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Homer Patton Helms
Homer Patton Helms

Homer Patton Helms son of Fielden Jasper Helms and Mary Mercer Keller was born 30 Nov 1893 in Coleman County, Texas and died 1946 in Scurry County, Texas and is buried in Cottonwood Flat Cemetery, Scurry County, Texas. He married Loleet Roper in 1933. She was born 02 Oct 1904 and died 02 Oct 1904 and is buried at Varga Chapel Cemetery, Bowser, San Saba County, Texas

He moved with his family in 1898 to their new home in Scurry County, Texas. The moved to rough unbroken land with no improvements. He helped clear and maintain the ranch. He joined the Army and served with the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. He was with the 5th Engineers, Company C of the 7th Division. He took his training at Camp Merritt before going overseas. He sailed for Europe aboard the H.H. Mallory. He landed in Brest, France on 12 August 1918. They went to Minorville in Meurth at Moselle Department where they took over German trenches in the Puvenelle Sector, a part of the St Miihiel Sector. He returned to the states aboard the U.S.S. George Washington. President Woodroe Wilson was also on board. He was discharged in June 1919 and returned to the ranch.

Picture belongs to Fielda Beth Wall a descendant of  Fielden Jasper Helms and Mary Mercer Keller.