Virginia Carmella Urbano

20 October 1921–7 October 2009 (Age 88)
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life of Virginia Carmella

When Virginia Carmella Urbano was born on 20 October 1921, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, her father, Raffath Antonio Urbano, was 37 and her mother, Lena Ambrose, was 32. She married Phillip Paul Curry in 1942, in Dade, Florida, United States. She died on 7 October 2009, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

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Phillip Paul Curry
Virginia Carmella Urbano
Marriage: 1942

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Dade, Florida, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1928 · Camden Public Library is Opened

Age 7

The citizens of Camden, Maine had voted (in 1896) to establish a free public library in the town. The land for the library to be built on was donated by Mary Louise Curtis Bok in 1916. After years of fundraising and construction, the cornerstone was finally laid on August 17, 1927. The library opened on June 11, 1928. The library remains open to this day, and is now considered a National Historic Landmark.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Spanish and Italian: from the personal name Urbano ( see Urban ), or a nickname from urbano ‘urbane’, ‘elegant’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Virginia C Urbano in household of Margaret Hamlim, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virgina C Urbano in household of Ralph A Urbano, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Virginia Camilla Urbano, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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