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
1902–1978
Virginia Mary Hershey
1907–1954
Marriage: 12 September 1925
Lois Irene Brownsword
1926–1999
Neal Everett Brownsword
1928–1998
Gene Arnold Brownsword
1929–2007
Joan Eileen Brownsword
1931–1988
Anna May Brownsword
1932–1936
Glen Thomas Brownsword
1933–2015
Ferd Douglas Brownsword
1935–2014
Faye Brownsword
1935–
Jack Samuel Brownsword
1936–1937
Nancy Lou Brownsword
1938–2001
Richard Maurice Brownsword
1942–1970

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 September 1925
Canton, Stark, Ohio, United States
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    George Eldon Hershey

    Male1872–1913Male

    Female1888–1940Female

siblings

(4)

    Laura M Hershey

    Female1906–2009Female

    Female1907–1954Female

    Erma Viola Hershey

    Female1910–Female

    Elizabeth A Hershey

    Female1912–1988Female

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.
1920

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.

Possible Related Names

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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