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Angelia Vail Vance
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Birth: Jul. 8, 1837
McLean County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 1927
Utah County
Utah, USA

Alpine Resident Since 1852 Laid at Rest

ALPINE, June 11—(Special)—Funeral services for Angelia Vail Vance, 90, a pioneer of 1851, were held in the Alpine Ward chapel on Friday, with Bishop James W. Vance presiding.

Music was by the ward choir, duets, Eva and Doris Forbes, also Velma Devey and Thurza Strong; solo, Clarinda Little; trio, Cleone Cleghorn, Erma and Waldo Bateman.

A biographical sketch was read by May H. Marsh. Speakers were Don C. Strong, Joseph T. Bateman, Orson H. Mower, Edward W. Burgess and Bishop James W. Vance. Prayers were by Benjamin Bates and Thomas F. Carlisle. The grave in Alpine City cemetery was dedicated by John A. Vance.

Mrs. Vance was born in McLain county, Ill., July 8, 1837, and with her widowed mother and five other children crossed the plains in the ox team company of Captain Morris Phelps in 1851. The next year she came to Alpine and has resided here since. Soon after their arrival her brother George Vail, 11, was frozen to death in an attempt to walk from American Fork to Alpine in a severe snow storm.

She married John Wesley Vance, July 30, 1854, and in 1867, he was called to Sanpete county to guard against the Indians and was made a major in the Black Hawk war. He was shot from his horse and fatally wounded at Twelve Mill creek, on June 2, 1867. His wife was left with six small children and his plural wife, Rhoda Freestone Vance with three.

For the past 35 years she has made her home with her daughter Mrs. Frederick C. Clark, where she died, June 7.

Besides Mrs. Clark, she leaves two sons, John Alma Vance, Provo and Isaac Reno Vance, Delta; 46 grandchildren, 78 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. 
Family links: 
  John Wesley Vance (1830 - 1867)
  John Alma Vance (1855 - 1936)*
  Lewis Jefferson Vance (1857 - 1913)*
  Angelia Vance Clark (1859 - 1944)*
  Joseph Angus Vance (1861 - 1912)*
  Isaac Reno Vance (1863 - 1931)*
  William Oscar Vance (1866 - 1891)*
*Calculated relationship
Alpine City Cemetery
Utah County
Utah, USA
Created by: Lee Drew
Record added: Feb 20, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8409086
Angelia <i>Vail</i> Vance
Added by: Lee Drew
Angelia <i>Vail</i> Vance
Added by: Lee Drew
Angelia <i>Vail</i> Vance
Added by: Lee Drew
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