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Ralph Rudolphus Vandermark Sr. (1877 - 1968)

Ralph Rudolphus Vandermark Sr.
Born in Equinunk, Wayne Co., PAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 90 in Orange, Orange Co. TXmap
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Profile last modified | Created 23 Jul 2009
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According to Maddie Ostrand, Ralph's father (also named Ralph) "died when he was quite young, and he was raised by his mother who ran a rooming house for lumbermen."

Information collected by Douglas Simmons [1]:

  • Social Security Number 349-14-7810.
  • Draft Card 12 Sep 1918 for Cherokee Co., TX.
  • Buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Orange Co. TX.


1880 Buckingham, Wayne Co., PA
Rolf Vandermark Self Male 46 New York
Emmline Vandermark Wife Female 42 Pennsylvania
Edward J Vandermark Son Male 16 Pennsylvania
Marey E Vandermark Daughter Female 14 Pennsylvania
Benjemin Vandermark Son Male 12 Pennsylvania
Norah Vandermark Daughter Female 10 Pennsylvania
Minnie Vandermark Daughter Female 7 Pennsylvania
Maggie Vandermark Daughter Female 5 Pennsylvania
Ralph Vandermark Son Male 3 Pennsylvania
Nellie Vandermark Daughter Female 1 Pennsylvania [2]
1900 Deposit, Delaware Co., New York
1910 Buckingham, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania
1920 Justice, Cherokee Co., Texas
1930 Cortland, Cortland Co., New York
Texas Deaths
Name Ralph R Vandermark
Event Type Death
Event Date 29 Jan 1968
Event Place Orange, Orange, Texas, United States
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Birth Date 29 Sep 1877
Birthplace Wayne, Pennsylvania
Certificate Number 29896 [3]
United States Social Security Death Index
Age 91
Given Name Ralph
Surname Vandermark
Birth Date 29 Sep 1877
State Illinois
Last Place of Residence Orange, Texas
Previous Residence Postal Code 77630
Event Date Jan 1968 [4]


  1. Vandermark Family History by Bovey, 1942
  2. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 July 2017), Marey E Vandermark in entry for Rolf Vandermark, 1880; citing enumeration district ED 4, sheet 64B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d), roll 1202; FHL microfilm 1,255,202.
  3. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 January 2016), Ralph R Vandermark, 29 Jan 1968; citing certificate number 29896, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,137,026.
  4. "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 January 2016), Ralph Vandermark, Jan 1968; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

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Ralph was my grandfather and played in a band where my grandmother used to sneak out to go to dances. She became with child and they married, much to her family's objection. Later he was a farmer, railroad foreman, and a salesman for an orchard concern. After he became 'saved' by his brother who was a pastor, he never had another drink. That was great for gramdma as he loved his hootch. He ended his work years in New York and died in Texas near his daughter in Orange.
posted 23 Jul 2009 by Maddie (Salmon) Ostrand
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