Harland Sanders

Harland David Sanders (1890 - 1980)

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Col. Harland David Sanders
Born in Henryville, Clark County, Indiana, U.S.map
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[children unknown]
Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, U.S.map
Profile last modified | Created 28 Sep 2013
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Col. Sanders was an American businessman, best known for creating a fast food chicken recipe upon which the restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (now known as KFC) was founded. Later he acted as the company's brand ambassador and symbol. His name and symbol are still in use today.


Wilbert David Sanders (1866 - 1895)
Margaret Ann Dunlevy Sanders (1865 - 1935)


Josephine King Sanders (1888 - 1975)*
Claudia Ellen Price Sanders (1902 - 1996)*


Margaret Josephine Sanders (1910 - 2001)*
Harland David Sanders (1912 - 1932)*
Mildred Sanders Ruggles (1919 - 2010)*


  • Find A Grave Memorial# 926
  • Burial: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
  • Plot: Section 33, Lot 57
  • GPS (lat/lon): 38.24694, -85.7107
  • Photo: Has a photo of gravestone on gravesite

United States Census, 1920 - Name Harland D Sanders Event Type Census Event Date 1920 Event Place Jeffersonville Ward 3, Clark, Indiana, United States Gender Male Age 29 Marital Status Married Race White Race (Original) White Relationship to Head of Household Head Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head Birth Year (Estimated) 1891 Birthplace Indiana Father's Birthplace Indiana Mother's Birthplace Indiana Sheet Letter B Sheet Number 14

Harland D Sanders Head M 29 Indiana
Josephine Sanders Wife F 31 Alabama
Margarett J Sanders Daughter F 9 Alabama
Harland D Sanders Jr. Son M 7 Alabama
Mildred M Sanders Daughter F 0 Indiana
Thresia Zapp Servant F 21 Indiana

Citing this Record - "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFQL-BFX : accessed 8 March 2017), Harland D Sanders, Jeffersonville Ward 3, Clark, Indiana, United States; citing ED 10, sheet 14B, line 95, family 385, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 425; FHL microfilm 1,820,425.


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Col. Harland Sanders in character & signing his autograph
Col. Harland Sanders in character & signing his autograph


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On 21 Dec 2016 at 20:25 GMT Andrea (Stawski) Pack wrote:

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On 9 Nov 2014 at 17:54 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

On 9 Nov 2014 at 17:50 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

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Harland is 29 degrees from Rosa Parks, 26 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 22 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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