The Daily Derrick
Tuesday, January 3, 1939
Thomas A. Sanders, 63, Succumbs To Injuries Received Early Christmas
The Rev. Mrs. Hattie Newman of the
Markham community officiated at funeral services
held Monday at the Silver City church for Thomas
A. (Tom) Sanders, age 63, who succumbed Sunday
(New Years Day) of injuries sustained early
Christmas morning in an automobile accident on
State Highway 33 just south of
Interment was made in Brooks cemetery.
Stubblefield funeral directors were in charge.
Mr. Sanders, a farmer in the Silver City
community for a long period of years, was
fatally hurt while walking down the highway
about 3 a.m. when he was struck by an automobile
which two Oilton boys,
Ellis Childers and Herman Williams, were
riding. The boys were returning home from
He suffered among other injuries a badly
mangled right arm which was amputated in the
Oklahoma City hospital where he died.
Immediately after the accident first aid was
given Mr. Sanders in a Drumright hospital. He
was sent on to Oklahoma City from here.
Childers and Williams were absolved of blame by
A native of Illinois, Mr. Sanders was
born in Johnson county on March 27, 1875. He is
survived by a wife, Mrs. Mollie (Robinson)
Sanders, and 12 children, seven of the home
address, two in California, two in Sand Springs
and one in Tulsa.
He also leaves five brothers, John and
Lindsey Sanders of Seminole, Bryon of Cordell,
Richard of Sherman, Texas, and Latimore Sanders
of OIlton, and three
sisters, Mrs. Mollie Ellis, Savoy, Texas; Mrs.
Arkadelphia Parnell, Esteline, Texas, and Mrs.
Russia Null, Oilton.