Virgil Eugene Fleet

1918–2003 (Age 85)
Wheatland, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Virgil Eugene

When Virgil Eugene Fleet was born on 26 July 1918, his father, Samuel Richard Fleet, was 39 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Kimmel, was 30. He married Mary Elizabeth Minner on 27 January 1942, in Clark, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Wheatland, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Hickory Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 21 October 2003, at the age of 85.

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Virgil Eugene Fleet
Mary Elizabeth Minner
Marriage: 27 January 1942

Spouse and Children

27 January 1942
Clark, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Arthur Fleet


    Sameul H Fleet


    Clyde W Fleet



    Mary G Fleet


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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from one of the places called Fleet, in Dorset, Hampshire, Kent, and Lincolnshire, or from Holt Fleet on the Severn river in Worcestershire, all named with Old English flēot ‘stream’ or ‘estuary’. It may also be a topographic name from the same word used independently. 2. nickname for a swift runner, from Middle English flete ‘fleet’, ‘rapid’ (probably from Old English flēotan ‘to float or glide rapidly’, and so ultimately akin to 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vergil E Fleet in household of Sameul Fleet, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virgil E Fleet in household of Samuel R Fleet, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Virgil E Fleet in household of Samuel Fleet, "United States Census, 1920"

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