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Alvin Saunders
Birth: Jul. 12, 1817
Fleming County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1899
Nebraska, USA

US Senator, Civil War Nebraska Territorial Governor. Served as the Governor of Nebraska Territory from 1861 to 1867, in which capacity he was a staunch Union supporter, and facilitated the raising of hundreds of Union troops from Nebraska. Elected as a Senator from Nebraska to the United States Senate, serving as a Republican from 1877 to 1883. He was the grandfather of William Henry Harrison, who served as a three-term Congressman from Wyoming in the 1950s and 60s. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Gunnell Saunders (1783 - 1848)
  Mary Mauzy Saunders (1784 - 1851)
 
 Spouse:
  Marthena Barlow Saunders (1835 - 1928)*
 
 Children:
  Charles L Saunders (1856 - 1927)*
  Mary Saunders Harrison (1860 - 1944)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jonathan Robinson Saunders (1802 - 1886)*
  Nancy Saunders Locke (1806 - 1844)*
  Frances Saunders Miller (1807 - 1876)*
  Presley Saunders (1808 - 1889)*
  George M Saunders (1811 - 1898)*
  Alvin Saunders (1817 - 1899)
  William A. Saunders (1818 - 1865)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Omaha
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 18, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 13065
Alvin Saunders
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Alvin Saunders
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Alvin Saunders
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Thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil War, Mr. Governor. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jul. 12, 2016
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- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Jun. 1, 2014
Companion (3rd Class) #04828 - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
- Jeffry Burden
 Added: Jan. 26, 2013
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