Marshall L. Virts[1]

Male 1867 - 1918


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  • Born  12 May 1867  Point of Rocks, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  21 Feb 1918  Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1720  Virts
    Last Modified  12 Sep 2015 

    Father  Jacob Joseph Wirts, Jr.,   b. 1 Jan 1810, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1882, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ann Rebecca Mossburg,   b. 21 Feb 1828, Buckeystown, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1901, Point of Rocks, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Feb 1855  Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F320  Group Sheet

    Family  Della Olivia Shellman,   b. 28 Aug 1864, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1948, Point of Rocks, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1890  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Walter Jacob Virts,   b. 16 Dec 1890, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1960, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Paul L. Virts,   b. 19 Jul 1893, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1900, Point of Rocks, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Rida Virts,   b. 4 Sep 1894, Point of Rocks, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1981, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F586  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • The following information has been graciously provided by Jeanie Virts LaGrave.

      The following newspaper clippings are from a collection of Emory and Bertha Virts, now in the possession of Ralph Virts family.

      Marshall Virts, Delirious, Jumps From Third Story At University Hospital
      Marshall Virts, 50 years old, of Point of Rocks, MD, while delirious, jumped from the third story window of the University Hospital about 7 o'clock Thursday morning and sustained injuries that resulted in his death, two hours later. It was stated that Mr. Virts, had been delirious since being taken to the institution on February 13, 1918. He was tied to his bed and constantly watched by the nurses. While the night nurse left his ward to secure medicine for another patient Mr. Virts managed to break his bonds and make his way to a window, which he smashed with a chair. The noise attracted two of the orderlies, who rushed to the ward, but too late to prevent the man from jumping. He fell about 50 feet. His skull and other bones were broken and he died without regaining consciousness. Coroner Driscoll, of the Western district, issued a certificate of accidental death.

      Reflections by Ralph Hume Virts: Uncle Marsh it seems he was what the old people called "a man's man". He was about 6'2" and big built and didn't take any guff from anyone. It seems he wasn't one to start trouble but he didn't walk away from it either. The family always thought there was something not right about the report of his death, too. They felt he was thrown out the window but couldn't prove it

      Daily News, Frederick, MD, February 23, 1918

      Marshall L. Virtz, of Point of Rocks, died Thursday, February 21 at 9 o'clock a. m. at the Maryland University Hospital, Baltimore, after an illness of eight days of colitis of the bowels. He was aged fifty years, nine months and 9 days. Besides his widow, Mrs. Della O. Virts, he is survived by one son and one daughter, Walter J. Virts and Mrs. Noah w. Money, both at home. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 10:30 a.m., at St. Luke's Lutheran church Point of Rocks. M. R. Etchison, Jefferson, is the undertaker in charge.

  • Sources 
    1. [S640] 1880 Ohio Census.