Death of Addison Sandford, Jr.

Worked at New Lexington and Thomas plants

[Trade Journal]

Publication: The Journal of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA, United States
vol. 17, no. 5, p. 467-468, col. 1

Alumni Notes

The Worcester Alumni Association

1903Secretary, A. N. KIMBALL,

46 Bradley Ave., East Haven, Conn.


The death of J. Addison Sandford, Jr., occurred very suddenly May 21, after he had been operated upon the previous day for appendicitis.

Sandford was born October 17, 1879, in Ware, Mass. His early education was in the public schools of Ware, after which he attended the Highland Military Academy, Worcester, for four years, from which he was graduated with high honors. After his graduation from W. P. I. in '03, he was one year with the New Lexington High Voltage Porcelain Co., New Lexington, Ohio, after which he took the graduate course in Electrical Engineering, leading to the degree of E. E. in 1905. Following this, he was with the C. S. Knowles Co., Boston, as Electrical Engineer from 1905 to 1907. He then became associated with the R. Thomas & Son Co., porcelain manufacturers of East Liverpool, Ohio, first being in the New York office and subsequently being electrical engineer at that plant. He was married November 30, 1910, to Miss Ethel Smith of Ware, and they have one son, Addison Lawton, about two and one-half years old. In East Liverpool, he was a member of the Belmont and Kenilworth Country Clubs, and also of the Knights Templars. He always retained his membership in the St. John's Episcopal Church of Worcester.

The funeral services in East Liverpool were conducted by the Knights Templar, and two of their members accompanied his body to Ware, where services and burial were held on Sunday, May 24.

Sandford was a man of cheer, whose friendship was prized by all who knew him. His ability was very much respected by the members of his profession, and he was always welcome in the offices of the most prominent consulting electrical engineers of this country. He was a member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, and took active interest in all its affairs, frequently contributing to the discussions at their meetings.


Keywords:New Lexington High Voltage Porcelain Company : R. Thomas & Sons Company
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Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:July 31, 2010 by: Elton Gish;