Goldie Pauline Virts

Female 1907 - 1997


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  • Born  20 Oct 1907  Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  13 Feb 1997  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  I6  Virts
    Last Modified  8 Aug 2015 

    Father  Oscar Franklin Virts,   b. 9 Apr 1877, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1967, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Catherine Mann,   b. 10 Mar 1877, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1942, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1899  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Living 
    Children 
     1. Lorena Blanche Virts,   b. 27 Jun 1925, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 2003, Wilmington, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  22 Dec 2013 
    Family ID  F14912  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Benton Stone,   b. 31 Jan 1907, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1981, Falls Church, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Oct 1934  Leesburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified  5 Aug 2015 
    Family ID  F4  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Goldie Pauline Virts and Benton Stone
    Goldie Pauline Virts and Benton Stone
    Goldie was born October 20, 1907 in Lovettsville, Virginia to Oscar Franklin and Mary Catherine Mann Virts. She died on February 13, 1997 in Leesburg, Virginia. She married Benton Stone on October 28, 1934. Benton was born January 31, 1907 in Loudoun County, Virginia and died November 30, 1981 in Fairfax, Virginia. Both are buried in the Cemetery at Mt. Olivet Methodist Church in Lovettsville.

    Photo Courtesy of Raymond E. Virts Family
    A Virts Country Butchering
    A Virts Country Butchering
    Joe Jenkins turning the press, which contains sausage that is pressed in to the casings that Goldie (Virts) Stone is attending to. The stuffed sausage will be hung in the meat house for at least 24-48 hours before some of it will be froze and the remainder will be left. The sausage will keep for 2-3 months just hanging on the poles in the meat house.

    Headstones
    Goldie Pauline Virts (1907-1997) and Benton Stone (1907-1981) Headstone
    Goldie Pauline Virts (1907-1997) and Benton Stone (1907-1981) Headstone

    Albums
    A Virts Country Butchering
    A Virts Country Butchering (14)
    November was the time for butchering hogs. It has been a fall tradition in the Virts family for well over 100 years. The Raymond E. Virts family on the Long Lane in Lovettsville, Virginia always butchered on Thanksgiving day. You might consider the butchering day as a family reunion held several times each November as this even would bring together siblings, cousins and friends. There was always a friendly competition amongst Raymond's brothers to see who had the largest hog. It was not uncommon to have a hog have a dressed weight of over 400 pounds. Such a hog would produce over 40 pound hams that would be sugar cured. Most local families had a butchering and would usually slaughter form 2 - 14 hogs, depending on the size of the family. Butchering is nearly extinct today. You will only find a hand full of families that still carry on the tradition. Hardly anyone even knows how to do it anymore. I would have to say it is a dying art. Just click on the picture to see it enlarged and to get a description.
    Oscar Franklin Virts and Mary Catherine Mann
    Oscar Franklin Virts and Mary Catherine Mann (17)

  • Notes 
    • Loudoun Times Mirror, February 20, 1997

      Mrs. Goldie Virts Stone, 89 of Lovettsville, Va., died Thursday, Feb. 13, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Leesburg, Va. Her husband, Benton Stone, died in November 1981. Born Oct. 20, 1907 in Lovettsville, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Mary Catherine Mann Virts. She was homemaker and farmer and had worked in the umbrella factory in Brunswick in her earlier years. She is survived by a daughter, Lureen Laing of Wilmington, Del.; a sister, Jessie Frye of Lovettsville. Interment was at Mt. Olivet Methodist Cemetery, Lovettsville.

  • Sources 
    1. [S572] Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940.