A Noble Woman Gone


  The following letter and newspaper clipping, received last week after our forms had gone to press, are self-explanatory.




COMRADE GRAVES:  By request of Conrade Sanborn I take upon myself the painful duty of informing you and the readers of your most valuable journal, of the death of his beloved wife which occurred at her late residence 521 Luzerne St. at 5:10 AM on the morning of the 13th. At the age of sixty-nine years, nine months and 28 days.  Enclosed is a clipping from the Scranton Truth of the 15th.  Trusting you will publish this notice in the Advocate, I am very.


Walter Hyatt




The funeral of Mrs. M.A. Sanborn took place from the family  residence, 521 Luzerne Street yesterday afternoon.  The  service was conducted by Rev. G.E. (unable to read) , Scranton, after which the Woman's Relief Corps, No. 50, of this city took charge.  Mrs. Sanborn was first President of Lieutenant Ezra S. Griffin Woman's Relief Corps and held the office three years.  She was a volunteer nurse at Fortress Monroe and administered to the boys in blue from 1864-1865.  Interment was made at Rye, N.Y. today. 


Mrs. Sanborn was present at the Philadelphia reunion and we shall never forget the pleasant chat enjoyed with her in the Windsor Hotel Parlors.  She exhibited the most lively interest in all that pertained to the Association, and her death will be sincerely mourned by all who enjoyed her hearty welcome to Scranton and subsequent acquaintance.


To Comrade Sanborn, thus deprived of the faithful companion of manhood's years, the Advocate extends condolences and assurances that the deepest sympathy of his old comrades-in-arms will be with him in his great trouble and crushing bereavement.  That he may have the strength to endure the trial manfully will be the wish of those who would gladly lighten the burden were it possible.


SANBORN- In Scranton, April 13, 1896 (part was unreadable) Mrs. M.A. Sanborn. Died at 5:10 this morning after a brief illness.  The deceased has resided here for many years and was a woman of sterling worth.  She is survived by a husband and children.  She was a member of Women's Relief Corps No. 51. Funeral announcement later. Funeral this afternoon at 2:30 from 521 Luzerne Street.  Interment at Rye, N.Y.


The funeral of the late Mrs. M.A. Sanborn took place yesterday afternoon from the family residence, 521 Luzerne Street, and was largely attended.  Interment was made in Rye, N.Y.