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Bill Vanderpool (#47240567)
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Bio Photo I will be happy to add any additional information or transfer any of my non-family memorials to anyone who finds that I have entered one of their relatives.

Please go to the memorial and click on the "Edit" button, then select "Suggest a correction or provide additional information" and ask for the transfer. Please include your contributor's number.

The difference between my Added & Managed memorials is due to deceased contributor's memorials having been transferred to me by Find-A-Grave.

On my father's side I am working on:

On my mother's side I am working on:

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RE: Rebecca Barnes Vanderpool
Thank you, Bill! I'll check out the link you sent me! Brenda Vanderpool Brockman
Added by Brenda on Apr 04, 2017 3:54 PM
Rebecca Barnes Vanderpool
Have you found any information on the family of Rebecca Barnes who married Wynant Vanderpool? I'm a Vanderpool and have been searching for years for the parents of Rebbeca Barnes Vndp. as well as the burial place of she and Wyant. I'm guessing they were buried either in Barry County Missouri or in Oklahoma where their daughter and son John Ellis went.
Added by Brenda on Apr 03, 2017 4:21 PM
RE: Theresa Edwards
You're very welcome.~Laura.
Added by Honor on Mar 19, 2017 4:36 AM
R & Kim Hancock
Andrew VanderPoel
I am looking for an Andrew VanderPoel that married my great aunt in California on May 4, 1975, her name was Anna Marie Lenz first marriage to a Thomas Brown in Lucas Ohio in 1947 he died 1962. No children. Wondering if he is in you tree? Thanks, Kim
Added by R & Kim Hancock on Mar 18, 2017 11:51 AM
Myra Vanderpool Gormley
Tiny Lou Vanderpool
d/o Levi Franklin Vanderpool (1880-1968).

Tiny Lou Vanderpool died 15 July 1931 in Arizona (not in 1961). Her stone is quite clear and Arizona death record agrees it was 1931.


Myra Vanderpool Gormley
Added by Myra Vanderpool Gormley on Feb 21, 2017 10:08 AM
Crystal Mondon
Haley Tramel Clayborn
Thank you Bill for the photo and information regarding Haley, J am currently working on my ancestry tree and my husbands tree as well. I had no idea how far I would be able to go back but now with this new information I am able to let my husband now more about his great great grandmother, her son Jessie Smith is my husbands great grandfather on his mothers side. 🙂 I will now be able to do some updating now and let my mother in law know the information you have help me find! Thank you again and I will continue to keep rechecking this awesome site to see if I have any updates on morefamily memebers.
Added by Crystal Mondon on Feb 02, 2017 10:44 PM
Myra Vanderpool Gormley
RE: John O. Vanderpool
Hi Bill. My brother was a U.S. Marine (served in Vietnam).

Eunice Margaret Vanderpool married first Felix R. Rodriguez 6 July 1943 in Oakland, Alameda County, California.
[we have been unable to find a divorce]. He was born in 1922 in Oklahoma (later married Christine Stoltz and had issue). He died 13 July 2006 in Los Angeles County. See below -- I believe he was part of the WWII invasion group.

Private -- please don't post:
Eunice had a daughter (out of wedlock) by Dr. Emory Edward Beechwood who was born in August of 1943. We understand that Felix married Eunice to give the child a name. It was another time and generation.

Eunice later purportedly married Melvin Poggensee, but we have been unable to find a marriage record -- they lived together in California from ca 1945 until they died in 2003 and 2006.

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
about Felix Rodriguez

Name: Felix Rodriguez
Birth Year: 1922
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Oklahoma
State: Oklahoma
County or City: Washington

Enlistment Date: 30 Nov 1940
Enlistment State: Oklahoma
Enlistment City: Tulsa
Branch: Air Corps
Branch Code: Air Corps
Grade Code: Private
Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: 4 years of high school
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 71
Weight: 165

They are known as the greatest generation."

On D-Day, they proved it.

At predawn, June 6, 1944, members of the 398th Bombardment Group awoke
to a day that would turn the tide of the war in Europe and end with
3,000 Americans dead.

Like most in the Army Air Forces, 1st Lt. Ike Alhadeff trained for this
particular day, but he didn't know when Supreme Allied Commander Gen.
Dwight D. Eisenhower would give the go-ahead for the largest amphibious
military operation in history: Operation Overlord, code named D-Day--the
Allied invasion of German-occupied northern France.

During a 3 a.m. briefing at Station 131 in Nuthampstead, England, the
young B-17 pilot with the 398th discovered Operation Overlord had
started a little past midnight.

"We knew D-Day was coming, but it was a shock when it came," said the
88-year-old who lives in Seattle, Wash.

Pre-dawn strike

On his first D-Day mission, Lieutenant Alhadeff dropped all his bombs in
an attempt to soften the German defenses stretched across a coastline
where Allied forces would land. On his second run, cloud cover prevented
him from releasing ordnance. Eighth Air Force launched 882 B-17s during
that first strike.

"When we could see through an opening in the clouds, it looked like
there were so many boats you could walk across the channel," he said.

That same scene was played out for Tech. Sgt. Armand Fugge, a 398th
engineer and top turret gunner for a B-17 Fighting Fortress. He's now 82
years old and lives in Mathuen, Mass.
Name: Rodriguez, Felix
Serial Number: 18032570
Residence: Washington, Oklahoma
Enlistment Place: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Enlistment Date: 30 November 1940
Grade Alpha: Pv3
Grade Code: Private
Branch Alpha: Ac
Branch Code: Air Corps
Enlistment Term: 0
Source: Civil Life
Nativity: Oklahoma
Birth Year: 1922
Race and Citizenship: White, Citizen
Education: 4 Years of High School
Civil Occupation: 999
Marital Status: Single, Without Dependents
Army Component: Regular Army (Including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Card Number:
Box Number: 0269
Reel Number: 2.126

Added by Myra Vanderpool Gormley on Jan 30, 2017 3:40 PM
Myra Vanderpool Gormley
John O. Vanderpool
Bill, my father John O. Vanderpool (1909-1983) had another sibling:
Eunice Margaret Poggensee (1917-2006)

He also had a son (my brother) who recently died.
John Haynes Vanderpool (1948-2016).

Thank you for updating.

Myra Vanderpool Gormley
Added by Myra Vanderpool Gormley on Jan 29, 2017 10:38 AM
Lynn Ash-Isbell
RE: Matilda Hale
Thank you so much! I found those names today from my aunt. I called the Indian Nation and apparently they don't have records that far back and any records I can find Matilda marked white for race since it wasn't good to be Indian back then. It is very interesting though. Thank you for your help. Do you know how you are related to Matilda and John Milford?
Added by Lynn Ash-Isbell on Jan 25, 2017 6:12 PM
Lynn Ash-Isbell
Matilda Hale
I am Matilda's great-great granddaughter and have been researching her Indian heritage. I am looking for her mother and father's names. If you have any idea how to help I would be so thankful for any information you have. You can contact me at My name is Lynn Ash-Isbell. Thank you!
Added by Lynn Ash-Isbell on Jan 25, 2017 1:50 PM
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