Sands H. Lanphear was born in Jefferson County, Wisconsin on July 30, 1844 and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. A. Kyler, near Chester, Oklahoma, of apoplexy on July 30, 1920, his birthday.
He volunteered and served three years in the Civil War, returned to his home in Wisconcin, where he met and married Mary Emily Schoonever on the 3rd day of October, 1868.
There were born to this union six children, five are living: Gertie Kyler of Chester; Pearl Culver of Cimarron, Kansas; Carrie Jones of Kansas City, Kansas; Hattie Callaway of New Ulysses, Kansas; and one brother of Mena, Arkansas; and a host of friends to mourn his loss.
Two of the children came, Carrie Jones and son Charley, but were too late for the services.
His son Willard preceded him fifteen years and his wife seven years.
Funeral services were held at the home, conducted by Rev. J. C. Shuck, then the body was laid to rest by the side of his wife and son in Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Fred Beardsley, Ernest Smith, Ralph Woods, Willie Green, Howard Sparks and Louis Clymer.
Published in ©The Fairview Republican, August 6, 1920.
NOTE: Obit says Oak Grove Cemetery, Kingfisher County, but Sands, his wife & son Williard have headstones in Elm Grove Cemetery.
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