Contributed by Charlene Holland

Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Western Arkansas
The Southern Publishing Company, Chicago and Nashville, 1891.


      Albert A. Sanford, M.D., has become well known to the citizens of this section, for in his professional capacity he has entered many homes, and has been the means of bringing happiness to many anxious hearts. His birth occurred in Sebastian County, in 1852, he being the eldest of a family of six children born to Muse and Nancy (Hughes) Sanford, the former a native of Kentucky and the latter of Arkansas. Muse Sanford came to this State about 1850, and settled in Sebastian County, where he followed farming until his death, which occurred about 1885, his widow still surviving him. Her people were early settlers of this State from Mississippi. Although Dr. Albert A. Sanford was reared to a farm life, he determined to make medicine his profession, and in 1875 began his studies under a preceptor, entering, in 1876, the Missouri Medical College at St. Louis, from which he afterward graduated. In 1883 he graduated from Vanderbilt University of Nashville, Tenn., after which he returned to Arkansas, and pitched his tent at Dardanelle in Yell County, but remained there only a very short time, when he came to Waldron, and in 1889 formed a partnership with Dr. Leming. He is the owner of a good residence in the town, and an excellent and valuable farm near the place. His marriage, which occurred in 1873, was to Miss Mollie E. Rice, a Tennesseean, and has resulted in the birth of seven children: Nettie May (who died at the age of four years), Patrick Henry, Nannie, Maggie (who died at the age of eleven months), Melville, Frank and Aristides (who died at the age of twenty-two years). The family attend the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and the Doctor is a member of Waldron Lodge No. 132, of the A. F. & A. Ill. and Greenwood Lodge of the K. of R. The Doctor is a patron of schools, and is otherwise interested in the welfare of this section.

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