OUR ANCESTOR'S OBITS
UNCLE JOHN SANDERS ANSWERS FINAL ROLL CALL
The faint echo of Taps has been heard in the distance and another veteran of
the Civil War has answered the last great roll call, leaving behind scarcely
a dozen of the old silver-haired veterans that composed the once strong
G.A.R. Post of this city.
John Sanders, son of Elisha and Sallie Sanders, was born in Tennessee July
13, 1843. In an early day he came to Illinois in an ox wagon.
He was united in marriage to Nancy Elizabeth Price (Spry), February 22, 1871
and to this union eight children were born, three of whom have preceded him
in death. Also, his wife, who passed away about nine years ago. He leaves
three daughters, Theresy Kingston, Malinda French and Elvira Smith; two sons,
William and Ben Sanders; one brother, Wilmore Sanders and a number of other
relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
The deceased served four years in the Civil War, having lost and arm in
battle. He was a member of the G.A.R. Post of McLeansboro, the members of
which took part in the funeral services held at the Arlington Hotel Monday at
10:30 a.m. after which the body was conveyed to the Carmi Cemetery for burial.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. W.D. Richardson, Mrs. E.H. Powell, Mrs.
Elnora Ledbetter and Mrs. J.O. Kelley had charge of the the music.
Obit courtesy of Ron Sanders.