Hazel Eldora Virgil

1895–1978 (Age 82)
Palo Alto, Iowa, United States

The Life of Hazel Eldora

When Hazel Eldora Virgil was born on 1 August 1895, in Palo Alto, Iowa, United States, her father, Benjamin Henry Virgil, was 45 and her mother, Helen Eliza Kingsley, was 42. She married John Vahle on 29 January 1913, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Doyal Township, St. Clair, Missouri, United States for about 20 years and Vista, St. Clair, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 20 January 1978, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Collins, St. Clair, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hazel Eldora Virgil
John Vahle
Marriage: 29 January 1913
Leonard Charles Vahle
Joseph Benjamin Vahle
Harry Vahle

Spouse & Children

29 January 1913
Missouri, United States


  • Leonard Charles Vahle


  • Joseph Benjamin Vahle


  • Male1918–1981Male

Parents & Siblings

  • Benjamin Henry Virgil


  • Helen Eliza Kingsley




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 9

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Age 22

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Hazel Vahle in household of John Vahle, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hazel Vahle in household of John Vahle, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hazel Vahle in household of John Vahle, "United States Census, 1930"

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