William Taylor Vancil

22 February 1891–July 1974 (Age 83)
Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Taylor

When William Taylor Vancil was born on 22 February 1891, in Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States, his father, Charles Marion Vancil, was 49 and his mother, Catherine Doran, was 37. He married Isabell Walker on 14 November 1911, in Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Auburn, Sangamon, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died in July 1974, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83.

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William Taylor Vancil
Isabell Walker
Marriage: 14 November 1911
Russel Lowell Vancil
Kendal Burney Vancil
Betty Lorraine Vancil

Spouse and Children

14 November 1911
Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 1

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William J Vacel in household of Charles Vacel, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gaylor W Vancil in household of Charles M Vancil, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Taylor Vancil, "United States Census, 1920"

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