Ira Robert Virgil

1860–1946 (Age 86)
Empire, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Ira Robert

When Ira Robert Virgil was born on 21 March 1860, in Empire, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Elon Virgil, was 29 and his mother, Adaline Matilda Patrick, was 30. He married Olive Agusta Abbott on 23 October 1887, in Ohiowa, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. He lived in Dewey, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Vici, Dewey, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 16 July 1946, at the age of 86, and was buried in Vici, Dewey, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ira Robert Virgil
Olive Agusta Abbott
Marriage: 23 October 1887
John N Virgil
George Ever Virgil
Chester Virgil
Robert Cashus Virgil
Ray W. Virgil
Lee Herbert Virgil

Spouse & Children

23 October 1887
Ohiowa, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States


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Parents & Siblings

  • Elon Virgil


  • Adaline Matilda Patrick




  • Addie R. Virgil


  • Male1860–1946Male

  • Ada N. Virgil


World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 7

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 23

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Name Meaning

From the personal name Virgil, a vernacular form of the Latin personal name Vergilius, Virgilius, which was probably of Etruscan origin. The name is famous in particular as that of the Latin poet Publius Vergilius Maro ( 70–19 bc ), author of the Aeneid. Virgil was much admired in medieval Europe; there were attempts to make him into an honorary Christian (even though he actually lived before the time of Christ), and Dante made him his guide through the Inferno and Purgatorio, a model of classical moderation and reason. This was also the name of an early saint, a 6th-century bishop of Arles. The forename is popular mainly in the U.S., and it is possible that the surname was coined here in at least some cases.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ore Virgil, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ira R Vergil in household of Elon Vergil, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ira A Virgil, "United States Census, 1940"

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