Virginia Parkinson Darley

1 March 1921–4 October 2013 (Age 92)
Klamath Falls, Klamath, Oregon, United States

The Life of Virginia Parkinson

When Virginia Parkinson Darley was born on 1 March 1921, in Klamath Falls, Klamath, Oregon, United States, her father, Charles Thirkell Darley, was 40 and her mother, Sylvia Pearl Parkinson, was 35. She married Marion Delbert Miller on 9 September 1939, in Polk, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Marion, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 17 Third Independence, Polk, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 4 October 2013, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Marion Delbert Miller
Virginia Parkinson Darley
Marriage: 9 September 1939
Charles Joseph Miller

Spouse and Children

9 September 1939
Polk, Oregon, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 19

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 24

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in Derbyshire, named Darley, from Old English dēor ‘beast’, ‘deer’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. This surname was taken to Ireland in the 17th century.

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

Sources (3)

  • Virginia Miller in household of Marion Miller, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virginia Miller in household of Marion Miller, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virginia Darley in household of Charles T Darley, "United States Census, 1930"

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