Virginia Mary Hershey

15 December 1907–22 July 1954 (Age 46)
Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Virginia Mary

When Virginia Mary Hershey was born on 15 December 1907, in Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, George Eldon Hershey, was 35 and her mother, Anna B Salisburg, was 19. She married Thomas Everette Brownsword on 12 September 1925, in Canton, Stark, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Canton, Stark, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Canton Township, Stark, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 22 July 1954, in Stark, Ohio, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Pike Township, Stark, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Everette Brownsword
Virginia Mary Hershey
Marriage: 12 September 1925
Lois Irene Brownsword
Neal Everett Brownsword
Gene Arnold Brownsword
Joan Eileen Brownsword
Anna May Brownsword
Glen Thomas Brownsword
Ferd Douglas Brownsword
Faye Brownsword
Jack Samuel Brownsword
Nancy Lou Brownsword
Richard Maurice Brownsword

Spouse and Children

12 September 1925
Canton, Stark, Ohio, United States


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    George Eldon Hershey





    Laura M Hershey



    Erma Viola Hershey


    Elizabeth A Hershey


World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 2

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Age 13

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

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (American): Americanized form of various like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish names, see for example Hershkowitz .2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Hercé or Hercy in Mayenne, France.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Virginia Brownswood in household of Thomas Brownswood, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Virginia Brownsword in household of Thomas Brownsword, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virginia M Hershey in household of George E Hershey, "United States Census, 1910"

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