The home of Amos Vail of
Tyrrell was the scene of a very happy gathering Jun 19th: the 77th
anniversary of the birthday of his mother, Mrs. E. J. Vail, now of
Very early Thursday morning
friends and relatives began gathering from far and near, and by
noon there was present a company numbering 80.
The spacious lawn, with its
ample shade trees, served for the spreading of long tables which
were loaded with good things to eat. It was surely a feast for the
Rev. J. H. Vail of Scotland
acted in the capacity of toastmaster, and gave a little sketch of
the old lady's life.
She reared seven sons,
lusty and stalwart, and many a wrestling match was staged to prove
the prowess of the mightier ones. Among these the good and patient
mother ruled as a queen.
Several of the old friends
and neighbors made speeches and spoke highly of the whole quality
of the life which the aged mother had lived in the home and
Her husband, George Vail,
is now deceased since 1905. One son, George H., is also deceased
Three boys, William of
Beamsville, with whom Mrs. Vail resides, Thomas of Simcoe, Amos
upon the old homestead, are all progressive farmers.
Leslie is pastor of the
Baptist Church at Scotland, Ontario, and Cecil, the youngest, is
chief chemist of the Lyman Drug Co. of Montreal.
Suitable gifts were
presented and all joined in wishing her many happy returns of the