Nannie Gillespie Sanders

b. 2 April 1883, d. 1 March 1964

Nannie Gillespie Sanders 1883-1964
  • Nannie Gillespie Sanders was born on 2 April 1883 in Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas.
  • Mary Wade Shipp appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas, at College Street. Other members of the household included Nannie Gillespie Sanders, Mary Shipp Sanders, Samuel David Sanders, Albert Godfrey Sanders, Shipp Gillespie Sanders, Martha Pegues Sanders, John Randolph Sanders and Samuel David Sanders.
  • Mary Wade Shipp appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas, at College Street. Other members of the household included Nannie Gillespie Sanders, Mary Shipp Sanders, Albert Godfrey Sanders, Shipp Gillespie Sanders, Martha Pegues Sanders and John Randolph Sanders.
  • She was a public school teacher, according to the 1910 census.
  • Mary Wade Shipp appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas, at 1516 South College Street. Other members of the household included Nannie Gillespie Sanders, Mary Shipp Sanders, Shipp Gillespie Sanders, Martha Pegues Sanders and John Randolph Sanders.
  • She was employed as an assistant librarian, according to the 1920 census.
  • The following appeared on 26 February 1961 in the Denton Record-Chronicle: Ethel Woodby, Recod-Chronicle Women's Editor) . . . at a dinner meeting of the American Association of University Women and Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, I shared a table with Miss Mary Shipp Sanders. Do you know what she and her sisters, Martha and Nannie, are doing?
         They're spending a month in Mexico in a big house, staffed with servants, languishing in the sun next to a big lake! The house belongs to their brother who is a retired sea captain. He and his wife found they could live in a manner in which they were not accustomed in Mexico for the same amount they could live in the accustomed way here -- so they live in Mexico and have servants to wait on them.
         Mary says she's not sure she can get used to having someone do personal things for her. Worse would be to get usesd to such attention, then have to return to the old routine.
         All during the dinner meeting I noticed women slipping little packages to Mary. Just as curiosity was about to drive me wild, she explained what was going on. She collectsw stamps -- just ordinary United States stamps, even the purpos four-cent variety. She reads them to a friend up north who, in turn, sorts and packages them. They're sent overseas to be sold in novelty stores as foreign stamps. Of course they're foreign in another country.
  • The following appeared on 15 October 1962 in the Denton Record-Chronicle: Miss Mary Shipp Sanders, 83, of 1902 Bell, a retired professor at Southwestern University in Georgetown, died at 10 a.m. Sunday in Flow Memorial Hospital.
         A native of Georgetown, Miss Sanders attended the University of Chicago and Columbia University. She had served as county superintendent of schools in Williamson County and as supervisor of education in Johnson County.
         Survivors include two sisters, Miss Nannie G. Sanders and Miss Martha P. Sanders, both of Denton; three brothers, S. D. Sanders of Boerne, Albert G. Sanders of Jackson, Miss., and Randolph Sanders of Mineola; and several nephews and neices.
         Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Cole Chapel of the First Methodist Church. The Rev. Noel Bryant, pastor, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Al Murdock. Burial will be in Georgetown Cemetery under the arrangement of Schmitz-Floyd-Hamlett Funeral Home.
         Miss Sanders had served the American Association of University Women as historian for a number of years and had been publicity chairman of the association this year. She was, at one time, director of Christian education at First Methodist Church in Denton and has been active in the Wesleyan Service Guild. She was an accredited teacher of training courses for Methodist churches.
         The family has requested that memorials be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society.
  • At the time of her death Nannie Gillespie Sanders was living in Denton, Denton County, Texas, at 1902 Bell Avenue.
  • Nannie Gillespie Sanders died on 1 March 1964 at age 80 in Denton, Denton County, Texas, at Flow Memorial Hospital . Her death was officially witnessed by Martha Pegues Sanders.
  • She was buried at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas.
  • The following appeared on 19 April 1964 in the Denton Record-Chronicle: Two books for library reference were placed on emmorial for Miss Nannie Gillespie Sanders as she had been with the Library of Congress in Washington and had aided the Denton Library.
         Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Saunders and children, Charles P. and Gail Ann, gave the four volumes of "The Illustrated Library of the Literary Treasures," edited by Albert H. Morehead. Miss Sanders' sister, Miss Martha P. Sanders, chose a standard Wilson publication for libraries, "More Junior Authors," edited by Muriel Fuller, as a birthday remembrance.
  • Last Edited: 11 Dec 2013