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Margaret Sanborn, 84, a former Iroquois Central School history teacher, died Thursday (Dec. 23, 1999) in her Elma home after a long illness.

Born Margaret Josselyn in Jacksonville, Fla., she moved in 1930 with her family to East Aurora, where she graduated from high school. She received a bachelor's degree in history from Purdue University and a master's degree in history from the University of Buffalo.

Mrs. Sanborn taught in the Iroquois Central system for 10 years until she married and became a homemaker.

She was active in the Elma Historical Society and helped to write a history of Elma, where she had lived since 1952. She enjoyed American history.

Her husband, Robert C., died in 1991.

Survivors include a daughter, Josselyn Sanborn Gregory of Elma; two sons, John of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Robert of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Elizabeth Rope of Shelby, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 374 Main St., East Aurora. Burial will be in Elma Cemetery.


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