William Decatur Sanders

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

The Life 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
1855–1925
Willie Alice SIMS
1862–1946
Marriage: 1888
Edna Earle Sanders
1883–1974
Homer Shelton Sanders
1888–1976
Oran Decatur Sanders
1890–1965
Eva May SANDERS
1892–1918
Willanell Sanders
1897–1975
Lycurgus Wellington Sanders
1902–1984

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1888
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    James Young Sanders

    Male1813–Male

    Gabriella West

    Female1823–1868Female

siblings

(9)

    Female1847–1900Female

    Lucinda J. Saunders

    Female1848–Female

    Lycurgis Wellington Sanders

    Male1849–1917Male

    Pauline Sanders

    Female1851–1905Female

    James H Sanders

    Male1853–Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1860

Age 5

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1863

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • 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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