Virgil's father's parents were John and Mary HALES. They are in the 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses in Cuyahoga Co. OH.
1860 East Cleveland census:
John 32 England, Mary 26 England, William 5 OH, Mary 3 OH and John 1/12 OH.
1870 Euclid City census:
George 41 England, Mary 37 England, William 16 OH, Mary S. 14 OH, John S. 10 OH, Charles 7 OH and Robert 3 OH.
1880 Euclid City census:
head, John 53, mariner, Eng Eng Eng
wife, Mary, 45, keeps house, Eng Eng Eng
son, John, 20, OH
son, Charles, 18, OH
son, Robert, 13, OH
dau, Eliza, 8, OH
Name: Hales, John
Date: Jan. 12, 1926
Source: Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #033.
Notes: Hales-John, son of the late John and Mary Hales, brother of Will, Mary Ponting and Charles, died suddenly Saturday, Jan. 9. Funeral at East Cleveland Chapel. off E. 118th street, Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 2 p. m. Remains will be at the Hogan & Co. parlors, 14807 St. Clair avenue, till Tuesday noon. Friends invited. 1860 - 1926. East Cleveland Cemetery, East Cleveland, Ohio.
Name: Hales, Mary Hadley
Date: July 13, 1908
Notes: Hales-Mary Hadley, widow of the late John Hales, died at the home of her daughter Sunday, July 12, at 1:30 p. m., age 78 years. Funeral Tuesday at 2 p. m. from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thos. Ponting, Kirby ave., N.E. Shore line, stop 104.
Name: Hales, John
Source: Cemetery record; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #033.
Notes: 1824 - 1899. East Cleveland Cemetery, East Cleveland, Ohio.
Name: Ponting, Mary
Date: Apr 6 1931
Source: Unknown; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #065.
Notes: Ponting: Mary (nee Hales), wife of Thomas, mother of Mrs. Anna E. Antis, April 2. Now at Clifford Pease Funeral Home, 2914 Dover Rd., Dover Center, Ohio, where services will be held Monday, April 6, at 2 p. m. Burial at Old East Cleveland Cemetery.
?Name: Antis, Anna T.
Date: Oct 13 1959
Source: Plain Dealer; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #090.
Notes: Antis, Anna T. (age 80 years, passed away in Medina, Monday, Oct. 12. Friends received at the Waite Funeral Home in Medina, where services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 10 a. m. Burial in East Cleveland Cemetery.
I can't locate any Mary HADLEY, born in England ca 1834, in the 1850 census. Perhaps, she emigrated 1851-59, between censuses.