Elbert Leon Virts

Male 1918 - 2000


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  • Born  30 Dec 1918  Morrisonville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  26 Jun 2000  Olney, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1071  Virts
    Last Modified  23 Apr 2017 

    Father  Elbert Joseph Virts,   b. 18 Oct 1887, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1963, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Lela Corinne Smith,   b. 26 Mar 1894, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1968, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Sep 1913  Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F113  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Frances Marie Rullman,   b. 20 Apr 1917, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1985, Takoma Park, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Jan 1948  Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified  16 Oct 2014 
    Family ID  F613  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Vivian Marie Brown,   b. 3 Feb 1919,   d. 12 Jan 2014, Silver Spring, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Apr 1987  Silver Spring, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  19 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F614  Group Sheet

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    Elbert Leon Virts - Miltary Service
    Elbert Leon Virts - Miltary Service
    Elbert Leon Virts was born December 30, 1918 in Morrisonville, Virginia to Elbert Joseph and Lela Corinne Virts. He died June 26, 2000 in Olney, Maryland. He married France Marie Rullman on January 17, 1948. She was born April 20, 1917 in Connecticut and died October 2, 1985 in Takoma Park, Maryland. Both are buried in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Maryland.

    Albums
    Elbert Joseph Virts and Lela Corinne Smith
    Elbert Joseph Virts and Lela Corinne Smith (7)

  • Notes 
    • The following information has been graciously provided by Michael Virts, son of Elbert Leon Virts.
      Served as a Scout in the 32nd Infantry Division, the Thunderbird Division, during World War II. He went through Normandy, down the coast of France, into the mountains of southern France, and the crossed into southern Germany.

      The Gazette, July 7, 2000

      Elbert Leon Virts, 81, of Silver Spring, died June 26 at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney. He lived in Silver Spring for 48 years and retired from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory after over 35 years of service in administration. He was a graduate of Strayer College in Washington, D.C. Mr. Virts was the son of the late Elbert Joseph and Lela Virts of Lovettsville, Va. He was a World War II U.S. Army combat veteran, who served in campaigns in France and Germany as a scout in the infantry and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a member of American Legion Post 268. He is survived by wife, Vivian Virts of Silver Spring; son, Michael Virts of Silver Spring; stepdaughter, Cathy Ernst of Poolesville; brother, Aubrey Virts of Hamilton, Va.; and three nephews and a niece. Visitation and a service were held at Montgomery Hills Baptist Church. Interment was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Aspen Hill. Memorial donations may be made to the Montgomery Hills Baptist Church Memorial Fund, Montgomery Hills Baptist Church, 9727 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Md. 20910.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2730] Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2014, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911.

    2. [S1713] Evening Star, Washington, DC, March 16, 1948.