Elbert Franklin Virts[1]

Male 1888 - 1977


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  • Born  2 Jun 1888  Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  3 Oct 1977  Leesburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Mount Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I24  Virts
    Last Modified  6 Aug 2015 

    Father  James Marion Virts,   b. 14 Dec 1848, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1933, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Elisabeth Leigh,   b. 1849, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1926, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Mar 1873  Harpers Ferry, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F8  Group Sheet

    Family  Myrtle Viola Riley,   b. 24 Mar 1896, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1954, Leesburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  21 Dec 1910  Brunswick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Irene Rose Virts,   b. 14 Apr 1914, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1988, Leesburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Robert Leslie Virts,   b. 7 Jan 1916, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1974, Leesburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ernest Franklin Virts,   b. 16 Aug 1919, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1984, Leesburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Leroy Thomas Virts,   b. 2 Nov 1921, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1981, Charles Town, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Catherine Josephine Virts,   b. 12 Jan 1924, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 2009, Leesburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Charles Clifford Virts,   b. 29 Apr 1928, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 2013, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F16  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Elbert Franklin Virts, Myrtle Viola Riley, Catherine Josephine Virts, Charles Clifford Virts and Irene Rose Virts Coffman
    Elbert Franklin Virts, Myrtle Viola Riley, Catherine Josephine Virts, Charles Clifford Virts and Irene Rose Virts Coffman
    left to right: 1st row - Catherine Josephine Virts, Irene Rose Virts, 2nd row - Elbert Franklin Virts, Myrtle Viola Riley Virts, 3rd row - Charles Clifford Virts

    Elbert Franklin Virts was born June 2, 1888 in Loudoun County Virginia to James Marion and Mary Elisabeth Leigh Virts. He married Myrtle Viola Riley on December 21, 1910. She was born March 2, 1896 in Loudoun County Virginia and died April 7, 1954 in Lovettsville, Virginia. Both are buried in Mt. Olivet Methodist Church Cemetery in Lovettsville Virginia.

    Their children from above picture: Charles Clifford Virts, Irene Rose Virts, was born April 14, 1914 in Lovettsville, Virginia and died March 14, 1988 in Leesburg, Virginia. She married Monroe E. Coffman was born October 26, 1910 in Lovettsville, Virginia and died January 23, 1996 in Leesburg, Virginia. Both are buried in Mt. Olivet Methodist Church Cemetery in Lovettsville Virginia. Catherine Josephine Virts was born January 12, 1924 in Lovettsville, Virginia and died July 20, 2009 in Leesburg, Virginia. She is buried in Mt. Olivet Methodist Church Cemetery in Lovettsville Virginia
    James Marion Virts, Newton Brown, Elbert Franklin Virts, Walter Strother, Raymond Eugene Virts, Russell James Virts and Howard William Gosnell, Sr.
    James Marion Virts, Newton Brown, Elbert Franklin Virts, Walter Strother, Raymond Eugene Virts, Russell James Virts and Howard William Gosnell, Sr.
    left to right: James Marion Virts, Newton Brown, Elbert Franklin Virts, Walter Strother, Raymond Eugene Virts, Russell James Virts and Howard William Gosnell, Sr.

    Headstones
    Elbert Franklin Virts (1888-1977) and Myrtle Viola Riley (1896-1954) Headstone
    Elbert Franklin Virts (1888-1977) and Myrtle Viola Riley (1896-1954) Headstone

    Albums
    Elbert Franklin Virts and Myrtle Viola Riley
    Elbert Franklin Virts and Myrtle Viola Riley (5)
    James Marion Virts and Mary Elisabeth Leigh
    James Marion Virts and Mary Elisabeth Leigh (16)

  • Notes 
    • Frederick Post, October 4, 1977

      Mr. Elbert Franklin Virts, 89 of Lovettsville, Va., husband of the late Myrtle Riley Virts, died Monday, Oct. 3 at the Loudoun Memorial Hospital, Leesburg, Va. He was the son of the late Marion and Mary Elizabeth Leigh Virts. He was a member of St. James United Church of Christ in Lovettsville, Va. He is survived by two daughters; Miss Catherine Virts, at home and Mrs. Irene Coffman, Leesburg, Va.; three sons, Ernest Virts, Paeonian Springs, Va., Leroy Virts, Frederick and Clifford Virts, Brunswick. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Methodist Cemetery in Lovettsville.

      Notes:

      Nicknamed "Snowball" for his head of white hair, lived on the Long Lane, Lovettsville, Virginia until 1969 when he had public sale and moved to the town of Lovettsville. He lived with his daughter Catherine, who was blinded from insecticide spray at the Loudoun Orchard, until his death. He worked on farms and did various carpentry work. Elbert's home place owned by Mr. Buckley at the time, burned down in the late 1970's.

  • Sources 
    1. [S689] James Marion Virts Family Bible.

    2. [S269] Frederick County Maryland Marriage Records.