From The Bradford Era--Mon--12 Aug 1912
MRS. SANFORD DEAD
Mrs. Lavantia Sanford died Saturday afternoon at 6:00 o`clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F.W. Davis, No 111 Jackson Avenue. Mrs. Sanford had lived to the advanced age of 88 years and had resided in this valley for the past 74 years. Her parents, in Pioneer days, came from Olean and located near Limestone, making the journey in a canoe on the Allegheny River and up the Tuna. Deceased was a member of the Hill Memorial Church and was a woman of most estimable qualities. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. F.W. Davis, two granddaughters, Mrs Mary Hagg of Toledo, Ohio and Mrs. Edward Adams of this city. The funeral services will be held at the Davis residence this afternoon at 3 o`clock. Interment at Oak Hill cemetery.
The Bradford Era--Tue--13 Aug, 1912
Funeral services over the late Mrs. Lavantia Sanford were held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F.W. Davis yesterday afternoon at 3 o`clock, Rev. J.H. Yaggy officiating. A quartette composed of Mrs. A. McAlpin, Mrs. Klopp, G.W. Sweigert and W.A. Palmer, sang "The Christian`s Good Night Song", "Abide with Me" and "Jesus, Lover of My Soul". The interment was made in Oak Hill Cemetery. The pall bearers were H.H. Osgood, C.I. Foust, R. Kooethmer, W.J. McCloskey, F.G. Davis and Will Mundy