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Virgil John LAWHORN

Male 1915 - 2005  (90 years)

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  • Sources

    (Reliability ratings:
      0=Unreliable   1=Questionable   2=Secondary   3=Primary)

    1. [S131] Betty (Lawhorn) Bunger, compiler, "Lawhorn/Coates Family Genealogy," supplied 2005 by Bunger, Kirkland, Illinois; no specific documentation for any piece of data.

    2. [S910] Perry County, Illinois, "Report of a Birth," book "B", p. 33D, for Virgil Lawhorn; Perry County Clerk's Office, Pinckneyville.

    3. [S295] Social Security Administration, "U.S. Social Security Death Index," database, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/ssdi/ : accessed 17 May 2011), entry for Virgil Lawhorn, 2005, SS no. 337-24-0011; (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S728] 1920 U.S. census, McLean County, Illinois, population schedule, Anchor Township, enumeration district (ED) 84, p. 95 (stamped), sheets 4-B and 5-A, dwelling 83, family 83, James L. Lawhorn household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 July 2005); citing National Archives microfilm publication T625, roll 386. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S168] 1930 U.S. census, Randolph County, Illinois, population schedule, Coulterville Precinct, enumeration district (ED) 79-15, , sheet 2-B, dwelling 44, family 45, James L. Lawhorn household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 June 2005); citing National Archives microfilm publication T626, roll 551. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1289] "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2028680 : accessed 13 July 2018), Virgil J Lawhorn, enlisted 30 Jun 1941, Chicago, Illinois, United States; citing Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 1263923, National Archives at College Park, Maryland. (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S103] ""Virgil J. Lawhorn," obituary, DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 24 Apr 2005; Web edition," Sunday, April 24 VIRGIL J. LAWHORN Virgil J. Lawhorn, 90, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away Friday, April 22, 2005, at the DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center. Born Feb. 1, 1915, in Swanwick, he was the son of James and Sadie (Coats) Lawhorn. He married Margaret Coleman on Jan. 1, 1942, in Waterman. Virgil was employed by Northern Illinois Gas Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1976. He was a member of DeKalb Wesleyan Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, of DeKalb; two children, Ronald Lee Lawhorn of DeKalb and Joyce Lynn (Bahne) Cornilsen of Houghton, Mich.; two grandchildren, Meghan (Jeremy) Jackson of Fort Drum, N.Y., and Joshua McDonald of Michigan; a great-grandson, Jacob Jackson; and a sister, Frieda Tubbs of Tucson, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and two sisters. The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb, with the Rev. Ray E. Wahl of DeKalb Wesleyan Church officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb. Visitation will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A memorial is being established for Virgil J. Lawhorn in care of Anderson Funeral Home Ltd., P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, call (815) 756-1022., online obituary, DeKalb Daily Chronicle, (http://www.daily-chronicle.com/articles/2005/04/25/record/obituaries/zzaobits01.txt : accessed 26 Apr 2005 :.

    8. [S519] Fairview Park Cemetery (DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois; LAT/LON N41.90955, W-88.76451; located south of DeKalb on First Street; take Interstate 88 West to Exit 91, Annie Glidden Rd.; go North on Annie Glidden to Fairview Drive; turn right (east) on Fairview Drive to First Street, then turn left [north] on First Street, and cemetery is on the right [east] side of the road), joint grave marker for Virgil J. and Margaret I. Lawhorn; personally read and photographed, 16 September 2006. (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S655] Personal knowledge of the author, Kathy Kult, kk at kks-fam.net, Kathy, the grand-niece of Virgil Lawhorn, personally attended Virgil's funeral on 25 Apr 2005. (Reliability: 3).

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