Ida Celia Virgil

1904–1964 (Age 60)
Ayrshire, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ida Celia

When Ida Celia Virgil was born in 1904, in Ayrshire, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States, her father, Milton Eugene Virgil, was 30 and her mother, Clara Ella McDonnel, was 28. She married John Francis Kassel on 1 May 1923, in Ayrshire, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Lost Island Township, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Silver Lake Township, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1964, at the age of 60, and was buried in Silver Lake Cemetery, Silver Lake Township, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States.

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Ida Celia Virgil
John Francis Kassel
Marriage: 1 May 1923
Ruth Lavonne Kassel
Lawrence Virgil Kassel
Donald Wayne Kassel

Spouse & Children

1 May 1923
Ayrshire, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 0

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 9

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 16

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

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)

  • Ida Kassel, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Ida Kassel in household of John F Kassel, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ida Kassel in household of John Kassel, "United States Census, 1930"

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