MISS CHRISTINA VAIL was born in Richland County, Ohio, July l8th, l836, and died at her home in Garden Grove, December 26th, l9l5.
When about ten years of age, she moved with her parents to Crawford County and from there later to Pittsburg, Iowa, where the family remained until the year l862 when they permanently settled in Garden Grove, Iowa.
For many years, MISS VAIL has resided in the community.She was a woman of rare virtues and perfect temperament, never displaying impatience, never allowing herself to be moved to anger, always generous to the faults of others, and kindly disposed towards everyone.She has devoted her life unselfishly to the care of her parents during their life time, and after their death, to the maintaining of a home for her sisters and brother.
To those who knew her best she will be most missed, and to all who bore acquaintance, she has ever stood in the relationship of a true and dependable friend.She leaves two sisters, MRS. JAMES CROWLEY, of Chariton and MRS. R.S. WILSON, of Keosauqua, and JAMES VAIL, of Garden Grove.Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the M.E. Church by Rev. Duling and interment was in the Garden Grove Cemetery