Mary Vail1

(circa January 1858 - )
Last EditedAug 6, 2020
FatherMichael Vail1 b. s 1820
MotherHannah Davis1 b. s 1820
Birthcirca January 1858 St. Mary's, Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada1 
Baptism24 January 1858 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Catholic Church, St. Mary's, Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada; "Mary of Michael Vail and Hanna Davis. Sp. Thomas Barry and Ellen Quilty."1 

Citations

  1. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: LDS Film #2169242, Baptisms of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Mary's, Newfoundland, Canada. Baptism of Mary Vail, 24 January 1858, daughter of Michael Vail and Hannah Davis.

Michael Vail1

( - March 1875)
Last EditedOct 17, 2015

Family

Child
Occupation1864 St. Mary's, Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada; Listed in the Hutchinson's Newfoundland Directory as Michael Vail, fisherman, St. Mary's.1 
DeathMarch 1875 St. Vincent's (Holyrood), Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada; Michael and his son died from the cold while marooned on an ice flow after having been involved in the shipping disaster of the S.S. Violette.2 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Canada, City and Area Directories, 1819-1906 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Hutchinson's Newfoundland Directory, 1864-65. Entry for Micheal Vail, St. Mary's, page 306.
  2. [S846] Newfoundland Grand Banks, online ngb.checucto.org, Recounting of the 1875 St. Mary's Disaster by Michael Power, 2004.

Michael Vail1

(say 1820 - )
Last EditedAug 8, 2020
Father(?) Vail2 b. s 1795

Family

Hannah Davis b. s 1820
Marriage30 November 1844 St. Mary's, Newfoundland, Canada; "Michael Vail and Hannah Davis, both of ...?. Witnesses Danny Kirney and Martha Bowen. By Father K. Walsh".; Principal=Hannah Davis1 
Children
Birthsay 1820 1 
Marriage30 November 1844 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Catholic Church, St. Mary's, Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada; "Michael Vail and Hannah Davis, both of ...?. Witnesses Danny Kirney and Martha Bowen. By Father K. Walsh".; Principal=Hannah Davis1 

Citations

  1. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Parish Register of the Catholic Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, St. Mary's, Newfoundland, LDS Film #2169242, Item (Marriages). Marriage entry for Michael Vail & Hannah Davis, 11 November 1844. Film accessed February, 2016 at Family History Library, Montpelier, Vermont, and transcribed by myself (Patricia Balkcom).
  2. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: LDS Film #2169242, Baptisms of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Mary's, Newfoundland, Canada. Baptism of John Vail, 17 May 1860, son of Michael Vail and Hannah Davis.
  3. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Item 9, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, St. Mary's, Newfoundland. Listing for Baptism of Ellen Viel (Vail), 23 August 1845.
  4. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: LDS Film #2169242, Baptisms of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Mary's, Newfoundland, Canada. Baptism of Bridget Vail, 17 Oct 1847, daughter of Michael Vail and Hannah Davis.
  5. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Item 9, Baptisms 1843-90 for Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, St. Mary's, Newfoundland. Listing for baptism of Thomas Vail, 22 February 1850.
  6. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Item 9, Baptisms 1843-90 for Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, St. Mary's, Newfoundland. Listing for baptism of Elizabeth Vail, 27 August 1852.
  7. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: LDS Film #2169242, Baptisms of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Mary's, Newfoundland, Canada. Baptism of Mary Vail, 24 January 1858, daughter of Michael Vail and Hannah Davis.

Captain Michael Vail1,2

(circa 1836 - 4 May 1893)
Last EditedMay 9, 2020
FatherThomas Vail1 b. s 1800
MotherEllen Sweetman1 b. s 1805

Family

Emily M. Armstrong b. c 1848, d. 26 Aug 1915
Marriage7 September 1868 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Michael Vail, born Newfoundland, son of Thomas Vail & Ellen Sweetman married Emily Armstrong, born Newfoundland, daughter of William Armstrong & Catherine Caney. Witnesses were Thomas Crockett & Mary Duffy.; Principal=Emily M. Armstrong1 
Children
Name Variation Michael Veale2 
Birthcirca 1836 Newfoundland, Canada; The census states that he is 45 years old, born Newfoundland and is a Ship's Captain of Irish descent, Catholic, married and living in Halifax in 1881.1 
Occupationcirca 1865 Michael was a sailor and trader. He was the master of the brigantine "Frank" out of Halifax for several years in the late 1860s, running from Halifax down to the West Indies. The accompanying painting is in the National Gallery in Ottawa, and the artist was John O'Brien, well known for his nautical scenes.
From the Halifax Citizen: "One of the quickest passages ever made by a Halifax vessel, has just been made by the brig Frank, Capt. Veal, owned by the firm of T. C. Kinnear & Co. She arrived here this morning from Barbados, with a full cargo of sugar, having completed the round trip, including the time occupied in discharging her outward cargo, and loading with her return freight, in the short space of thirty-four days."3,4
Marriage7 September 1868 St. Mary's Catholic Church, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada; Michael Vail, born Newfoundland, son of Thomas Vail & Ellen Sweetman married Emily Armstrong, born Newfoundland, daughter of William Armstrong & Catherine Caney. Witnesses were Thomas Crockett & Mary Duffy.; Principal=Emily M. Armstrong1 
(Witness) Death2 February 1870 Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada; Cause of death was Croup.; Principal=William F. Vail5,3 
Census1871 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Listed in Ward 5:
"Michael Vail", HH #9, male, 38, born NFL, Catholic, Irish, mariner, married.
Emily, female, 28, born Newfoundland, Catholic, Irish.
Ellen, female, aged 4 months, born December in NS, Catholic, Irish.; Witness=Emily M. Armstrong, Witness=Ellen Mary Vail6 
(Witness) Death1878 55 Cunard Street, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada; "Deceased was eldest son of Michael and Emily Vale (aged 3). Death notice in the Morning Currier and Chronicle in Newfoundland on 25 May 1878.; Principal=William Armstrong Vail7 
Census1881 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Listed in Ward 5, 2nd section.
"Michael Vail", HH #880, male, 45, born NFL, Catholic, Irish, Ship's Captain, married.
Emily, female, 35, born NFL, Catholic, Irish, married.
Ellen, female, 9, born NFL, Catholic, Irish, attended school.
Emily, female, 7, born N.S., Catholic, Irish, attended school.
Robert, 4, born N.S., Catholic, Irish.
Mary Edmunds, female, 20, born NS, Church of England, Irish, servant.; Witness=Ellen Mary Vail, Witness=Robert M. Vail, Witness=Emily M. Armstrong, Witness=Emily Valentine Vail8 
Occupation7 April 1889 Hatteras, North Carolina, United States; Captain Veale and his crew were rescued from the ship, Effort, after losing the ship to a hurricane off Hatteras.9
Census7 April 1891 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Listed in Ward 5:
"Michael Vale", HH #43, male, 50, married, born NFLD, mother and father born in Ireland, Catholic, sea captain, wage earner, can read and write.
Emily, female, 40, wife, born Newfoundland, parents born Newfoundland, can read and write, Catholic.
Nellie, female, aged 18, daughter, born Nova Scotia, Catholic, parents born NFDL, music teacher, wage earner, can read and write.
Emily, female, 16, daughter, born Nova Scotia, parents born NFLD, Catholic, milliner, wage earner, can read and write.
Robert, male, 11, son, born NS, parents born Newfoundland, can read and write, Catholic.
May, female, 7, daughter, born NS, parents born NFLD, Catholic.; Witness=Emily M. Armstrong, Witness=Ellen Mary Vail, Witness=Robert M. Vail, Witness=Anna May Vail, Witness=Emily Valentine Vail10 
Military6 August 1891 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; A "Michael Veale" is listed on a passenger list as a shipwrecked sailor returned home by the British Board Trade. They are returning him to Halifax along with 2 other shipwrecked passengers. The name of the ship he is on is the Mongolian sailing from Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal.11 
Death4 May 1893 At Sea, Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, United States; "The many friends throughout the island of Capt. Michael Veale, will regret to learn that he was washed overboard from his vessel in a gale off Nantucket on the 6th instant and drowned. Capt. Veale was an old trader to this and the other West India islands, serving principally in the employ of A.G. Jones and Co. and James Butler and Col of Halifax. He leaves a widow and four children."
Note that his gravestone states he died on May 4th, not the 6th.; Witness=Emily M. Armstrong2,12
BurialMay 1893 Holy Cross Cemetery, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada; It is possible that Michael is not actually buried here as he drowned at sea. Transcription on his gravestone states:
Capt. M. Veale / Drowned at sea / May 4, 1893 / Aged 56 yrs / Also his wife / Emily M. / Died Aug. 26, 1915 / Aged 67 yrs / Ann Armstrong / Died Nov. 14, 1873 / Aged 29 yrs / Captain Michael Vail / Emily V. / 1875 - 1948 / A. May / 1878 - 1950 / Dau. of late / Capt.M & Em.
The stone is located in Section 3, Row 5, Stone 18.2
Gravestone Image kindly provided by Doug Forbes

