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Myrtle May Vanderford (5080)

Father: Caleb B. Vanderford (4107)
Mother: Sarah "Sally" Alfred Holcombe

b. Aug. 12, 1892 in Holland, Texas [Coker]

d. April 19, 1987 in Canton, Zandt County, Texas [aa]

m. Oct. 7, 1909 in Rule, Haskell County, Texas, Elige "Bud" Bland [Coker], son of Hiram and Mollie Bland, b. Feb. 10,1888 in Talco, Ellis County, Texas [Vittles], d. Feb. 13, 1963 in Grand Prairie, Dallas County, Texas. [aa]

Issue: [census-Tex] & [Vittles]

Enone Oneta, b. Dec. 29, 1910 in Rule, Texas

m. Dec. 24, 1936, Dale Palmer, b. Jan. 25, 1910 in Lone Oak, Texas, d. June 7, 1969 in Texas [Vittles]
issue: [Vittles]
Jo Dalene, b. Aug. 23, 1949

Glenn Elige, b. Feb. 9, 1918 in Mabank, Kaufman County, Texas, d. April 6, 1925 or pneumonia, in Mabank, Kaufman County, Texas. [Vittles]

Bruce Lavelle, b. Aug. 3, 1925 in Mabank, Texas

m. Nov. 21, 1954, Hazel Rodgers, b. June 23, 1927 in Grand Prairie, Texas. [Vittles]
issue: [Vittles]
Ronald Bruce, b. April 25, 1956 in Dallas, Texas.


Myrtle's family moved to Rule, Haskell County, Texas when she was about 15. It was there that she met Bud. [Vittles]

Myrtule and Bud moved back to Bell County with other Vanderfords and then to Mabank in Kaufman County hoping for abundant cotton crops. There they farmed and raised catle. [Vittles]

Bud and Myrtle were farming in Kaufman County, Texas. [census-Tex]

Bud sought work in the new defense plant, North American Aviation, in Grand Prairie, Texas. [Vittles]

When the war ended Bud went to work at Gifford Hill-American and retired in 1955. [Vittles]

Myrtle moved to Canton, Texas. [Vittles]

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