Amanda Long Sanders Saylors (1846-1920)
(Mrs. L.W. Sanders; Mrs. Charles Saylors)
The following November 18, 1920, Lowell Tribune article appeared on page 1, column 2:
Amanda Long was born in Green County, Pennsylvania, February 1, 1846. She came with her parents, Joseph and Mary Ann Long, to Lake County, Indiana in 1862. In 1863 she was untied in marriage to L.W. Sanders. To this union were born three children, two daughters and one son, of which two survive, Mrs. Ella Elbert, of Lake County, Indiana, and Joseph Sanders, of Kennedy, Wisconsin. Jennie Hayden of Lake County, Indiana, preceded the mother in death in 1906. The home was shadowed by the death of her husband, L.W. Sanders in 1883. She was united in marriage to Charles Saylors in 1884. To this union was born one daughter, Gertrude Bruckman, who also preceded the mother in death in 1912. In 1894 the family moved to Dewitt County, Ill., where they resided until the death of Mrs. Saylors October 15, 1920, at the age of 74 years, 8 months and 19 days. Mrs. Saylors has been in failing health for the past few years. She united with the Methodist Episcopal Church at Weldon, Ill., June 1908, during the ministry of E.O. Weaver. Mrs. Saylors leaves also to mourn her, one brother, James Long, of Weldon, Ill., and nine grand-children.