SM Vail Death Notice, 30 Nov 1880, Harrisburg Telegraph, Harrisburg, PA
The Bev. Dr. Stephen M. Vail died in Jersey City on Friday evening, aged sixty - four. He was a prominent leader of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was appointed appointed by President Grant to the consulship consulship at Ludwigshafen, Bavaria, which he filled with ability daring the Franco - Prussian Prussian Prussian war.