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OH OH - Mary J. Croft Vangilder, 43, Plymouth, 1945

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  1. mjcroftvan

    mjcroftvan New Member

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    • My grandmother Mary J Croft Vangilder Has Been Missing since 1945.Ihave searched for 13 years , And my Aunts have as well. She was From wvA. But Moved to plymouth ohio to work in a war plant, She filed for divorce and withdrew her petition and no one has heard from her since,she would be 96. Can anyone help
     


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    Have you contacted Social Security? They would have a record of her working if she did and also her last known address. Weren't the war plants owned by the government? Maybe they have a record some place? What have you done in your search to try and find her?
     
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    I wish you luck ;)
     
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    Julessleuther Well-Known Member

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    Can you give more information? What was her birthdate? Did she have any nicknames? Did she have any brothers/sisters she may have contacted? Do you have a physical description (from 1945) for her?
    (Color of eyes, hair, etc) Was Croft her maiden name? Did she go to the war plant by herself or with a friend? We need more info to help you!

    There is a Mary J Croft in the social security death index with a birthdate of July 11, 1911 (the year I am guessing she was born if she would be 96 now). It states that the social security card was issued in Ohio, and her last known residence was Campbell, KY. It states that she died July 9, 1994. If you think this may be her, I can email or PM you the social. You can then followup with social security to find her next of kin etc.
     
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    mjcroftvan New Member

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    19 Sandusky Street
    Plynouth Ohio
     
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    CastlesBurning Well-Known Member

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    That sends up a red flag IMO. Why would she withdraw the petition? Was her husband perhaps threatening her? Divorce wasn't so common back then like today; maybe he was ashamed his wife wanted to leave him, or some other reason.

    Were your grandfather's whereabouts known after the time of her disappearance?
     
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    If this thread is still active, could you post your grandmother's approximate height, hair color, etc. if known? I am working to identify someone, and it is possible your grandmother fits the age range of the uid.
     
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    She was short . 4 11- 5 3 brown hair . Not sure eye color
     
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    I'm guessing nothing came of this?
     
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    Missing Person Case
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    MISSING
    Missing Person / NamUs #MP52034Mary Jane Vangilder, Female, White / Caucasian
    Date of Last ContactFebruary 14, 1945
    Missing FromPlymouth, Ohio

    Case Information



    Demographics
    Missing Age33 Years
    Current Age106 Years
    First NameMary
    Middle NameJane
    Last NameVangilder
    Nickname/Alias--

    SexFemale
    Race / EthnicityWhite / Caucasian
    Height4' 11" - 5' 5" (59 - 65 Inches)
    Weight115 - 150 lbs
    Circumstances
    Date of Last ContactFebruary 14, 1945
    NamUs Case CreatedAugust 30, 2018
    Last Known Location Map
    LocationPlymouth, Ohio
    CountyRichland County
    Circumstances of DisappearanceMary left her family in West Virginia to move to Ohio. She worked at the Wilkins Army Air Force Depot in Shelby, Ohio, but lived in Plymouth, Ohio. Mary had filed for divorce from her husband but withdrew the petition on 02/14/1945. She was in touch with her children via mail but all contact abruptly stopped. She has not been seen or heard from since.
    Physical Description
    Hair ColorBrown
    Head Hair DescriptionThick brown/auburn, wavy hair
    Body Hair Description--
    Facial Hair Description--
    Left Eye ColorBrown
    Right Eye ColorBrown
    Eye DescriptionSlightly uneven and slanted eye shape, possibly hazel in color
    Distinctive Physical Features
    Item
    Description
    Other distinctive physical characteristic
    Thin lips, thick eyebrows, freckles across bridge of nose
     
  12. Mysteries1974

    Mysteries1974 Martha Jean Lambert - Missing since 1985

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    3950DFOH - Mary Jane Croft Vangilder
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    Name: Mary Jane Croft Vangilder
    Case Classification: Endangered Missing
    Missing Since: February 14, 1945
    Location Last Seen: Shelby, Richland County, Ohio

    Physical Description
    Date of Birth: November 19, 1911
    Age: 33 years old
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Height: 4' 11" - 5'5"
    Weight: 115-150 lbs.
    Hair Color: Brown/Auburn, Long, Down to shoulders
    Eye Color: Brown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Thin lips, Thick eyebrows, Freckles across bridge of nose

    Identifiers
    Dentals: Not Available
    Fingerprints: Not Available
    DNA: Not Available

    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Unknown
    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: Unknown

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Mary Vangilder left her family in West Virginia to move to Ohio. She worked at the Wilkins Army Air Force Depot in Shelby, Ohio, but lived in Plymouth, Ohio. Mary had filed for divorce from her husband ,but withdrew the petition on 02/14/1945. She was in touch with her children via mail but all contact abruptly stopped. She has not been seen or heard from since.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    Agency Name: Shelby Police Department
    Agency Contact Person: Adam Turner
    Agency Phone Number: 419-347-2242
    Agency E-Mail: adam.turner@shelbypd.org
    Agency Case Number: 18-22120

    NCIC Case Number: Unknown
    NamUs Case Number: 52034

    Information Source(s)
    NamUs
    Family Member

    Admin Notes
    Added: 10/23/18; Last Updated: 10/23/18
     
  13. Mysteries1974

    Mysteries1974 Martha Jean Lambert - Missing since 1985

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    She’s been added to the doe network and I have sent her case to Meaghan good who manages the Charley project. Does she have DNA? Could take the identifiers info on doe be a mistake?
     
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    Mysteries1974 Martha Jean Lambert - Missing since 1985

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  15. namstache

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    I'm purely speculating here...I'm wondering if Mary Jane is being compared with UP2304. This guess is based on observations I've made about the timing between her case being entered on 8/30 and the UP2304 case being updated on 9/17 and 10/31. All parameters would match up and the pictures do look similar. But again, it's just a guess.
     
  16. Mindy71

    Mindy71 Mary Jane croft vangilder

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    This is my grandmother, we have been searching for her for many years. Praying for a resolution
     
  17. Mindy71

    Mindy71 Mary Jane croft vangilder

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    I do believe she is one they are looking into, the detective has not confirmed yet. I am her granddaughter
     
  18. Mindy71

    Mindy71 Mary Jane croft vangilder

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    Yes
     
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  19. Mindy71

    Mindy71 Mary Jane croft vangilder

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    No, as we can tell it was not the same person
     
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  20. Mindy71

    Mindy71 Mary Jane croft vangilder

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    We did , no luck
     
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