Loretta Jane Wagner

19 August 1924–2 March 1964 (Age 39)
Charlotte, Atascosa, Texas, United States

The Life of Loretta Jane

When Loretta Jane Wagner was born on 19 August 1924, in Charlotte, Atascosa, Texas, United States, her father, Louis Carl Wagner, was 23 and her mother, Hilda Amelia Ring, was 20. She married Chester Griffin Hendrix on 10 November 1943, in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States. She lived in Hamilton, Burnet, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 1, Burnet, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 2 March 1964, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Bear Creek Cemetery, Bertram, Burnet, Texas, United States.

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Chester Griffin Hendrix
Loretta Jane Wagner
Marriage: 10 November 1943

Spouse and Children

10 November 1943
Austin, Travis, Texas, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Louis Carl Wagner


    Hilda Amelia Ring




    Marvin Wagner



    Buford Glenn “Tex” Wagner


World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 5

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 11

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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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Sources (3)

  • Loureta Wagoner in household of Lewis C Wagoner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Loretta Wagner in household of Louis Wagner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Loretta Jane Hendrix, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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