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Charles E. Vanderford (5151)

Father: Simon W. Vanderford (4052)
Mother: Neathy S. Clark

b. 1865 in Indiana [census-OH]

m. Oct. 23, 1894 and divorced Sept. 1895 in Allen County, Indiana, Rose Damon [ancestry]

m2. 1896, Maude Myrtle Moffitt, b. July 14, 1875 in Ohio, daughter of James Kellis Moffitt and Eliza Jane Ritters. [LDS-Moffitt]

Issue: [census-OH]

Lillian, b. 1904 in Ohio

Jeanette, b. 1906 in Ohio


October 18, 1894:
Charles was arrested on a charge of illegitimate parentage preferred by Rosa Damon.To avoid spending the night in jail he jumped from a second story window. Two Fort Wayne newspapers: The Fort Wayne Gazette and the Fort Wayne News reported on the event.

October 23, 1894:
This morning Vanderford returned voluntarily after an absence of a week and to-day at high noon was married to Miss Daimon. This ends the criminal proceedings and will result satisfactorily to the bondsman. [Fort Wayne News]

August 31, 1895:
Rose M. Vanderford has applied for a divorce from her husband. The complaint alleges that the couple were married in October, 1894 and separated in April 1895. Cruelty, desertion and failure to provide for the wife and child are charged. The writing of anonymous letters by the defendant in order to precipitate divorce proceedings is mentioned in the complaint. [Fort Wayne News]

Charles was a candy store merchant in Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. [census-OH]

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