Virginia C. Champ

22 July 1858–1937 (Age 78)
Craig, Virginia, United States

The Life of Virginia C.

When Virginia C. Champ was born on 22 July 1858, in Craig, Virginia, United States, her father, Erastus Robert Champ, was 19 and her mother, Elizabeth Emeline Reynolds, was 22. She married Robert Marion Hypes on 26 April 1892, in Craig, Virginia, United States. She lived in Simmonsville, Craig, Virginia, United States in 1880. She died in 1937, in Bluff City, Giles, Virginia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Craig, Virginia, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Robert Marion Hypes
Virginia C. Champ
Marriage: 26 April 1892

Spouse and Children

    Robert Marion Hypes



26 April 1892
Craig, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 3

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English and French: from Old French champ ‘field’, ‘open land’ (Latin campus ‘plain’, ‘expanse of flat land’), a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a field or expanse of open country, or else in the countryside as opposed to a town.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Virginia Champ in household of Joseph W Mills, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Virginia C Champ in household of Erastus Champ, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Virginia C. Champ, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.