Wayland Robert Ricks

20 June 1906–24 December 1983 (Age 77)
Northampton, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Wayland Robert

When Wayland Robert Ricks was born on 20 June 1906, in Northampton, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Floyd Ricks, was 49 and his mother, Magnolia Edwards, was 36. He married Estelle McDonald Gay on 25 November 1926, in Emporia, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 24 December 1983, in Halifax, Halifax, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Wiccacanee Township, Northampton, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wayland Robert Ricks
Estelle McDonald Gay
Marriage: 25 November 1926
Stanley Thomas Ricks
Emma Francis Ricks

Spouse and Children

25 November 1926
Emporia, Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Floyd Ricks






    Jared David Ricks


    Flossie Ricks


    Martha Blanche Ricks


    Willie Lee Ricks


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 12

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 21

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: patronymic from a short form of Richard .2 English: topographic name for someone who lived where rushes grew, Middle English rexe, rixe (Old English rix).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Weyland Ricks in household of John R Ricks, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wayland Ricks in household of John R Ricks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wayland in entry for Mrs Johnnie Sue Taylor, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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