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Sanborn, Isaac 1842 - 1915


Posted By: Cindy Maust Smith (email)
Date: 10/8/2020 at 19:28:28

The Red Oak Express, Friday, February 19, 1915, Red Oak, Iowa, Page 9

Isaac Sanborn, who died at his home at 100 W. Reed street at 3 o'clock Tuesday morning was born in Orano, Maine on April 4, 1842. In early years he worked at lumbering in the Maine woods, and received the foundation of his education in the public schools of Oran. All during his life his education was continued by close study and reading.

When the call came for volunteers for the Civil war he was the first man in his hometown to enlist, serving out the volunteer enlistment in Co. A. Second Maine Infantry, and for three years he did not lose a day on sick leave or furlough. After reenlisting he served much of the time as a mounted orderly in the engineer corps, all of his service being with the Army of the Potomac. After the war he was engaged in lumbering in the state of Michigan, but later moved to Virginia, locating near Richmond. In the early eighties he with his wife, came west, spending a short time in Kansas and Missouri. In 186(?) they moved to Red Oak and for over thirty years Mr. Sanborn was in the employ of the Green Bay Lumber company. During his residence in Red Oak he served for a number of years on the city council and was mayor of the city for three years.

Mr. Sanborn is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma Scott Sanborn, and by one daughter, Martha C. Sanborn, now of Sioux City, Iowa. The funeral was held at the home at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, Rev. R.J. Montgomery having charge of the service. The active pallbearers were W.M. Apple, R.G. Berry, W.J. Roberts, C.I. Miller, George Schadel and Ed Logan. The honorary pallbearers were Gideon Blackstone, Wm. Thomas, Geo. Brown, Wm. Baxter, B.B Clark(?)ad(?), E.M. Carey. Interment was made in Evergreen cemetery.

To the sorrowing wife and daughter the sympathy of many friends is extended.

DOD: February 17, 1915


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