Citations

  1. [S846] Newfoundland Grand Banks, online ngb.checucto.org, Transcription of Marriages 1830 - 1900 from St. Mary's Catholic Basilica, Halifax, NS, contributed by Ed Chafe, 2014. Marriage Entry for Michael Vail & Emily Armstrong, September 7, 1868.
  2. [S1371] Holy Cross Cemetery, online http://www.holycrosshalifax.ca/headstones/, Image and Transcription of Gravestone Marking for Capt. M. Veale, died May 4, 1893, and also memorials for some of his family members.
  3. [S435] E-mail Message. Research completed by Doug Forbes of Halifax, Nova Scotia and sent to Patricia Balkcom, January 19, 2020.
  4. [S1386] Halifax Citizen, June 11, 1868, Page 2.
  5. [S435] E-mail Message. To Patricia Balkcom, 6/21/2017, from another researcher.
  6. [S370] 1871 Census of Canada, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Census Place: Halifax Ward 5, Halifax West, Nova Scotia; Roll: C-10551; Page: 2; Family No: 9; family of Michael Vail.
  7. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Newfoundland, Canada, Index of Birth, Marriage & Death Notices from Newspapers, 1810-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Death notice for William Armstrong Vale (sic) in Morning Courier, 25 May 1878.
  8. [S378] 1881 Census of Canada, online www.ancestry.com, Census Place: Ward 5, Halifax City, Nova Scotia; Roll: C_13168; Page: 171; Family No: 870, Michael Vail and family.
  9. [S1387] Sun, April 16, 1889.
  10. [S193] 1891 Canada Census, online www.ancestry.com, Census Place: Ward 5a, Halifax City, Nova Scotia, Canada; Roll: T-6314; Family No: 43; family of Michael Vale.
  11. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Series: RG 76-C; Roll: C-4538, Month:08. Listing for Michael Veale aboard the ship "Mongolian", 6 August 1891. Accessed 1/18/2020 at https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1263/e003550289
  12. [S1385] Daily Gleaner, May 20, 1893, Page 2.
  13. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Canada Census, 1881," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6G-ZJ5 : 18 November 2014), Michael Vail, Ward no. 5, Halifax City, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 171; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13168, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,804.
  14. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-LBCF-99G2 : 29 December 2019), Halifax > Halifax > Catholic St Mary's Basilica > Baptisms 1870-1873 > image 117 of 201; Catholic Church and Church of England parishes, Nova Scotia. Baptism of Ellen Mary Veale, born December 29, 1870 and baptized February 2, 1871 in Halifax, daughter of Michael Veale and Emily Armstrong.
  15. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WDT-H8J : 20 March 2015), Michael Veale in entry for Robert Veale, 26 Sep 1916; citing Death, Bronx, New York, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,322,778.
  16. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-D1J4-F1 : 23 April 2015), Halifax > 1948 > image 1069 of 1450; Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax. Listing for death of Emily Valentine Veale on September 27, 1948.

Michael Francis Vail1,2,3

(9 November 1893 - 1960)
Last EditedAug 4, 2020
FatherJohn Vail b. c May 1860, d. 4 Dec 1914; Military Record states his father is John Vail of St. Mary's, NL.4
MotherMary Dalton5 b. c 1864, d. 30 Oct 1933

