William Decatur Sanders

5 July 1855–June 1925 (Age 69)
Marietta, Prentiss, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of William Decatur

When William Decatur Sanders was born on 5 July 1855, in Marietta, Prentiss, Mississippi, United States, his father, James Young Sanders, was 42 and his mother, Gabriella West, was 32. He married Willie Alice SIMS in 1888. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Lamar, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 3, Lamar, Texas, United States in 1920. He died in June 1925, in Savannah, Andrew, Missouri, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Floydada, Floyd, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Decatur Sanders
Willie Alice SIMS
Marriage: 1888
Edna Earle Sanders
Homer Shelton Sanders
Oran Decatur Sanders
Willanell Sanders
Lycurgus Wellington Sanders

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  • Marriage
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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 20
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

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

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Wm D Sanders, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Billie Sanders, "United States Census, 1910"
    • W D Sanders in entry for L W Sanders, "Iowa, Marriage Records, 1941-1951"

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