Grace Vail

2 November 1878–27 April 1935 (Age 56)
Roxand Township, Eaton, Michigan, United States

The Life of Grace

When Grace Vail was born on 2 November 1878, in Roxand Township, Eaton, Michigan, United States, her father, James Vail, was 31 and her mother, Laura Collins, was 22. She married Herman Orson Lindley on 9 August 1898, in Ionia, Ionia, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Dover Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States in 1880. She died on 27 April 1935, in Sebewa Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States, at the age of 56.

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Herman Orson Lindley
Grace Vail
Marriage: 9 August 1898
Don Orsan Lindley
Herman Lindley

Spouse and Children

9 August 1898
Ionia, Ionia, Michigan, United States


    Don Orsan Lindley


    Herman Lindley


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World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 1

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 18

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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 (3)

  • Grace Pfeifer in household of Edward Pfeifer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Grace Linley in household of James Vail, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Gracie Vail in household of James Vail, "United States Census, 1880"

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