Ida Augusta Sanders

29 March 1895–5 December 1974 (Age 79)
Stora Tuna, Kopparberg, Sweden

The Life of Ida Augusta

When Ida Augusta Sanders was born on 29 March 1895, in Stora Tuna, Kopparberg, Sweden, her father, John Sanders, was 22 and her mother, Anna Mathilda Erickson, was 20. She married Edward Frances McFadden in December 1910, in Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Green River, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States for about 15 years and Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1940. She died on 5 December 1974, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Frances McFadden
Ida Augusta Sanders
Marriage: December 1910
Margaret Lillian Mcfadden
Frances Elsa McFadden
Virginia Agnes Mcfadden

Spouse and Children

December 1910
Davis, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · The Ogden Utah Sugar Factory Opens

Age 3

The Ogden Utah Sugar Factory harvested sugar from beets because sugar cane was hard to grow in northern Utah. During World War, it was hard to get sugar beet seeds, so the company started to harvest the seeds of the beets they were using. The Company merged with a factory in Logan to create the Amalgamated Sugar Company which is still operational today.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and North German: patronymic from Sander 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Ida Augusta Sanders

Born in Sweden, Ida (as she was called by her grandchildren) came to the US when she was 8 and settled in Ogden, UT. After her marriage she lived along the Union Pacific lines in Wyoming and Utah, wi …

Sources (3)

  • Ida Sanders in household of John Sanders, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ida Mcfadden in household of Edward F Mcfadden, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ida A Mcfadden in household of Edward F Mcfadden, "United States Census, 1920"

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