Virgia Lorena Bradford

27 May 1907–24 April 2001 (Age 93)
Richland, Baker, Oregon, United States

The Life of Virgia Lorena

When Virgia Lorena Bradford was born on 27 May 1907, in Richland, Baker, Oregon, United States, her father, Roy Edward Bradford, was 24 and her mother, Permalia Jane Pritchard, was 23. She married Leland Emanuel Brown on 9 October 1923, in Nyssa, Malheur, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Portland City Election Precinct 47, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1940 and Simi Valley, Ventura, California, United States in 1986. She died on 24 April 2001, in Dairyville, Tehama, California, United States, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

Leland Emanuel Brown
Virgia Lorena Bradford
Marriage: 9 October 1923
Eldon Emmanuel Brown
Roy Elman Brown

Spouse and Children

9 October 1923
Nyssa, Malheur, Oregon, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Permalia Jane Pritchard




    Henry Edward Bradford


    Charley Harvey Bradford



    Willie Glasco Bradford


World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 3

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.

Age 25

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places, large and small, called Bradford; in particular the city in West Yorkshire, which originally rose to prosperity as a wool town. There are others in Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Greater Manchester, Norfolk, Somerset, and elsewhere. They are all named with Old English brād ‘broad’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Virgia L Brown in household of Alfred Schilt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Virgia L Brown, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virgia L Bradford in household of Permeley J Bradford, "United States Census, 1920"

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