George Hinton Sanders (1848 - 1901)

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Place of Burial: Kingfisher, Oklahoma, United States
Birthplace: Chulahoma, Mississippi, United States
Death: Died in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, United States
Occupation: Lawyer
Managed by: Lani Dickson McCoy
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About George Hinton Sanders

Sources (1880 census records-Ancestry.com) record that Geo. Hinton Sanders married Sophronia CRITTENDEN Sanders 2 Apr 1878 in Marshall County; and they had a son - George Crittenden Sanders, 29 Mar 1879, in Forrest City, St. Francis Co., Arkansas. Sister, Maggie (19 yrs.) is living with them.

Applied for US Passport on June 23,1897, at which time he gave as his office address: 609 Union Trust Bldg., St. Louis, MO...application gives as his residence, City of Skuins, MO.

Described himself as having an aquiline nose, full forehead, gray eyes, large mouth, light hair, and a florid complexion.

Is a lawyer and living alone in Smith, Cross Co., AR in 1870 - 22 yrs old.

7-19-1901 - SANDERS - GEORGE - H. - JUDGE - 1849 - 7 4 1901 - FCTIMES - "News reached the city the latter part of last week of the death of Judge Geo.H.Sanders, which sad event occurred at the home of his brother-in-law, Mr.J.H.Crabtree, of Kingfisher, Oklahoma, Indian Territory, on July 4,1901, at the age of 52 years. Judge Sanders was well known by many of the leading and most prominent citizens of Arkansas, and especially in Eastern Arkansas was his acquaintance wide and distinguished, and his death will universally and sincerely lamented, although his death was not untimely from the fact that for several years deceased had been in a delicate state of health both mentally and physically. Geo.H.Sanders was born in Mississippi and removed to Cross County, Arkansas, shortly before or about the time he had reached majority, taking up the study of law in the office of one of the Brookfields. He was admitted to the bar about 1870 and shortly afterwards moved to St.Francis county and hung out his shingle in Forrest City. He built up a fine practice in the courts of Eastern Arkansas and was acknowledged the leading and brightest attorney of his time. Judge Sanders resided in this community from 1871 to 1883, when he removed to Little Rock, where he soon established himself as one of the most prominent practitioners of the legal fraternity of the capital city. He made money and it is said had amassed a snug fortune. but became too involved in one or two business ventures in Little Rock, which wrecked his fortune, health and reason, and a brilliant career was suddenly checked. Shortly after these misfortunes, he moved to St.Louis in the hope of re-establishing himself in his profession, but the strain had been too much, and his health began to decline. Deceased was a brother of Mrs.Brookfield, of Wynne, and a grand uncle of Mr.James Izard of this city."

A Whitton family tree is posted on Ancestry.com and a number of Whitton extended family entries from the tree have been added to this tree (George Hinton's) - the owner of the tree is gdshrink1 - <http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/18906344/person/5114183199?ssrc=> on 7/9/13.

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George Hinton Sanders's Timeline

1848
February 17, 1848
Chulahoma, Mississippi, United States
1870
1870
Age 21
Wittsburg (ghost town today), Arkansas, United States
1878
April 2, 1878
Age 30
Marshall, Mississippi
1885
March 18, 1885
Age 37
Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States
1886
February 8, 1886
Age 37
Little Rock, Dallas, Arkansas, United States
1889
February 22, 1889
Age 41
Little Rock, Dallas, Arkansas, United States
1890
July 25, 1890
Age 42
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
1901
July 4, 1901
Age 53
Kingfisher, Oklahoma, United States