Violet Maedell Wingard

25 May 1909–30 August 2002 (Age 93)
Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Violet Maedell

When Violet Maedell Wingard was born on 25 May 1909, in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States, her father, John Thomas Wingard, was 59 and her mother, Katie Jane Penwell, was 29. She had at least 1 son with William Edmond Widener. She died on 30 August 2002, at the age of 93, and was buried in Sunset Memory Gardens, Graniteville, Aiken, South Carolina, United States.

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William Edmond Widener
Violet Maedell Wingard
Herbert Edmond Widener

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    John Thomas Wingard


    Katie Jane Penwell




    Oller Cowan


    Ola Wingard



    J Earl Wingard


    James Thomas Wingard


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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 7

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 26

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

1 English: from Middle English winyard ‘vineyard’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a vineyard, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in one.2 Swedish: ornamental name formed with vin(d)- ‘wind’ + gard ‘farmhouse’, or a habitational name from a place so named.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Violet Widener in household of Charles Widener, "United States Census, 1940"
  • V Madel Widener in household of William E Widener, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Violet Wingard in household of John T Wingard, "United States Census, 1910"

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