Inez Ruth Virgil

1892–1979 (Age 86)
Pokagon, Cass, Michigan, United States

The Life of Inez Ruth

When Inez Ruth Virgil was born on 11 June 1892, in Pokagon, Cass, Michigan, United States, her father, Adelbert Allen Virgil, was 36 and her mother, Eleanor Ellen Ellsworth, was 34. She married Jay Newell Swank on 10 March 1912, in Pokagon, Cass, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Howard Township, Cass, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died on 8 March 1979, at the age of 86, and was buried in Sumnerville, Cass, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Inez Ruth Virgil
Jay Newell Swank
Marriage: 10 March 1912
Clark Ellsworth Swank
Dorothy Irene Swank
Warren Wallace Swank
Marjorie May Swank
Gordon Virgil Swank

Spouse & Children

10 March 1912
Pokagon, Cass, Michigan, United States


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Parents & Siblings

  • Adelbert Allen Virgil


  • Eleanor Ellen Ellsworth




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 11

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

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

From the personal name Virgil, a vernacular form of the Latin personal name Vergilius, Virgilius, which was probably of Etruscan origin. The name is famous in particular as that of the Latin poet Publius Vergilius Maro ( 70–19 bc ), author of the Aeneid. Virgil was much admired in medieval Europe; there were attempts to make him into an honorary Christian (even though he actually lived before the time of Christ), and Dante made him his guide through the Inferno and Purgatorio, a model of classical moderation and reason. This was also the name of an early saint, a 6th-century bishop of Arles. The forename is popular mainly in the U.S., and it is possible that the surname was coined here in at least some cases.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Virgil in household of Adelbert Virgil, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruth I Vergil in household of Delbert Vergil, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ruth Swank in household of Jay Swank, "United States Census, 1930"

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