When Emma Belle McNeil was born on 9 December 1865, in Edgewood, Effingham, Illinois, United States, her father, William McNeil, was 39 and her mother, Mary Blackie, was 37. She married Arthur W Tuttle on 25 January 1888, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Cook, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 23 years. She died on 23 November 1933, at the age of 67, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.
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.
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