Family Histories

Family Histories for the Rose and Kirkpatrick Families

Monday, July 15, 2013

Sunday's Obituary - William and Martha Sanders

 I'm a day late for Sunday's obituary, but it was one of those weekends.  I ran across this Saturday night, the obituary for my third great-grandparents, William Sanders, and his wife, Martha Matilda Ditmer.  They died within days of each other, he on March 15, 1872, after what appears to have been a long illness; she on March 29, of pneumonia.

The flowery language in the obituary is typical of the time, and makes them seem downright saint-like. 

Anderson (South Carolina) Intelligencer, April 18, 1872

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