Virgil Newsome

2 May 1918–23 February 1953 (Age 34)
West Virginia, United States

The Life of Virgil

When Virgil Newsome was born on 2 May 1918, in West Virginia, United States, his father, William Dee Newsom, was 27 and his mother, Nicolie "Nicati" Runyon, was 28. He lived in Hardee Magisterial District, Mingo, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 23 February 1953, in Logan General Hospital, Logan, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Maynard Cemetery, Delbarton, Mingo, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Dee Newsom
Nicolie "Nicati" Runyon
Ed Newsome
Willard Newsome
Edward Newsome
Francis Newsome
Ida Newsome
Virgil Newsome
Dixie Newsome
Victoria Newsome
Rebecca Newsome
Lillie Newsome

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    Ed Newsome


    Willard Newsome



    Francis Newsome


    Ida Newsome


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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 11

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): habitational name from a place named with the Old English phrase (æt ðǣm) nēowan hūsum ‘(at the) new houses’. This and some of the variants listed below are common as place names in northern England. In the form Newsom, the surname is also established in Ireland, being the name of a Quaker family in County Cork.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Virgie Newsom in household of D Newsom, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vergil Newsom in household of Nicktee Newsom, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Virgil Newsome, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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