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Olin Edwin Vanderford (5043)

Father: William R. Vanderford (4054)
Mother: Mary Jane Elliot


b. August 12, 1875 in Indiana [PenApp#224418]

d. July 2, 1949 buried in Troy Presbyterian Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana [Whitleynet]

m. June 28, 1896 in Whitley County, Indiana and divorced 1917, Naomi B. Jones, b. December 1876 in Indiana, m2. July 18, 1931 in Whitley County, Indiana, Owen E. Wetzel Book11:326[Whitleynet]

Issue: [census-Ind]

Melvin R. Vanderford, b. February 1897 in Indiana, d. 1954 buried in the South Whitley Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana [Whitleynet]

Mabel I. Vanderford, b. February 17, 1899 in Indiana, d. September 1978 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio

m. Lawrence Ralph Holderbaum, b. September 10, 1895 in Indiana, d. January 25, 1976
issue: [shaefer]
Beulah Grace Holderbaum, b. May 31, 1925
Darwin Lowell Holderbaum, b. December 19, 1929 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio

William E. Vanderford, b. 1901 in Indiana, d.1992 buried in Greenhill Cemetery, Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana [Whitleynet]

m. June 9, 1923 in Whitley County, Indiana, Henrietta Beard Book9:352[Whitleynet], b. 1903, d. 1993 buried in Greenhill Cemetery, Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana [Whitleynet]

Ester Fern Vanderford, b. 1905 in Indiana

m. July 3, 1924 in Whitley County, Indiana, John Littleton Parsley, Book9:411[Whitleynet]b. 1902 in IL
issue: [census-Ind]
Dale U., b. 1928 in IN
1930: They were farming in Warren Twp., Huntington Co., IN. Her brother Melvin was living with them. [census-Ind]

m2. November 5, 1919 in Whitley County, Indiana Book9:123[Whitleynet] Ettie Anderson, b. September 11, 1873 in Indiana, d. April 11, 1955 buried in Adams Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana [Whitleynet]

Information:

1900:
Olin was farming a rented farm in Troy Township, Whitley County, Indiana. [census-Ind]

Febuary 21-23, 1907:
Olen Vanderford of Larwill is reported much worse to-day. He has been confined to his home for some time with lung trouble. (February 21, 1907)
Larwill, Ind. Feb. 21 - Olen Vanderford, who has been confined to his home for a week past with lung fever, is reported critically ill to-day. Mr. Vanderford is a promising farmer of Troy Township and is being attended by Dr. Tennent. It is thought he will not survive the night. (February 22, 1907)
Olin Vanderford of Troy Township, who has been in a serious condition with lung fever, is reported beter to-day. (February 23, 1907) [Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette]

1910:
Olin was farming in Troy Township, Whitley County, Indiana. [census-Ind]

August 17, 1916:
The members of the Troy M.E. Choir were entertained Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Olin Vanderford and a royal feast was enjoyed by thirty members. [Fort Wayne News]

April 26, 1917:
Olin sued for divorce from his wife Naomi. He claimed she was abusive at times and taught her children to disrespect him. [Fort Wayne Sentinal]

October 1, 1917:
Mrs. Naomi Vanderford was granted a divorce Saturday afternoon on her cross-complaint in the divorce suit of Olin vs Naomi Vanderford. She gets the custody of the children, plus a monthly maintenance, $325 alimony and one-half the cash value of the farm in Richland Townxhip. [Fort Wayne Sentinal]

September 12, 1918:
According to his World War I Draft Registration. Olin was farming in Princeton, Kosciusko County, Indiana for Jacob Stricker. Olin was of medium build with blue eyes and dark hair.

1920:
Olin and his second wife were farming her parents Kaleb and Mary Anderson's farm in Troy Township, Whitley County, Indiana. His widowed uncle Jesse R. Vanderford (4055) was living with them. His ex-wife Naomi was living nearby with William, Melvin and Ester.

1930:
Olin and Ettie were farming in Troy Township, Whitley County, Indiana. His mother in law Mary J. Anderson and a granddaughter Ireta Coy were living with them. [census-Ind]


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