Virginia Rose Bigelow

27 February 1918–15 December 1999 (Age 81)
Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Virginia Rose

When Virginia Rose Bigelow was born on 27 February 1918, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, her father, Clarence Bigelow, was 30 and her mother, Francis Caroline Johnson, was 19. She married Nels Norman Larsen on 10 December 1938, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Utah, United States in 1930. She died on 15 December 1999, in Rio Rancho, Sandoval, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nels Norman Larsen
Virginia Rose Bigelow
Marriage: 10 December 1938
Sharon Jean Larsen

Spouse and Children

10 December 1938
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

Age 3

Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 13

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.
1940 · Roosevelt County Museum Opens

Age 22

Six years after Eastern New Mexico University opened, the Roosevelt County Museum opened on the campus. The museum exhibits artifacts going back to the time of the early settlers and the Native Americans. It portrays the customs, folklore, technology, and more.

Name Meaning

English (Merseyside and Cheshire): probably a habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Big Low in the township of Rainbow. This place name is not on early record; it means ‘big mound’, from early Modern English big + low ‘mound’, ‘hill’ (Old English hlāw).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Virginia Rose Bigelow in household of Clarence Bigelow, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Virginia R Bigalow in household of Clarence Bigalow, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Virginia Larson in household of Nels N Larson, "United States Census, 1940"

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