John Harrison Sanders

17 January 1879–1953 (Age 73)
United States

The Life of John Harrison

When John Harrison Sanders was born on 17 January 1879, in United States, his father, Reuben A. Sanders, was 28 and his mother, Sarah L Johnston, was 25. He married Mary E Salsbury on 14 November 1904, in Presque Isle, Aroostook, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, United States in 1904 and Canaan, Somerset, Maine, United States for about 20 years. He died in 1953, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

John Harrison Sanders
Mary E Salsbury
Marriage: 14 November 1904
Harry Philip Sanders
Greta E. Sanders
Howard Addison Sanders
Maurice E. Sanders
J. Oscar Sanders

Spouse and Children

14 November 1904
Presque Isle, Aroostook, Maine, United States


    Harry Philip Sanders



    Howard Addison Sanders



    J. Oscar Sanders


Parents and Siblings

    Reuben A. Sanders


    Sarah L Johnston




    Sherman Sanders


    Edward Sanders


    Lillian Sanders


    Albert Sanders



World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 19

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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 (3)

  • John H Sanders, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Sanders, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John H Sanders, "United States Census, 1930"

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