Born: February 14, 1854

Died: February 11, 1937

Married: Charlotte Torrance

Children: Mrs. Lena Davenport and Mrs. Charles Fisher

Wilbur Sanders worked for Branch and Callanan for many years. He assisted Architect William L. Coulter in superintending the work of construction of the first Winter Carnival "ice fortress" in 1898.

His daughter Lena married pharmacist Nicholas S. Davenport. Lena Sanders-Davenport died in Saranac in 1949 survived by their daughter Mrs. Elmer J. (Kathryn) Brown and five grandchildren.

Adirondack Record-Elizabethtown Post, February 11, 1937


Wilbur Sanders, 82, pioneer resident of Keene and Saranac Lake and veteran employee of Branch & Callanan Company, died at his late home, 53 Shepard avenue, early Sunday. He was a carpenter.

Born at Keene, he went to Saranac Lake in 1892 with A. S. Branch, who with W. J. Callanan were starting the present concern. He was married April 29th, 1875, to Charlotte Torrance of Upper Jay, who survives him. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon. Interment took place in Pine Ridge cemetery, Saranac Lake. Survivors beside his wife are two daughters, Mrs. C. W. Fisher and Mrs. Lena Davenport of Saranac Lake, a sister, Mrs. James Stewart and brother, Edgar Sanders, both of Keene, and the following grandchildren: Mrs. E. J. Brown, J. W. Fisher and Charles E. Fisher and four great-grandchildren, all of Saranac Lake.

On the same page of the February 11, 1937 Adirondack Record-Elizabethtown Post, this notice appeared:

Wilbur Sanders of Saranac Lake died at his home in that village on February 7th. Mr. Sanders was born in Keene on February 14, 1854. In 1875 he was married to Lottie Torrance of Upper Jay. The family moved to Saranac Lake in 1892. For forty-four years Mr. Sanders was a valued employee for the firm of Branch & Callanan.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lottie Sanders, two daughters, Mrs. Lena Davenport and Mrs. Charles Fisher, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at 2:30 on Tuesday afternoon. Several relatives from here attended the funeral.