VAIL, Margaret Russell Newhall

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Margaret Newhall Vail (1854-1936)
Margaret Vail at the Empire Ranch, Arizona c. 1890
First branding chute at the Empire Ranch. Margaret Newhall Vail riding Bony to the right, c. 1890.

VAIL, Margaret Russell Newhall (1854-1936) married Walter L. Vail in 1881. She lived on their Empire Ranch outside Tucson Arizona and in their Los Angeles home, only paying infrequent visits to their Santa Rosa Island. They had seven children between 1883 and 1896:


The May 1931 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Leaflet thanks Mrs. Walter L. Vail for her donations of Chumash material from Santa Rosa Island.