Ira Randle Virgil

1915–1971 (Age 56)
Alexandria, Thayer, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Ira Randle

When Ira Randle Virgil was born on 14 February 1915, in Alexandria, Thayer, Nebraska, United States, his father, George Ever Virgil, was 25 and his mother, Stella Mabel Demaray, was 21. He married Bertha Viola Stauffer on 18 August 1937, in York, York, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 8 February 1971, in Mojave Township, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Ira Randle Virgil
Bertha Viola Stauffer
Marriage: 18 August 1937
Beverly Ann Virgil
Marvin Lee Virgil

Spouse & Children

18 August 1937
York, York, Nebraska, United States


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1921 · Bonneville County Courthouse is built

Age 6

In 1921, the Bonneville county courthouse was built. It was designed by Lionel Fisher and Charles Aitken, two architects that helped build a number of government buildings in Idaho.
1930 · Idaho City Building is built

Age 15

Construction on this historic building started in 1929 and wrapped up in 1930. It was registered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 due to its unique design.

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)

  • Ira Virgil in household of George Virgil, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ira Virgil in household of George Virgil, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ira R Virgil, "United States Census, 1940"

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