Ruth Mildred Wagner

1900–1984 (Age 84)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ruth Mildred

When Ruth Mildred Wagner was born on 25 August 1900, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, William Frederick Wagner, was 26 and her mother, Ruby Turvene, was 22. She married John Roy Cox on 1 June 1918, in Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, United States. She lived in Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Forest Park, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 26 September 1984, in Berwyn, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 84.

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Ruth Mildred Wagner
John Roy Cox
Marriage: 1 June 1918

Spouse & Children

1 June 1918
Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Irine Wagner


  • Female1900–1984Female

  • William F Wagner


  • Male1905–1964Male

  • Stella R Wagner


World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1905 · The Industrial Workers of the World

Age 5

The Industrial Workers of the World was founded after a convention was held by radical trade unionists from all over the United States who opposed the policies of the American Federation of Labor. The IWW opposed the American Federation of Labor's acceptance of capitalism and its refusal to include unskilled workers in craft unions. The convention took place on June 24 and was referred by the workers as the Industrial Congress or the Industrial Union Convention. The IWW aimed to promote worker solidarity in the revolutionary struggle to overthrow the employing class.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 23

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Wagner im Haushalt von William F Wagner, „United States Census, 1910“
  • Ruth Cox in household of John Cox, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth M. Wagner, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"

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