Elva Virgil Bain

3 March 1905–25 October 1997 (Age 92)
Belton, Cass, Missouri, United States

The Life of Elva Virgil

When Elva Virgil Bain was born on 3 March 1905, in Belton, Cass, Missouri, United States, his father, Elvra Bryan Bain, was 30 and his mother, Mary Ella Dughman, was 25. He lived in Raymore, Cass, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died on 25 October 1997, in Kansas City, Clay, Missouri, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in North Kansas City, Clay, Missouri, United States.

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

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.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 1

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

Age 24

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: nickname for a fair-haired person, from Gaelic bàn ‘white’, ‘fair’. This is a common name in the Highlands, first recorded in Perth in 1324 . It is also found as a reduced form of McBain .2 Northern English: nickname meaning ‘bone’, probably bestowed on an exceptionally tall, lean man, from Old English bān ‘bone’. In northern Middle English -ā- was preserved, whereas in southern dialects (which later became standard), it was changed to -ō-.3 Northern English: nickname for a hospitable person, from northern Middle English beyn, bayn ‘welcoming’, ‘friendly’ (Old Norse beinn ‘straight’, ‘direct’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Virgia Bain, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Virgil Bane in household of El* Bane, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Vergil Bain in household of Elva B Bain, "United States Census, 1910"

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