Hattie Mae Virgil

1941–1953 (Age 11)
Tarrant, Texas, United States

The Life of Hattie Mae

When Hattie Mae Virgil was born on 15 March 1941, in Tarrant, Texas, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Virgil, was 48 and her mother, Essie Floyd London, was 21. She died on 11 January 1953, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 11, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Virgil
1892–1966
Essie Floyd London
1919–1999
Benjamin Lee Virgil
1940–1997
Hattie Mae Virgil
1941–1953

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(2)

  • Benjamin Lee Virgil

    Male1940–1997Male

  • Female1941–1953Female

World Events (3)

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 1

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 3

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.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 8

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

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)

  • Hattie Mae Virgil, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Hattie Mae Virgel, "Texas Death Index, 1903-2000"
  • Hattie Mae Virgel, "Find A Grave Index"

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