Virgil Heider

27 August 1893–22 February 1963 (Age 69)
Sheridan, Yamhill, Oregon, United States

The Life Summary of Virgil

When Virgil Heider was born on 27 August 1893, in Sheridan, Yamhill, Oregon, United States, his father, Frederick K Heider, was 31 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Gaunt, was 27. He married Nina Louise Merchant on 2 June 1918, in Carlton, Yamhill, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Election Precinct 12 Hopewell, Yamhill, Oregon, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 14 Gold Creek, Polk, Oregon, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 22 February 1963, in McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Virgil Heider
Nina Louise Merchant
Marriage: 2 June 1918
Orvilla Jean Heider
Russell Alden Heider

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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.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly
Age 4
The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
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

German: topographic name for a heath dweller, a variant of Heide + the -er suffix denoting an inhabitant; or a habitational name for someone from any of the various places called Heide or Heidau (named with the same term); the place name is common in Silesia, Saxony, and Bohemia.

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

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Sources (25)

  • Virgel Heider, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virgil Heider, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Virgil Heider, "United States Census, 1920"

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