Arvilla McNeil

22 June 1854–1911 (Age 56)
Lawton, Van Buren, Michigan, United States

The Life of Arvilla

When Arvilla McNeil was born on 22 June 1854, in Lawton, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, her father, Minard McNeil, was 30 and her mother, Alvira Beebe, was 28. She married Hiram S. Wood on 5 July 1872, in Vicksburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Eureka Township, Furnas, Nebraska, United States for about 5 years. She died in 1911, in Nebraska, United States, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

Hiram S. Wood
Arvilla McNeil
Marriage: 5 July 1872
Jesse L. Wood
Ella Wood
M.L. Wood
Seth H Wood
Ada Wood

Spouse and Children

5 July 1872
Vicksburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Minard McNeil


    Alvira Beebe





    Amanda J. McNeil



    Irena McNeil


    Franklin B. McNeil


World Events (8)


Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 13

Nebraska is the 37th state.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 16

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Néill, a patronymic from the personal name Niall (genitive Néill), thought to mean ‘champion’ ( see Neill ). In Scotland MacNeills are associated with Barra and Gigha in the Hebrides; some of them went to Antrim and Derry in Ireland.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Arsilla Wood in household of Hiram Wood, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • Arvilla Mcneal in household of Minard Mcneal, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Arvilla Mc Neil in household of Minard Mc Neil, "United States Census, 1860"

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