VAIL, Mary (Delahunty)

Mrs. Mary Vail, 76 of 1770 North College Street died at 11 p.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs Vail had been in failing health for three years and in serious condition for two days.

Mrs. Vail was born May 12, 1870 in Ireland, a daughter of Lawrence and Margaret Delahunty. She was married to David Vail on Sept 21, 1893 in the old St. Patrick's church. Mr Vail died May 18, 1938. Mrs Vail came to the United States at the age of 17. She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church and Alter Society.

Mrs. Vail leaves three daughters and one son. They are Lawrence D. Vail, Mrs. Marie Ibison, and Miss Margaret Vail, all of Decatur, and Mrs. Stasis Roggo, Colorado Springs, Colo. She also leaves six grandchildren and two great-granchildren. High Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Thomas Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Friends may call at the J. J. Moran & Sons funeral home.

The members of St. Thomas Altar Society will meet at Moran's funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to recite the rosary for Mrs. Vail.

Decatur Review, 13 Jan 1947, pg. 13

  VAIL, Samuel P.

Samuel P. Vail, the venerable father of Edward P. Vail, whose death from paralysis at noon yesterday was noted in the Republican last evening, was a native of Alleghany county, Pennsylvania, where he was born in 1803. He has been a resident of Illinois since 1844, having lived in Schuyler county until a year ago, when he came to Decaur and has since resided with his son. He was first visited with a paralytic stroke five years ago, and an hour before his death experienced very severe pains in his breast. He leaves a widow and four children - Robert Vail, of Colorado; Mrs. Wm. Gay, present principal of the public schools at Winchester, Ill.; E.P. Vail, of the law firm of Outten & Vail; and Miss Polly B. Vail. The funeral will take place from the family residence, No. 338 West Decatur street, this afternoon at 4 o'clock.

The Daily Republican, Decatur, IL, Tuesday, 26 Aug 1884

  VALE, David

Funeral services for David Vale, 75, of 646 East Orchard Street, former Wabash watchman who died Wednesday in the Wabash hospital will be conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Patrick's Catholic church. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.

Friends may call at Moran's Mr Vale was a lifelong resident of Decatur and had lived 43 years in the same house. He was employed by the Wabash more than 40 years. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic church. Born west of Decatur March 27, 1863, he married Miss Mary Delahunty here Sept. 21, 1893. Besides his wife, he leaves one son, Lawrence D. Vale of Decatur; three daughters, Mrs. Teresa Groom and Miss Margaret Vale, all of Decatur, and Mrs Herbert Roggo of Colorado Springs, Colo., and three grandchildren.

Decatur Review, 19 May 1938, pg. 33

  VALL, James I.

James I. Vall died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, December 19, at the family residence, corner of Herkimer and Broadway, of consumption. He was 36 years of age and leaves a wife. The funeral will be held Monday morning.

Decatur Review, 20 December 1896

The funeral for James I. Vall was held at 9 o'clock yesterday morning from the residence, corner of Herhimer street and Broadway. Rev. M.B. Spayd of the U.B. church conducted the services, which was largely attended. The pall bearers were James Cune, Walter Prescott, B. F. Doty, Ed Bachman, William Cramer and C.A. Reynolds. The body was taken to Coles Station for interment.

Daily Review, 22 December 1896

  VAN HOOK, Forest Samuel

Forst Samuel Van Hook, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Van Hook, died at 7:15 Monday morning at the residence, 2167 North Main street. His age was six months and three days. His death was caused by an obstruction of the bowels. Mr. Van Hook was formerly Miss Floy Ruth. The funeral will be held at 2:30 on Tuesday afternoon at the residence. The interment will be at Greenwood.

Decatur Review, 6 Dec 1910


Joseph Varendoff died at 12:30 o'clock Tueday, Oct. 25, at his home in Dalton City, aged 73 years. His death was caused by a complication of diseases. Mr. Varendoff was a veteran of the late war. A widow survives him. The remains will be taken to Springfield today for burial.

The Weekly Herald Despatch (Decatur), 29 Oct 1892

  VARVEL, William Sr.


William Varvel, Sr., Was Ill Nine Weeks

William Varvel, Sr., retired miner and well known citizen of Blue Mound, died Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock in St. Mary's hospital after an illness of nine weeks with inflammation of the bladder. The body was removed to the Dawson & Wikoff funeral home to await funeral arrangements which will be announced later.

