William E. Sands
Jane Dunn
Hiram H. Drake
Margaret Elizabeth Nitteraner
Charles Thomas Sands
Emma Drake
Homer Irwin Sands


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1. Mary Jane Green

Homer Irwin Sands 1

  • Born: 24 May 1896, Grove City, Christian County, Illinois
  • Marriage (1): Mary Jane Green
  • Died: 13 Apr 1927, Washington, District of Columbia, USA at age 30 2
  • Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota 3

bullet  General Notes:

Homer Sands, b. May 24, 1896 d. April 13, 1927 He died in a airplane
crash at Washington D.C. His body was brought back to Fargo for full
Military Rites as he had been in the service. He was married to a Mary J.
Green and they had a daughter Elizabeth who was 5 years old at the time of
her father's death.

Roster of the Men and Women Who Served in the Army or Naval Service (Including the Marine Corps) of the United States or its Allies From the State of North Dakota in the World War, 1917-1918, Volume 4

Homer Irwin Sands
Army 2156243
No enlisted prior
Birth place, Grove City, Illinois
Birth Date, 24 May 1896
Parents origin, American parents
Occupation, Bank clerk
Enrolled in Officer's Training Camp at Fort Snelling, Minnesota on 12 May 1917, and was discharged from there on 15 August 1917, as a candidate. Enlisted on 15 August 1917 and sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; he served in Company M, 350th Infantry to 27 April 1918; Air Service to discharge. Grades: Private 1st Class 26 April 1918, Private 13 June 1918, Private 1st Class 20 July 1918. Discharged at Ellington Field, Texas on 3 May 1919 as a Private 1st Class. Killed in an airplane crash at Bolling Field, Washington, D.C. on 13 April 1927 and buried at Fargo, North Dakota.

The Fargo Forum newspaper
Cass County, North Dakota
April 16, 1927

Captain Sands Funeral Held
Military Lodge Rite Accorded Victim of Plane Crash

Full Military honors were accorded Captain Homer I. Sands, Fargo who was killed in an airplane crash at Washington, D.C., Wednesday, at funeral services which were held at 2 p.m. today in Masonic Temple. The services were in charge of Dr. H.L. Walster, Worshipful Master of Shiloh Lodge No. 1 A.F.&A.M., Rev. Ernest C. Parish of First Methodist Church and other officers of the lodge. 3


Homer married Mary Jane Green. (Mary Jane Green was born on 1 Jun 1896 in Ashland, Ashland County, Wisconsin,4 died on 9 May 1975 in Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA and was buried in Rest-Haven Memorial Park, Eugene, Lane County, OR.)



1 database, <i>Obituaries - Free Online Library</i> (http://www.thefreelibrary.com/OBITUARIES.-a0190859652 : accessed 19 Aug 2014).

2 database, <i>RootsWeb</i> (http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/NDCASS/2009-09/1252373071 : accessed 19 Aug 2014).

3 Find A Grave, <i>Find A Grave</i> (www.findagrave.com : accessed 19 Aug 2014).

4 FamilySearch.org, <i>United States Census for 1930</i> (www.familysearch.org : accessed 19 Aug 2014).

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