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Waldo E. SAUNDERS

Rogers City (Rogers) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

1882 - June 26, 1933

*Obituary
Gravette News Herald
Friday, June 30, 1933

SAUNDERS, Waldo E. - Waldo E. Saunders, 51 years old, died at his home in Rogers early Monday from the effects of self-administered poison. He was an employee of the Frisco Railroad and has been a brakeman on the Rogers-Grove branch for many years. He had a number of friends and acquaintances here.

*Obituary
Benton County Herald
Thursday, June 29, 1933

Waldo E. Saunders, aged 51, a well known railroad man who for several years was a brakeman on the Bentonville branch but was put on the "extra board" when service was curtailed several weeks ago, died at his home in Rogers early Monday morning, his death, it was believed, resulting from self-administered poison. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning at the Callison Funeral Home by the Rev. Pat Murphy, pastor of the Rogers Baptist Church. Burial was in the Rogers cemetery. Mr. Saunders had been in the employ of the Frisco Railway Company for 25 years and had spent practically his entire life in Rogers. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Maxine, and by one brother and three sisters.

*Obituary
Benton County Record & Democrat & Sun
Thursday, June 29, 1933

Waldo Saunders, aged 51 years, a Rogers railroad man, made his last rim early Monday morning by drinking carbolic acid. For many years he was a brakeman on the Bentonville branch and was quite well known in the towns along the branch line. Financial worries are thought to have lead up to the act. His widow and a daughter, Maxine, survive him.

*Obituary
Rogers Daily News
Monday, June 26, 1933

Waldo E. Saunders, 51 years old, widely known Rogers railroad man, died at his home on North Sixth street early Monday from the effects of what was said to have been a self-administered poison. Mr. Saunders spent practically all of his life in Rogers and for 25 years was in the employ of the Frisco railroad. He was a brakeman on the Bentonville branch for several years until recently when service on that branch was curtailed and Mr. Saunders was placed on the extra board. Mr. Saunders' condition was said to have been discovered by members of the family about 5 o'clock and a physician was called but he died about 30 minutes later. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Maxine, one brother, Harley Saunders, Pawhuska, Okla. and three sisters, Mrs. Ora Chapin, Pawhuska, Miss Mae Saunders, Rogers and Mrs. Curry Thompson, Rogers. Funeral services were conducted at the Callison Funeral home Tuesday morning at 10:30 with the Rev. Pat Murphy, pastor of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial was in the Rogers cemetery.

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Submitted: 6/22/08 • Approved: 3/27/13 • Last Updated: 3/30/13 • R31471-G0-S3

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