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Melvin Leo "Waggy" Wagner
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Birth: Jan. 29, 1919
Cape Girardeau County
Missouri, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 2007
Alachua County
Florida, USA

Here are my notes for Waggy, from his entry in my family tree file- Rick Waggener:

From Arkansas County Marriages 1837-1957; posted on-line by the LDS:

Groom's name: Melvin Lee Wagner
Groom's estimated birth year:
Groom's residence: Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Bride's name: Ruth Joyce Waggener
Bride's estimated birth year:
Bride's residence: Detroit, Michigan
Marriage date: 24 May 1938
Marriage place: , Crittenden, Arkansas, United States
Film number: 2110026
Digital GS number: 4175216
Image number: 00720
Page: 633
Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
Collection: Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957


From the 1940 Federal Census of Highland Park City, Wayne County, Michigan, district 82- 151, sheet 12b, taken April 17, 1940, address- 12937 Woodward Ave.:

Wagner, Melvin; head of household, rents home/ $38, male, age- 21, married, highest grade completed- 4th year college, born- Missouri, residence in 1935- Cape Girardeau, Missouri, worked last week of March/ 40 hours, occupation- installation?/ Electra Office? Mfg Co., worked 30 weeks in 1939, wages and salary- $500
----------- Ruth; wife, female, 22, married, highest grade completed- 4th year college, born- Michigan, residence in 1935- Lake Worth, Palm Beach Co., Florida, worked last week of March/ 48 hours, occupation- office clerk/ doctor's office, worked 0 hours in 1939


From U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011:

Name: Melvin L Wagner
Gender: Male
Residence Year: 1953
Street Address: 943 Macy WPB
Residence Place: West Palm Beach;Lake Worth;Palm Beach, Florida
Occupation: Salesman
Spouse: Ruth R Wagner
Publication Title: West Palm Beach, Florida, City Directory, 1953


From U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010:

Name: Melvin L Wagner
Birth Date: 29 Jan 1919
Phone Number: 582-7308
717 Forest Hills Bv, West Palm Beach, FL, 33405 (1995)
[PO Box 6025, West Palm Beach, FL, 33405-6025]
[717 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL, 33405-4503 (1993)]


I have a copy of Melvin's death certificate;

State of Florida
Office of Vital Statistics
Florida Certificate of Death
Name: Melvin Leo Wagner
Sex: male
Date of birth: January 19, 1919
Age at death: 88
Date of Death: November 24, 2007
Birthplace: Cape Girdardeau, Missouri
County of death: Alachua
Place of death: Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainsville
Marital status: widowed
Address: 7905 NW 28th Place Apt. M-304, Gainsville, Alachua County, Florida
Zip code: 32606
Occupation: Music teacher
Kind of business: education
Race: white
Education: Master's
Ever in armed forces: yes
Father's name: Leo Henry Wagner
Maiden name of mother: Mamie Alice Kassel
Informant: Richard Wagner, son
Address: 6218 Ranches Road, Lake Worth, Florida
Place of disposition: Putnam Crematory; Interlachen, Florida
(In the copy I have, the cause of death is not listed.-RW)


Waggy's remains are buried with his wife Ruth's in the Hillcrest Memorial Park in West Palm Beach, Florida.- RW)


From the Social Security Death Index at

Name: Melvin L. Wagner
SSN: 382-16-1519
Last Residence: 32608 Gainesville, Alachua, Florida, United States of America
Born: 29 Jan 1919
Last Benefit: 33405 West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America
Died: 24 Nov 2007
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951 )

Family links: 
  Ruth Royce Waggener Wagner (1918 - 1989)
Hillcrest Memorial Park
West Palm Beach
Palm Beach County
Florida, USA
Created by: Rick Waggener
Record added: Nov 05, 2013
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Melvin Leo Waggy Wagner
Added by: Rick Waggener
Melvin Leo Waggy Wagner
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Melvin Leo Waggy Wagner
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