Virginia Brizzolara

6 April 1882–August 1968 (Age 86)
Richmond, Virginia, United States

The Life of Virginia

When Virginia Brizzolara was born on 6 April 1882, in Richmond, Virginia, United States, her father, Frank Brizzolara, was 30 and her mother, Nina Brizzolara, was 20. She married Alexander Merle Showalter on 27 April 1910, in Richmond, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Christiansburg, Montgomery, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Christiansburg Magisterial District, Montgomery, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died in August 1968, at the age of 86, and was buried in Fairfax Memorial Park, Fairfax, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Merle Showalter
Virginia Brizzolara
Marriage: 27 April 1910
Josiah Thomas Showalter
Master Showalter
Virginia E. Showalter

Spouse and Children

27 April 1910
Richmond, Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Andrew Brizzolara


    Eugenia Brizzalro


    Henry Brizzolara


    Hettree Brizzolara


+9 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 12

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 24

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Northern Italian (Liguria): habitational name from a place called Brizzolara, near Genoa.

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

Sources (3)

  • Virginia Brizzoloea in household of Frank Brizzoloea, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Virginia Brizzolam in household of Frank Brizzolam, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Virginia B Showalter, "United States Census, 1940"

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