Herbert Levi Vancil

Herbert Levi Vancil

Birth
Anna, Union County, Illinois, USA
Death 25 Jan 1929 (aged 39)
Watseka, Iroquois County, Illinois, USA
Burial Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 25, Lot 199
Memorial ID 34820663 · View Source
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Herbert was the son of Levi Henry and Medora Lentz Vancil.
He married Lulu Dot Jones on 28 Aug 1912 in Anna, IL.
Their children were Donald LeClaire Vancil (1913-1965), Dorothy Alice Vancil (1914-2004), Merrie Hazel Vancil (1915-1992), John Herbert Vancil (1917-2003), Elizabeth "Betty" Jean Vancil (1918-1920), Richard Eugene Vancil (1920-2004).
Herbert attended Sitter School, Anna High School and the University of Hanover, IN.
After graduating, he taught school for several years. I was told that he was the principal at one school.
His obituary stated that he quit teaching and went to work for the railroad. Herbert was a fireman for the C & EI RR. He was injured by the explosion of Engine #1923 on 21 Jan 1929. He died at the Iroquois Hospital, Watseka from pneumonia and the burns he received in the explosion.


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  • Created by: Judy Seay
  • Added: 14 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34820663
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Herbert Levi Vancil (30 Jul 1889–25 Jan 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34820663, citing Spring Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Judy Seay (contributor 47107774) .