David Godson Sanders

1884–1947 (Age 63)
Tonto Basin, Gila, Arizona Territory, United States

The Life of David Godson

When David Godson Sanders was born on 1 January 1884, in Tonto Basin, Gila, Arizona Territory, United States, his father, David Walker Sanders, was 20 and his mother, Eunice Bleak, was 18. He married Ada Annetta Smithson on 5 October 1905, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in St Johns Precinct, Apache, Arizona, United States in 1900 and Graham, Arizona, United States in 1910. He died on 7 July 1947, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Hubbard Cemetery, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Godson Sanders
Ada Annetta Smithson
Marriage: 5 October 1905
Ivan David Sanders
James Vance Sanders
Eunice Sanders
Carmelita Louise Sanders

Spouse & Children

5 October 1905
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 7

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 17

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

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

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Dave Sanders, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dave Sanders, "United States Census, 1930"
  • David G Sanders, "United States Census, 1910"

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