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