Virginia Bohn

25 January 1919–3 February 1994 (Age 75)
Washington, United States

The Life of Virginia

When Virginia Bohn was born on 25 January 1919, in Washington, United States, her father, William George Bohn, was 26 and her mother, Gladys Jay Yarbrough, was 20. She lived in Wallace, Shoshone, Idaho, United States for about 10 years. She died on 3 February 1994, in Moses Lake, Grant, Washington, United States, at the age of 75.

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William George Bohn
Gladys Jay Yarbrough
Norma Elizbaeth Bohn
William George Bohn
Virginia Bohn

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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.

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 21

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Name Meaning

1 North German: variant of Bode .2 German: metonymic occupational name for a grower of beans, from Middle High German, Middle Low German bōne ‘bean’. Beans were a staple food in the Middle Ages, especially the broad bean, Vicia faba; the green bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, was not introduced from South America until the late 16th century.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Virginia Bohn in household of Peter Grant, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Virginia Bohn in household of William G Bohn, "United States Census, 1930"

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