Virgil Byron Weatherby

29 October 1921–12 March 2002 (Age 80)
Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States

The Life of Virgil Byron

When Virgil Byron Weatherby was born on 29 October 1921, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States, his father, George Bryon Weatherby, was 30 and his mother, Eva D. Beck, was 29. He had at least 2 sons with Janet JoAnn Kail. He lived in Clinton, Franklin, Ohio, United States in 1930 and Truro, Truro Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 12 March 2002, in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Bushnell, Sumter, Florida, United States.

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Virgil Byron Weatherby
Janet JoAnn Kail
Donald Alan Weatherby
Jeffrey Lynn Weatherby

Spouse and Children



    Donald Alan Weatherby


    Jeffrey Lynn Weatherby


Parents and Siblings

    George Bryon Weatherby


    Eva D. Beck




    George Russel Weatherby



    Roger W Weatherby


    Arthur Alvin Jack Weatherby


    Mary Louise Weatherby


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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.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 20

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
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

English: habitational name for someone from a place in West Yorkshire named Wetherby, from Old Norse veðr ‘wether (sheep)’ + býr ‘farmstead’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Virgil Weatherby in household of George B Weatherby, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virgil B Weatherby in household of George B Weatherby, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Virgil Weatherby, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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