Virginia Poythress Galt

Brief Life History of Virginia Poythress

When Virginia Poythress Galt was born on 8 October 1898, in Tracys Landing, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States, her father, Rev Alexander Galt, was 34 and her mother, Emily Virginia Cocke, was 27. She married Elmer Wood on 20 June 1929, in Herndon, Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. She lived in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States in 1930 and Venice, Sarasota, Florida, United States in 1970. She died on 11 June 1986, in Alexandria, Virginia, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Lothian, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States.

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Elmer Wood
Virginia Poythress Galt
Marriage: 20 June 1929

Sources (9)

  • Virginia Wood in household of Elmer Wood, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Virginia P. Galt, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Virginia Galt Wood, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Gall , with excrescent -t.

English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English galte, gaute, gault ‘boar, hog’ (Old Norse gǫltr, galte), denoting someone thought to resemble the animal in appearance or character.

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

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