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William Comer Vanderford (4033)

Father: Joel Vanderford (3006)
Mother: Emeline Bull

b. March 26, 1847 in Noble County, Indiana [PenApp#890565]

d. June 10, 1920, buried in Sparta Cemetery, Noble County, Indiana [USGenNet]

m. February 19, 1868 in Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana Book 2A:500[], Mary Ellen Cutshaw[WhC mar 2A:500]

b. September 1850 in Indiana, d. November 5, 1909 of pneumonia, buried in Sparta Cemetery, Noble County, Indiana [PenApp#890565]

Issue: [PenApp#890565]

Alfred Sylvester (5115), b. September 9, 1868, d. 1942

Joel P. "Peter" (5111), b. October 16, 1869

John Frank (5170), b. October 17, 1871, d. 1960

Simon Bertrand "Bert", b. September 6, 1873, d. June 30, 1946 [Barrone]

Anna, deceased

Charles M., b. December 4, 1875, d. 1893 buried in Sauk Cemetery, Skagit County, WA [Barrone]

Edith, b. 1881, d. April 1, 1882 buried in Sparta Cemetery, Noble County, IN [USGenNet]

Otto Wiley, b. October 2, 1883 in Indiana, dc. 1920 in Sedro Woolley, Skagit County, WA [Barrone]

Chester (5112), b. February 14, 1887, d. 1943

Pearl (5113), b. September 26, 1890, d. November 4, 1969

Blanche (5114), b. August 15, 1893

m2. January 1, 1916, Mrs. Lydia Braden of Howe, Indiana at the home of the bride's daughter. [Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette], d. January 25, 1917 [ancestry-bull]


In 1865 William was 5' 6 1/2" with blue eyes, sandy hair and a fair complexion. [NA - Mil Rec]

In 1890 William was 5 foot 7 inches, about 140 pounds, fair complexion, light hair and blue eyes. [PenApp#890565]


February 14, 1865:
William enlisted as a private in Company F, 152nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry at Kendallville, Indiana. He was paid one third of his $100 bounty for enlisting. [PenApp#890565]

March 12, 1865:
At Camp Carrington, Indiana, William contracted measels, mumps, and small pox (for which he was vaccinated) and was sent by railroad to Charleston, West Virginia. He was put in a woolen mill hospital at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. After two days he was sent to Frederick, Maryland. [PenApp#890565]

April 30, 1865:
William was sick in a hospital in Frederick, Maryland. [PenApp#890565]

May 26, 1865:
William was discharged at Frederick City, Maryland. He was owed his pay from enlistment and $13.90 for clothing. [PenApp#890565]

William was a farm laborer in Etna Township, Whitley County, Ohio. [census-Ohio]

William was a merchant in Cromwell, Noble County, Indiana. [census-Ind]

William and his brother Richard (4031) were partners in a general merchantile business. [PenApp#890565]

William had a store, Vanderford Brothers, in Argos, Indiana which he sold in 1886. [PenApp#890565]

August 2, 1893:
William was employed at a sawmill in Soulk, Skagit County, Washington as a salesman and bookkeeper. [PenApp#890565]

William returned to Noble County, Indiana. [PenApp#890565]

William's children: Otto, Chester and Pearl were attending school in York Township in Noble County, Indiana. [USGenNet]

William owned his farm in York Township, Noble County, Indiana. [census-Ind]

William and his wife spent the summer in Seattle, Washington visiting their son. On the train home Mary fell ill with pneumonia and died. [USGenNet]

September 30, 1916:
Comer and 4 other men drove the ladies to the Christian Willing Workers social in Millford. Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.

June 22, 1919:
Comer was remodelling his house. The Vanderford home was one of the oldest houses in Noble County. Fort Wayne News.

September 11, 1919:
Comer was at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Fort Wayne Sentinel.

William was living with his daughter Pearl Crothers inYork Township, Noble County, Indiana. [census-Ind]

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