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William Ransford Acor
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Birth: Aug. 9, 1880
Saunders County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 1923
Laramie County
Wyoming, USA

Rock Springs Rocket, Jan 19, 1923

Bodies of Oakes and Acor Taken From Charred Wreck

Pilot Paul S. Oakes, of the Rock Springs-Cheyenne lap of the Central division of the air mail service and Mechanic William Acor, of the Cheyenne field, were killed yesterday afternoon about 2:15 when the plane which they were testing out crashed, falling from a height of about 500 feet, on the landing field near Cheyenne. The gasoline tank bursted into flames when the plane hit the earth and the bodies of the two men were badly burned before they could be extricated from the wreckage.

According to reports the two men took off in a high wind with the plane working perfectly. After circling the field it was observed that the plane seemed out of control and fell toward the ground. At about one hundred feet, the observers state, an "Immerman turn" was attempted and the plane upended and fell to the ground.

Pilot Oakes left the Rock Springs field yesterday morning with the mail at 9;30 a.m. in ship No. 217. He made the flight in the usual time, arriving in Cheyenne at 11:15. At 3:00 o'clock word was received here of his death.

Pilot Oakes came here about three months ago to relieve Jack Webster, who left the mail service at that time, and has made his headquarters at Rock Springs ever since that time. He came from the New York-Cleveland run of the eastern division. He was 27 years of age and unmarried.

Courtesy of Angela Cable
Family links: 
  William Dennis Acor (1846 - 1912)
  Laura Rosetta Pease Acor (1853 - 1895)
  Betty Mae Johnston Acor (____ - 1935)*
  Charley Carnell Acor (1909 - 1990)*
  Lillian Blanch Acor Hileman (1873 - 1958)*
  Clyde Loring Acor (1875 - 1970)*
  Kirt Emory Acor (1877 - 1972)*
  William Ransford Acor (1880 - 1923)
  Clifford Clarence Acor (1882 - 1956)*
  Edna Viola Acor Gillespie (1884 - 1984)*
  Alta Eldora Acor Carroll (1889 - 1978)*
  Lola Cleo Acor Griswold (1893 - 1963)*
*Calculated relationship
Lakeview Cemetery
Laramie County
Wyoming, USA
Plot: Lot 1497 Sec C
Maintained by: Pattie Ford
Originally Created by: Eric Crow
Record added: Aug 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29162762
William Ransford Acor
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William Ransford Acor
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- Pattie Ford
 Added: Jul. 14, 2011

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