THE ADVANCE REPORTER
John Sanders was born some 6 miles east of Waldron, June 11, 1895.
Mrs. Bertha Sanders was born at Harvey, February 1, 1902. John and Bertha
were married August 3, 1919, after John returned from WWI March 31 of that
They have two children, Mrs. Glinda Puckett, Waldron, and John Jr.
of New Orleans, La., one granddaughter, Renee Puckett, one grandson,
John worked at numerous jobs in Arkansas and Oklahoma until the
year 1947, he began work for the Dierks Forests Inc. Lumber Company as
first aid, safety man, and plant inspector, a job he held until June 1,
1961, and was retired on the account of ill health.
They moved to Waldron after his retirement July 18 of the same year,
to the residence where they now reside, 650 Washington Street. Soon after
moving to Waldron, John became a member of both Veterans organizations
here in Waldron, The American Legion, John Tolleson Post No. 46 and The
Veterans of WWI.
John has been Post Adjutant and Finance Officer of Post No. 46 and
has been commander of the post for two years. He has been Quartermaster
Adjutant and Service Officer for the Veterans of WWI for the past four
years. He has charge of the Legion Hospital equipment, and also is a
Notary Public. The first of August last year he became Scott County
Chairman of the American Red Cross. His office is in his home. Mrs.
Sanders is a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the John Tolleson Post
No. 46, and also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of WWI.
They both say there is no place to live like Waldron, Arkansas where the
smiles, the hand shakes, and the friendship is a little stronger than any
other place they have lived.
Thursday, May 25, 1967
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