Virginia Brownlee

10 August 1914–30 June 2000 (Age 85)
Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States

The Life of Virginia

When Virginia Brownlee was born on 10 August 1914, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, her father, Edgar Edrington Brownlee, was 33 and her mother, Garnet Springer, was 32. She married Verd George Metcalf on 20 January 1935, in Del Mar, San Diego, California, United States. She lived in Del Mar, San Diego, California, United States in 1935 and San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States in 1940. She died on 30 June 2000, in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Verd George Metcalf
Virginia Brownlee
Marriage: 20 January 1935

Spouse and Children

20 January 1935
Del Mar, San Diego, California, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Norma Lea Brownlee



World Events (8)

1915 · Arrowrock Dam built

Age 1

In 1915, this dam was the tallest concrete dam of its kind in the world. From 1935-1937, it was repaired, raising the structure an additional 5 feet.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from Brownlee in Lanarkshire or Brownley in Warwickshire, both named with Old English brūn ‘brown’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Virginia Brownlee in household of Edgar E Brownlee, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Verginia Metcalf in household of Verd Metcalf, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virginia Brownlee Metcalf in entry for Mr Verd G Metcalf, "Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013"

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