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  • Name James O. Sanders 
    Gender Male 
    Death Notice James Otho Sanders Age 90, of Kailua, passed away on June 18th at the Hale Ho Aloha Nursing home in Honolulu. He was retired from the Federal Aviation Administration after 40 years of government service. Mr. Sanders was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Gilland Sanders, and is survived by two sons, James Henderson Sanders of Scottsdale, Arizona and Thomas Michael sanders of Kailua; four grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. He will be buried with his wife inMonteagle, Tennessee, where they were married in 1938. Mr. Sanders was born in Tennessee in 1914. He served in the United States army as a Radio Operator from 1930 to 1937, and in 1938 he was appointed to the Department of Commerce Bureau of Air Commerce, later renamed the Civil Aeronautics Authority (CAA), as an Airways Keeper serving at facilities in Tennessee, Louisiana, and Texas. He later became an Air Traffic controller for the CAA in San Antonio, Texas from 1941 to 1947. From 1948 to 1950, Mr. Sanders and his family lived in post WWII Manila, Philippine Islands, where he served as Chief of the newly commissioned Manila AirTraffic Control Center and supervised the training of Filipino personnel to take over its operation. Mr. Sanders served as Chief of the Midway Island Air TrafficControl Center and Control Tower from 1950 to 1951 and was subsequently assigned to the CAA Regional Office in Hawaii as an Air Traffic Control Supervisor. Hisfamily who had returned to Texas after living in Manila, joined him in Honolulu. In 1958, the CAA was reorganized into the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA), and Mr. Sanders was assigned to its Honolulu Airspace Utilization Branch. In 1960, he was promoted to Branch Chief, a position he held until his retirement. Highlights of his career include temporary tours of duty for the State Department in Japan in 1956 for three months where he headed the development of the Japan Civil Aviation Assistance Group, and in Korea for one year in 1956- 57 as a technical advisor for the United Nations Economic Coordinator and the the Republic of Korea's Minister of Transportation. In 1965, he represented the United States aviation interests at the meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. Mr. Sanders was a licensed pilot and a charter member of the Society of Airway Pioneers. Mr. Sanders earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii. After his retirement, he earned a real estate broker license and was active in real estate investment in Hawaii. He was a longtime member of the Elks (BPOE) and was a member of the Waikikilodge. Most of his spare time was spent researching and documenting his Native-american Cherokee Indian ancestry, for which he received correspondence from others worldwide seeking information on their own ancestral history. [Adv June 24, 2005] 
    Person ID I2443  Lisa's Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 May 2017 

    Father Henry Grady Stokes,   b. 1 December 1892, Decatur, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 September 1980, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Catherine Hall,   b. 26 September 1891, Danville, Vermilion Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 March 1973, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 19 January 1919  Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Family ID F1579  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • James O. Sanders
      Last Residence 96734 Kailua, Honolulu, Hawaii
      b. 29 Dec 1914
      d. 18 Jun 2005
      SSN issued in Hawaii in 1952/1953

      James Otho Sanders
      b 29-Dec-1914 Chattanooga, Tennessee
      d 18 June 2005
      SSN 576329326
      Father: James A. Sanders
      Mother: Delia P. Gossett
      Dec 1952: Name listed as James Otho Sanders
      22-Jun-2005: Name listed as James O. Sanders

      James O Sanders
      b. 22-Mar-1913
      d. 8-Jul-1989, Florence, Fremont, Colorado

      James O. Sanders m. Maria C. Gardner McMillan, 27-Feb-1976, San Mateo, California. San Mateo Times Newspaper Archives, Feb 27, 1976, p. 44...SANDERS-MCMILLAN, James Otho Sanders, 61, Washington and Maria Consuelo McMillan, 57,...

      James Otho Sanders, parents James Arthur Sanders and Ardelia Pauline Gossett

      James Sanders, ticket 261P22076, 1025 W. Kings Highway, San Antonio, Tex, age 32, M, b. 12-19 14, Chattanooga, Tenn, person weight 193, # of bags 2, bag weight 87. Pan American Airways, Inc. Sept 17, 1947. San Francisco, Ca to Honolulu, HA

      James O. Sanders, USC, destination Wake Island, embarkation Honolulu, Hawaii, Jun 1955

      James A. Sanders, b. 13-Dec-1892, d. 14-Feb-1960
      Delia Pauline Gossett, b. 1897, d. 29-Dec-1933, daughter of James Thomas Gossett & Mary S. Gaston.

