Virgel C. Grose

13 July 1892–
Nicholas, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Virgel C.

When Virgel C. Grose was born on 13 July 1892, in Nicholas, West Virginia, United States, his father, Theodore Richmond Grose, was 22 and his mother, Flora Jane Morris, was 21.

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Theodore Richmond Grose
Flora Jane Morris
Omer Brown Grose
Virgel C. Grose
Viola Grose

Parents and Siblings

    Theodore Richmond Grose


    Flora Jane Morris




World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 8

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 Cornish: topographic name for someone who lived near a stone cross set up by the roadside or in a marketplace, Cornish crous (Latin crux, crucis). Compare Cross .2 English: nickname for a large or fat man, from Old French gros, ‘big’, ‘fat’ ( see Gros ).

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

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  • Virgel C. Grose, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"

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