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James Joel McGee Vanderford (5016)

Father: Joel McGee Vanderford (4013)
Mother: Louisa Dearth

b. December 2, 1862 near Allensville in Vinton County, Ohio (His twin died at birth.)

d. May 13, 1951 in Hawthorne, California, buried in Inglewood, California [Fanshier]

m. March 30, 1887 in Rush County, Kansas, Ada Blanche Cooley, daughter of George Washington Cooley (cool4001) and Amelia Wood, b. September 29, 1869 in Cass County, Missouri, d. November 5, 1955 in Hawthorne, California, buried in Inglewood, California [Fanshier]

Issue: [Fanshier]

William Walter Vanderford(6041), b. April 3, 1888, d. July 20, 1978

Hazel Imogene Vanderford(6023), b. March 9, 1891, d. February 10, 1976

Louisa Mae Vanderford(6024), b. March 24, 1893, d. October 19, 1949

Charles Cecil Vanderford(6042), b. March 31, 1895, d. April 7, 1972

Ruby Francis Vanderford(6043), b. October 15, 1897

Mary Amilia Vanderford(6044), b. July 22, 1900, d. December 28, 1981

Joel McGee Vanderford(6029), b. September 5, 1905

Nellie Merle Vanderford(6045), b. December 7, 1909, d. Oct. 27, 1985

Raymond Carl Vanderford(6025), b. September 7, 1911, d. April 11, 1984


December 2, 1862:
James and twin brother John were born prematurely and John died soon after birth. James was kept warm on quilts on the oven door. The bonnet James wore would fit on a woman's fist. [Fanshier]

Sworn statement from the family physician regarding James' birth sent as documentation for Civil War pension due a minor. [PenApp#176457]

June 2, 1870:
James was living with his mother and stepfather, Alonzo Bell in Richland Township, Vinton County, Ohio. [census-OH]

February 21, 1874:
James was living with his mother and stepfather in Allensville, Vinton County, Ohio. [PenApp#176457]

June 1, 1880:
James was living with his mother and stepfather in Alexander Township, Rush County, Kansas. He was working on George W. Cooley's farm and later married George's daughter Ada Blanche. [census-KA & Joel]

James was a farmer living in Colfax County, New Mexico. [census-NM]

James was farming in Mesa, Colfax County, New Mexico. [census-NM]

James was a carpenter and living in Rush Center, Kansas. The family moved to Kansas in a covered wagon. [Joel & Lewis]

James was a carpenter and the family was living in Center Township, Rush County, Kansas. His son Walter was also a carpenter. [cenus-Kan]

James moved to Salina, Kansas. [Joel]

James was a carpenter doing inside work. He, Ada and the three youngest children were living at 112 North Clark, Salina, Saline County, Kansas. [cenus-Kan]

James moved to Denver, Colorado and was still working as a carpenter. [Joel]

James moved to Los Angeles, California. [Joel]

James and Ada were living with his son, Charles, at 8931 Cypress Avenue in South Gate, Los Angeles County, California. [census-Calif]

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