      1918: birth of Howard Edward Sanders, 24-Jul-1918

      1921: daughter of Ardelia Gossett & J. A. Sanders b. Dec 3, 1921. d. Dec 24, 1921.

      1920 Census, E 27th St, Civil District 2, Hamilton, Tennessee
      James T Gossett, head, age 58
      Mary S. Gossett, wife, age 40
      Ernest W. Gossett, son, age 27
      Leona Gossett, daughter, age 24
      Viola Gossett, daughter, age 23
      Ardelia, daughter, age 22
      William R., son, age 19
      Albert, son, age 17
      Harry, son, age 15
      Irene E., daughter, age 11
      John, brother, age 40

      1920 Census, Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee
      James A. Sanders, head, age 25, b. TN, foundry machinist
      Delia Sanders, wife, age 23, b. TN
      James Sanders, son, age 5, b. TN
      Howard Sanders, son, age 1-5/12, TN

      1926: birth of Fred Dennis Sanders, 6-Jun-1926

      1932, US Army Transport Service
      James O Sanders, service #6375809, private, SC branch

      1937: Mr. James Otho Sanders, Born at Chattanooga, Tenn. December 29, 1914. Parent....Mr. James A. Sanders. Baptized at Christ Church, Tracy City, September 28, 1937 by Rev. Constantine Adams

      1938: James Sanders married Blanche Gilland in Monteagle, Tennessee.

      1938: James Henderson Sanders (infant). Born at Monteagle, Tennessee, September 6, 1938. Father, James Otho Sanders, Mother, Blanche Gilland Sanders. Godmother, Mrs. J. H. Gilland, Godfathers, Mr. G. H. Cliff and Rev. A. C. Adamz. Baptized at Holy Comforter Chapel, at Monteagle. December 9, 1938. Officiating Clergyman A. Constantine Adamz.

      1940 Census, San Antonio, Bexar, TX
      James O. Sanders, soldier in US Army, age 27, single, b. TN, living in Houston, TX in 1935

      1940 Census, San Antonio, Bexar, TX, 1025 West Kings Highway
      James O. Sanders, head, age 28, b. Alabama, living in Atlant, GA in 1935, government radio operator.
      Blanch Sanders, wife, age 22, b. Texas, living in Mount Eagle, Tennessee in 1935
      James H. Sanders, son, age 1, b. Tennessee

      1940, Bexar, Texas
      birth of Thomas Michael Sanders, 4-May-1940
      father: James Otho Sanders
      mother: Blanche Lolita Gilland
      Thomas Michael Sanders, born at San Antonia, Texas, May 4, 1940. Father’s name...Mr J. O. Sanders. Mother’s Name...Mrs. Blanche Gilland Sanders. Baptized at Christ Church, Tracy City, Tenn. Godparents, Mr. Paul Dodd Burns, Mr. J. O. Sanders and Miss Aurora (Sadie) Gilland. Officiating Minister......A. Constantine Adamz

      1957 City Directory
      James O Sanders & Blanche L, emp CAA, h3630 Sierra dr, Honolulu
      Mrs. Blanche G. Sanders, tchr Sultan Sch for Handicapped Children r3630 Sierra dr
      James H. Sanders, USNG r3630 Sierra dr

      1963 City Directory
      James O. & Blanche L Sanders, airspace chf FAA, r1243 ManuMele Kailua

      JAMES OTHO SANDERS, 90, of Kailua, died June 18, 2005. Born in Chattanooga, Tenn. A retired air traffic controller. Survived by sons, James and Thomas; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Service at a later date. Inturnment in Monteagle, Tenn. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

      ca 2013
      Thomas Michael “Mike” Sanders, 73, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away on...Mike is preceded in death by his parents, James Otho Sanders and Blanche Lolita Gilland. Thomas is survived by his daughters, Karen Sanders of Panama City...

  • Sources 
    1. [S803] .

    2. [S2363] Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992.

    3. [S3186] file name is Source 3185.

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