Homer Jess Sales

26 April 1914–25 November 1995 (Age 81)
Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Homer Jess

When Homer Jess Sales was born on 26 April 1914, in Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States, his father, John Sherman Sales, was 25 and his mother, Ella Ferris Morrison, was 25. He married Ruth Lillie Little on 29 May 1932, in Wilson, Carter, Oklahoma, United States. He died on 25 November 1995, in Tulare, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Homer Jess Sales
Ruth Lillie Little
Marriage: 29 May 1932

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29 May 1932
Wilson, Carter, Oklahoma, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 3

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English salwes ‘sallows’, a topographic name for someone who lived by a group of sallow trees ( see Sale 2).2 Catalan and Asturian-Leonese: a habitational name from any of the places called Sales, like Sales de Llierca (Catalonia) or Sales (Asturies), from the plural of Sala 1. This name is specially common in Catalonia.3 Portuguese: habitational name from a place that is probably so called from a Germanic personal name of uncertain form and derivation.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Homer J Sales in household of John S Sales, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Homer Sales in household of John S Sales, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Homer Sales, "California, Death Index, 1940-1997"

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