|Birth: ||Dec. 26, 1832|
|Death: ||Jul. 10, 1914|
Confederate States of America Veteran. He served as Color Bearer Johnston's Rifles.
I do not have an obituary of W. H. Sanders to add in this section, but I do have something else of both sentimental and historic family interest. Fredrick Tucker, Duncan, SC, graciously shared a wonderful photograph taken on the occasion of a family reunion hosted by W. H. and Eliza Sanders at their home in the Mount Joy (Kelton) section of Union County on August 26, 1903, and the Union Times newspaper's account of that special occasion. I am sincerely grateful to Mr. Tucker. Ronald K. Sanders, a great-grandson
The event was detailed in the 28 August 1903 edition to the Union Times newspaper as a "Letter to the Editor."
"Mount Joy, August 26.
Please allow me space in your valuable paper to give an account of a family reunion that took place August 26th at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Sanders. As Mr. Sanders had lived to a good old age and wished to see all of his children together, he set apart last Tuesday for such an occasion.
Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Sanders and 9 children, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bevis and 7 children, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Garner and 7 children, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Sanders and 4 children, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Sanders and 3 children, Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Sanders and 3 children, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Sanders, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Sims and 3 children. There are 3 children still at home with the father: James, Olivia, and Lillie.
It was an enjoyable occasion. In the early part of the morning a photographer was present and made a photograph of the entire assembly. At the hour of eleven a delicious table was spread under an inviting shade tree in the yard and all took part in eating the fatted calf; after which the crowd assembled and listened to a sermon on such occasion by Rev. J. T. Going. The text was John 12:32.
After the sermon the afternoon was spent in pleasant conversation until the sun began to sink from sight, then all departed for their respective homes feeling that there was never a day they had enjoyed so much and thinking of what happiness it will be when they have all reached their home in Heaven where friends and loved ones never part.
J. L. W."
We are still trying to match names with faces in the photograph. This is what we believe so far:
W. H. and Eliza Sanders are standing near the center of the photograph, him with a long beard and her to his right.
W. S. Sanders, their son, is standing between and slightly behind them against the cabin, holding his and Winnie Sanders' almost-3 year old daughter Bess.
Winnie Vaughn Sanders, the wife of W. S. and mother of Bess, is standing at the far right holding baby Fred Guy (my father).
W. S. and Winnie's other children, William T. "Bud," Walter, Eva, Mamie (dark hair), Leslie, Lewis and Geddes, are standing together to her right and front.
Chester Garner is the bald man standing on the left.
James Sanders is the tall young man wearing a white shirt and bow tie. He later married Bell Going.
Eliza Smith Vaughan Sanders (1844 - 1932)*
William S. Sanders (1863 - 1914)*
Mary Elizabeth Sanders Garner (1865 - 1948)*
Thomas Jackson Sanders (1867 - 1947)*
Sallie Jane Sanders Bevis (1870 - 1929)*
Giles S. Sanders (1872 - 1934)*
Nineva Eulalia Sanders Sims (1877 - 1915)*
Robert Walter Sanders (1879 - 1944)*
Minnie Olivia Sanders Garner (1881 - 1932)*
James Franklin Sanders (1883 - 1944)*
Lillie Lois May Sanders Garner (1888 - 1968)*
Mount Joy Baptist Church Cemetery
South Carolina, USA
Maintained by: RKogerS
Originally Created by: Record Hunter
Record added: Aug 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41340845
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The Cause You Fought For Was Lost, But Honor, Valor, and Rights Are Worth Fighting For. Thank You. Rest In Peace.|
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