Virginia Burch

17 April 1868–20 March 1890 (Age 21)
Marshall, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Virginia

When Virginia Burch was born on 17 April 1868, in Marshall, West Virginia, United States, her father, Jesse Burch, was 25 and her mother, Mary Powell, was 23. She lived in Franklin, Marshall, West Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 20 March 1890, in West Virginia, United States, at the age of 21, and was buried in Woodlands, Marshall, West Virginia, United States.

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 7

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Birch .2 North German: habitational name from any of several places called Burg, in northern Germany originally denoting a fortified town or a fortified residence within a town. The form reflects the north German pronunciation of Burg.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jennie Burch in household of Jesse Burch, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Virginia Burch Edwards, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Virginia Edward, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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