Mary Virginia Shifflett

15 August 1914–25 June 1999 (Age 84)
Rockingham, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Virginia

When Mary Virginia Shifflett was born on 15 August 1914, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States, her father, Luther Martin Shifflett, was 26 and her mother, Mary Ella Shifflett, was 23. She married Andrew Jackson Shifflett on 26 July 1930, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Stonewall District, Rockingham, Virginia, United States in 1930 and White Hall District, Albemarle, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 25 June 1999, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Dyke, Greene, Virginia, United States.

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Andrew Jackson Shifflett
Mary Virginia Shifflett
Marriage: 26 July 1930
Vergie Shifflett
Mittie Florence Shifflett

Spouse and Children

26 July 1930
Rockingham, Virginia, United States



    Mittie Florence Shifflett


Parents and Siblings



    William Charles Shifflett


    Grace Pearl Shifflett




    Gertrude May Shifflett


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 3

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of French Chifflet, nickname for someone given to scoffing or mocking, from a diminutive of chifle ‘whistle’, ‘mockery’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Virginia Shifflett in household of Robert Shifflett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virginia Shifflett in household of Luten Shifflett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Virginia Shifflette in household of Luther Shifflette, "United States Census, 1920"

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