Margaret Josephine Virden

8 March 1917–13 May 1994 (Age 77)
Kempton, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States

The Life of Margaret Josephine

When Margaret Josephine Virden was born on 8 March 1917, in Kempton, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States, her father, Guy Griffith Virden, was 28 and her mother, Leila Esther Walster, was 25. She married Herbert Leroy Niles on 25 May 1940, in Livingston, Park, Montana, United States. She lived in Logan Center, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States in 1930. She died on 13 May 1994, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Herbert Leroy Niles
Margaret Josephine Virden
Marriage: 25 May 1940

Spouse and Children

25 May 1940
Livingston, Park, Montana, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Elizabeth M Virden


    Ina Maria Virden





    Marion Wilson Virden


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · Seattle General Strike

Age 2

The Seattle general strike was a five day strike in 1919, where around 65,000 workers began striking for higher wages. This happened two years after WWI  wage controls.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

English: probably a variant spelling of Verdun .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret J Verdin in household of Guy G Verdin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Margaret J Niles, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Margaret J Niles, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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