|Birth: ||Oct. 15, 1906|
|Death: ||Apr. 21, 1936|
Alameda (Alameda County)
From the Reno Evening Gazette, Tuesday, April 21, 1936:
"BUZZ" MORRISON IS KILLED IN AIRPLANE CRASH
Prominent Flier and Companion Burned to Death
Ship Groundloops at Start of Test Flight and Then Bursts Into Flames
Had Been Aviator For 10 Years and Was Widely Known in West
Gibson King "Buzz" Morrison, Reno aviator and son of Dr. and Mrs. S. K. Morrison, was killed in an airplane accident at the San Francisco bay airdrome at Alameda, California this afternoon. J. F. Long, head of an aircraft service who was a passenger in the ship, was also killed when the four-place cabin plane groundlooped and burst into flames.
Morrison flew the plane to Alameda yesterday for repairs, and he and Long were just starting on a test flight when the accident occurred. Morrison was at the controls. Flares aboard the plane burst into flames before rescuers could reach the victims.
Born in Reno, Morrison was a graduate of Reno High School and attended the University of Nevada, where he was a member of the S. A. E. fraternity. He began flying about ten years ago, and in 1929 flew for the Mexican army during a revolution. He was captured by rebels and held prisoner for several days. In 1930 he was married to Miss Mabel N. Martin of Yerington and they had one child. His wife accompanied him on the trip to Alameda.
For the last few years Morrison operated a plane service in Reno and held various pilot's licenses. He taught flying and was considered an expert aviator. He entered a flying school in St. Louis, Missouri about 10 years ago and completed his flying training in Tucson, Arizona at the Charles Maise Flying School shortly afterwards. He was the holder of a transport pilot's license.
Sidney K. Morrison (1879 - 1942)
Janet Marie Bell Morrison (1880 - 1972)
Mae Nevada Martin Morrison McGowan (1906 - 2007)
Masonic Memorial Gardens
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Record added: May 02, 2013
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