Francis M. Virgil

16 October 1840–12 September 1924 (Age 83)
Fabius, Onondaga, New York, United States

The Life of Francis M.

When Francis M. Virgil was born on 16 October 1840, in Fabius, Onondaga, New York, United States, his father, Washington Darling, was 25 and his mother, Mary E. Stoughtage, was 17. He married Margaret Elizabeth Freese on 16 October 1869, in Portsmouth Township, Bay, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Beaver, Bay, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and King, Washington, United States in 1910. He died on 12 September 1924, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, King, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis M. Virgil
Margaret Elizabeth Freese
Marriage: 16 October 1869
Estella Hutchinson
Frank Virgil
Frederick Virgil
Grace Virgil
May Virgil
Infant Virgil
Maud Virgil
George Virgil
Effie V Virgil
Emily Virgil

Spouse and Children


    Margaret Elizabeth Freese


16 October 1869
Portsmouth Township, Bay, Michigan, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Washington Darling


    Mary E. Stoughtage





    Chauncy W Darling


    Ella Darling


World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 7

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

From the personal name Virgil, a vernacular form of the Latin personal name Vergilius, Virgilius, which was probably of Etruscan origin. The name is famous in particular as that of the Latin poet Publius Vergilius Maro ( 70–19 bc ), author of the Aeneid. Virgil was much admired in medieval Europe; there were attempts to make him into an honorary Christian (even though he actually lived before the time of Christ), and Dante made him his guide through the Inferno and Purgatorio, a model of classical moderation and reason. This was also the name of an early saint, a 6th-century bishop of Arles. The forename is popular mainly in the U.S., and it is possible that the surname was coined here in at least some cases.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Francis W Darling in household of Washington Darling, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Francis W Virgil in household of Washington Darling, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Frank Virgil, "United States Census, 1870"

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