JAMES PERCY SABAN JR.


 

1920 US CENSUS, Big Horn County, WY

ED 7 Enum 22 January 1920

Household 55/55

SABAN, Percy J Head Owns MW 52 Md    ME ME Can Postmaster

       Melvina ?  Wife FW 49 Md      NE Miss* NE

      John E        Son  MW 24 S         NE ME NE farm laborer

     William G Son  MW 21 S         NE ME NE farm laborer

     Percy J.      Son  MW  2 S         WY ME NE

           *Miss = believe meant Missouri 

1930 US CENSUS, Shell, Big Horn County, Wyoming

Enumerated April 1930

Household 33/33

SABINE, James P Head Owns $700 -- no radio MW 61 Md at 25 r/w ME US US farmhand gen. farm

     Melvina E Wife FW 55 Md at 18 r/w          NE TN WI

     John E       Son  MW 35 S r/w                       NE ME ME labor gen. laborer

     James P Son sch MW 12 S                          WY ME NE

1940 US CENSUS, Shell, Big Horn County, Wyoming

Ed 1 ED 2-14 Enumerated 23 Apr 1940

Household 97

SABIN, Percy  M 22 S  8 yr Ed  lived rural Big Horn 1935  Ranch laborer

Ronald Edward Saban - living

Donald Lee Saban - living

Steven Theo Saban 

 

Written by Donald L. Saban, son:

Member Lions Club, Worland, WY

 

Member American Legion, Worland, WY

Member Moose Lodge, Worland, WY

Member of Eagles, Worland, WY

Member of Elks, Worland, WY

Member of First Baptist Church, Worland, WY

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II with Company A 218th Infantry Training Battalion in the Aleutian Islands. He earned several military medals. He met his first wife, Elizabeth Louise McDowell Cagle, when stationed at Ft. Benning, GA. He rejoined the U.S. Army during the Korean War, sending his family to Alabama while he was gone. Attained the rank of Staff Sergeant in the Infantry.

Worked on Flitner Ranch, Shell, Wyoming. Moved to Thermopolis, Wyoming for about one year in 1948. Then moved to Worland, Wyoming in about 1950. Worked as a carpenter in Thermopolis and in Worland. Went to work as a postman for the U.S. Post Office in about 1951, working there until his retirement in about 1974 for medical reasons.

He was a Scoutmaster for Troop 49 in Worland for about ten years, receiving the Silver Beaver Award  (one of the highest awards for a Scoutmaster).

 

He belonged to the First Baptist Church in Worland.  His wife of 31 years Louise died in 1976, and he finally remarried Evalynne M. Enos in 1984 in Reno, Nevada and moved to California. He is buried in Riverview Cemetery in Worland, Wyoming next to his beloved wife, Elizabeth Louise, and mother of his children. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, played baseball when younger.

 

1969

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RIVERVIEW MEMORIAL GARDENS
Saban Lots - next to each other

 

OBITUARIES

Obituary from the Northern Wyoming Daily News:

James Percy Saban

Martinez, Calif. -- James Percy Saban, a former Postal Service worker in Worland, died October 16 at the Veterans' Administration Hospital in Martinez, Calif. He was 68.

Saban was born on January 18, 1918 in Shell, a son of James P. Saban and Melvina E. Campbell. On Oct. 2, 1979 * he married Evelynne M. Enos in Reno, Ne.

Raised in the Big Horn Basin, he served in the Army during World War II as a staff sergeant in Company A 218th Infantry Training Battalion in the Aleutian Islands. He earned several military medals.

He then worked with the Postal Service in Worland for 23 years. In 1980, he moved from the Big Horn Basin to California.

He was a member of the American Baptist Church, American Legion, Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge, Eagles Lodge and Lions Club. Survivors include his wife of Martinez; two sons, Ron and Don Saban, both of Riverton; a stepdaughter, Evelynne Nehl, of Mowbridge, S.D.; two stepsons, Raymond DuPont of Eugene, Ore. and Robert DuPont of Worland; and five grandchildren.

The funeral service will be at 2 P.M. Friday at Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Worland, with military honors conducted by American Legion Post No. 44 of Worland and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post of Big Horn and Hot Springs counties

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Obituary, possibly in Martinez, California

James Percy Saban

Martinez, Calif. -- James Percy Saban, a former Postal Service worker in Worland, died October 16 at the Veterans' Administration Hospital in Martinez, Calif. He was 68.

Saban was born on January 18, 1918 in Shell, a son of James P. Saban and Melvina E. Campbell. On Oct. 2, 1979 * he married Evelynne M. Enos in Reno, Ne.

Raised in the Big Horn Basin, he served in the Army during World War II as a staff sergeant in Company A 218th Infantry Training Battalion in the Aleutian Islands. He earned several military medals.

NOTE: Written by second wife or family of second wife. His family members were omitted

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Nevada marriage records on line show the date as 2 Oct 1984, not 1979 as both obituaries say, written by Evelynne.

 

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