Amos Moses Virgin

23 January 1854–12 October 1942 (Age 88)
Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Amos Moses

When Amos Moses Virgin was born on 23 January 1854, in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Thompson Virgin, was 22 and his mother, Mary Ann Barker, was 22. He married Sarah Frances Merkley on 27 September 1875, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Hibbard, Madison, Idaho, United States in 1920 and Salem, Madison, Idaho, United States in 1930. He died on 12 October 1942, in Fish Haven, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Saint Charles Cemetery, St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Amos Moses Virgin
Sarah Frances Merkley
Marriage: 27 September 1875
Sarah Frances Virgin
Alice Xarissa Virgin
Linda Rose Virgin
Mary Ann Virgin
George Amos Virgin
Eugenie Virgin
Jessie Virgin
Zalia Louise Virgin
Alicia Naomi Virgin
Heber Harold Virgin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 September 1875Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 9
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 27
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English: status name from Middle English virgin(e), virgen ‘young, unmarried woman’ (Old French virgin(e), virgene), all variants of virge from Latin virgo. See Virgo .Swedish: probably a cognate of German name in 3 below. However, at least in one case this is, according to family tradition, a habitational name derived from the name of the village Verchen in northern Germany.German: variant of Vergin .

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

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    Story Highlight

    The Life of ELIZABETH EMMA BARKER MICHAELSON As told to her Grandchild (author unknown) She was a younger sister of Mercy Truth Barker Keetch.

    You are reading Grandmother's own story told in her own words and in her own way, just as she told it to me on the occasion of a very pleasant visit which I had with her. In telling the story grandmo …

    Sources (121)

    • Dean Allen Wheelwright in household of Earl J Wheelwright, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Amos M Virgin in entry for Zalia Louise Virgin Brown, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Dean Allen Wheelwright in household of Earl J Wheelwright, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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