Family

Maud Ethel Simmonds b. 1893, d. 1976
Marriage16 September 1916 St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada; Marriage Registration #8, St. John's Church, September 16, 1916; Michael Vail, 22, Volunteer, Catholic, residing in St. John's, witnesses John and Anne Chafe, married by Mgs. McDermott. Bride - Maud Simmons, 24, residing in St. John's.; Principal=Maud Ethel Simmonds9 
Children
Michael Vail
Birth9 November 1893 St. Mary's, Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada; This is the date on his baptismal record. The 1921 Census states that he was born in St. Mary's. NL.2,6,7,5 
Baptism10 November 1893 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Catholic Church, St. Mary's, Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada; "Baptized Michael of John Vail and Mary Dalton", (November 10, 1893; born November 9th). Sponsors: Daniel Mahony and Clara Dalton." V. F. Reardon (priest)5 
Military1914 From the "First Five Hundred" database on the Newfoundland Grand Banks Website:
"Michael Vail, Reg. No. 155, enlisted Sept. 5, 1914, Lance Corporal April 15, 1915; Corporal, July 2, 1915; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug 20, 1915; Evacuated from Suvla, Oct. 23, 1915; Invalided to England, April 12, 1916; Repatriated to Newfoundland, June 30, 1916; Discharged, St. John's, medically unfit, Oct. 13, 1916."
"After a month of training, the First Five Hundred (actually 537 soldiers), also known as the Blue Puttees, were ready to head overseas. On October 3, 1914, they marched from their training camp to board the SS Florizel, a steamer and sealing vessel that had been converted into a troopship. They were cheered on by a large gathering of citizens. The next day, the troops began their journey overseas."
In the St. John's Daily Star newspaper (Newfoundland), for December 2, 1915, it states: "the following Casualty List was issued this forenoon by the Colonial Secretary: 155 - Corpl. Michael Vail, St. Mary's; seriously ill, St. George's Hospital, Malta, Nov. 28"8 
Description1 October 1914 In his Attestation Papers for WWI, Michael is listed as having brown hair and blue eyes, single.4 
Residence1 October 1914 St. John's, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; In his Attestation Papers for WWI, Michael states that he is living at East End Finchall, St. John's and that he has been working as a policeman there for the past 2 years. States his father is John Vail of St. Mary's.4 
Military20 April 1916 Military Record indicates that he reported sick Oct. 29, 1915 for enteric dysentery and was admitted to St. George's Hospital in Malta. He was removed from the seriously ill list on 12/14/1915. On April 20, 1916, he was admitted to 3rd London General Hospital from Malta for Diphtheria followed by Paralysis. He spent 42 days there and was listed as seriously ill. On June 1st, he was transferred to the Enteric Depot at Woldingham and after testing negative for diphtheria. He was discharged on June 29, 1916 and is leaving on the "Sicilian", leaving Liverpool on June 30th for Newfoundland.4 
Marriage16 September 1916 Basilica of Saint John the Baptist, St. John's, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; Marriage Registration #8, St. John's Church, September 16, 1916; Michael Vail, 22, Volunteer, Catholic, residing in St. John's, witnesses John and Anne Chafe, married by Mgs. McDermott. Bride - Maud Simmons, 24, residing in St. John's.; Principal=Maud Ethel Simmonds9 
Military1917 St. Mary's, Newfoundland, Canada; In the list of Electors for the District of Placentia & St. Mary's for 1917, Michael Vail is listed as being in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and that he is from St. Mary's.10 
Census1921 Marystown, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; Listing on Page 78:
M. Vail, head, married, born Nov., 1895, age 26, born at St. Mary's.
Maud, wife, born Oct., 1893, age 28, born at St. John's.
Rose Lee, dau., born Dec., 1918, age 3, St. John's.
Orlene, dau., born Jan. 1919, age 2, St. John's.
Helen, dau, born Dec., 1920, age 8 months, Marystown.; Resident=Rosalie Vail, Resident=Orlene Vail, Resident=Helen Mary Vail, Resident=Maud Ethel Simmonds7 
Military12 October 1921 Michael recieved the Victory Medal 1914-1919 and the British War Medal. He was living in Marystown at the time.4 
Census1935 Riverhead, Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada; Census of Riverhead listing:
Michael Vail, head, married, 40, renting a 7 room house for $5/month, Income of $912.
Maud, wife, 38.
Rosalie, daughter, single, 18, housework.
??, daughter, 17, single, housework.
Helen, dau., 15, student.
Adell, dau., 13, student.
John, son, 12, student.
Irene, dau., 9, student.; Resident=Maud Ethel Simmonds, Resident=Rosalie Vail, Resident=Orlene Vail, Resident=Helen Mary Vail, Resident=Adele Mary Vail, Resident=John Vail, Resident=Irene Vail6 
Census1945 Dwelling #93, St. Mary's, Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada; "Michael Vail, listed as head of Dwelling #93, father, married, 51. Living with him:
Maud, mother (really wife), married, 54.
John, son, single, 21.
Helen, daughter, single, 24.; Resident=Maud Ethel Simmonds, Resident=Helen Mary Vail, Resident=John Vail11 
Death1960 2 
Burial1960 Old St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, St. Mary's, Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada; Gravestone states: Michael Vail, 1893 - 1960. Corporal, Royal NFLD Regiment, erected by their family. Also on the same stone is John Vail 1924 - 1971, his son.2

Citations

  1. The middle name of Francis is given in his daughter, Adele's, marriage record.
  2. [S846] Newfoundland Grand Banks, online ngb.checucto.org, Transcription of Cemetery stones at Old St. Mary's Cemetery, St. Mary's Bay, St. Mary's District.
  3. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-893H-C9ZH-S : 12 May 2014), 005698712 > image 998 of 3236; multiple county courthouses, California.
  4. [S1403] First Newfoundland Regiment WWI, Michael Vail, Regiment #155, online at https://www.therooms.ca/sites/default/files/…, Accessed 8/4/2020.
  5. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: LDS Film #2169242, Baptisms of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Mary's, Newfoundland, Canada. Baptism of Michael Vail, 10 November 1893, son of John Vail and Mary Dalton.
  6. [S1373] Newfoundland Census 1935, Listing for Michael and Maud Vail, Riverhead, and their children at http://ngb.chebucto.org/C1935/35-riverhead-psm.shtml
  7. [S409] NL Census 1921, online unknown url, Listing for Michael and Maud Vail, Marystown, and their children at http://ngb.chebucto.org/C1921/21-marystown-n-bur.shtml
  8. [S846] Newfoundland Grand Banks, online ngb.checucto.org, Transcription of the "First Five Hundred" database.
  9. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Newfoundland Vital Records, 1840-1949," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-62GS-4L5 : 4 June 2015), Marriages 1913-1916, Volume 07 > image 96 of 319; Provincial Archives, St. John's.
  10. [S846] Newfoundland Grand Banks, online ngb.checucto.org, Transcription of "List of Electors for the District of Placentia & St. Mary's for 1917", contributed by Daniel B. Breen.
  11. [S846] Newfoundland Grand Banks, online ngb.checucto.org, Transcription of 1945 Census for Placentia & St. Mary's, Newfoundland, contributed by Frank Fitzpatrick, 2002. Listing for Dwelling #93, Michael Vail, head of household.

Michael Patrick Vail1,2

(5 September 1944 - 19 June 2013)
Last EditedAug 4, 2020
FatherPatrick Vail1 b. 28 Feb 1897, d. 29 May 1974
MotherMary Fagan1 b. 1902, d. 1995
Birth5 September 1944 Newfoundland, Canada1,2 
(Resident) Census1945 Dwelling #119, St. Mary's, Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada; "Patrick Vail, listed as head of Dwelling #119, father, married, 48. Living with him:
Mary, mother (really wife), married, 43.
Anna, child, 17.
Rose M., child, 13.
Patricia, child, 9.
Jeanette, child, 6.
Michael, child, 1.
Vera Fagan, in-law, female, 48.; Principal=Patrick Vail1 
Death19 June 2013 Leonard A. Miller Centre, St. John's, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada2 
ObituaryJune 2013 Gibbons Funeral Home, St. Mary's, Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada; Michael Patrick Vail
September 05, 1944 - June 19, 2013

