Homer Jefferson Virgil

1878–1967 (Age 88)
Edwards, Illinois, United States

The Life of Homer Jefferson

When Homer Jefferson Virgil was born on 13 September 1878, in Edwards, Illinois, United States, his father, Seth A Virgin, was 22 and his mother, Katherine M Canull, was 18. He married Lena C. Bunting on 3 April 1903, in Edwards, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Leech Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Albion Election Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 27 January 1967, in Albion, Edwards, Illinois, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Albion, Edwards, Illinois, United States.

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Homer Jefferson Virgil
Lena C. Bunting
Marriage: 3 April 1903
Margaret Genevieve Virgin

Spouse & Children

3 April 1903
Edwards, Illinois, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Seth A Virgin


  • Katherine M Canull




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 7

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 24

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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)

  • Homer Virgin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Homer Virgin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Homer J Virgin, "United States Census, 1930"

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