John Henry Virts

Male 1861 - 1939


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  • Born  29 Nov 1861  Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  2 Oct 1939  Vienna, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried  Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I1012  Virts
    Last Modified  21 Apr 2017 

    Father  Joseph Lewis Verts,   b. 8 Jul 1821, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1901, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Eliza Ann Baker,   b. 21 Sep 1827, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1901, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Feb 1848  Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F86  Group Sheet

    Family  Laura Virginia Eversole,   b. 26 Sep 1861, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1946, Martinsburg, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Dec 1891  Alexandria, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  6 Sep 2014 
    Family ID  F593  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    John Henry Virts, Laura Eversole, Isaac Mortimer Verts and Minnie Emma Tucker
    John Henry Virts, Laura Eversole, Isaac Mortimer Verts and Minnie Emma Tucker
    left to right: John Henry Virts his wife Laura Virginia Eversole, John's brother Isaac Mortimer Verts and his wife Minnie Emma Tucker

    Isaac was born May 1, 1865 in Loudoun County, Virginia, Virginia to Joseph Lewis and Eliza Ann Baker Verts. He died August 11, 1956 in Nelson, Missouri. He married Minnie Emma Tucker on November 8, 1898. She was born January 21, 1878 and died August 11, 1962 in Nelson, Missouri. Both are buried in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Missouri.
    He died August 11, 1956 in Nelson, Missouri. He married Minnie Emma Tucker on November 8, 1898. She was born January 21, 1878 and died August 11, 1962 in Nelson, Missouri. Both are buried in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Missouri.

    John Henry Virts was born November 29, 1861 in Loudoun County Virginia to Joseph Lewis and Eliza Ann Baker Verts. He died October 2, 1939 in Vienna, Virginia. He married Laura Virginia Eversole on December 23, 1891. She was born September 26, 1861 in Maryland and died September 20, 1946 in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Both are buried in Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro, Virginia.
    John Oscar Verts, Isaac Mortimer Verts, John Henry Virts, Charles Edward Verts, James Franklin Verts and George William Thomas Verts
    John Oscar Verts, Isaac Mortimer Verts, John Henry Virts, Charles Edward Verts, James Franklin Verts and George William Thomas Verts
    Sons of Joseph Lewis and Eliza Ann Baker Verts

    left to right back row: John Oscar Verts, Isaac Mortimer Verts, John Henry Virts
    front row: Charles Edward Verts, James Franklin Verts and George William Thomas Verts

    John Oscar Verts was born November 27, 1859 in Loudoun County Virginia and died March 2, 1925 in Nelson, Missouri. He is buried in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Missouri.

    Isaac Mortimer Verts was born May 1, 1865 in Loudoun County Virginia and died August 11, 1956 in Nelson, Missouri. He married Minnie Emma Tucker on November 8, 1898. She was born January 21, 1878 and died August 11, 1962 in Neslon, Missouri. Both are buried in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Missouri.

    John Henry Virts was born November 29, 1861 in Loudoun County Virginia. He died October 2, 1939 in Vienna, Virginia. He married Laura Virginia Eversole on December 23, 1891. She was born September 26, 1861 in Maryland and died September 20, 1946 in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Both are buried in Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro, Virginia.

    Charles Edward Verts was born August 27, 1851 in Leesburg, Virginia and died March 1, 1905 in Oatlands, Virginia. He married Mollie F. Colbert on January 5, 1880. She was born November 4, 1861 to Jesse and Christina Sarah Virts Colbert. She died on April 27, 1891 in Oatlands, Virginia. Both are buried in the Union Cemetery in Leesburg, Virginia.

    James Franklin Verts was born September 14, 1854 in Loudoun County Virginia and died February 10, 1910 in Nelson, Missouri. He married Mattie Prewitt on October 10, 1899. She was born October 1874 and died April 19, 1912. Both are buried in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Missouri.

    George William Thomas Verts was born February 1, 1849 in Loudoun County, Virginia and died February 9, 1915 in Leesburg, Virginia. He married Emma Anna Costello on December 18, 1895. She was born November 29, 1868 in Virginia and died June 15, 1940 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Both are buried in the Union Cemetery in Leesburg, Virginia.

    Photo courtesy of B. J. Verts

    Headstones
    John Henry Virts (1861-1939) and Laura Virginia Eversole Virts (1861-1946) Headstone
    John Henry Virts (1861-1939) and Laura Virginia Eversole Virts (1861-1946) Headstone

    Albums
    Joseph Lewis Verts and Eliza Ann Baker
    Joseph Lewis Verts and Eliza Ann Baker (18)

  • Notes 
    • Loudoun Times Mirror, 1918 story: Mr. Verts Resigns as Rural Carrier. Mr. John H. Verts, of near Leesburg, one of the first appointed Leesburg rural mail carriers, who has most faithfully and acceptably discharged his duties since October 1, 1902, has voluntarily resigned and retired to his pleasant suburban country home, "Glennwood".

      Mr. Verts and Mr. Henry Ellmore were Leesburg's two first rural mail carriers, appointed when rural routes were established during N. C. Nichol's term as postmaster at Leesburg, and prior to the more formal examinations.

      A better record than that of Mr. Verts, as to his long continuance of over sixteen years, with greater satisfaction to the patrons served on the same route in the main for the entire time, is rarely know. At times it has been said by postmasters under whom he so faithfully served that when it seem almost impossible for any one to get over or through the roads, or weather the storms, he always covered his route, if any other carrier did, and oftimes when roads were impassable, leaving his horse or vehicle and walking much of his distance, in order that no one might miss their eagerly awaited and valuable mail; and the worse the weather, the more it was to be appreciated.

      Much of the time he had his vigilant wife as his substitute and assistant, in fact as well as in name, and Postmaster Carter is very pronounced in his regrets in losing this most agreeable carrier, and he agrees with all other preceding postmasters in saying for both that their services were always most pleasing, courteous, faithful and reliable, while in the office as well as toward their patrons.

      Obituary:

      Blue Ridge Herald, October 29, 1939. Funeral Services were held Wednesday in Vienna for John Henry Virts. He was a native of the County and formerly lived near Leesburg where he was a mail carrier for many years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Laura V. Virts. Interment was in Hillsboro Cemetery.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1815] Virginia Death Certificate No. 1939022390.

    2. [S1106] Blue Ridge Herald, October 29, 1939.