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William Harrison Vanderford (5001)

Father: Sylvester Vanderford (4004)
Mother: Francina Brannon

b. Dec. 3, 1859 in Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa [Hunt Fam]

d. July, 1922 in Pomona, California, of a stroke [Erva]

m. June 18, 1879 in Holmwood, Jewell County, Kansas . Emma Amanda Brown, daughter of John and Mary Brown (b. June 1835 in Michigan), [Hunt Fam], probably French Canadian [Erva], b. May 3, 1862 in Iowa, d. June 11, 1916 [Hunt Fam]

William & Emma with Erva, Nellie (6001), Carl (6002), Otis (6003), Vinson (6005) and Ed Owen (7045) in Pomona

Issue: [Hunt Fam]

Nellie "Nell" May (6001), b. Dec. 23, 1880, d. Mar. 14, 1954

Carl Orsen (6002), b. June 15, 1887, d. July 7, 1944

Otis Harrison (6003), b. May 15, 1891, d. July 28, 1964

Harmon Ross (6004), b. June 1, 1894, d. Dec. 14, 1947

Vinson George "Vint" (6005), b. Aug. 27, 1897, d. Dec. 21, 1963

m2. April 17, 1919 in Pomona, California, Mamie Hanka, she had been previously married to a Mr. Murphy, b. Sept. 23, 1874, d. June 19, 1957 [Hunt Fam & Erva], she m3. Mr. Brossman and m4. Mr. Keith [Erva]


William's hair was snow white by age 35, while Emma's was dark and never grayed. [Hunt Fam] His four sons indulged their love for automobiles and motorcycles. Their mother would have to request the car a day or two in advance so that the boys could put it back together in time for her to use it. [ren'88]

William, Emma and the four boys were farming south of the Canadian River in the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory (Oklahoma). Emma's mother Mary was living with them.

William owned a farm near Buhl, Twin Falls County, Idaho. His sons Otis, Harmon and Vinson were living at home.

August 1911:
1913 trip to Idaho: Otis, William, Carl, After the death of Carl's wife Mandy, the family drove to Idaho to bring Erva back to Southern California while Carl stayed to bring in his wheat harvest.

William homesteaded in Inyo-Kern County. [Erva]

William was a farmer in Kern County, California. His new wife and youngest son were living with him.

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William & his son Carl (6002) on Compton Ranch 1918 or 17


Idaho 1907:Vanderfords, Shoeffers, Otis, Vint & Harmon    

Harvest    Harvest

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