Virginia Thelma Basham

4 July 1902–1954 (Age 51)
Floyd, Virginia, United States

The Life of Virginia Thelma

When Virginia Thelma Basham was born on 4 July 1902, in Floyd, Virginia, United States, her father, John William Leonard Basham, was 31 and her mother, Iowa May Sumner, was 27. She lived in Dublin, Pulaski, Virginia, United States in 1910. She died in 1954, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Salem, Virginia, United States.

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John William Leonard Basham
Iowa May Sumner
Eve Ocie Cynthia Basham
Walter Edward Basham
Alma Virginia Basham
Virginia Thelma Basham
Harry Elloitt Basham
Ruth Beatrice Basham

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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1913 · Women's Suffrage Demonstration

Age 11

A demonstration for women's suffrage takes place on March 3, 1913. This is the first suffrage parade in Washington D.C. One of the notable women in attendance is Ida B. Wells.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 14

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name of uncertain origin. It may be from places in Norfolk and Suffolk called Barsham, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Bār ‘wild boar’ + Old English hām ‘homestead’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Virginia B Nutter in household of John L Dasham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Virginia B Nutter in household of John L Basham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virgia T Basham in household of Lenard I Basham, "United States Census, 1920"

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