Grace Virgil

1874–1970 (Age 96)
Bay, Michigan, United States

The Life of Grace

When Grace Virgil was born on 9 November 1874, in Bay, Michigan, United States, her father, Francis M. Virgil, was 34 and her mother, Margaret Elizabeth Freese, was 31. She married Alexander Shauger on 17 November 1897, in Larkin, Midland, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 22 December 1970, in Midland, Midland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Midland City Cemetery, Midland, Midland, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Grace Virgil
Alexander Shauger
Marriage: 17 November 1897
Alice May Shauger
Maud Rosemund Shauger
Winona Virgil Shauger
Ala Georgiena Shauger
Russell Alfred Shauger
Thelma Mary Louise Shauger
Adeline Grace Shauger
Harold Ted Shauger

Spouse & Children

17 November 1897
Larkin, Midland, Michigan, United States


  • Female1898–1986Female

  • Maud Rosemund Shauger


  • Female1901–1989Female

  • Ala Georgiena Shauger


  • Russell Alfred Shauger


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1840–1924Male

  • Margaret Elizabeth Freese




  • Estella Hutchinson


  • Male1870–1952Male

  • Male1872–1958Male

  • Female1874–1970Female

  • Emily Virgil


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

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.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 5

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 26

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Grace Shanger in household of Alec Shanger, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Grace Shanger in household of Alex Shanger, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Grace Shanger in household of Alexander Shanger, "United States Census, 1900"

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