Passed peacefully away on June 19, 2013, at the L.A. Miller Center, Michael Patrick Vail, of St. Mary’s, St. Mary's Bay, aged 68 years. Preceded in death by his parents Patrick and Mary Vail and sister Anna Stapleton (June 11, 2013). Michael leaves three sisters: Rosemary Crawley, Patricia O’Brien, both of St. John’s and Jeanette Maupin (Terry) of Raleigh, North Carolina, three nieces, eight nephews and a large circle of friends in St. Mary’s area. A special thank you to his cousin James Murray (Maureen) and niece Mary O’Brien for their overwhelming care and kindness during Michael’s illness and final days. As per his wishes, cremation has occurred. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, St. Mary’s, on Monday, June 24, at 2:30pm, followed by inurnment at the “Old” Cemetery. Donations in Michael’s memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Center.2 
Burial24 June 2013 Old St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, St. Mary's, Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada; Cremation occurred and ashes were interred here.2 

Citations

  1. [S846] Newfoundland Grand Banks, online ngb.checucto.org, Transcription of 1945 Census for Placentia & St. Mary's, Newfoundland, contributed by Frank Fitzpatrick, 2002. Listing for Dwelling #119, Patrick Vail, head of household.
  2. [S431] Web site: Obituary for Michael Patrick Vail, at Gibbons Funeral Home, St. Mary's, Newfoundland online at https://www.gibbonsfuneral.ca/obituary/2130173

Orlene Vail1,2

(circa 1918 - )
Last EditedAug 4, 2020
FatherMichael Francis Vail1 b. 9 Nov 1893, d. 1960
MotherMaud Ethel Simmonds1 b. 1893, d. 1976
Birthcirca 1918 Newfoundland, Canada1 
(Resident) Census1921 Marystown, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; Listing on Page 78:
M. Vail, head, married, born Nov., 1895, age 26, born at St. Mary's.
Maud, wife, born Oct., 1893, age 28, born at St. John's.
Rose Lee, dau., born Dec., 1918, age 3, St. John's.
Orlene, dau., born Jan. 1919, age 2, St. John's.
Helen, dau, born Dec., 1920, age 8 months, Marystown.; Principal=Michael Francis Vail2 
(Resident) Census1935 Riverhead, Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada; Census of Riverhead listing:
Michael Vail, head, married, 40, renting a 7 room house for $5/month, Income of $912.
Maud, wife, 38.
Rosalie, daughter, single, 18, housework.
??, daughter, 17, single, housework.
Helen, dau., 15, student.
Adell, dau., 13, student.
John, son, 12, student.
Irene, dau., 9, student.; Principal=Michael Francis Vail1 

Citations

  1. [S1373] Newfoundland Census 1935, Listing for Michael and Maud Vail, Riverhead, and their children at http://ngb.chebucto.org/C1935/35-riverhead-psm.shtml
  2. [S409] NL Census 1921, online unknown url, Listing for Michael and Maud Vail, Marystown, and their children at http://ngb.chebucto.org/C1921/21-marystown-n-bur.shtml

Patrick Vail1,2

(28 February 1897 - 29 May 1974)
Last EditedAug 16, 2020
FatherJohn Vail3 b. c May 1860, d. 4 Dec 1914
MotherMary Dalton3 b. c 1864, d. 30 Oct 1933

Family

Mary Fagan b. 1902, d. 1995
Marriagecirca 1926 Principal=Mary Fagan4 
Children
Birth28 February 1897 St. Mary's, Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada3 
Baptism4 March 1897 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Catholic Church, St. Mary's, Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada; "Baptized Patrick of John Vail and Mary Dalton", (March 4, 1897; born February 28th). Sponsors: Edward Mahony and Mary Mohoney." V. F. Reardon (priest)3 
Military1918 From part of his military record:
6th M.D., First Depot Battalion, Nova Scotia Regiment. Reg. # 4051067; Patrick Vail of 121 Henry St., Sydney, NS, defaulter, born Feb. 28, 1897 at St. Mary's, NFLD., single, laborer, Catholic, Next-of-Kin is mother, Mary Vail of St. Mary's, Nfld. No previous military exp., age 21 and 3 months, height 5 ft., 10 in. chest 38" with 4" expansion, medium complexion, black eyes, brown hair" Sydney, June 8th, 1918. Medically discharged on January 26, 1920.4 
(Resident) Census1921 St. Mary's, Newfoundland, Canada; "Mary Vail, Dwelling #88, head, widowed, born Aug. 1866 on Colinet Island, 55. Lving with her:
Patrick, son, single, born July 1897, St. Mary's, 24.; Principal=Mary Dalton5 
Occupationcirca 1925 Lighthouse, Point La Haye, Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada; " An assistant keeper was hired to help with the extra work created by the fog alarm. Patrick Vail served as the first assistant under John Mooney, and during this time a duplex was built to house the two keepers and their families. Joseph Breen replaced Vail as assistant and served in this role until Keeper Mooney retired in 1930. Breen was then promoted to head keeper and Reginald Mooney, son of John, was hired as assistant keeper." The new fog alarm was installed in 1925.6 
Marriagecirca 1926 Principal=Mary Fagan4 
Occupationcirca 1928 Point La Haye, Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada; Point La Haye Lighthouse - Patrick Vail served as the first assistant under John Mooney, and during this time a duplex was built to house the two keepers and their families. Joseph Breen replaced Vail as assistant and served in this role until Keeper Mooney retired in 1930. Breen was then promoted to head keeper and Reginald Mooney, son of John, was hired as assistant keeper.

Joseph Breen and Reginald Mooney lived in opposite sides of the duplex at Point La Haye for ten years. During this time, five or six Mooney children and a number of Breen children were born in the duplex. The two families steadily grew until they had twenty-five children between them.

Reginald and his wife Ann were married at the lighthouse, and Ann fondly remembered all the good times had there. Though isolated, the lighthouse seemed to be a community gathering place, as people from Gaskiers and Point La Haye would walk the beach to the station, where they would enjoy song, dance, recitation, and a homemade version of ‘spirits.’

It must have taken patience and sacrifice for two families to co-exist in such close proximity, especially with added company of a blaring foghorn. Ann recalls how after a while she didn't even hear the horn, but the same couldn't be said for the cries and whines of the yearly addition to the family.
Keepers: John Mooney (at least 1886 - 1889), Patrick Mooney (1890 - 1907), John Mooney (1908 - 1930), Joseph Breen (1930 - 1941), William White (1941 - 1968), Michael Cahill, Frank Mullett.7 
Census1935 Dwelling #194, St. Mary's, Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada; Listed as "Patrick Vail in Dwelling #194, male, married, age 38, value $1000, 6 rooms, income $700. Living with him:
Mary, wife, 32.
Anna, daughter, 7.
Rose Mary, daughter, 2.; Resident=Mary Fagan, Resident=Anna Maude Vail8 
Census1945 Dwelling #119, St. Mary's, Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada; "Patrick Vail, listed as head of Dwelling #119, father, married, 48. Living with him:
Mary, mother (really wife), married, 43.
Anna, child, 17.
Rose M., child, 13.
Patricia, child, 9.
Jeanette, child, 6.
Michael, child, 1.
Vera Fagan, in-law, female, 48.; Resident=Mary Fagan, Resident=Anna Maude Vail, Resident=Michael Patrick Vail9 
Death29 May 1974 10,11 
Burial1974 Old St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, St. Mary's, Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada; Gravestone states: Patrick Vail, 1897 - 1974. Buried with his wife, Mary.12,11

