Peter Vail

4 June 1840–
Hamilton, Ohio, United States

The Life of Peter

When Peter Vail was born on 4 June 1840, in Hamilton, Ohio, United States, his father, James Vail, was 24 and his mother, Lydia Ann Layton, was 23.

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Family Time Line

James Vail
1815–1881
Lydia Ann Layton
1817–1847
Peter Vail
1840–
Charles Vail
1842–1850
Francis Samuel Vail
1844–1904
Lydia Anna Vail
1846–1930

Parents and Siblings

    James Vail

    Male1815–1881Male

    Lydia Ann Layton

    Female1817–1847Female

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1846

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 20

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 32

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Vale .2 Scottish: shortened form of Macvail, a variant of Macphail, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phàil ‘son of Paul’.3 Irish: variant of Veale .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Peter Veil in household of Peter Veil, "United States Census, 1850"

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