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Thomas Alma Sanders
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Birth: Feb. 13, 1868
Sanpete County
Utah, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 1934
Cochise County
Arizona, USA

Published Mar 28, 1934
"Douglas Daily Dispatch"
Douglas, Arizona.

SANDERS, Thomas Arnold, Thomas A. Sanders, Pioneer Resident, Dead. Burial Today, March 28, 1934. Death of Thomas A. Sanders yesterday, ended 27 years of reliable service for his employer the Phelps Dodge corporation and its mercantile store. Mr. Sanders had been with the Phelps Dodge Mercantile store since 1907. The funeral of Mr. Sanders will be conducted this afternoon at 3p.m in the Latter Day Saints church, J.P. Lewis is in charge.

Fellow employees from the Phelps Dodge store will be bearers of the casket and they will be: T.G. Davies, W.W. Reynard, J.R. Keyes, R.S. Woods, William Frankie and W.T. Ausila.

Burial will be at Calvary cemetery. Thomas Sanders had been one of the reliable employees of the Phelps Dodge store, his services being in the trucking department. Before the truck invaded and took over that field, mule teams were the primary power for this department and in that era it was a common thing to see Tom Sanders with a splendid made team hitched to one of the wagons of the old "Copper Queen" store. Until Mr. Sanders died, it was the boast of the
Phelps Dodge store that four of its employees had a service record exceeding 100 years total. He was a quiet and unobtrusive man gentle and friendly with his fellow employees and enjoyed the cofidence, love and respect of all of them from the manager down.

Mr. Sanders was born at Fairview, Utah, on Feb 23, 1866, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Sanders, both long since dead. He resided with his parents at Fairview until he was 16 years of age, when the family removed to Tonto Basin in Arizona with Payson as the post office address. From there he went into Mexico where he resided until he came to Douglas more than 30 years ago.

On March 12, 1904, Mr. Sanders was married to Mrs. Rachel Richins. They have since made their home here. To them were born four children all living. They are Mrs. Kenneth Haymore (Anon Sanders,) Thomas A. Sanders, Frank O Sanders and Martin A. Sanders. Tom and Frank and Mrs.Haymore all are graduates of the Arizona Teachers college at Flagstaff. The boys were leaders in athletics in their school course. In addition to his immediate family, Mr. Sanders also
leaves a brother, Darius Sanders of Fairview, Utah, and two sisters, Mrs. Olive Pritchett, of Fairview, Utah, and Mrs. Mary Thompson, of Salt Lake City, Utah."

Provided by Candace Young-Mayo
Thomas Alma Sanders, 66, a resident of Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona of 30 years, died March 27, 1934 at 7:05 a.m. at the Calumet Hospital in Douglas of prostate cancer. His residence was 711-17th Street, Douglas, Arizona.

He married Rebecca R. Richens March 1940. Surviving him is his wife. He was born February 13, 1868 in Fairview, Utah to Mary Clements Sanders and John Sanders. His occupation was working in the wholesale department for P D Mer Company. He worked there for 26 years and retired on February 20, 1934.

Interment was made in the Douglas Cemetery on March 28, 1934. Porter & Ames handled the funeral arrangements.

-death certificate, Obit written by Rhonda Holton 
Family links: 
  John Franklin Sanders (1830 - 1896)
  Mary Irene Clement Sanders (1837 - 1875)
  Rachael Rebecca Sanders (1885 - 1960)
  Nancy Irene Sanders Cox (1856 - 1916)*
  John Franklin Sanders (1858 - 1912)*
  Mary Eliza Sanders Thompson (1861 - 1940)*
  Amanda Elizabeth Sanders (1863 - 1864)*
  Phebe Jane Sanders Jones (1865 - 1950)**
  Martin Henry Sanders (1866 - 1891)*
  Amanda Ann Sanders (1867 - 1868)**
  Thomas Alma Sanders (1868 - 1934)
  Olive Loretta Sanders Pritchett (1870 - 1963)*
  David Darius Sanders (1873 - 1952)*
  Ellen Clymena Sanders Cardon (1874 - 1953)**
  Joseph Myron Sanders (1876 - 1944)**
*Calculated relationship
Calvary Cemetery
Cochise County
Arizona, USA
Created by: Rhonda
Record added: Sep 20, 2008
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