Citations

  1. [S409] NL Census 1921, online unknown url, St. Mary's Bay area.
  2. [S407] E-Mail, Alex White regarding St. Croix Genealogy to Patricia Balkcom, 2015, 11 Aug., 2000.
  3. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: LDS Film #2169242, Baptisms of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Mary's, Newfoundland, Canada. Baptism of Patrickl Vail, 04 March 1897, son of John Vail and Mary Dalton.
  4. [S1061] Archives Canada, online https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca, Soldiers of the First World War: 1914-1918. Entry for Patrick Vail, Reg. # 4051067.
  5. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, Transcription of 1921 Census of Newfoundland, St. Mary's Community in the St. Mary's and Placentia District. Contributed by Michael Powers, 1998. Entry for Mary Vail, p.99, line 88.
  6. [S965] Lighthouse Friends, online www.lighthousefriends.com, La Haye Point, Newfoundland.
  7. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Accessed story at https://lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=1311. Accessed 9/23/2019. Original reference was “The Light Stations and Keepers of Point La Haye,” Al Mooney, Downhomer, September 1999, Vol. 12(4), pp. 86-87.
  8. [S846] Newfoundland Grand Banks, online ngb.checucto.org, Transcription of Newfoundland's 1935 Provincial Census, District of Placentia & St. Mary's District, Community of St. Mary's; contributed by Patricia Jackson, 2001.
  9. [S846] Newfoundland Grand Banks, online ngb.checucto.org, Transcription of 1945 Census for Placentia & St. Mary's, Newfoundland, contributed by Frank Fitzpatrick, 2002. Listing for Dwelling #119, Patrick Vail, head of household.
  10. [S846] Newfoundland Grand Banks, online ngb.checucto.org, Transcription of Cemetery stones at Old St. Mary's Cemetery, St. Mary's Bay, St. Mary's District.
  11. [S1402] Family and History of St. Mary's Bay, online https://shawnpowerancestry.com, Military History at https://shawnpowerancestry.com/…. Patrick Vail (July 24, 1897 - May 29, 1974).
  12. [S1402] Family and History of St. Mary's Bay, online https://shawnpowerancestry.com, Images from St. Mary's RC Cemetery (Old); displayed here with permision of Shawn Power.

Robert Vail1

(say 1820 - )
Last EditedAug 6, 2020
Birthsay 1820  
(Witness) Baptism23 August 1845 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Catholic Church, St. Mary's, Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada; Parents are listed as Michael Viel (sic) and Muriel Davis. Witnesses were Robert Viel and Mary Fagan.; Principal=Ellen Vail1 

Citations

  1. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Item 9, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, St. Mary's, Newfoundland. Listing for Baptism of Ellen Viel (Vail), 23 August 1845.

Robert L. Vail1

(11 February 1909 - 14 February 1909)
Last EditedMay 9, 2020
FatherRobert M. Vail1 b. c 1877, d. 26 Sep 1916
MotherGertrude Wagner1 b. c 1884
Name Variation Robert L.1 
Birth11 February 1909 491 E. 168th Street, New York City, Manhattan County, New York, United States; Birth certificate also states that Gertrude Veale (nee Wagner) is 25 years old and was born in Switzerland.1 
Death14 February 1909 Bronx, New York City, Manhattan County, New York, United States; Witness=Robert M. Vail, Witness=Gertrude Wagner2 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, New York, New York, Index to Birth Certificates, 1866-1909 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT: 2020. Listing Robert L. Veale, born 11 February 1909, Bronx, NY, at 491 E. 168th Street, son of Robert Veale and Gertrude Veale (nee Wagner), Certificate #1264.
  2. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, New York, New York, Extracted Death Index, 1862-1948 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Listing Robert Veale, under 1 year, died 14 February 1909, Bronx, New York, USA, Certificate #811.

Robert M. Vail1,2

(circa 1877 - 26 September 1916)
Last EditedMay 9, 2020
FatherCaptain Michael Vail1 b. c 1836, d. 4 May 1893
MotherEmily M. Armstrong1 b. c 1848, d. 26 Aug 1915

Family

Gertrude Wagner b. c 1884
Marriage29 August 1903 New York, United States; Principal=Gertrude Wagner2,7 
Children
Birthcirca 1877 Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada; Date based on age given on birth certificate for Robert L. Veale. States that Robert Veale, his father, is a waiter, born in Halifax.1,3,4 
(Witness) Census1881 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Listed in Ward 5, 2nd section.
"Michael Vail", HH #880, male, 45, born NFL, Catholic, Irish, Ship's Captain, married.
Emily, female, 35, born NFL, Catholic, Irish, married.
Ellen, female, 9, born NFL, Catholic, Irish, attended school.
Emily, female, 7, born N.S., Catholic, Irish, attended school.
Robert, 4, born N.S., Catholic, Irish.
Mary Edmunds, female, 20, born NS, Church of England, Irish, servant.; Principal=Captain Michael Vail5 
(Witness) Census7 April 1891 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Listed in Ward 5:
"Michael Vale", HH #43, male, 50, married, born NFLD, mother and father born in Ireland, Catholic, sea captain, wage earner, can read and write.
Emily, female, 40, wife, born Newfoundland, parents born Newfoundland, can read and write, Catholic.
Nellie, female, aged 18, daughter, born Nova Scotia, Catholic, parents born NFDL, music teacher, wage earner, can read and write.
Emily, female, 16, daughter, born Nova Scotia, parents born NFLD, Catholic, milliner, wage earner, can read and write.
Robert, male, 11, son, born NS, parents born Newfoundland, can read and write, Catholic.
May, female, 7, daughter, born NS, parents born NFLD, Catholic.; Principal=Captain Michael Vail6 
Marriage29 August 1903 Manhattan County, New York, United States; Principal=Gertrude Wagner2,7 
Census1 June 1905 530 6th Street, New York City, Manhattan County, New York, United States; "Robert M. Vail", head, at 530 6th Street (appears to be a large apt. building, many families listed); white, male, 27, born Canada, in US for 7 years, Alien, Waiter.
Gertrude, wife, female, 23, born Switzerland, alien, in US for 17 years, housework.
Emilie, daughter, aged 2 months, born US, Citizen.2 
Occupation11 February 1909 New York City, Manhattan County, New York, United States; Working as a waiter.4 
Residence11 February 1909 491 East 168th Street, New York City, Manhattan County, New York, United States; Principal=Gertrude Wagner4 
(Witness) Death14 February 1909 Bronx, New York City, Manhattan County, New York, United States; Principal=Robert L. Vail8 
Death26 September 1916 867 Elton Ave., New York City, Manhattan County, New York, United States; Record states that he was born in Canada to Michael Veale and Emily Armstrong. He died on the 26th in the Bronx and was buried on the 29th of September, 1916 at the age of 39. He was white, married, and a waiter. He was buried in St. Raymond's Cemetery in New York.1 

