Cornelius Goforth Vancil

23 March 1877–31 October 1949 (Age 72)
Du Quoin, Perry, Illinois, United States

The Life of Cornelius Goforth

When Cornelius Goforth Vancil was born on 23 March 1877, in Du Quoin, Perry, Illinois, United States, his father, Tobias Vancil, was 46 and his mother, Margret Wilson, was 41. He married Mary Emaline "Mollie" Blacklock on 23 March 1902, in Jackson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Oraville, Jackson, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 31 October 1949, in Jackson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Vancil Cemetery, Du Quoin Number 4 Election Precinct, Perry, Illinois, United States.

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Cornelius Goforth Vancil
Mary Emaline "Mollie" Blacklock
Marriage: 23 March 1902
Nora E Vancil
Inis Vancil
David Vancil
Scott Vancil
Pansey Pearl Vancil
Hazel Marguerite  Vancil

Spouse and Children

23 March 1902
Jackson, Illinois, United States


    Nora E Vancil



    Inis Vancil



    Pansey Pearl Vancil


+1 More Child

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+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 8

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

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

Variant of the Czech personal name Vancl or some other derivative of the Old Czech name Vęceslav ( see Vacek ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cornelius Vancel in household of Tobias Vancel, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Conelius Vancil in household of Tobias Vancil, "United States Census, 1900"
  • C G Vancil, "United States Census, 1920"

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