Virgil Howard Harger

12 July 1904–30 October 1985 (Age 81)
Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, United States

The Life of Virgil Howard

When Virgil Howard Harger was born on 12 July 1904, in Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, United States, his father, Levi Howard Harger, was 31 and his mother, Mary Josephine New, was 25. He lived in Pendleton, Madison, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Guilford Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States in 1930. He died on 30 October 1985, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 81.

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Virgil Howard Harger
Dorothy Eleanor Ake

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    Dorcas Geraldine Harger


    Horace Newlin Harger


    Marius S Harger


World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 2

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 23

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: from a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements hari, heri ‘army’ + gār, gēr ‘spear’, ‘lance’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Howard Hargar in household of Levis H Hargar, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Virgil H Harger in household of Levi Harger, "United States Census, 1910"
  • V Howard Harges in household of Levi H Harges, "United States Census, 1920"

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