Harvey La Motte Virgil

1873–1953 (Age 79)
Mexico, Mexico, Oswego, New York, United States

The Life of Harvey La Motte

When Harvey La Motte Virgil was born on 22 September 1873, in Mexico, Mexico, Oswego, New York, United States, his father, Leonard Laseur Virgil, was 24 and his mother, Estelle Rosalie Calkins, was 24. He married May Theresa Raymond on 19 June 1893, in Byng Inlet, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States in 1905 and Seahurst, King, Washington, United States in 1920. He died on 22 January 1953, in Renton, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Harvey La Motte Virgil
May Theresa Raymond
Marriage: 19 June 1893
Raymond LaMotte Virgil

Spouse & Children

19 June 1893
Byng Inlet, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada


  • Raymond LaMotte Virgil


Parents & Siblings

  • Leonard Laseur Virgil


  • Estelle Rosalie Calkins




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

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.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 10

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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.

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)

  • Harvey L Virgil, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Harvey Virgil, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lamont Virgil, "New York State Census, 1905"

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