Virginia Mae Madson

22 June 1923–14 April 1996 (Age 72)
Birnamwood, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Virginia Mae

When Virginia Mae Madson was born on 22 June 1923, in Birnamwood, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Edward Roy Madson, was 29 and her mother, Lora Blanche Lane, was 30. She married William J. O'Leary on 8 December 1944. She died on 14 April 1996, in Thousand Palms, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 72.

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William J. O'Leary
Virginia Mae Madson
Marriage: 8 December 1944

Spouse and Children

8 December 1944

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1932 · Wisconsin Passes First Unemployment Compensation Law

Age 9

The nation's first unemployment compensation law was passed in Wisconsin on January 28, 1932.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

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

1 English: variant of Madison .2 Americanized spelling of Danish and Norwegian Madsen , possibly also of Swedish Mattsson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Virginia Madson in household of Edward R Madson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virginia M Madson in household of Edward R Madson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Virginia Mae Oleary, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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