Mercer County, Missouri


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Harry Robert Vanderford (6070)

Father: Creed Dudley Vanderford (5118)
Mother: Ethel Brittain

b. March 3, 1904 in Mill Grove, Mercer County, Missouri


m. April 14, 1939, Mabel Alice McIntosh [Pat], b. June 16, 1913 in Mercer County, Missouri, d. March 4, 2004 in Kansas City, Missouri. [ssdi]. They met on a blind date. Daughter of William Clinton McIntosh (mcint5001) and Lulu Alice Alley. [Hancock]

Issue: [Pat]

Sandra June Vanderford (7065)

Robert Michael Vanderford (7066), b. July 6, 1954

William Vanderford


During his school years, Harry walked one and a half miles to his one room school house, where he completed eighth grade.

He worked on the farm until World War II, when he attended Airplane Mechanic School in Omaha. He then built planes for the Curtis Wright Airplane Corporation for four years.

After the war, Harry worked for Burlington Railroad for six years. Then the Airplane Assemblies Division of Benson Manufacturing for eighteen years before retiring at age 66.

Harry flew Piper Cubs in the 1940s and 1950s. He built his own rotary wing dual-seat glider in his basement, and over a 29 year period he gave 207 rides in it - until he was 93.

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