Virginia Ruth Field

31 May 1925–28 May 1985 (Age 60)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Virginia Ruth

When Virginia Ruth Field was born on 31 May 1925, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, Burgess Arthur Field, was 26 and her mother, Ruth Catherine Sanford, was 27. She married Frank Spiller Campbell Jr. on 19 May 1949, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. She lived in Palatine Township, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 28 May 1985, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Madison, Davidson, Tennessee, United States.

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Frank Spiller Campbell Jr.
Virginia Ruth Field
Marriage: 19 May 1949

Spouse and Children

    Frank Spiller Campbell Jr.



19 May 1949
Davidson, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · The World's Busiest Airport

Age 2

"Originally named Chicago Air Park, Midway Airport was built with one cinder runway mainly for airmail flights. The city then leased the airport and named it the Chicago Municipal Airport. By 1928, the airport had twelve hangars and four runways, lit for night operations. In 1931 the airport claimed to be the ""World's Busiest"" with over 100,846 passengers on 60,947 flights each week. In July 1949 the airport was renamed after the Battle of Midway."

Age 16

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived on land which had been cleared of forest, but not brought into cultivation, from Old English feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’, as opposed on the one hand to æcer ‘cultivated soil’, ‘enclosed land’ ( see Acker ) and on the other to weald ‘wooded land’, ‘forest’ ( see Wald ).2 Possibly also Scottish or Irish: reduced form of McField ( see Mcphail ).3 Jewish (American): Americanized and shortened form of any of the many Jewish surnames containing Feld.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Virginia Field in household of Burgess Field, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virginia Field in household of Burgess Field, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Virginia Ruth Field, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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