William H. Vanderford (4035)
Father: Alexander Vanderford (3010)
Mother: Nancy Dixon
b. Oct. 1846 in Ohio [census-Kan]
d. June 27, 1900 of pneumonia in the National
Military Home in Leavenworth County, Kansas. [PenApp#14632J], buried Forest Lawn Memorial
Park, Omaha, Nebraska [interment.net]
m. Nov. 25, 1875 in Omaha, Neb., Matilda "Tillie"
Johnson, b. March 1850 in Sweden, daughter of John Johnson and Mary
Jesse J., b. July 1, 1876 in Omaha
Alice Mary, b. Sept. 1, 1878 in Omaha
William M. (5179), b.
July 6, 1881
Bessie Mabel (5180), b.
Aug. 24, 1885
Eunice Bertha, b. Nov. 4, 1888 in Omaha
Ray Sylvester (5181),
b. Mar. 26, 1892
In 1891, William was 5'8" tall and weighed 129
July 4, 1863:
William enlisted at
Londonderry as a private in Co. H - 129th Ohio Volunteer Infantry for a term of
6 months. [PenApp#14632J]
March 10, 1864:
William was discharged at
Cleveland, Ohio. [PenApp#14632J]
July 13, 1864 - June 24, 1865:
enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on the U.S.S. Victory.
June 25 - July 1, 1865:
William served on
the U.S.S. Great Western. [PenApp#14632J]
July 2 - August 4, 1865:
on the U.S.S. General Lyon. [PenApp#14632J]
August 5 - August 21, 1865:
served on the U.S.S. Great Western until his discharge.
William was a carpenter and lived
on California Street in Omaha, Nebraska with his wife and two children.
William lived at 625 South
33rd St., Omaha, Nebraska and filed for a disability pension as a Civil War
November 3, 1894:
William was living at
1123 South 33rd St., Omaha, Neb. His widow remained at that address after his
death in July 1900. [PenApp#14632J]
October 12, 1895:
William filed for an
increase in his pension which was granted - from $6 to $8 per month.
June 25, 1898:
William filed for another
increase in his pension on the grounds that he was "totally unable to earn a
support by manual labor." This claim was rejected.
William was listed in the Omaha,
Nebraska Directory as a carpenter living at 625 S., 33rd.
June 8, 1900:
William was a patient at
the National Military Home in Leavenworth Township, Kansas.
June 9, 1900:
Matilda, William's wife and
his children were living on South 33rd Street in Omaha, Nebraska. Mary was
working as a stenographer and William as a steam fitter.
August 10, 1900:
William's widow received
her pension. It was $8 per month plus $2 per month for the 3 children still
under 16. [PenApp#14632J]
Mathilda and the three youngest
children were living at 3019 17th St, Omaha, Nebraska. Bess had recently
married, Eunice was a stenographer for a fire insurance company and Ray was a
Mathilda, Eunice and Ray were sharing
a house at 4742 39th Street, Omaha, Bebraska with Bess and her family. Eunice
was a clerk for the railroad and Ray was a steamfitter.