Citations

  1. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WDT-H8J : 20 March 2015), Michael Veale in entry for Robert Veale, 26 Sep 1916; citing Death, Bronx, New York, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,322,778.
  2. [S1372] June 1, 1905 State Census of New York, New York City, New York, USA, Election District: A.D. 10 E.D. 08; City: Manhattan; County: New York; Page: 16.
  3. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Canada Census, 1881," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6G-ZJ5 : 18 November 2014), Michael Vail, Ward no. 5, Halifax City, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 171; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13168, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,804.
  4. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, New York, New York, Index to Birth Certificates, 1866-1909 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT: 2020. Listing Robert L. Veale, born 11 February 1909, Bronx, NY, at 491 E. 168th Street, son of Robert Veale and Gertrude Veale (nee Wagner), Certificate #1264.
  5. [S378] 1881 Census of Canada, online www.ancestry.com, Census Place: Ward 5, Halifax City, Nova Scotia; Roll: C_13168; Page: 171; Family No: 870, Michael Vail and family.
  6. [S193] 1891 Canada Census, online www.ancestry.com, Census Place: Ward 5a, Halifax City, Nova Scotia, Canada; Roll: T-6314; Family No: 43; family of Michael Vale.
  7. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, New York, New York, Extracted Marriage Index, 1866-1937 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Listing Robert Veale and Gertrude Wagner, married 29 August 1903, Manhattan, New York, USA.
  8. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, New York, New York, Extracted Death Index, 1862-1948 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Listing Robert Veale, under 1 year, died 14 February 1909, Bronx, New York, USA, Certificate #811.

Rosalie Vail1

(circa 1917 - )
Last EditedAug 4, 2020
FatherMichael Francis Vail1 b. 9 Nov 1893, d. 1960
MotherMaud Ethel Simmonds1 b. 1893, d. 1976
Birthcirca 1917 Newfoundland, Canada1 
(Resident) Census1921 Marystown, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; Listing on Page 78:
M. Vail, head, married, born Nov., 1895, age 26, born at St. Mary's.
Maud, wife, born Oct., 1893, age 28, born at St. John's.
Rose Lee, dau., born Dec., 1918, age 3, St. John's.
Orlene, dau., born Jan. 1919, age 2, St. John's.
Helen, dau, born Dec., 1920, age 8 months, Marystown.; Principal=Michael Francis Vail2 
(Resident) Census1935 Riverhead, Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada; Census of Riverhead listing:
Michael Vail, head, married, 40, renting a 7 room house for $5/month, Income of $912.
Maud, wife, 38.
Rosalie, daughter, single, 18, housework.
??, daughter, 17, single, housework.
Helen, dau., 15, student.
Adell, dau., 13, student.
John, son, 12, student.
Irene, dau., 9, student.; Principal=Michael Francis Vail1 

Citations

  1. [S1373] Newfoundland Census 1935, Listing for Michael and Maud Vail, Riverhead, and their children at http://ngb.chebucto.org/C1935/35-riverhead-psm.shtml
  2. [S409] NL Census 1921, online unknown url, Listing for Michael and Maud Vail, Marystown, and their children at http://ngb.chebucto.org/C1921/21-marystown-n-bur.shtml

Rose Vail1,2

(circa February 1850 - )
Last EditedAug 30, 2020
FatherMichael Vail3 b. s 1820
MotherHannah Davis3 b. s 1820

Family

John Mandeville
Marriagesay 1870 Newfoundland, Canada; Principal=John Mandeville2 
Children
Birthcirca February 1850 Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada3 
Baptism22 February 1850 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Catholic Church, St. Mary's, Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada; "...of Thomas Vail and Margaret Davis. Witnesses - Thomas Brown and Bridget Vail.3 
(Witness) Baptism17 February 1869 St. Mary's, Placentia & St. Mary's District, Newfoundland, Canada; Parents are listed as Stephen Davis & Bridget McGrath. Witnesses are Thomas Power & Rose Vail.; Principal=Dennis Davis4 
Married Namesay 1870 Mandeville2 
Marriagesay 1870 Newfoundland, Canada; Principal=John Mandeville2 

Citations

  1. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Item 9, Baptisms 1843-90 for Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, St. Mary's, Newfoundland. Listing for baptism of Rose (or Thomas?) Vail, 22 February 1850.
  2. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: LDS Film #2169242, Baptisms of St. Mary's Bay, Newfoundland, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Catholic Church; baptism of Richard Francis Mandeville, 30 August 1872, son of John Mandeville and Rose Vale (sic).
  3. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Item 9, Baptisms 1843-90 for Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, St. Mary's, Newfoundland. Listing for baptism of Thomas Vail, 22 February 1850.
  4. [S846] Newfoundland Grand Banks, online ngb.checucto.org, Transcription of St. Mary's Baptisms (partial list), 1843-1925, District of Placentia & St. Mary's, contributed & transcribed by Michael Power, 2004; Baptismal entry for Dennis Davis, February 17, 1869.
  5. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: LDS Film #2169242, Baptisms of St. Mary's Bay, Newfoundland, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Catholic Church; baptism of William Mandeville, 15 April 1874, son of John Mandeville and Rose Vale (sic).
  6. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: LDS Film #2169242, Baptisms of St. Mary's Bay, Newfoundland, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Catholic Church; baptism of Hannah Mandeville, 29 Sept 1875, daughter of John Mandeville and Rose Veal (sic).

Thomas Vail1

(say 1800 - )
Last EditedJan 17, 2020

Family

Ellen Sweetman b. s 1805
Marriage5 November 1830 St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada; "Married Thomas Veal of Co. Waterford and Elenor Sweetman. Witness: David Crotty and Daneil Haleren."; Principal=Ellen Sweetman2 
Children
Name Variation Thomas Veal2 
Birthsay 1800 County Waterford, Munster Province, Ireland1,3,2 
Marriage5 November 1830 Basilica of Saint John the Baptist, St. John's, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; "Married Thomas Veal of Co. Waterford and Elenor Sweetman. Witness: David Crotty and Daneil Haleren."; Principal=Ellen Sweetman2 

Citations

  1. [S846] Newfoundland Grand Banks, online ngb.checucto.org, Transcription of Marriages 1830 - 1900 from St. Mary's Catholic Basilica, Halifax, NS, contributed by Ed Chafe, 2014. Marriage Entry for Michael Vail & Emily Armstrong, September 7, 1868.
  2. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-L1SL-GC5 : 22 May 2014), St. John's > Catholic Basilica of Saint John the Baptist > Marriages with index 1821-1885 > image 66 of 307; Catholic Church and Church of England parishes, Newfoundland. Marriage of Thomas Veal and Eleanor Sweetman, November 5, 1830.
  3. [S193] 1891 Canada Census, online www.ancestry.com, Census Place: Ward 5a, Halifax City, Nova Scotia, Canada; Roll: T-6314; Family No: 43; family of Michael Vale.
  4. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-91S2-3N : 22 May 2014), St. John's > Catholic Basilica of Saint John the Baptist > Baptisms with index 1820-1837 > image 279 of 459; Catholic Church and Church of England parishes, Newfoundland. Baptism of William Veil, 14 September 1831.

