Lewis D. Vail

17 March 1832–21 March 1900 (Age 68)
Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Lewis D.

When Lewis D. Vail was born on 17 March 1832, in Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Charles Vail, was 39 and his mother, Rachel De Pui Stroud, was 32. He married Susan MacDowell Stroud on 13 June 1860. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 21 March 1900, in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Lewis D. Vail
Susan MacDowell Stroud
Marriage: 13 June 1860
Charles Davis Vail
Eleanor Stroud Vail
Mary Hallowill Vail
George Stroud Vail
Emily Rachel Vail
William Aubrey De Pui Vail
Louis de Pui Vail
Louise De Pui Vail
Ernest MacDowell Vail
Emma M Vail
Susan Mansfield Vail
Frederick Clifton Vail
Arthur Henry Vail

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    13 June 1860
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 14
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 31
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Old French de la veille ‘of the watch, watchman’, with loss of de; compare Wake . There has been some confusion with the topographic name Vale and the nickname Veal .Scottish: shortened and altered form of McPhail , Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phàil ‘son of Paul’.Irish: variant of Veale .

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

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    Sources (31)

    • Lewis D. Vail in entry for Arthur H. Vail, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906"
    • Lewis D Vail, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Louis Vail in entry for Arthur H Vail and Elizabeth J Quick, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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