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William H. Vanderford (4035)

Father: Alexander Vanderford (3010)
Mother: Nancy Dixon

b. Oct. 1846 in Ohio [census-Kan]

d. June 27, 1900 of pneumonia in the National Military Home in Leavenworth County, Kansas. [PenApp#14632J], buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Nebraska []

m. Nov. 25, 1875 in Omaha, Neb., Matilda "Tillie" Johnson, b. March 1850 in Sweden, daughter of John Johnson and Mary Carlson. [PenApp#14632J]

Issue: [PenApp#14632J]

Jesse J., b. July 1, 1876 in Omaha

Alice Mary, b. Sept. 1, 1878 in Omaha

William M. (5179), b. July 6, 1881

Bessie Mabel (5180), b. Aug. 24, 1885

Eunice Bertha, b. Nov. 4, 1888 in Omaha

Ray Sylvester (5181), b. Mar. 26, 1892


In 1891, William was 5'8" tall and weighed 129 pounds. [PenApp#14632J]


July 4, 1863:
William enlisted at Londonderry as a private in Co. H - 129th Ohio Volunteer Infantry for a term of 6 months. [PenApp#14632J]

March 10, 1864:
William was discharged at Cleveland, Ohio. [PenApp#14632J]

July 13, 1864 - June 24, 1865:
William enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on the U.S.S. Victory. [PenApp#14632J]

June 25 - July 1, 1865:
William served on the U.S.S. Great Western. [PenApp#14632J]

July 2 - August 4, 1865:
William served on the U.S.S. General Lyon. [PenApp#14632J]

August 5 - August 21, 1865:
William again served on the U.S.S. Great Western until his discharge. [PenApp#14632J]

William was a carpenter and lived on California Street in Omaha, Nebraska with his wife and two children. [census-Neb]

August 1891:
William lived at 625 South 33rd St., Omaha, Nebraska and filed for a disability pension as a Civil War veteran. [PenApp#14632J]

November 3, 1894:
William was living at 1123 South 33rd St., Omaha, Neb. His widow remained at that address after his death in July 1900. [PenApp#14632J]

October 12, 1895:
William filed for an increase in his pension which was granted - from $6 to $8 per month. [PenApp#14632J]

June 25, 1898:
William filed for another increase in his pension on the grounds that he was "totally unable to earn a support by manual labor." This claim was rejected. [PenApp#14632J]

William was listed in the Omaha, Nebraska Directory as a carpenter living at 625 S., 33rd. [dir]

June 8, 1900:
William was a patient at the National Military Home in Leavenworth Township, Kansas. [census-Kan]

June 9, 1900:
Matilda, William's wife and his children were living on South 33rd Street in Omaha, Nebraska. Mary was working as a stenographer and William as a steam fitter. [census-Neb]

August 10, 1900:
William's widow received her pension. It was $8 per month plus $2 per month for the 3 children still under 16. [PenApp#14632J]

Mathilda and the three youngest children were living at 3019 17th St, Omaha, Nebraska. Bess had recently married, Eunice was a stenographer for a fire insurance company and Ray was a steamfitter. [census-Neb]

Mathilda, Eunice and Ray were sharing a house at 4742 39th Street, Omaha, Bebraska with Bess and her family. Eunice was a clerk for the railroad and Ray was a steamfitter. [census-Neb]

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