William H. Vanderford (4071)
Father: Henry Vanderford (3044)
Mother: Angelina Vanderford
b. Dec. 1840 in Maryland [census-MD]
d. June 23, 1906 in Westminster, Maryland
m. Nov. 1869, Adeline K., b. 1840 in Maryland,
d. before 1900 [census-MD]
m2. Florence Albaugh, d. Dec. 28, 1959 in
Westminster, Maryland [Dielman]
William bought the Democratic
Advocate in Westminster, Maryland. [Bio,1879]
William was the editor of the
Democratic Advocate in Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland.
March 31, 1875:
William was elected
Corresponding Secretary at the Maryland Editors' Association annual meeting.
[Herald & Torch Light]
William and his father were
publishers of the Democratic Advocate in Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland.
August 13, 1889:
The Baltimore Sun of
Friday published a report of the rescue of two ladies from drowning at Atlantic
City by Mr. Wm. H. Vanderford, of the Westminster Advocate, on Thursday. It
said: He had warned several persons of a dangerous hole, and was on his way out
of the water when he heard the cry of "Help!" He called the attention of
several gentlemen to the cry, but they seemed to think it was from some
children. Mr. Vanderford went to their rescue, when one of the ladies seized
him by the shirt collar so tightly as in to choke him, and the other caught his
legs in such a manner as to stop their use. He struggled with the ladies for
some time, and finally called for assistance. A gentleman relieved him of one
and he brought the other out. The ladies were much exhausted. The ladies asked
for his name, but he replied, "You are safe, that is sufficient."
Winter of 1890:
These ads appeared in
newspapers all over: Wm. H. Vanderford, esq., Editor of the Democratic
Advocate, Westminster, MD, writes that he has used Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup and
knows it to be a good medicine. Buy it. Try it. 25 cents.
William and his brother were
editors of the Advocate in Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland.
March 14, 1906:
Wm. H. Vanderford having
purchased the interests of the late Charles H.
Vanderford in the Democratic Advocate of Westminster has formed a company
with a capital of $24,000. The company has taken over the paper which will be
conducted along present lines. Wm. H. Vanderford continuing as manager of the
paper and treasurer of the company. [Gettysburg