VANDERFORT, John 1850-1928
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/27/2015 at 11:35:10
Conrad Man Is Killed by Train At Elgin, Ill.
John Vanderfort Meets Death While Walking Across Railroad Track
Remains Sent To Conrad; Funeral Service Mon.
Mr. Vanderfort Operated Blacksmith Shop in Conrad Many Years
John Vanderfort, who for many years lived at Conrad, was struck by a freight train as he was crossing the track at Elgin, Illinois, last Saturday and was instantly killed. The remains were sent to the former home at Conrad. Funeral services were held at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Fred Prescott, Monday afternoon. Interment was made by the side of the wife and a daughter in the Conrad cemetery.
Mr. Vanderfort operated a blacksmith shop in Conrad for many years. Following the death of his wife twenty-three years ago he made his home with his children. For some time he had been staying with his son, William, at Elgin.
Mr. Vanderfort was 78 years old. He was born at Legionier, Indiana, September 28th, 1850. He was married to Miss Hattie Bruner in 1873. There were five children, four of whom are living. The deceased daughter, Lucy, died in her 20th year. The surviving children are Mrs. Clara Conrad and Mrs. Lillian Schryver, of Runuels, Iowa, Mrs. Mary Prescott, of Conrad, and the only son, William, of Elgin, Ill. There are sixteen surviving grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. There are two surviving brothers residing in Indiana and one sister, Mrs. Julia Eppert, who attended the funeral services.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 October 1928, pg 1
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