Virgie Lee Burleson

27 December 1904–7 November 1972 (Age 67)
Oklahoma, Clark, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Virgie Lee

When Virgie Lee Burleson was born on 27 December 1904, in Oklahoma, Clark, Missouri, United States, her father, James Henry Burleson, was 43 and her mother, Nevada Tyrone, was 24. She had at least 2 daughters with Randol Goode Patty. She lived in Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 7 November 1972, in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 67.

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Randol Goode Patty
Virgie Lee Burleson
Ina Lee Patty
Margaret Patty
from January 1933 to December 1933–2006

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels
Age 2
The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake
Age 2
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi
Age 18
The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Name Meaning

English (Durham): habitational name, perhaps from a metathesized form of Brusselton (Durham) or possibly an altered form of Burniston in Pickering Lythe (North Yorkshire). See Burnison .History: Aaron Burleson emigrated from England to NC in 1726.

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

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Sources (17)

  • Virginia Patty in household of Mary R Patty, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Virgie Burbson in household of James H Burleson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Burleson in entry for Ina Lee Rhodes, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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