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Maj John T. "Jack" Fancher
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Birth: May, 1891
Spokane
Spokane County
Washington, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1928
Wenatchee
Chelan County
Washington, USA

Fancher, known as "Jack" to his family and many friends, was born in May 1891 and grew up on a farm ouside Spokane in eastern Washington. He attended the University of Washington in Seattle, where he played basketball and studied business until 1915.

As the U.S. mobilized for World War I, Fancher enlisted in a Spokane Guard unit in 1917. A month later he was offered the chance to attend flight school, where he earned his wings and a commission as a second lieutenant. He arrived in France in 1918 and was put in command of a flying unit.

He served throught he end of the war, was honorably discharged on April 7, 1919 and returned home to work the family farm.

In 1925 he became the first Commander of the 116th Observation Squadron, Washington Army National Guard. The heritage of the unit he established and commanded in 1925 lives on with the 141st Air Refueling Wing, Washington Air National Guard, based at Spokane's Fairchild Air Force Base.

Partial excerpt from an artilce written by Capt. Keith Kosik, Public Affairs Officer, Washington National Guard and printed in the September 2012 National Guard magazine.
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"United States Census, 1910," John T Fancher in household of John A Fancher, Spokane Ward 1, Spokane, Washington
name: John T Fancher
birthplace: Washington
relationship to head of household: Son
residence: Spokane Ward 1, Spokane, Washington
marital status: Single
race : White
gender: Male
immigration year:
father's birthplace: Illinois
mother's birthplace: Ohio
family number: 165
page number: 8
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self John A Fancher M 55y Illinois
wife Nellie Fancher F 50y Ohio
son John T Fancher M 19y Washington
dau Mabel Fancher F 20y Washington
dau Jessie Fancher F 14y Washington
dau Catherine Fancher F 10y Washington
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"United States Census, 1900," John T Fancher in household of John A Fancher, ED 55 Fancher, Marshall, Silver Lake, and Medical Lake Precincts Medical Lake town, Spokane, Washington, United States
name: John T Fancher
titles & terms:
event: Census
event date: 1900
event place: ED 55 Fancher, Marshall, Silver Lake, and Medical Lake Precincts Medical Lake town, Spokane, Washington, United States
birth date: May 1891
birthplace: Washington
relationship to head of household: Son
father's birthplace: Illinois
mother's birthplace: Ohio
race or color (standardized): White
gender: Male
marital status: Single
years married:
estimated marriage year:
mother how many children:
number living children:
immigration year:
page: 11
sheet letter: A
family number: 221
reference number: 22
film number: 1241750
digital folder number: 004118879
image number: 00881
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head John A Fancher M 45 Illinois
wife Nellie T Fancher F 40 Ohio
daughter Lydia A Fancher F 16 Washington
son Robert M Fancher M 14 Washington
son Fred A Fancher M 12 Washington
daughter Mable N Fancher F 10 Washington
son John T Fancher M 9 Washington
daughter Jessie K Fancher F 5 Washington
daughter Katherine Fancher F 1 Washington
 
 
Burial:
Riverside Memorial Park
Spokane
Spokane County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: Greg Raike
Record added: Sep 14, 2012
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- Greg Raike
 Added: Sep. 14, 2012
 
 
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