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William Horace Waggener, Sr
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Birth: Jul. 2, 1925
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: May 9, 2011
Oakland County
Michigan, USA

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

From the 1930 Federal Census of Royal Oak City, Royal Oak Township, Oakland County, Michigan, taken April 9, 1930, district 63-107, sheet 4B, household #399, address- 319 Houstonia Avenue; from, image #18 of 29. Bill is listed in the household of his parents:

------ William H.; son, male, age- 4, born- Michigan, father born- Missouri, mother born- Michigan


From the 1940 Federal Census of Royal Oak City, Oakland County, Michigan, district 63-145, sheet 26a, taken April 29, 1940, address- 247 E. 12 Mile Rd. Bill was listed in the household of his parents:

------ William; son, male, age- 14, in school, highest grade completed- 1st year high school, born- Michigan, residence in 1935- same house, not employed, not looking for work

Bill happened to be one of the persons randomly selected to answer some supplemental questions:

Waggner, William; father born- Missouri, mother born- Michigan, veteran or child of veteran- yes, father alive, served in World War, no social security, no occupation


From Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015:

Name: William Horace Waggener
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Year: abt 1926
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan
Marriage Date: 7 Feb 1948
Marriage Place: Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan, USA
License County: Oakland
Age: 22
Residence Place: Royal Oak, Michigan
Father: James Richard Waggener
Mother: Mary Adelade Henderson
Spouse: Dorothy Ann Bell
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Race: White
Spouse Age: 19
Spouse Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan
Spouse Residence Place: Royal Oak, Michigan
Spouse Father: John Patterson Bell
Spouse Mother: Dorothy Louise Burton
County File Number: 226
State File Number: 63 37840
Film: 183
Film Title: 63-Oakland 36211-39539
Film Description: Oakland (1947 - 1948)


From the Polk's City Directory of Royal Oak and Ferndale for 1950; page 75:

3314 Ellwood Ave., Berkley; Waggener, Wm. H.

And page 833:

Waggener, Wm. H. (Ann D) electrician, home- 3314 Ellwood Ave.


From the Polk's City Directory of Royal Oak, Michigan, 1953:

Waggener, Wm H (Ann D) electrician, house 3314 Ellwood Av.


From the Sullivan and Son webpage:

William Waggener, age 85, a resident of Pleasant Ridge, died May 9, 2011 in Davisburg, Mich. He was born July 2, 1925 in Royal Oak. He is survived by his children, William (Debra) Waggener, LeeAnn (the late Glen) Olmstead, Mark Waggener, Terri (Aubrey) Clark, Tracy (Nicholas) Henbury and Jamie (Valerie) Waggener; siblings, Gerald, Jack and Bobby; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. The visitation will be Thursday 5-9 p.m. and service Friday 10 a.m., with Msgr. William Easton officiating, at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W Eleven Mile Road (4 blocks E of Woodward), Royal Oak. The burial will take place at St. Patrick Cemetery in Carleton, Mich. Memorials to the Salvation Army appreciated.

(The actual number of grandchildren is 13, and great-grandchildren is eight.- RW)


From the Social Security Death Index:

Name: William Waggener
Last Residence: 48069 Pleasant Ridge, Oakland, Michigan
Born: 2 Jul 1925
Died: 9 May 2011
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951)

Family links: 
  James Richard Waggener (1891 - 1977)
  Mary Adelaide Henderson Waggener (1892 - 1959)
  Ruth Royce Waggener Wagner (1918 - 1989)*
  James Richard Waggener (1920 - 1992)*
  Elizabeth Ann Waggener Elphick (1923 - 1992)*
  William Horace Waggener (1925 - 2011)
  Gerald Reuben Waggener (1928 - 2013)*
  Thomas Edward Waggener (1931 - 1945)*
  Margaret Alice Waggener Hoban (1932 - 1995)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Bill or Billy as he was often called, was buried in the newest of the three cemeteries. He is near to his sister-in-law Kay Waggener, and not far from his parents.
Saint Patricks Cemetery
Monroe County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Rick Waggener
Record added: May 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69967508
William Horace Waggener, Sr
Added by: Rick Waggener
William Horace Waggener, Sr
Added by: Rick Waggener
William Horace Waggener, Sr
Added by: Rick Waggener
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