Sanford Yale Hartt was born December 22, 1864 in Lowell, Kent County, Michigan to Matthew and Harriet Malotte Hartt. Sanford was the youngest of a total of six children. Sanford was taken to Nebraska in 1879 in a covered wagon at the age of 15 with his father's third wife, Minerva E. Spencer, and two of their children, Amanda Frances born 1873 and died 1968; and Clarence born 1877 and died in 1958. Sanford married Alice Grace Wilmot April 13, 1892 in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois. They had four children: Earl, 1893-1959; Paul,1895-1918; Julia, 1899-1981; and Lois, 1908-1980. According to the 1899 census, Sanford's occupations included: teacher, banker, clerk on mail train, and a hardware dealer.
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