100 - Delia Reed Sanders - Connor Cemetery - Dike, TX
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N 33° 14.803 W 095° 27.424
15S E 271083 N 3681331
Quick Description: Cordelia Ann "Delia" Sanders was born in 1859, the year that Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species."
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 9/4/2015 7:03:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMPHXH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
Mrs. Sanders's modern, gray, granite, upright headstone has a simple inscription:

Mother

Delia Reed Sanders
Nov. 8, 1859
May 30, 1960

Her first husband, Billy Reed, died in 1885, and she later married Henry Ford Sanders, who died in 1908. Her Findagrave entry is worth a look, as there's a newspaper article there about her hundredth birthday. (visit link)

Significant events in her lifetime include:

1859 - John Brown is hanged for his Harpers Ferry raid.
1869 - The Cincinnati Red Stockings begin the baseball season as the first professional team.
1879 - Thomas Edison introduces incandescent lighting.
1889 - The Eiffel Tower is dedicated in Paris, amidst fears that it will destroy the Paris skyline.
1899 - Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag" is copyrighted.
1909 - Joan of Arc is beatified.
1919 - Prohibition begins in the United States, lasting until 1933.
1929 - Herbert Hoover becomes US President, but unfortunately, cannot handle what awaits him on October 29th of this year.
1939 - New York Yankees baseball great Lou Gehrig retires. "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth."
1949 - The Poe Toaster first appears at the grave of Edgar Allan Poe.
1959 - The music dies on February 3 with the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, and pilot, Roger Peterson.
1960 - Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz divorce, bringing "I Love Lucy" to an end.
Location of Headstone: Connor Cemetery - Dike, TX

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