Arvilla McNeil

Female22 June 1854–1911

Brief Life History of Arvilla

When Arvilla McNeil was born on 22 June 1854, in Lawton, Antwerp Township, 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 Eureka Township, Furnas, Nebraska, United States for about 5 years and Beaver City, Furnas, Nebraska, United States in 1910. She died in 1911, in Nebraska, United States, at the age of 57.

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

Sources (23)

  • Arvilla Wood in household of G A Sallstrom, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Arvilla Wood Wood, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Births, 1842-1917"
  • Arvilla Mcniel, "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 July 1872Vicksburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (5)

    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

    Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Néill, a patronymic from the personal name Niall (genitive Néill), see Neil and also Neilson, which was sometimes substituted for McNeil in Lowland Scotland.

    History: The Scottish Clan McNeil claims descent from the early Irish king Niall of the Nine Hostages (see O'Neill ), and the name is associated in particular with the island of Barra in the Hebrides, having been brought there from Ireland in 1049. Some members of this clan later migrated to Antrim and Derry in Ireland. A different Scottish Clan MacNeill (spelled with two l's) has a traditional ancestral home on the island of Gigha.

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

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