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John Arthur VailAge: 85 years19041989

Name
John Arthur Vail
Given names
John Arthur
Surname
Vail
Birth September 3, 1904 41 36
Census April 25, 1910 (Age 5 years)
John Charles Vail, 1910
John Charles Vail, 1910

Census April 25, 1910 (Age 5 years)
John Charles Vail, 1910
John Charles Vail, 1910

Death of a paternal grandmotherFrances “Fannie” Kisling
January 5, 1911 (Age 6 years)
ResidenceAlice Sweet EwingView this family

Address: 2913 Churchill Drive Corpus Christi, Texas
Note: given in Caller-Times story about their daughter's wedding.
US History April 6, 1917 (Age 12 years)

Note: Congress declares war on Germany, WWI. Wikipedia
US History November 11, 1918 (Age 14 years)

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Census January 16, 1920 (Age 15 years)
John Charles Vail, 1920
John Charles Vail, 1920

Religious marriageAlice Sweet EwingView this family
November 25, 1926 (Age 22 years)
Note: Marriage was performed by W.R. Underwood, minister of the First Baptist Church of Albany. It was performed the day the license was issued in Albany which suggests the marriage was performed in Albany, and perhaps in the church.
Birth of a daughter
#1
Alice Elizabeth “BethVail
October 12, 192713:50 (Age 23 years)
Address: 1210 W. Presidio Ft. Worth, Texas
Note: The hospital was at Lamar and 6th. The phone number was Lamar 319.
Census April 15, 1930 (Age 25 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Charles “CharlieVail
August 17, 193307:00 (Age 28 years) Age: 70 yr 2 monthso 23 da
Cause: heart failure
Note: This is the key evidence to link this John Charles Vail to his birth family. His daughter knows her grandmother's name, although there is no indication they ever met.
Census April 22, 1940 (Age 35 years)
Address: 2104 Isabella Houston, Texas
Death of a motherMary Pallestine “PallieArthur
August 7, 194214:00 (Age 37 years)
Cause: Cardiac Failure
Number of childrenAlice Sweet EwingView this family
1

Marriage of a childLawrence Clifton “TinyEighnerAlice Elizabeth “BethVailView this family
Type: Religious marriage
December 15, 1947 (Age 43 years)
DivorceAlice Sweet EwingView this family
after 1950 (Age 45 years)
Note: The divorce was in the mid-1950s.
Death of a brotherCharles Ray Vail Sr
October 3, 196117:25 (Age 57 years)
Address: 3304 Jefferson Avenue El Paso, Texas
Cause: massive cerebrial hemorrhage
Death of a brotherJames William Vail
September 6, 1966 (Age 62 years)
Marriage of a childRobert Dean HarlowAlice Elizabeth “BethVailView this family
Type: Religious marriage
June 30, 1967 (Age 62 years)
Note: Her sons were present. The ceremony was in the small chapel.
Death of a sisterSarah Elizabeth “EssieVail
July 19, 1971 (Age 66 years)

Death of a sisterFrances Palestine “FannieVail
June 2, 1981 (Age 76 years)
Death December 23, 1989 (Age 85 years)
Burial
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: December 24, 1891White Oaks, Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA
16 months
elder brother
Charles Ray Vail Sr, costume photo (detail)Charles Ray Vail Sr
Birth: April 12, 1893 29 25White Oaks, Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA
Death: October 3, 19613304 Jefferson Av., El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas, USA
15 months
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
James William Vail
Birth: September 8, 1897 34 29De Leon, Comanche Co., Texas, USA
Death: September 6, 1966Houston, Harris Co., Texas, USA
2 years
elder sister
Frances Palestine “FannieVail
Birth: November 4, 1899 36 31Comanche Co., Texas, USA
Death: June 2, 1981Arlington, Tarrant Co., Texas, USA
5 years
himself
Family with Alice Sweet Ewing - View this family
himself
ex-wife
Marriage: November 25, 1926Shackelford Co., Texas, USA
Divorce: after 1950USA
11 months
daughter

