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Grant Lee Sanderson

Grant Lee Sanderson

Male 1927 - 1949  (21 years)


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  • Name Grant Lee Sanderson  [1
    Born 19 Dec 1927  Richland Township, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 May 1949  Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Section 4, Row 31.
    Age 21 years 
    Person ID I8956  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Father Ancestors Frank Earl Sanderson,   b. 18 Nov 1883, Boylston, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1947, Richland Township, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Angie Inez Cleveland,   b. 6 Jul 1887, Boylston Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1962, Daysville, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 6 Feb 1907  Mannsville, Jefferson County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F14484  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Marjorie J. Flint,   b. 30 Jun 1928, Palermo, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 2011, Oswego, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married Abt 1945 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Grant Lee Sanderson Delong
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F2864  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - May 19, 1949 Pulaski Democrat - Grant Sanderson, 21, Is Victim of Blast Accident - Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p. m. for Grant Lee Sanderson, 21, who was instantly killed last Thursday afternoon when a charge of dynamite accidently exploded while blasting. Rev. Merle O. Brown and Rev. Allen Dodge, pastors of the Mexico and Oswego Methodist churches, officiated. Interment was made in Daysville cemetery. Bearers included friends of Mr. Sanderson, who were: Francis Balcom, Charles Upton and Robert Bambury of Pulaski, and Willard Redhead of Mexico and K. Willis Owen and Charles Hansen of Central Square. Mr. Sanderson and Mickey Potish, 28, both of Scenic Highway were attempting to blast a large rock on the Dr. Charles W. Hoffman farm on the Scenic Highway, near Porid4 Ontario, when the accident occurred. Potish, who was farther away from the blast escaped death, but was critically injured. He is however, reported recovering at the Syracuse General hospital, where he was removed after medical attention was administered by Dr. A. B. Thompson. District Attorney James C. Feeney and Trooper Richard A. Foreman, BCI, of the Pulaski substation were notified and conducted an investigation immediately. Dr. Thompson, acting as coroner's physician, pronounced Mr. Sanderson dead from multiple head and body injuries, and the body was released to Paul K. Foster with a verdict of accidental death. According to the report of Mr. Feeney and Trooper Fore-man, Mr. Sanderson had recently obtained a license to purchase and use dynamite. With Potish, they were preparing to break up the boulder on Dr. Hoffman's property just north of the intersection of the Scenic Highway and the Lake road at Port Ontario, shortly before 2 p. m. Trooper Foreman reported that the plunger switch on the detonator device was on when he checked it after the accident. As he reconstructed the accident, apparently the charge of dynamite had been placed on the boulder and wires strung back to the dry cell battery used to, furnish power. With the switch on, when the live wire was inserted in the cap, the explosion, followed. Full force of the blast struck Mr. Sanderson in the head and upper part of his body. Tiny Schriver and Willis Martinez, who were standing in the road some distance away, witnessed the explosion. Mr. Sanderson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marjorie Flint Sanderson and an 11 months old son, Grant Lee, Jr., his mother, Mrs. Angie Sanderson; five brothers, James, Harrison and Lynn of Pulaski, and Frank of Orwell and Pfc. John Sanderson of Camp Lee, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. Grant was born at the family residence on the Scenic Highway, December 19, 1927, the son of Angie Cleveland and the late Frank Sanderson who died in May 1947. He had spent all his life in that vicinity, except a few years when he with his mother operated a farm near Texas, returning to the homestead about a year ago. He attended the Pulaski Academy and Central school until his senior year, when he transferred to the Mexico Central school from which he graduated in June 1946. The next year on April 6, he married Miss Marjorie Flint of Mexico. He and his brother, James, had operated his mother's farm for the past year.

      Newspaper Obituary - Friday May 13, 1949 Oswego Palladium Times - Oswego, New York - Dynamite Blast Kills Youth And Injures Another - Grant L. Sanderson Dead And Mickey Potish Hurt In Port Ontario Tragedy - Pulaski - Grant L. Sanderson, 21, of Pulaski, was instantly killed and Mickey Potish, 28, critically injured when a stick of dynamite with which they were blasting rock on the Hoffman property on the Scenic Highway, near Port Ontario turned-over, prematurely exploded Thursday. Potish was rushed to General Hospital, Syracuse, after first aid had been administered, and attending physicians said Friday he had an even chance for recovery. Full force of the blast struck Sanderson in the head and upper body. Potish was farther from the explosion but clothing was tom from his body by the concussion. District Attorney James C. Feeney and Trooper Richard Foreman, BCI, Pulaski sub-station, were notified and conducted an immediate investigation. Dr. A. B. Thompson was called and administered first aid to Potish before ordering his hospitalization and pronounced Sanderson dead from multiple head and body injuries. Mr. Feeney released the body to Paul K. Foster, Pulaski funeral director, with a verdict of accidental death. According to the investigation of Mr. Feeney and Trooper Foreman, Sanderson had recently obtained a license to purchase and use dynamite. With Potish as his assistant, he was preparing to break up a large boulder on the property of Dr. Charles W. W. Hoffman on the Scenic Highway just north of the intersection of this highway and the Lake Road at Port Ontario, shortly before 2 p.m. Foreman reported that the plunger switch on the detonator device was on when he checked it after the disaster. As he reconstructed the accident, the charge must have been placed on the boulder and the detonating wires run back some distance to the dry cell used to furnish the electricity. With the switch on when the five wire was inserted in the cap, the explosion followed. Young Sanderson was the son of Mrs. Angie Cleveland Sanderson and the late Frank Sanderson. He had spent most of his life in the town of Richland where his father had been a leading milk producer for many years, but a few years ago the family moved to a farm on the Texas Road in the town of Mexico, but he had returned to the old home near Deer Creek two years ago. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, the former Miss Maijorie Flint of Mexico, an 11-month-old son, Grant Lee Jr., and five brothers, James, Lynn, Harrison, Pulaski; Frank Jr. (Bill) Sanderson, Orwell; and John Sanderson, who is in the Army. Funeral services will be held from the Sanderson home in the Scenic Highway, north of Port Ontario, at 2 p.m. Sunday by the Rev. Merrill O. Brown of the Mexico Methodist church. Burial will be in the Daysville cemetery.

  • Sources 
    1. [S570] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;;), Database online.
      Record for Frank Earl Sanderson