Virgil Wilson Beetham

17 July 1917–2 December 1981 (Age 64)
Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States

The Life of Virgil Wilson

When Virgil Wilson Beetham was born on 17 July 1917, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, his father, Benjamin Clyde Beetham, was 36 and his mother, Edith Mabel Stanley, was 32. He married Lola Ripley Williams on 28 September 1940, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States in 1930 and Intermountain Election Precinct, Ada, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 2 December 1981, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 64.

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Virgil Wilson Beetham
Lola Ripley Williams
Marriage: 28 September 1940
Larry Beetham
Phillip Craig Beetham
Marilyn Sue Beetham

Spouse and Children

28 September 1940
Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1918 · Spanish Flu Kills Thousands in Oregon

Age 1

The “Spanish Flu,” or the influenza pandemic, claimed the lives of over 50 million across the globe, 450,000 across the U.S., and thousands in Oregon during the years 1918 to 1919.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 18

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Beetham in Cumbria, probably named from a dative plural form, bjothum, of an Old Norse beth ‘embankment’, i.e. ‘(place near) the embankments’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Virgil Butham in household of Benjamin C Butham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virgil Beetham in household of Benj C Beetham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Virgil Beetham in household of Benjamin Beetham, "United States Census, 1920"

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