Irene Virgil

1893–1959 (Age 65)
Niles, Berrien, Michigan, United States

The Life of Irene

When Irene Virgil was born on 26 December 1893, in Niles, Berrien, Michigan, United States, her father, Adelbert Allen Virgil, was 37 and her mother, Eleanor Ellen Ellsworth, was 35. She lived in Howard Township, Cass, Michigan, United States for about 40 years. She died on 20 June 1959, at the age of 65, and was buried in Cass, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Adelbert Allen Virgil
Eleanor Ellen Ellsworth
Samuel M. Virgil
Inez Ruth Virgil
Irene Virgil
Guy Virgil
Mabel Virgil
Charles Virgil
Maurice Virgil

Parents & Siblings

  • Adelbert Allen Virgil


  • Eleanor Ellen Ellsworth




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 10

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Irene Vergil in household of A Morris Vergil, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Irene Virgil in household of Maurice Virgil, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Irene Virgil in household of Adelbert A Virgil, "United States Census, 1920"

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