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50th wedding anniversary
50th Wedding Anniversary
March 2, 1960
James Peter Vandergriff, Sr.July 1963
James Peter Vandergriff, Sr.July 1963

Four generations: James, Sr., James, Jr., Jack, and Dean
Sept 1967
Jim and Francis VandergriffJim and Frances
Daughter Helen and Frances on her 92nd birthday, 28 June 1983

James' Obituary

Frances' Funeral Program
Frances Mamie Needham Vandergriff obituary
Frances Obituary

Frances' Obituaries

Headstone, IOOF Cemetery, Neosho, MO, Ronald Lee Vandergriff in background

Headstone
 
 James Peter Vandergriff, Sr., age 34,
 1915

 Born: 8 Jan 1881, Union Co., TN
 Died: 7 Aug 1969, Tulsa, OK

James and Frances moved to Neosho in 1928. James was a retired rail road employee. They are both interred at the IOOF Cemetery, Neosho, MO.
 
 Frances Mamie Needham
 Born: 28 June 1891, Union Co., TN
 Died: 3 Feb 1987, Placerville, CA

Frances is the daughter of Samuel Henry Needham (Born: 10 Feb 1850; Died: 1925, son of Miles Needham and Elisa Frost (Married: 1 Mar 1849)) and Cordelia Hunter Needham (Born: 11 Mar 1860, Died: 16 Mar 1904, daughter of Will Rogers and Betsy Hunter).

Frances liked pink and her favorite flowers were hyacinths.

 
 James and Frances, 1969









 
  James Peter Vandergriff, Sr.            
  Married: Frances Mamie Needham
Date: 12 Dec 1909, Knoxville, TN
    Paul Devine Vandergriff  
          Married: Cassie _
Date:
 
 
James Sr., June 1965


Vandergriffs, left to right: Sue, Chad, Dean, Frances, Gisele, Adam, Ada,
and James.


Bernice, Ernest, Helen, and Frances
           
      Jesse Eugene Vandergriff  
           
             
      Robert M. Vandergriff  
        Married: Bonnie _
Date:
 
             
      James Peter Vandergriff, Jr.  
        Married: Ada Lee Lyster
Date: 11 Apr 1941
 
             
      Lillian Bernice Vandergriff  
        Married: Laverne Wendling
Date:
 
             
      Kenneth Bruce Vandergriff  
        Married: Dorothy Marie Huffman
Date: 14 June 1946, Wheaton, MO
 
             
      Helen Ruth Vandergriff  
        Married: Kendall Hill
Date: 15 October 1944
 
             
      Ernest Vandergriff  
          Married:
Date:
 
               
          Married: Elizabeth "Bette" Anne _
Date: 24 Aug 1985