Virginia Smith (1896 - 1978)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Virginia Smith’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Virginia so that her life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Virginia’s biography.

Virginia Smith Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Virginia Smith and her immediate Smith family. Add to Virginia Smith's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with her family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Virginia.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Virginia Smith? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Kennewick, Benton County, Washington

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Virginia finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Virginia attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Virginia did for a living or if she had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Virginia Smith is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Virginia's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Virginia's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Virginia a religious woman? Add Virginia’s religion

Gender

Female

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Virginia during various points of her life.

Timeline

1896 - In the year that Virginia Smith was born, on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

1915 - By the time she was 19 years old, in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

1918 - Virginia was 22 years old when in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

1949 - Virginia was 53 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

1978 - In the year of Virginia Smith's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

Virginia Smith Family Tree

Who was Virginia’s parents? Did she get married and did they have children? Share Virginia’s family tree to share her legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Virginia's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Virginia Smith
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Virginia's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Virginia Smith is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to her obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Virginia Smith died in July 1978 at age 81. No cause of death has been entered for Virginia. She was born on July 9, 1896. We are unaware of information about Virginia's surviving family. We know that Virginia Smith had been residing in Kennewick, Benton County, Washington.

Memories

What do you remember about Virginia Smith? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Virginia is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Virginia Smith

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources