Virgil Lee Sigler

7 January 1916–13 August 2003 (Age 87)
Rosedale, Iberville, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Virgil Lee

When Virgil Lee Sigler was born on 7 January 1916, in Rosedale, Iberville, Louisiana, United States, her father, Joseph Belone Sigler, was 22 and her mother, Mamie Addie Smith, was 21. She married Jesse Lanier Beach on 9 April 1932. She lived in Grosse Tete, Iberville, Louisiana, United States in 1920 and Ward Seven, Iberville, Louisiana, United States in 1930. She died on 13 August 2003, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Woodlawn Garden of Memories, Harris, Texas, United States.

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Jesse Lanier Beach
Virgil Lee Sigler
Marriage: 9 April 1932

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9 April 1932

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Age 15

Established in 1931 on farmland on the outskirts of Houston, the cemetery was constructed on the then dirt surfaced Katy Road where, according to General Manager Lynda Seaman, farmers had to drive their cattle away from burial services. Incorporated as Woodlawn Cemetery, the corporation’s directors were J.W Metzler, J.W Metzler, Jr., Ben Dancer and Mrs. Phylura Skalinder. The cemetery, located at the corner of Antoine Drive and the Katy Freeway, was originally designed for upright headstones and the layout was planned with winding roads-a design made popular by Adolph Strauch with his landscaped lawn-park plans in the mid 1800s. In 1940, the name was changed to Woodlawn Garden of Memories, when the cemetery joined the trend to become a memorial park; a movement begun by Hubert Eaton as an innovative type of cemetery at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles. He initiated the use of flat bronze grave markers and included the use of sculptural pieces as decoration. By 1931, imitations of Eaton’s project had begun to appear throughout the United States and there were over 600 memorial parks.

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German:1. occupational name for a maker of seals and signet rings, or for an official keeper of a seal, from an agent derivative of Middle High German sigel ‘seal’. 2. Possibly an Americanized form of Ziegler .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Birgle L Siglar in household of Joseph B Siglar, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Vi?Gile Sigler in household of Joseph Sigler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Virgil Sigler Eck, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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