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Henry VanBuren Rankin
Birth: Apr. 24, 1884
Tennessee, USA
Death: Nov. 28, 1951
Oak Ridge
Anderson County
Tennessee, USA

Henry VanBuren Rankin, 9th child of 12 born to William Milton Rankin (1842-1897) and Mary Jane Moore (1846-1914) -- born 24 April 1884 in Tennessee.
Henry married Amanda "Mandy" Azalea McCoy (1888-1983) in about 1904 at the age of 20 and had 8 children: (1) Earnest Rankin (1907-?); (2) Melvin Rankin (1908-?); (3) Ester Marie Rankin Duncan Harness (1910-2000); (4) Dora Rankin (1916-?); (5) Eva Rankin Ruffner(1918-?); (6) William Rankin (1923-?:); (7) Ben Rankin (1928-?); and (8) Claude Rankin (1931-?).
Henry worked as a coal miner in Tennessee and died of lung cancer at the age of 67 on 28 November 1951 at the Oakridge Hospital, Oakridge, Tennessee.

Henry's obituary appeared in the Chattanooga Times Chattanooga, Tennessee, 30 November 1951, page 9, column 8:

RANKIN--Henry V., 68, of Oliver Springs, Tenn., Route 1, died Wednesday morning at the Oak Ridge Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Amanda Rankin; five sons, Ernest, Melvin, William, Ben and Claude; two daughters, Mrs. Laford Harness and Mrs. Evial Ruffner; two sisters, Mrs. A. C. Monnell, Mrs. W. V. Morrow, Fairfield, Ala.; brother, Hugh Rankin, Sr., Whitwell, Tenn. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday from Petros Baptist church by the Rev. Roscoe Carter, Interment in Petros Cemetery, Schubert of Wartburg in charge.

Family links: 
  William Milton Rankin (1842 - 1897)
  Mary Jane Moore Rankin (1846 - 1914)
  Melvin H Rankin (1908 - 1970)*
  John Valentine Rankin (1870 - 1917)*
  William J. Rankin (1872 - 1918)*
  Anderson Lofton Rankin (1875 - 1929)*
  Cora M. Rankin Hudson (1877 - 1944)*
  Minnie Belle Rankin Bentley (1879 - 1952)*
  Dora May Rankin Cantrell (1879 - 1938)*
  Nettie Moore Rankin King Monell (1881 - 1954)*
  Henry VanBuren Rankin (1884 - 1951)
  Hugh L. Rankin (1886 - 1972)*
  Bonnie Mariah Rankin Morrow (1892 - 1953)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Petros Cemetery
Morgan County
Tennessee, USA
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Record added: Aug 21, 2009
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Henry VanBuren Rankin
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Henry VanBuren Rankin
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Henry VanBuren Rankin
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