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Virgil Jackson "VJ" Rumsey
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Birth: Nov. 26, 1892
Stidham
McIntosh County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: May 12, 1992
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA

Son of Albert Jackson & Alice Angeline (Butler) Rumsey & husband of Anna Ella (Ayers). McIntosh County was known as Creek Territory when he was born. His family was the first white family in the area. He & Anna married in Eufaula, OK and they moved to the Blaine County, OK area between 1927 - 1931. He was a cotton farmer and mechanic. Virgil was a music lover and known to always be singing. He had a hymn that he wrote, "They Are Waiting For Me" that was published in a songbook called "Glory Bells". He & Anna were the parents of David Allen, Ora Evelyn (m. Harley Underwood), Clarence Willard, Carl Lee, Mary Nell (m. Loyd Smith - a 1st cousin to Harley Underwood), Martha Alice (m. James Kermit Bailey), Vera Colleen (m. Bill Sipes), Virgil Ray, Ivan Clark & Louis John. Their first child (before David Allen) was a boy who was somehow killed by the forceps when he was born and is buried in Eufaula. 
 
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 Parents:
  Albert Jackson Rumsey (1866 - 1950)
  Alice Angaline Butler Rumsey (1867 - 1951)
 
 Spouse:
  Anna Ella Ayers Rumsey (1898 - 1984)
 
 Children:
  David Allen Rumsey (1916 - 1995)*
  Mary Nell Rumsey Smith (1924 - 2006)*
  Martha Alice Rumsey Bailey (1927 - 2007)*
  Vera Colleen Rumsey Sipes (1929 - 1998)*
  Virgil Ray Rumsey (1931 - 1953)*
 
 Siblings:
  Virgil Jackson Rumsey (1892 - 1992)
  Jewel Bird Rumsey (1894 - 1918)*
  Albert Felix Rumsey (1896 - 1972)*
  Henry Rumsey (1901 - 1987)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Watonga IOOF Cemetery
Watonga
Blaine County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Kim Fryar
Record added: Aug 03, 2008
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Virgil Jackson VJ Rumsey
Added by: Kim Fryar
 
Virgil Jackson VJ Rumsey
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Virgil Jackson VJ Rumsey
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I miss your sweet voice when you sang. You just had a way of lifting everyones spirits. I love and miss you .
- Tiffany Bailey Miller
 Added: May. 27, 2010
For my G-Grampa.
- Kim Fryar
 Added: Aug. 3, 2008
 
 
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