Project Jukebox

Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program

Joseph "Joe" Virgin

Joseph Virgin

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Joseph "Joe"Virgin came to Alaska in 1956 to serve the Central Alaska Missions. He married his wife, Peg, in 1955 and together they served in Gulkana, Ellamar, Kenny Lake, Chistochina, and Glennallen. In 1993, when Joe was interviewed he was working at the electric company and Peg volunteered at the medical center in Glennallen. Joe also was a pilot who had a grass airstrip near their home at Mile 140 of the Glenn Highway in Nelchina, Alaska. After retiring from the mission, Joe and Peg moved 40 miles from Glennallen to Mile 140 on the Glenn Highway, but they still continued to be very connected with the people who worked at the mission and in their local church. Joe Virgin died in 2011.

Date of Birth:
Aug 30, 1932
Date of Death:
Apr 10, 2011
Joseph "Joe" Virgin appears in the following new Jukebox projects: