Contributed by Charlene Holland

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


      William K. Sanders, farmer, Cedar Creek, Ark. Mr. Sanders has passed the uneventful life of the farmer, and has continued steadily to pursue the even tenor of his way, and is now classed among the prosperous farmers of Scott County. He was born in Alabama on January 6, 1855, and was early initiated into the duties of farm life. He came to Arkansas with his father in the fall of 1867, and the latter settled on the farm where our subject now lives. William K. received meager educational advantages, and when eighteen years of he started out to fight life's battles for himself. His father at that time gave him 100 acres of land, and this our subject immediately began to improve. He is now the owner of a good farm of 240 acres in one tract, and of this he has 75 acres under cultivation. He raises principally corn, cotton and oats, the latter making a fine crop and doing well in this county. On an average his cotton yields one-half bale to the acre, and his corn sixty bushels to the acre. All his buildings are first-class and he has a fine apple and peach orchard. Aside from this he is interested in raising cattle and hogs. Sanders was married on November 16, 1884, to Miss Mary J. Austin, daughter of Samuel Austin of this county, but formerly from North Carolina. They have three children, all sons: Clyde H., Richard A. and George E. Mr. Sanders is a member of the Farmers' Alliance, and is vice- president of the same. He is a liberal supporter of all public enterprises, and is one of the county's most esteemed citizens.

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