William Vail1

(circa September 1831 - )
Last EditedJan 17, 2020
FatherThomas Vail1 b. s 1800
MotherEllen Sweetman1 b. s 1805
Birthcirca September 1831 St. John's, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada1 
Baptism14 September 1831 Basilica of Saint John the Baptist, St. John's, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada1 

Citations

  1. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-91S2-3N : 22 May 2014), St. John's > Catholic Basilica of Saint John the Baptist > Baptisms with index 1820-1837 > image 279 of 459; Catholic Church and Church of England parishes, Newfoundland. Baptism of William Veil, 14 September 1831.

William Armstrong Vail1

(1875 - 1878)
Last EditedDec 29, 2019
FatherCaptain Michael Vail1 b. c 1836, d. 4 May 1893
MotherEmily M. Armstrong1 b. c 1848, d. 26 Aug 1915
Birth1875 Nova Scotia, Canada1 
Death1878 55 Cunard Street, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada; "Deceased was eldest son of Michael and Emily Vale (aged 3). Death notice in the Morning Currier and Chronicle in Newfoundland on 25 May 1878.; Witness=Captain Michael Vail, Witness=Emily M. Armstrong1 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Newfoundland, Canada, Index of Birth, Marriage & Death Notices from Newspapers, 1810-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Death notice for William Armstrong Vale (sic) in Morning Courier, 25 May 1878.

William F. Vail1

(26 October 1869 - 2 February 1870)
Last EditedMay 9, 2020
FatherCaptain Michael Vail2 b. c 1836, d. 4 May 1893
MotherEmily M. Armstrong2 b. c 1848, d. 26 Aug 1915
Birth26 October 1869 Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada; Transcription information from record - William F. Vale, male, born 26 Oct. 1869 in Halifax County, Nova Scotia to Michael Vale and Emily Armstrong.1 
Death2 February 1870 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Cause of death was Croup.; Witness=Emily M. Armstrong, Witness=Captain Michael Vail2,3 

Citations

  1. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Nova Scotia Births and Baptisms, 1702-1896," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLPF-RMZ : 10 February 2018), William F. Vale, 26 Oct 1869; citing Halifax Co , Nova Scotia; FHL microfilm 1,298,668.
  2. [S435] E-mail Message. To Patricia Balkcom, 6/21/2017, from another researcher.
  3. [S435] E-mail Message. Research completed by Doug Forbes of Halifax, Nova Scotia and sent to Patricia Balkcom, January 19, 2020.

Charles Thomas Vanstone1

(circa 1910 - 2002)
Last EditedOct 19, 2020

Family

Florence Nightingale Kelley b. Oct 1910, d. 29 Jun 1998
Marriage28 October 1933 Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Information for the marriage registration:
Charles Thomas Vanstone, plumber, 21, bachelor, United Church, born and residing in Bowmanville, Ontario. Florence Nightingale Kelly, housekeeper, 23, spinster, United Church, residing at 149 Crescent Road, Toronto, Ontario, born in Newfoundland. Birthplace of Bridegroom's father was England and the bride's father was born in Newfoundland. Parents of the groom are Thomas Vanstone and Amelia Suston (?) and the bride's parents are Vincent Joseph Kelly and Tryphena Hollett. Both can read and write. Married on 28th of October 1933 in the United Church of New Toronto, York County by G. W. Robinson and witnessed by Clara and Burdette Thomas Sisler of New Toronto.; Principal=Florence Nightingale Kelley1 
Child
Birthcirca 1910 Bowmanville, Durham County, Ontario, Canada1,2 
Marriage28 October 1933 United Church in New Toronto neighborhood, Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada; Information for the marriage registration:
Charles Thomas Vanstone, plumber, 21, bachelor, United Church, born and residing in Bowmanville, Ontario. Florence Nightingale Kelly, housekeeper, 23, spinster, United Church, residing at 149 Crescent Road, Toronto, Ontario, born in Newfoundland. Birthplace of Bridegroom's father was England and the bride's father was born in Newfoundland. Parents of the groom are Thomas Vanstone and Amelia Suston (?) and the bride's parents are Vincent Joseph Kelly and Tryphena Hollett. Both can read and write. Married on 28th of October 1933 in the United Church of New Toronto, York County by G. W. Robinson and witnessed by Clara and Burdette Thomas Sisler of New Toronto.; Principal=Florence Nightingale Kelley1 
(Witness) Death29 June 1998 Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada; Principal=Florence Nightingale Kelley3 
Death2002 2 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
    Original data: Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. Image of Marriage Certificate for Charles Thomas Vanstone and Florence Nightingale Kelly, married October 28, 1933 in the United Church of New Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  2. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Image of gravestone for Charles Thomas Vanstone and family, Bowmanville Cemetery, Durham, Ontario, Canada. Accessed 10/19/2020 at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/166233567/…
  3. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Family Tree of John Jeffrey, named Jeffrey-Metcalf and Others, accessed on 9/22/2018 by Patricia Balkcom at https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/81039346/…
  4. [S1302] Morris Funeral Chapel, May 22, 2017, online at http://www.morrisfuneralchapel.ca/book-of-memories/2930655/…

Vincent Gordon Thomas Vanstone1

ChartsDescendants of John Marshall & Mary Houlihan
(1937 - 14 May 2017)
Last EditedSep 23, 2018
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherCharles Thomas Vanstone1 b. c 1910, d. 2002
MotherFlorence Nightingale Kelley1 b. Oct 1910, d. 29 Jun 1998
Birth1937 Durham County, Ontario, Canada1 
Death14 May 2017 Ontario, Canada1 
Obituary22 May 2017 Bowmanville, Durham County, Ontario, Canada; It is with deepest sadness, the family of “Vinnie” Vincent Thomas Gordon Vanstone announce his passing on May 14, 2017.

Vinnie is survived by his loving wife Shirley, his children Shelley Allen, Timmie (Diane) Vanstone, Penny Vanstone, Todd (Darlene) Vanstone and Tammy (Dwayne) Martell. Vinnie is also survived by his brother and sisters, Mabel (John) Trimble, Marion Vanstone, Curt Vanstone, Winnie Vanstone and Debbie (Brian) Vanstone. Vinnie was predeceased by his Mom and Dad Charlie and Flo Vanstone and Sister in law Carrol Vanstone. Vinnie is also survived by multitudes of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins; too many to list.
Vinnie was an amazing fishing partner to all. Goaltender Extraordinaire; Old Timer Hockey will never be the same without him. Vinnie went through so many eras of goaltending equipment – from no mask to the Patvin Special “The Man behind the Mask”. Vinnie was an amazing father, grandfather, uncle and friend. Vinnie was loved by everyone and so important to everyone who knew him. Vinnie loved hockey, golfing, cars, darts, baseball, crib, and fishing. All things manly.

In fishing, Vinnie was very stubborn about the metric system, which got Vinnie into trouble quite a few times. Anyone who had the pleasure to know Vinnie knew he was a man of many words. Vinnie loved and cherished all his family and friends and will be forever sadly missed by all.
We love you Vinnie, RIP.

