Robert Whit Waggoner (1816 - 1888)

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in Alabama United States

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on in Louisiana United States

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Children: Ellen (Waggoner) "1859" Goodson

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Whit

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Caucasian

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United States

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Catholic

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Male

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1816 - In the year that Robert Whit Waggoner was born, in Philadelphia, the African Methodist Episcopal Church - the oldest independent Protestant denomination in the world founded by black people - was established by Richard Allen and other African-American Methodists. It is often called the AME church today.

1838 - When he was 22 years old, on February 24th, Representatives William J. Graves (Kentucky) and Jonathan Cilley (Maine) fought a duel with rifles. They faced off at 94 yards. Cilley was hit on Graves' third try - in the femoral artery - and bled to death on the dueling field. The Panic of 1837 and Jackson's presidency had caused an extremely partisan Congress and the duel was a result.

1844 - Robert was 28 years old when on June 6th in London, George Williams set up the first YMCA based on the idea of a healthy "body, mind, and spirit" - what he considered Christian values. Now headquartered in Geneva Switzerland, there are over 57 million worldwide beneficiaries and 125 national associations.

1868 - At the age of 52 years old, Robert was alive when on August 13th, an estimated 8.5 to 9 earthquake struck southern Peru. It had a category "extreme" effect and caused over 25,000 deaths. The resulting tsunami affected areas as far away as Hawaii and New Zealand.

1888 - In the year of Robert Whit Waggoner's passing, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

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Robert Whit Waggoner, father to 1 child, passed away on March 22, 1888 in Louisiana at 72 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. He was born in 1816 in Alabama. He was the parent of Ellen (Waggoner) "1859" Goodson with an unlisted spouse.

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