(Scrapbook pages created in Close To My Heart’s Studio J)
Dora Ada Hinson Sanders is my grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan’s aunt, sister to his mother Myrtle Bertie Hinson Cowan (1879-1971). She is the 3rd of 10 children of Isaac Newton Hinson (1849-1925) and Louisa Cumi Harp Hinson (1852-1918). You can read about their family here.
Ada was born May 7, 1875 in Whitener, Arkansas. By the 1900 US Census she had been married to Andrew Jackson Sanders, a farmer, for 7 years and had given birth to 3 children, two of which were living: Albert U, age 3; Samuel N, age 2. They lived in Madison County, Arkansas. I haven’t found a record of their marriage, but Andrew’s Find A Grave memorial says they were married February 28, 1893 in Madison County, Arkansas. It lists Dora A as 25 and Andrew J as 26.
Sonny Sanders (son of Utah Sanders) sent me the portraits above and the group photo below. Dora and Andrew Jackson Sanders are mismarked as Mr. & Mrs. A. G. Sanders. I think the photo was taken around 1905-06. I haven’t identified all the siblings in the photo but Ada’s mother Cumi is in the center and her father Isaac is marked G. Father Hinson.
(Update: Shiloh Museum of Ozark History has this photo in their archives and provided me with more information. It was taken at the Baggett residence in Springdale around 1904. The man in the middle row to the left of Cumi is Blake Baggett. Based on this identification, think he’s holding his daughter Winnie G. Baggett, who was born in 1900, and I believe that is his wife May Belle Hinson Baggett standing behind him to the left.)
On the 1910 US Census, Ada L and Andrew J are both 35. They are still farming in Springdale. Eutah S is 13, Samuel R is 12 and Otis C is 9.
Photo: “at their farm in Texas”
In the 1930 US Census, Ada and Andrew J are 55 & 56 years old. In the 1940 US Census, D Ada is 65 and Andrew J is 66. They are farming in Crosby, Texas.
Utah is married and farming in Lubbock, Texas in 1930 and by 1940 is a contractor is Los Angeles. Sam is married and farming in Lubbock (1930 and 1940). Ott is married and lives in Crosby. He is working as a teacher (1930) and a superintendent (1940).
Ada and Andrew both died at Poplar Grove Convalescent Home in Lubbock, Texas. Ada died on December 28, 1959 and Andrew died June 30, 1962. Find A Grave has memorials for Ada and Andrew. They are buried in Lorenzo Cemetery in Crosby County, Texas.
Carnel O. Sanders was born April 11, 1894 and died March 20, 1896. His Find A Grave memorial is here.
Albert Utah Sanders (pictured on right) was born August 22, 1896. He married Anna Gladys Woodward in 1921 and they had 6 children. Utah died April 29, 1985. His Find A Grave memorial is here.
Samuel Newton Sanders was born March 27, 1898. He married Jo B. Fugitt on June 29, 1921 and they had 3 children. Sam died November 12, 1989. His Find A Grave memorial is here.
Ottis Lee Sanders (pictured on left) was born April 16, 1901. He married Mallie McCall on June 5, 1927. They didn’t have children. Ott died His Find A Grave memorial is here.