Charles Michael Virts

Male 1880 - 1913


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  • Born  6 May 1880  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  6 Dec 1913  Willis, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Fair View Cemetery, Roanoke, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I9667  Virts
    Last Modified  13 Aug 2015 

    Father  Lorenza Virts,   b. 30 Oct 1846, Shenandoah County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1924, Star Tannery, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Catherine A. Peer,   b. May 1848, Shenandoah County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1895 
    Married  1 Jun 1868  Shenandoah County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1640  Group Sheet

    Family  Lillie Catherine Webber,   b. 27 Jul 1881, Roanoke County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1969, Roanoke, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gladys Irene Virts,   b. 6 Nov 1906, Roanoke County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1908, Roanoke County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Melbourne Charles Virts,   b. 26 Jun 1908, Roanoke County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1917, Roanoke, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Maggie Mae Virts,   b. 19 Nov 1909, Roanoke County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 2007, Roanoke, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Cecil Randolph Virts, Sr.,   b. 3 Jan 1912, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1982, Roanoke, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Nellie Marie Virts,   b. 31 Dec 1912, Roanoke County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1991, Norfolk, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F3966  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Charles Michael Virts
    Charles Michael Virts
    Charles Michael Virts was born May 6, 1880 in Virginia to Lorenza and Catherine A.Peer Virts. He died December 6, 1913 in Roanoke, Virginia. He married Lille Catherine Webber. She was born July 17, 1881 in Virginia and died July 27, 1969 in Roanoke. Both are buried in Fair View Cemetery in Roanoke.

    photo courtesy of James Garrett

  • Notes 
    • Greensboro Daily News, Sunday, December 17, 1913

      Engine Blew Up and Fireman Was Killed

      Accident Occurred Near Bluefield on Norfolk and Western - Engineer Slightly Hurt
      Roanoke, Va., Dec. 6 - Engine 549, attached to train No. 15, a fast passenger train blue up this morning at 7:15 o'clock about a quarter of a mile east of Willies, 20 miles from Bluefield on the Norfolk and Western, killing fireman C. M. Virts of Roanoke and slightly injuring Engineer Linkous. The force of the explosion was downward and Norfolk and Western official say it was due to blowing out of a crown sheet.

      Engineer Linkous was blown through the window of the engine cab but fell beside the engine only slightly bruised on the leg in passing through the window. Fireman Virts had just finished putting in "a fire" and was in front of the firebox door. He was blown 50 feet, going through a maze of telephone wires into a field, leaving parts of his clothing swinging to the wires. The body was horribly burned and had two bad wounds in the head. He died within 20 minutes after being found.

  • Sources 
    1. [S568] The Atlanta Constitution, December 7, 1913.