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Eli Benton Vanderford (4008)

Father: Eli Vanderford (3003)
Mother: Hannah Barrett


b. March 23, 1859 in Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa [Rees Cem]

d. June 19, 1907, buried in Rees Cemetery, Union Township, Marion County, Iowa [Rees Cem]

m. Dec. 8, 1892, divorced c. 1900, Cynthia Ellen "Ella" Tener [Marriage,1980], b. July 1860 [census-Iowa], m2. Nov. 24, 1915, Thomas E. Batton [Marriage,1980]

Issue:

Merrit, b. 1894 in Iowa [census-Iowa]

Merrill, d. July 24, 1896, aged 4 mos, 11 days, buried in Rees Cemetery, Union Township, Marion County, Iowa [Rees Cem]

Gordon A., b. Oct. 29, 1899 in Iowa, d. Feb. 1967 [AA]

m. 1927, Amelia A., b. 1902 in Iowa
issue: [census-Iowa]
David, b. 1929 in Iowa
1930: Gordon was a salesman for a hosiery mill and lived at 1140 21st st., Des Moines, Iowa. [census-Iowa]

Information:

1880:
Eli Benton was living in Union Township, Marion County, Iowa with his mother, stepfather James Hodges, and his brother Zera Comer. He was attending school and working on the farm. [census-Iowa]

1900:
Eli Benton and his wife Ella were divorced. Ella and the two children, Merrit and Gordon, were living with her widowed mother Phebe in Pleasant Grove Township, Marion County, Iowa. [census-Iowa]

1930:
Cynthia was living on Jackson Street in Pleasantville, Marion County, Iowa. [census-Iowa]


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