Thomas Sanders [Obituary]


J. Brooking-Rowe (Ed.)

Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. XXXVI, (1904), p. 39.

Prepared by Michael Steer

The obituary was read at the Association’s July 1904 Teignmouth meeting. A surprisingly brief notice of Dr Sander’s death appeared in the North Devon Journal for Thursday 9 July 1904, describing him as “an old and respected medical practitioner, of Southmolton, who died his residence in East-street, at the comparatively early age of 62”. The notice may be accessed with a search at The British Newspaper Archive website. The obituary, from a copy of a rare and much sought-after journal can be downloaded from the Internet Archive. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.

Thomas Sanders. Thomas Sanders, a resident of South Molton for many years, was born 24th November, 1842. He came to the town as a young man as assistant to the late Mr. Furse, and in course of time became his partner and married his youngest daughter. He was M.R.C.S. in 1864, L.S.A. (University College Hospital) 1866, and F.R.C.S, by examination, in 1876. He became a member of the Association in 1894. He was coroner for the South Molton district, and medical officer of the union and workhouse. He was a clever medical man, sympathetic to his patients, and kind and considerate to the poor. He died 7th June, 1904, leaving a widow and several children to lament his loss.