A private family interment will be held. A Celebration of Life will take place on Tuesday May 23, 2017 at Shirley’s home – 121 Cowanville Rd, Newcastle, Ontario from 3:30 – 7:30.1 

Citations

  1. [S1302] Morris Funeral Chapel, May 22, 2017, online at http://www.morrisfuneralchapel.ca/book-of-memories/2930655/…

Elizabeth Vavasseur1

(1838 - )
Last EditedJan 21, 2021
FatherHugh Vavasseur1
MotherMartha Slaney1 b. s 1815
Birth1838 Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada1 
Baptism12 August 1838 St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada1 

Citations

  1. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of Elizabeth, of Hugh Vavaseur and Martha Slaney, 12 August 1838.

Hugh Vavasseur1

Last EditedJan 21, 2021

Family

Martha Slaney b. s 1815
Marriage16 August 1837 Burin, Newfoundland, Canada; Principal=Martha Slaney1 
Children
Marriage16 August 1837 St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; Principal=Martha Slaney1 

Citations

  1. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 4, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Marriages, 1833-99. Listing for Marriage of Hugh Vavasseur and Martha Slaney, 16 August 1837.
  2. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of Elizabeth, of Hugh Vavaseur and Martha Slaney, 12 August 1838.
  3. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of Ellen, of Richard Quirk and Mary Slaney, 12 March 1839.
  4. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of James, of Hugh Vavaseur and Martha Slaney, 17 September 1843.
  5. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of Susan, of Hugh Vavaseur and Martha Slaney, 12 March 1846.

James Vavasseur1

(1843 - )
Last EditedJan 21, 2021
FatherHugh Vavasseur1
MotherMartha Slaney1 b. s 1815
Birth1843 Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada1 
Baptism17 September 1843 St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada1 

Citations

  1. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of James, of Hugh Vavaseur and Martha Slaney, 17 September 1843.

Mary Vavasseur1

(1839 - )
Last EditedJan 21, 2021
FatherHugh Vavasseur1
MotherMartha Slaney1 b. s 1815
Birth1839 Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada1 
Baptism16 December 1839 St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada1 

Citations

  1. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of Ellen, of Richard Quirk and Mary Slaney, 12 March 1839.

Susan Vavasseur1

(1846 - )
Last EditedJan 21, 2021
FatherHugh Vavasseur1
MotherMartha Slaney1 b. s 1815
Birth1846 Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada1 
Baptism12 March 1846 St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada1 

Citations

  1. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of Susan, of Hugh Vavaseur and Martha Slaney, 12 March 1846.

Ellen Veale1

(15 June 1845 - )
Last EditedJan 17, 2020
FatherPatrick Veale1 b. s 1820
MotherMargaret Doyle1 b. s 1820
Name Variation Vail 
Baptism15 June 1845 Basilica of Saint John the Baptist, St. John's, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; Ellen of Patt Veale and Margaret Doyle. Spon. Sylvester Brophy and Mary A. Nose.1 

Citations

  1. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-L17M-4DK : 22 May 2014), St. John's > Catholic Basilica of Saint John the Baptist > Baptisms 1840-1848 > image 90 of 223; Catholic Church and Church of England parishes, Newfoundland. Baptism of Ellen Veale, 15 June 1845.

John Veale1

(7 June 1840 - )
Last EditedJan 17, 2020
FatherWilliam Veale1 b. s 1815
MotherJohanna Ryan1 b. s 1815
Name Variation Vail 
Baptism7 June 1840 Basilica of Saint John the Baptist, St. John's, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; John of William Veale and Johanna Ryan. Spon. John Eagle and Cath. Burke.1 

Citations

  1. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945," images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-L1S2-S3S : 22 May 2014), St. John's > Catholic Basilica of Saint John the Baptist > Baptisms with index 1820-1837 > image 194 of 196; Catholic Church and Church of England parishes, Newfoundland. Baptism of John Veil, 07 June 1840.

John Veale1

(3 June 1847 - )
Last EditedJan 17, 2020
FatherPatrick Veale1 b. s 1820
MotherMargaret Doyle1 b. s 1820
Name Variation Vail 
Baptism3 June 1847 Basilica of Saint John the Baptist, St. John's, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; John of Patrick Veale and Margaret Doyle. Spon. W. John Ryan and Mary Doyle.1 

Citations

  1. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-817M-4HP : 22 May 2014), St. John's > Catholic Basilica of Saint John the Baptist > Baptisms 1840-1848 > image 168 of 223; Catholic Church and Church of England parishes, Newfoundland. Baptism of John Vale, 03 June 1847.

Patrick Veale1

(say 1815 - )
Last EditedJan 17, 2020

Family

Catherine Carlery b. s 1815
Marriage Principal=Catherine Carlery1 
Child
Name Variation Vail 
Birthsay 1815 1 
Marriage Principal=Catherine Carlery1 

Citations

  1. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945," images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-L1SK-TGC : 22 May 2014), St. John's > Catholic Basilica of Saint John the Baptist > Baptisms with index 1820-1837 > image 194 of 196; Catholic Church and Church of England parishes, Newfoundland. Baptism of Margaret Veale, 09 June 1839.

Patrick Veale1

(say 1820 - )
Last EditedJan 17, 2020

Family

Margaret Doyle b. s 1820
Marriage Principal=Margaret Doyle1 
Children
Name Variation Vail 
Birthsay 1820 1 
Marriage Principal=Margaret Doyle1 

Citations

  1. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-L17M-4DK : 22 May 2014), St. John's > Catholic Basilica of Saint John the Baptist > Baptisms 1840-1848 > image 90 of 223; Catholic Church and Church of England parishes, Newfoundland. Baptism of Ellen Veale, 15 June 1845.
  2. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-917M-459 : 22 May 2014), St. John's > Catholic Basilica of Saint John the Baptist > Baptisms 1840-1848 > image 62 of 223; Catholic Church and Church of England parishes, Newfoundland. Baptism of Patrick Vale, 21 June 1844.
  3. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-817M-4HP : 22 May 2014), St. John's > Catholic Basilica of Saint John the Baptist > Baptisms 1840-1848 > image 168 of 223; Catholic Church and Church of England parishes, Newfoundland. Baptism of John Vale, 03 June 1847.

Patrick Veale1

(21 June 1844 - )
Last EditedJan 17, 2020
FatherPatrick Veale1 b. s 1820
MotherMargaret Doyle1 b. s 1820
Name Variation Vail 
Baptism21 June 1844 Basilica of Saint John the Baptist, St. John's, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; Patrick of Patrick Vale and Margaret Doyle. Spon. Thomas Nangle and Nancy Doyle.1 

Citations

  1. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-917M-459 : 22 May 2014), St. John's > Catholic Basilica of Saint John the Baptist > Baptisms 1840-1848 > image 62 of 223; Catholic Church and Church of England parishes, Newfoundland. Baptism of Patrick Vale, 21 June 1844.