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Charles Hamilton Vanderford (4072)

Father: Henry Vanderford (3044)
Mother: Angelina Vanderford

b. Oct. 10, 1847 in Maryland [Dielman]

d. Jan. 26, 1906 in Westminster, Maryland [Dielman]

m. Nov. 21, 1887 in Carroll County, Maryland, Mary Eloise Mills, b. Apr. 1862 [Carroll,1987]

m2. G. W. Frizzell [Dielman]

Issue: [census-MD]

Charles, b. Aug. 12, 1888 in Westminster, Maryland, d. Dec. 19, 1928 of pneumonia in St. Louis, MO [Dielman]

According to Charles' WWI Draft Registration Card, he was a traveling salesman for the Imperial Type Metal Co. out of Philadelphia. He was single and lived at 1800 Mosher St., Baltimore, Maryland. He was of medium height, slender build with an unspecified physical disability. He had grey eyes and broun hair. [ancestry-WWI]

Gladys, b. May 1893

m. --- Bond [DAR]


Charles was an editor and publisher. He was living with his parents in Middleton, New Castle County, Delaware. [census-Del]

November 1870:
Charles took over from his father the publication of the Middletown Transcript. [Bio,1879]

May 1, 1873 - May 1878:
Charles was the owner and editor of the Old Commonwealth in Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Virginia [ancestry-Rockingham]

Charles was the publisher of the Old Commonwealth in Harrisonburg, Virginia. [Bio,1879]

Charles was the editor of the family paper, the Democratic Advocate in Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland. [census-MD]

July 7, 1887:
On Monday the Carroll County Convention elected Charles as a delegate to the State Convention. [Herald & Torch Light]

July 24, 1894:
The Gettysburg Compiler printed Charles' account of his visit to the battlefield... [Compiler]

Charles was one of 12 men forming the Western Maryland Telephone Co. in Carroll County, Maryland. With capital of $10,000 they proposed to construct new lines to local villages and provide long-distance telephone service. [Warner,1976]

Charles and his brother were editors of the Advocate in Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland. Charles owned his home on Center Street. Living with his family was his mother-in-law, Mary C. Mills aged 62, and his grandmother-in-law, Mary A. Gorr aged 84. [census-MD]

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