Mildred Esther Wagner

2 January 1914–4 July 1999 (Age 85)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Mildred Esther

When Mildred Esther Wagner was born on 2 January 1914, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Jacob Henry Wagner, was 18 and her mother, Olga Freida Sommerschuh, was 21. She married Arthur Clarence Ridd on 10 February 1940, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 5, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 4 July 1999, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Clarence Ridd
1914–1986
Mildred Esther Wagner
1914–1999
Marriage: 10 February 1940
Pamela Marjory Ridd
1941–2020
Pamela Marjory Ridd
–2020
Pamela Marjory Ridd
Arthur Kenneth Ridd
1949–1995

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 February 1940
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
children

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    Pamela Marjory Ridd

    Female1941–2020Female

    Male1949–1995Male

    Pamela Marjory Ridd

    Female–2020Female

    Pamela Marjory Ridd

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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.
1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch

Age 2

The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German (also Wägner) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a carter or cartwright, from an agent derivative of Middle High German wagen ‘cart’, ‘wagon’, German Wagen. The German surname is also well established in Scandinavia, the Netherlands, eastern Europe, and elsewhere as well as in German-speaking countries.

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

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Story Highlight

Arthur Clarence Ridd

Has served as Sunday School Teacher, Ward Clerk and Seventies Secretary. FAREWELL TESTIMONIAL in honor of Elder Arthur C. Ridd NORWEGIAN MISSION See missionary photograph TENTH WARD CHAPEL Fourt …

Sources (3)

  • Mildred Wagner Ridd in household of Arthur Clarence Ridd, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Mildred Esther Wagner Ridd in household of Arthur Clarence Ridd, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Mildred Wagner Ridd in household of Arthur Clarence Ridd, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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