Mr. Varvel was born in Putnam county, Ind., Aug. 20, 1848, where he was married in 1875 to Katherine Hilton. He is survived by the widow and the following children: John, Blud Mound; Mrs. Vina Shepherd, Decatur; William, Jr., Blue Mound; Ernest, Catlin; Mrs. Mary Todd and Benny Varvel, Detroit; Mrs. Abbie Daggett, Catlin, and Homer Varvel of Blue Mound.

He leaves also two brothers, Philip and Worth Varvel of Greencastle, Ind.; twenty-six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He leaves also a host of friends in and about Blue Mound where he had resided many years. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and of the miners union at Blue Mound.

Decatur Review, Sunday, 3 Jun 1928, pg. 30

  VAUGHN, Emma (Luallen)

Maroa, Jan. 8 - Following an illness of several months, Mrs. J.C. Vaughn, Sr., died in the family home here on Saturday afternoon. Heart trouble caused her death. The funeral will be held in the Christian church here Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial will be in the Maroa cemetery.

Mrs. Vaughn's maiden name was Anna Z. Luallen. She was born near Odin, Ind., Nov. 15, 1870. She came to Maroa in 1883, where she had since made her home. Besides her husband she leaves the following children, Will A. Vaughn, Mrs. Lela N. Reed, Cecil L. Vaughn, Mrs. Jennie E. Webb, Ada and Jessie Vaughn, all of Maroa. She was a member of the Maroa Christian church and was well known here.

The Daily Review, Decatur, IL, 9 Jan 1916

  VEACH, George W.

The funeral of the late George W. Veach who died of typhoid pneumonia, in his 28th year, in Long Creek on Friday afternoon, took place on Sunday last, at North Creek church, Rev. D.P. Bunn of this city officiating. The deceased leaves a widow and two children. He was a son of John Veach and a son-in-law of J.B. Spangler.

Decatur Daily Republican, 29 Aug 1881

  VEECH, Ella M. (Myers)
    Died: 30 Mar 1971 in Decatur, Macon Co, IL

    Born: 23 Oct 1875 in Stonington, Christian Co, IL
    6 Nov 1953 in Decatur, Macon Co, IL Buried: Old Stonington Cem, Christian Co, IL
    Parents: James Allen & Sarah Elizabeth HEWITT PEABODY
    Married: 23 Jan 1901 in Stonington to Ross Carroll Venters
    Children: Neil James & Esther Peabody Venters

  VENTERS, Ross Carroll
    Born: 17 May 1879 in Mt Auburn, Christian Co
    Died: 22 Nov 1949 in Decatur, Macon Co, IL
    Buried: Old Stonington Cem, Christian Co, IL
    Parents: Pleasant & Sarah Jane HUGGINS VENTERS
    Married: 23 Jan 1901 in Christian Co to Lucy Esther PEABODY
    Children: Neil James & Esther Peabody Venters

  VEST, Esther Anne (Lourash)
    Born: 3 Mar 1860 in Warrensburg, Macon Co, IL
    Died: 18 Nov 1936 in Macon Co, IL
    Buried: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Macon Co., IL
    Parents: Nicholas & Caroline (Florey) Lourash
    Married: 20 Dec 1883 in Macon Co, IL to Jesse E. Vest
    Children: Frank, Earl, Ernest & Otto

  VEST, Frank L.
    Born: 15 Feb 1886 in Mt. Zion, Macon Co, IL
    Buried: Mt. Zion Cem, Macon Co, IL
    Parents: Jesse E. and Esther A. (Lourash) Vest
    Married: 18 Sep 1907 in Macon Co, IL to Lela Bonds
    Children: Mrs. Vona Robinson of Decatur, and William E. Vest, Daytona Beach, FL

  VEST, Jesse
    Born: 5 Mar 1863 in IL
    Died: 12 Oct 1940 in Macon Co, IL
    Buried: Mt. Zion Cem, Macon Co, IL
    Parents: Sidney & Havely Viola (Goodman) Vest
    Married: 20 Dec 1883 in Macon Co, IL to Esther Anna Lourash
    Children: Frank, Earl, Ernest & Otto

  VOWELL, Sabra Ann (Greenfield)
    Born: 10 Jun 1856 in Macon Co, IL
    Died: 5 Jan 1894 in Hervey City, Macon Co, IL
    Buried: Florey Cem., Macon Co, IL
    Parents: Ambrose & Virginia (Florey) Greenfield
    Married: 11 Aug 1887 in Macon Co to John S. Vowell

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