Some Vancil Stuff

Lawrence Vancil and his wife Bella Mae wrote a Memory Book, of which excerpts of the narrative are presented here:

Go to the Vancil Memory Book
See the index here

William Alonzo Vancil was entrusted with the care of his elderly uncle John M. Vancil as they traveled to Cincinnati for John to receive medical treatment for a cancer on his face. William wrote a number of letters back home, and Esther Puhek was kind enough to send me these copies:

Letters from Cincinnati about John Vancil by William A. Vancil

John Vancil's cancer was not cured, and he died not many months after the Cincinnati excursion. His nephew Imri Byars Vancil wrote an obituary for John, and his brother Edmund C. Vancil eulogized John in a poem. These, and information about the Vancil Cemetery are posted here, again provided by the helpful Esther Puhek.

Obituary of John Vancil
Poem by Edmund Vancil
Vancil Cemetery data

The background photo is the old Vancil Temple near Modesto, IL, which I have courtesy of John Lamkin.
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Read about the Old Vancil Temple here

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