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Francis M "Frank Vail" Veale
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Birth: Dec. 19, 1854
Dun Garbhan
County Waterford, Ireland
Death: Dec. 4, 1950
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Francis "Frank" Veale (aka Vail) was born in Ballinaharda, Old Parish, Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland. He was the son of Francis Veale and Mary Driscol. Francis immigrated to the United States in the early 1880s. He married Mary Kennedy at St. Cecilia's Church in New York City. Their children included: Edward, Michael, Frank, Margaret, Nora and Josie. They also had several children who died in infancy including Nicholas, Joseph and Alice. He is buried with his son, Michael Vail. Also buried in the plot, but not mentioned on the stone, is his grand daughter, Margaret Catherine Beyer.

Dear Ancestor

Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn

You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh and blood and bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own

Dear Ancestor. the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so
I wonder how you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you.

(This poem was written in 1906 by Walter Butler Palmer)

Family links: 
  Mary Kennedy Vail (1863 - 1958)
  Edward Vail (1889 - 1978)*
  Michael Vail (1891 - 1928)*
  Hanorah Cecilia Vail Beyer (1898 - 1984)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Buried in the same plot are his son, Michael Vail (1891-1928), and grand daughter, Margaret Beyer (Mar. 1920-Aug. 1920)
Calvary Cemetery
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: Plot: Section #15, Range #17, Lot B; Grave 16
Created by: Susan Beyer
Record added: Dec 12, 2009
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Francis M Frank Vail Veale
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