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James Arthur "Art" Vanderford (5021)

Father: Marion Francis Vanderford (4019)
Mother: Caroline Missouri Keeling

b. May 16, 1880 at Buffalo, Missouri [Hunt Fam]

d. Nov. 18, 1963 buried at Vale, Oregon [Hunt Fam]

m. Feb. 1, 1912 at Boise, Idaho, Lydia Emaline "Emma" Warnock Kelley, b. April 10, 1877 in Kansas, d. April 24, 1966 at Ontariom, Oregon, buried at Vale, Oregon [Griffitts]

Issue: [Hunt Fam]

Violet (6026), b. June 16, 1913

Wanda Pearl (6027), b. Feb. 12, 1915


Art, with his brothers Beverly (5020) and Alva, was working on his father's farm in Osage Township, Labette County, Kansas. [census-Kan]

Art moved to Walla Walla, Washington and worked as chief cabinet maker in a large furniture store. [Griffitts]

After Art was married, they bought an alfalfa farm at Grandview, Idaho on the Snake River. Art also had a blacksmith shop on the farm. [Griffitts]

September 12, 1918:
According to Art's World War I Draft Registration Card he was farming in Grand View, Owyhee County, Idaho. He was of medium height and build with blue eyes and brown hair. [wwi]

Art sold the farm and bought the Chevrolet and Buick Agency in Payette, Idaho. [Griffitts]

Art owned his home on 4th Avenue North in Payette, Idaho and was in the automobile business. [census-Ida]

The Great Depression hurt financially, so Art sold the car agency and moved to Vale, Oregon. He continued in the car business and bought a pool hall and beer bar in Vale which he sold upon retirement. [Griffitts]

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