Virgie Irene Freeman

Female26 May 1919–15 February 2004

Brief Life History of Virgie Irene

When Virgie Irene Freeman was born on 26 May 1919, in Russellville, Pope, Arkansas, United States, her father, Manuel Isaac Freeman, was 20 and her mother, Nettie Lee Kinslow, was 19. She married Charles Ira Berry on 13 March 1939, in Logan, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Illinois Township, Pope, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years and Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States in 1990. She died on 15 February 2004, in Russellville, Pope, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Pisgah Cemetery, Pottsville, Pope, Arkansas, United States.

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Charles Ira Berry
Virgie Irene Freeman
Marriage: 13 March 1939
Russell Ira Berry

Sources (17)

  • Virgie Berry, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Virgie I Freeman, "Arkansas Marriage Index, 1933-1939"
  • Virgie Irene Freeman Berry, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 March 1939Logan, Arkansas, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

    Age 3

    In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

    1942 · The Japanese American internment

    Age 23

    Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English freman, fremon ‘freeman, free-born man’ (Old English frēomann, frīgmann), used also occasionally as a personal name. As an African American surname it was in many cases adopted as a name denoting a man freed of slavery. See also Fryman and Free .

    Irish: Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Ó Saoraidhe (see Seery ).

    Americanized form of French Lafrenière (see Lafreniere ).

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

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