Virginia Lorene Dickson

13 August 1913–10 June 1986 (Age 72)
Santa Rita, Grant, New Mexico Territory, United States

The Life of Virginia Lorene

When Virginia Lorene Dickson was born on 13 August 1913, in Santa Rita, Grant, New Mexico Territory, United States, her father, Benjamin F Dickson, was 17 and her mother, Iva M Madden, was 13. She married George W Worrell on 2 April 1936, in Washington, Utah, United States. She died on 10 June 1986, at the age of 72, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

George W Worrell
Virginia Lorene Dickson
Marriage: 2 April 1936

Spouse and Children

2 April 1936
Washington, Utah, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin F Dickson


    Iva M Madden




World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

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.

Age 4

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 21

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Dick .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Virginia L Dame in household of Jessie W Dame, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virginia L Dickerson in household of Charlie Medford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Virginia L Mcleroy, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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