Adda Dayle Ward Sanders


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    Adda Dayle Ward Sanders

    Post by Admin on Wed May 08, 2013 8:19 pm

    Adda LaDayle [Dayle], daughter of John Lowrey & Laura Ann Edmondson Ward was b. 8/8/1895. Educated in the Cherokee Public Schools & Female Seminary. Married at Tulsa 11/29/1917 Bryan Elton, son of William Henry & Rose Marie Sanders, b. 7/25/1896 in Benton County, Ark. They are the parents of Mary Ann Josephine b. 7/6/1921. Mrs. Sanders is a member of the Christian church. Mr. Sanders served 6 mo's in the World War as secretary to Capt. Martin R. Rohn at Camp Pike. He is a member of the American Legion.

    John Lowrey, son of James & Louisa M. (Williams) Ward, was b. 7/20/1851, m. 1/3/1878 Laura Ann, daughter of Augustus Vann & Laura Ann (Denman) Edmondson, b. 12/18/1858 in Gordon County Georgia.

    Laura Ann (Edmondson) Ward was b. near Atlanta Georgia 12/18/1858. She was the daughter of Augustus Vann Edmondson & Laura Ann Denman who belonged to two of the most prominent families in North Georgia. Her grandfather Col. Felix G. Denman was one of the wealthiest planters & slave holders prior to the Civil War. Her father Augustus Vann Edmondson came to this country from Texas in the early seventies. Locating in what is now Delaware county & was a power in the community in which he lived. On account of his powerful & sterling character the Cherokees named him Kluntutchy meaning in English a lion. She was m. to John Lowrey Ward at Baties Prairie 1/3/1878. To this union there were 7 children born. Mrs. Dora Olive Cunningham, Tahlequah OK; Mrs. Lura Loux, Maysville Ark.; Mrs. Leola Faye Newton, Maysville Ark.; Mrs. Cornelia Josephine Taylor, Wichita Falls TX; Mrs. Adda LaDayle Sanders, Tulsa OK; John Denman Ward, Tulsa OK & Winnie Davis who died while attending school at Cherokee National Female Seminary 3/21/1908.

    Mrs. Ward passed away in the Morning Side hospital at Tulsa on 12/8/1919 & was laid to rest in Edmondson Cemetery near her home. The passing away of Mrs. Ward has been the removal of one of the landmarks in Delaware County. She had lived in this community for nearly half a century. She was a member of the Christian church, a good neighbor, wife & mother. A woman who loved her home & one who considered no crown higher than to be queen of that home, looking upon its preservation as the greatest ambition of womanhood. She was aunt to Mrs. Richard Croker (Beulah Benton Edmondson) known as the Indian princess.

    Bio courtesy History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore by Emmet Starr

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