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - John Charles “Charlie” Vail - Household

ED 42, Sheet 5A Precinct 4, Eastland Co., Texas, USA

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrChilChilBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Vail, CharlesheadMW46M-118MissouriOhioPennsylvaniaEnglishFarmerFarmOANo0YesYesOMF55
-- PalliewifeFW43M-11875TexasAlabamaArkansasEnglishNoneYesYes
-- RaysonMW17SNew MexicoMissouriTexasEnglishLaborerFarmOANo10YesYesYes
-- Sarah EdaughterFW15S00New MexicoMissouriTexasEnglishNoneYesYesYes
-- James WsonMW12STexasMissouriTexasEnglishLaborerFarmOANo20YesYesYes
-- FrancisdaughterFW11S00TexasMissouriTexasEnglishNoneYesYesYes
-- John AsonMW5STexasMissouriTexasNone

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - John Arthur Vail - Household

ED 209-5, Sheet No. 7A Moran, Precinct 8, Shackelford Co. Texas, USA

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Vail, John A.headR15NoMW25M22NoYesTexasMissouriTexasYesLaborerOil Field78XVWYesNo
-- Alice S.wife //FW24M20NoYesKansasIllinoisWisconsinYesNone
-- Alice E.daughter/FW2 5/12SNoTexasKansasTexas?None
-- John C.father/MW66M28NoYesMissouriOhioPennsylvaniaYesNone

John A.'s mother is in the James E. Keith household in Breckenridge. She is listed as his mother, but is actually his mother-in-law (and first cousin).

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - John Charles “Charlie” Vail - Household

ED 242, Sheet No. 10A Justice Precinct 2, Stephens Co., Texas, USA

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Vail, J Charles /headRMW56MYesYesMissouriOhioPennsylvaniaYesEngineer?W
-- AuhurwifeFW52MYesYesTexasLousianaArkansasYesNone
-- J WilliamsonMW22SYesYesTexasMissouriTexasYesTruck Driver?W
-- John AsonMW15SYesYesYesTexasMissouriTexasYesNone
Keith, EdwardcousinMW25SYesYesTexasTexasTexasYesTruck Driver?W

Marriage

Marriage was performed by W.R. Underwood, minister of the First Baptist Church of Albany. It was performed the day the license was issued in Albany which suggests the marriage was performed in Albany, and perhaps in the church.

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - John Arthur Vail - Household

ED 209-5, Sheet No. 7A Moran, Precinct 8, Shackelford Co. Texas, USA

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Vail, John A.headR15NoMW25M22NoYesTexasMissouriTexasYesLaborerOil Field78XVWYesNo
-- Alice S.wife //FW24M20NoYesKansasIllinoisWisconsinYesNone
-- Alice E.daughter/FW2 5/12SNoTexasKansasTexas?None
-- John C.father/MW66M28NoYesMissouriOhioPennsylvaniaYesNone

John A.'s mother is in the James E. Keith household in Breckenridge. She is listed as his mother, but is actually his mother-in-law (and first cousin).

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - John Arthur Vail - Household

ED 258-256, Sheet No. 9A 2104 Isabella St., Houston, Harris Co., Texas, USA

HomeV/RFarmNameRelationSexRaceAgeCondSchoolGradeBPCitzCity 1935County 1935State 1935Farm WorkPub woksLookJobHSUOHrs WorkedOccpTradeIndustryClassWks WorkedIncomeOther Inc
R36Vail, John A.headMW35MNoH-3TexasSameplaceNoYes48ClerkClothing storsCW36980
, Alice /wifeFW34MNoH-4KansasHobbsLeaNew MexicoNoNoNoNoNoHNo
ElizabethdaughterFW12SYes6TexasHobbsLeaNew MexicoNo

Divorce

The divorce was in the mid-1950s.

Residence

given in Caller-Times story about their daughter's wedding.

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MarriageAlice Sweet Ewing - John Arthur Vail, m.c.Alice Sweet Ewing - John Arthur Vail, m.c.
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