Celia Vail

26 April 1880–1955 (Age 74)
Fairmount Township, Pike, Illinois, United States

The Life of Celia

When Celia Vail was born on 26 April 1880, in Fairmount Township, Pike, Illinois, United States, her father, Leander "Lee" Vail, was 31 and her mother, Mary Elledge, was 32. She married George Baldwin Carey on 29 September 1904, in Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died in 1955, in Perry, Pike, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Perry, Pike, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Baldwin Carey
Celia Vail
Marriage: 29 September 1904
George Lee Carey
Mariella Cary
Richard Carey

Spouse and Children

    George Baldwin Carey



29 September 1904
Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois, United States



    Mariella Cary


    Richard Carey


Parents and Siblings

    Leander "Lee" Vail


    Mary Elledge





    Olive Lee Vail


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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 5

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Celia V Carey in household of Ella M Carey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Celia Vail in household of Leander Vail, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Celia Vail in household of Leander Vail, "United States Census, 1880"

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