|Birth: ||Jul. 2, 1871|
|Death: ||Jul. 13, 1976|
FROM: Herald-Journal - May 15, 1976:
Dr. Bob Wltham, a teacher at Indiana University Dental School, tells about his grandfather, now 105 years old.
DeWitt Clinton Wagoner is an Indianapolis resident, 105 years old. His dentist grandson informed me, "Grandfather is still pretty alert mentally." He had an appendectomy 6 weeks ago and seems to be fully recovered. "He still is very positive in his political views, as well as his criticism of Congress for wasting taxpayers' money."
"He grew up in a rugged rural atmosphere." So he uses Idioms unfamiliar to my generation. "For example, he will describe a smooth surface as being 'as slick as cow slobber.' " He also tells me that the cracks in the walls of the cabin when he grew up, were so big that in winter the snow would sift through till 'you could track a rabbit next morning on the bed covers.'
DeWitt Clinton Wagoner lived 105 years, 0 months, 11 days.
FROM: Carroll County Comet, Wed., July 14, 1976:
DeWitt Clinton Wagoner, 105, died Tuesday, July 13, 1976, at 1:30 a.m. at the home of his daughters, 8345 Springmill Road, Indianapolis, where he resided since moving from the Delphi area.
Born July 2, 1871, at Flora, he was the son of John and Adeline Bryant Wagoner. His marriage was to Fannie Pearl Whisler, who died April 13, 1955. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of Presbyterian Church of Delphi and Masonic and I.O.O.F lodges.
Surviving are three daughters, Helen Wagoner and Agnes Wagoner, with whom he resided, and Mrs. Clarence (Josephine) Witham, all of Indianapolis; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Marshall Wagoner, in 1967, a sister, one brother, and one grandchild.
Friends may call today, Wednesday, at Thompson Funeral Home in Delphi where services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Douglas Tracy will officiate and interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery at Delphi.
John R. Wagoner (1836 - 1887)
Fannie Pearl Whistler Wagoner (1877 - 1955)
Helen Melvina Wagoner (1906 - 2003)*
Agnes Adaline Wagoner (1907 - 1988)*
Marshall E. Wagoner (1910 - 1967)*
Josephine L Wagoner Witham (1912 - 1994)*
Created by: Jim Hammer
Record added: Feb 07, 2013
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