostly spelled Wágner and Vágner. In Russia, Czechia, Croatia, Slovenia, and Slovakia it is also found in the Slavicized form Vagner . Compare Wagener , Waggener , and Wagoner .

    Dutch and perhaps also English: occupational name from Middle Dutch waghenaer ‘carter’ (compare 1 above). The Dutch word is not known to have been borrowed into English before 1600 but the surname Wagner is recorded in Norfolk (England) from 1379, perhaps a substitution of the Dutch word for Middle English wainer. Compare Waggoner .

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

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