Greta Minnie Virgil

1919–2005 (Age 86)
Fabius, Onondaga, New York, United States

The Life of Greta Minnie

When Greta Minnie Virgil was born on 21 March 1919, in Fabius, Onondaga, New York, United States, her father, James Orsemus Virgil, was 33 and her mother, Leta May Wilds, was 28. She died on 25 May 2005, in Delphi Falls, Pompey, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 86.

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Greta Minnie Virgil
Lewis Holmes

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings



  • John Stephen Virgil


  • Evelyn Lovina Virgil


  • Marion Louise Virgil


  • George W Virgil


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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 23

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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)

  • Greta M Virgil in household of James O Virgil, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Greta M Virgil in household of James O Virgil, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Greta M Holmes, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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