Judge Sanford Seth Washburn

Judge Sanford Seth Washburn

Bethel, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Death 10 Feb 1928 (aged 73)
Carbondale, Jackson County, Illinois, USA
Burial Udolpho, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 117067418 View Source

Sanford Seth Washburn
28 Dec 1854-10 Feb 1928

Sanford S. Washburn, formerly of Udolpho and Austin, MN, died near St. Louis, MO, in Carbondale, IL, February 10, 1928. His remains had been stored there until recently. He was visiting his sister Emma Washburn Rodgers, MD, at the time of his death.

Sanford was born in Bethel, Vermont, in 1854. His parents were Seth Sanford Washburn and Julia McQuivey of Vermont. He journeyed with his parents and younger sister Jennie to Wisconsin and then on to Udolpho Township in 1857 where the family settled and farmed section 17. Sisters Harriet and Emma were born soon after. Brothers Julius and James did not survive infancy and are buried at Udolpho with their parents.

Sanford, along with his sisters, attended the University of Minnesota in Blooming Prairie. Sister Jennie became a teacher and farmed the home farm with her husband W. Thomas Adams. Harriet lived on the farm and then later with sister Emma. Emma Washburn became a physician and practiced in Austin until her marriage to James Rodgers.

Sanford continued to farm his section and was also Judge of Probate of Mower county in Austin. Sanford married Minnetta Jane Comstock in 1887. They had three children. Sanford C. Washburn attended the University of Washington and was a lecturer and solicitor for the Austin Daily News. Willard Wallace Washburn served the country in World War I and settled in Montana. He married and had three daughters and five grandchildren. Eleanor Emma Washburn also attended the University of Washington studying journalism and worked as a reporter in San Francisco.

Sadly, Sanford’s wife Minnetta died in Washington state a few weeks before his death. Now Sanford is being reunited with his parents and siblings at Udolpho Cemetery.